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North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - 7 Reviews - 227 S Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA - Veterinary Services Reviews - Phone (650) 348-2575

North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic

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227 S Amphlett Blvd (at We are located 2 blocks south of DMV in San Mateo. We are the very last office in the building, with the large, round, silver dog and cat logo in front.)
San Mateo, CA 94401
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(650) 348-2575
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North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA
North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - San Mateo, CA

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The doctors who cared for our cat were honest, informative, and did their best to care for our cat & help us to make informed decisions about what we had them do. I felt that the...

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I took my dog to this so-called facility last night and left extremely upset and sick to my stomach. I found the vet and staff to be lacking in compassion and disrespectful to me ...

North Peninsula Veterinary is super 12/17/2009

The doctors who cared for our cat were honest, informative, and did their best to care for our cat & help us to make informed decisions about what we had them do. I felt that they treated us & our cat with respect & caring & sensitive politeness. Yup, you're upset when you come here. It's a trauma center. But... in response to the reviews below... they are there to care for your pet and the other animals who are there, not for your emotional state. Sensitive, yes; there should be politeness!! But I prefer my doctor to be over-informative, so that I don't feel ripped off, rather than to coddle me & take advantage of my ignorance of animal-medicine. And, really, I'm sure it felt awful to hear them laughing; but you don't know what they were laughing about. Maybe it was about the euthanizations; maybe they'd already had to kill ten animals that morning, and were all about to fall over crying, but had to do something to pull it together to take care of your suffering pet? I'm just more

I don't know what to say -mixed experiences 4/20/2008

Hi, I have spent thousands at this emergency vet, and have had some really good experiences with vets here. They mobilized to get a qualified specialist surgeon in in the middle of the night and save one of my dogs. Many of the vets seem to be top notch. But the problem is that there are many vets. I brought my other dog in Friday night, The vet from one shift managed to get a specialist to come do an ultrasound on a Saturday (good service). But when I came over to visit yesterday afternoon, I got a real loser of a vet, and it had to be the time that I was given the news that my sweet dog has advanced liver cancer. This info was presented with zero compassion, in a monotone, and she began taling about doing advanced diagnostics and exploratory surgery on my elderly dog who is in great pain. She then starte reciting his red blood cell counts from various times during the day (as if I cared). I told her to stop, that I was there to visit my dog. She kept reading off numbers. I t more

GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! 10/26/2007

I took my dog to this so-called facility last night and left extremely upset and sick to my stomach. I found the vet and staff to be lacking in compassion and disrespectful to me and my animal. After my discussion with the vet regarding euthanasia, he said that someone would be in for me to sign paperwork. As I stood there, I could hear the staff in the back laughing. After waiting 5 minutes I told them to bring the paperwork. Then again I had to wait to pay. As I was waiting I could hear the vet say "O.K. We have two to go. Who wants who? You take Jonny (that was my dog)". The whole time I could hear them laughing. I told them that they needed to respect the clients who were sitting in the waiting room and not act so cavalier. These people showed no respect or compasion to me or my animal. They absolutely caused me UNNECESSARY emotional distress and the whole incident affected me physically as I started vomiting. I could have dealt with the situation if they acted like they cared. Ins more

excellent 10/10/2006

This is a trauma like center for the animals. Our dog was hospitalized here over night for 7 nights while suffering from parvo. Excellent care but my dog was unable to survie the deadly decease more

Friendly service 10/2/2006

If you are going to this facility, you are usually pretty upset (as this is an emergency-only facility). They have a nice service-oriented staff to take care of you and your pet during this disstressing time. more

OPEN LATE 10/2/2006

NORTH PENINSULA VETERINARY CLINIC IS A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PET IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY WITH YOUR PET. THEY ARE OPEN AT NIGHT WHEN ALL THE OTHER VETS ARE CLOSED AND THE SERVICE IS GREAT. more

Helpful and Friendly Staff 10/1/2006

My sister and I brought her dog here on an emergency visit. They were very helpful and incredibly concerned about her dog, as well as, my sister. They provided quick and intelligent advice. more
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Owner Message

  • HOURS:We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. TYPE OF FACILITY: The North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic was established in 1973 by thirty-three Peninsula veterinarians as an auxiliary veterinary service: we augment existing veterinary hospitals after their regular hours. We do not duplicate non-emergency services such as routine vaccinations, neutering, worming, et cetera. Our primary goal is to provide intensive care facilities for patients that are ill or injured. The emergency clinic also provides relief from other mishaps or ailments that may not be life-threatening, but are painful or are cause for immediate concern on the part of the pet owner. REFERRAL POLICY: Many veterinary hospitals refer emergency calls to us when they are not available. In case of emergency, we ask that you first call your regular veterinarian. On many occasions, you will be given our clinic number. Do not be disappointed to find that your pet's own doctor is not available.Your veterinarian works long hours, and referral to a high-quality 24 hour veterinary center is the best way to ensure the best care for your pet when your family veterinarian is not available.. SURGERY: A wide range of surgical procedures are performed at the emergency clinic. The surgical fees include pre-surgical preparation of the patient,the surgeon's time,a surgical assistant,use of the surgical suite,and surgical supplies and equipment used during the procedure. For more involved procedures,a surgical specialist may be called in to perform the surgery. ANESTHESIA: Various types of anesthetics are available. Some are given by injection,others are gases given by a face mask or endotracheal tube. Fees include anesthetic induction agents as well as anesthesia itself. X-RAY: Radiographs are often necessary to aid in the diagnosis of a problem. We have a state of the art digital system. LABORATORY: For those patients presenting a diagnostic challenge,blood tests and urinalyses can be performed in our laboratory. We utilize several sophisticated blood analyzers that may help the doctor determine which organs are malfunctioning(kidney,liver et cetera) To avoid any misunderstanding,the doctor on duty will give you an initial estimate of charges prior to admitting your pet. In some cases,a complete evaluation of your pet's condition may take several hours,and a more accurate estimate may be delayed until that time. If your pet's condition changes after being admitted to the hospital,we will try to contact you as soon as circumstances allow to discuss additional therapy that may be needed.For your convenience,we accept VISA,MC,Discover and personal checks (with proper ID),as well as cash. We also accept CareCredit,which allows you to make interest-free payments.

Additional information

  • Hours:

    OPEN WEEKNIGHTS: 5:30PM THRU 8:00AM THE FOLLOWING MORNING ; WEEKENDS: 6P FRIDAY UNTIL 8AM MON ; OPEN 24
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Nrth Central, Central San Mateo, Shoreview, East San Mateo
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