Santa Margarita Animal Care

949-858-3181

30052 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

  • Closed

  • Mon:

    7:30 am - 9:00 pm

  • Tue-Wed:

    7:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Thu-Fri:

    7:30 am - 9:00 pm

  • Sat:

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sun:

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Hospital Hours

We are closed 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM the second Wednesday of the month for staff training and education

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At Santa Margarita Animal Care Center we do much more than care for pets who are ill or injured. Our mission is to provide services and products needed to keep your pet healthy and happy during it's lifetime. We pledge to do it in a caring and gentle manner.

We originally opened as Rancho Santa Margarita Veterinary Hospital in 1988, in the Plaza Empresa. Because of our dedication to client and patient care we were able to expand and open Santa Margarita Animal Care Center in October 2000. We are still committed to offering affordable pet care with the best customer service on which our reputation was built. Dr. Kelpe and his associates are backed by a knowledgeable and caring support staff with over 80 years combined experience in the veterinary field. This means your pets receive the very best medical attention from people who care.

Santa Margarita Animal Care is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

Santa Margarita Animal Care offers the Rancho Santa Margarita animal community emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. With an in-house dispensary and access to specialists, our facility offers a one stop for your pet's health and medical care.

Your Pets . . . Our Family!

We are open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours seven days a week.

Accreditations & Affiliations

Accreditations & Affiliations

In case of Emergency

Call the hospital immediately.

Free First Exam

Sign up for a free pet health exam. The team looks forward to meeting you soon.

Prescriptions, pet food
and more...So you'll

Never Forget It

Pet care you can count on - because we deliver.

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Animals Seen

Cats, Dogs, Pocket Pets, Rabbits

Request an Appointment

To schedule your pet’s visit with our hospital, select Request an Appointment below. In the event of a pet medical crisis, no appointment is needed. Simply select Emergency below to view emergency information.

Request an Appointment

To schedule your pet’s visit with our hospital, select Request an Appointment below. In the event of a pet medical crisis, no appointment is needed. Simply select Emergency below to view emergency information.

Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

Where your pet’s health and happiness is our
priority through knowledge, care, and compassion

Our Team Overview

The friendly and professional team at our animal hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their life's work to help pets live long, healthy lives. To support this mission, the hospital relies on many individuals; each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best experience for both you and your pet. Let us know what we can do for you.

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Our Veterinary Services

Your pet's health is of utmost importance to us, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients, and your special pets. We aim to instill client trust and utmost confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. 

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