Valley Center Vet Clinic

Compassionate Pet Care

Top Rated Local® Veterinarian


Here at Valley Center Veterinary Clinic, we understand that the trip over here can be quite stressful for your cat. The first challenge is trying to get your cat in the carrier…and then there is the car ride to the practice!  According to the AAFP and Bayer, 58% of cat owners report that their cat hates going to the veterinarian and 38% report they get stressed just thinking about bringing their cat to the practice.

The veterinarian response to this problem has been tackled by the “Cat Friendly Practice” model which gives both hospitals and owners, the tools needed to take the stress out of the trip. When Valley Center Vet Clinic became designated “CFP” we demonstrated we took the necessary steps to assure we understand a cat’s unique needs by implementing cat-friendly standards. We use calming pheromones in the exam rooms, have a separate cat-room only, and our cats are hospitalized in their own separate ward, away from barking dogs. Our staff have also been trained in cat-friendly handling to increase the quality of care for our client’s pets. Cats require quiet environments, places to hide and jump, and also have special medical needs that make them very different from dogs. They do not like being far from home and placed in new strange environments so we cater to all these needs by becoming a CFP here at Valley Center Vet Clinic.

Much of the work is done in the exam room so as not to stress them once they are here including injections, nail trims or blood draws. We leave them covered under a towel if they feel safer that way and our towels are sprayed with pheromone infused towels to reduce stress. Essential lavender oils are also used in the exam room to promote calm energy.

Cats need medical attention! They are an extended part of your family. Please do not hesitate to take your cat in to see us so that we can keep your kitty at optimal health!


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Please come right over in the event of a pet emergency. Our technicians will assess the nature of the emergency and determine if we can initiate treatment or transfer to a 24 hour medical facility. We can treat the vast majority of emergency cases on-site.

With advance notice, we can schedule convenient appointments at your home. We can take the hastle out of the experience by performing pet examinations on your property. This exceptional service was created to assist the elderly with large breed older dogs, owners with very scared cats.

Don't Take Our Word For It, Our Satisfied Clients Say It All

Check out the testimonials from our happy customers below


Thank You Dr. Clarke

Our family moved to Valley Center in 1986, and very shortly thereafter, we needed a veterinarian. That’s when we met Henry Van Wyk, who remained our vet til the day he retired. So we truth…Read More

Gary and Marsha Pay

You Can Feel the Difference

You can feel the kind and caring attitude of the staff the minute you walk into the clinic.  Dr. Clarke gives 110% every day, is a great veterinarian, listener, educator and always offers f…Read More

Jo Roman

Wouldn’t Go Anywhere Else

Norah and I met Dr. Natasha Clarke some years ago when we followed Dr. Amy Ito from Temecula to Valley Center Vet Clinic.  We so trusted Dr. Ito that we would not take our beloved Golden R…Read More

Norah & Ira

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