Valley Center Vet Clinic

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Whether you have recently adopted a pet or if your are considering adopting one, one of the most important health decisions you will have to make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. If you decide to spay or neuter your pet, discuss options with your Valley Center vet so you can become better informed. If you feel a spay or neuter will only serve to prevent unwanted offspring, there is more you need to know. Just take a look at all the right reasons you want to have your cat or dog spayed or neutered.

Spaying your female pet will help prevent both uterine infections and breast cancer. Breast cancer is fatal in about half of all cases with dogs and 90 percent fatal in cats. Spaying your pet before their first heat is the best protection you can offer.

If done before six months of age, neutering helps prevent testicular cancer in your male pets. In addition, an intact male where travel just about anywhere to discover a suitable mate, which means he may very well run away. Keep your dog from digging a hole under the fence and escaping by having him neutered.

Contrary to popular belief, spaying or neutering will not make your cat or dog obese. There are two main factors that add weight to your pets, overfeeding and lack of exercise. Even after a spay or neuter, your pet will remain at an optimal weight as long as you ensure proper feeding and encourage plenty of exercise.

If you have any questions concerning spays or neuters, feel free to contact us.








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.

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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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