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Welcome to Animal Health Center

Your Veterinarian in South Salinas, CA and serving the entire Monterey Bay!
Call us at 831-422-7387 

Welcome to Animal Health Center

Your Veterinarian in South Salinas, CA and serving the entire Monterey Bay!
Call us at 831-422-7387 

Pet Emergency? Read no further and call us right away!


If you live in Salinas, Seaside, Marina, Monterey, Carmel or anywhere else in the Monterey Bay, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Patty Ferguson, RVT and the veterinarians at Animal Health Center, treat all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Animal Health Center is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Charlotte Sugar, DVM is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 831-422-7387 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Salinas veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Salinas/ Monterey Bay pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Animal Health Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Charlotte Sugar, DVM | Patty Ferguson, RVT
/ Seaside Veterinarian | Animal Health Center | 831-422-7387

92 La Mesa Dr
Salinas, CA 93901

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8:00 am-5:30 pm


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Questions answered by registered veterinary tech, Patty Ferguson 24 Hours a day. Call 831-422-7387

Animal Health Center of Salinas offers exceptional care for your pet's needs.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have been a pet owner for over 25yrs, found this hidden gem about ten years ago and won't be taking any of my pets elsewhere for vet visits or petsitting/boarding. The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable. This place goes above and beyond any other vet I have ever dealt with. No phone call goes unanswered, there is always a nurse readily available to answer the phone even after hrs. I highly recommend this place to all animal lovers out there!"
    Renee D. / Salinas, CA
  • "We have been taking our dog here for 6 years. The staff is welcoming, kind and always familiar. Today I called in worried about my pet and they said to bring her in, even though they closed in 20 minutes. When we arrived they took their time, treated us like family and ended up staying over an hour past closing - and never made us feel rushed or like a hassle. Ashley is amazing, the entire staff was 5 stars.

    As a follow up, sadly our sweet dog declined quickly over a weeks time. The entire staff was amazing. Patty has a huge heart and was so patient/kind. The staff was amazing, we are grateful for their guidance and support. Our sweet Sadie girl had their hearts too."
    Tiffany D. / Salinas, CA
  • "Dr. Sugar, Patty, and all the staff at Animal Health Care are the best! Best pet care anywhere."
    Chip / Salinas, CA
  • "I can't say enough good things about animal health center.

    They truly went above and beyond for my dog jimmy. They really do care about the animals they treat.
    I have never received anything but the best from patty, Stephanie , Katie and the rest of the staff.
    I hope you never find yourself in the position I was in with my best friend. But if you do. Know that this is the best place to bring your loved one."
    Liam D. / Monterey, CA
  • "My dog was sick and throwing up. I had given him some raw almonds. Not a good idea. They got him in immediately and gave him the care he needed to get better. I am so grateful. First, don't feed your dog almond and second this is the place to go if your dog needs help! Thanks Animal Health Center!!! I love my dog and don't like to think about life without him."
    Jill L / Salinas, CA
  • "I moved to Salinas in 2008, adopted a dog shortly after and was referred to Animal Health Center by a friend while volunteering at one of the local shelters. I am more than pleased with the quality of service provided by Animal Health Center's staff. Dr. Hawks, Patty Ferguson and the entire clerical staff are attentive, compassionate and friendly. All of this matters greatly when you're the owner of an older dog with routine medical needs.

    Pro's: Flexible hours (Thur 'til 6:30pm!), competitive pricing, 24-hour emergency line (answered by Patty), grooming services, friendly staff."
    Kevin T. / Salinas, CA

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