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630 Nordahl Rd. #L
San Marcos, CA 92069

(760) 738-7399


A Less Painful Alternative for Your Pet or Patient

Clinical Benefits

Laser surgery is recognized in human and veterinary medicine for the significant benefits it provides to both patients and surgeons. While several types of lasers are used for different applications, the primary device for soft tissue surgery in small and mixed animal practices is a carbon dioxide laser. The benefits of the carbon dioxide laser are many:

Reduced Pain – The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue. This reduces the amount of pain the patient feels during and after surgery.

Reduced Bleeding – The CO2 laser beam cauterizes and seals small blood vessels as it cuts. This laser energy achieves hemostasis and provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field in most procedures.

Reduced Swelling – There is no physical contact between the laser and the surgical region, eliminating the tearing and bruising of tissue associated with traditional surgical methods. Lymphatic vessels are also sealed.

Reduced Infection – Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.

Quicker Recovery – As a result of all of the above, laser surgery provides the benefit you will appreciate the most: a quicker recovery for your pet.

We're pleased to offer the following services at Nordahl Pet Clinic

Services Offered Include

•Standard medical, dental and surgical veterinary services
•Ear & Skin disease care
•Orthopedic surgery
•Trauma care
•Individualized pain management plans
•Ultra safe anesthesia
•Geriatric medicine
•Digital radiology
•Treatment for poisonings
•Compassionate euthanasia
•In-house lab blood tests to speed up the diagnosis and start of treatment.

In the event of an unexpected vet trip or the need for a specialized procedure, financing is available, subject to credit approval, ask for details, to clients from Care Credit.

Low Cost Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians/assisstants working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as coyote bite, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our staff will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.


kitty1.pngOur appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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Nordahl Pet Clinic offers discounted services to senior citizens, military members, and selective local area rescue groups. Please call us for more information.

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