XWe are open!The Drake Center is here for you everyday, even when times are tough. Read about the measures we taking in our practicehere
 

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri 7 am - 7 pm
Sat 7 am - 5 pm
Sun 8 am - 5 pm

To request an appointment, text the word "REQUEST" to (760) 753-9393

To request a medication refill, text the word "RX" to (760) 753-9393

Eat. Play. Love.

Helpful tips, recent news, inspiring tales, cute photos and more fun stuff from The Drake Center.

Vet Pets: Andrew

At The Drake Center, it’s no surprise our families are a bit…furry. From dogs and cats to horses, chickens and an emu, we’d like you to meet the loves of our lives—our pets. 

Proud pet parent: Andrew, veterinary care provider

Frank, American Staffordshire/Samoyed mix

If you had to choose, would you say you are a cat person or a dog person? Why?

I would say I’m a dog person. I’ve never had a cat.

How did you get your pets? Why did you choose those particular breeds?


Read More

Binky's Blog: Attention Seeker

Some of us have the good fortune of being amazingly handsome. Let’s face it—I am a regal beast. If you look up "amazing" and "handsome" on Wikipedia, you will find my picture.

I get attention just being present. However, sometimes the staff here at The Drake Center get busy and I have to find ways of getting attention.


Read More

Probiotics: The Good Bacteria

Does your pet struggle with GI health? Probiotics may be just what the vet ordered!

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be introduced into the body to help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria.


Read More

After Adoption: Why Your Shelter Pet Still Needs to See a Veterinarian

Congratulations on the adoption of your new pet!  We are thrilled that you decided to adopt a pet from the shelter and save a life! 

When a dog or cat is adopted from the shelter, he/she is most likely current on vaccines, has been spayed or neutered and has been micropchipped.  The shelters work hard to make adopting a pet as easy as possible.  However, it is still very important to follow up with your veterinarian soon after adoption. 


Read More

A Guide to After Hours and Emergency Care

Let’s say you’re in your pajamas when you notice your dog is having trouble breathing or your kitty has just vomited for the third time. You want to speak to a veterinarian, but it’s late—your regular vet’s office closed hours ago. What’s a nervous pet owner to do?

At The Drake Center, we want our clients to be prepared in case something comes up after hours. Put this cheat sheet on the refrigerator and you’ll never have to worry if an emergency presents itself in the middle of the night.


Read More

An Integrative Approach to Cardiopulmonary Disease

In Eastern medicine, the heart is the organ that controls mental vitality; it is the seat of consciousness. It also governs the blood. Increasing anxiety is often observed with heart disease. In fact, the changes in consciousness can actually be severe enough to cause seizures.


Read More

My Furry Valentine: A Photo Event at The Drake Center

Love is in the air!

Get a sweet shot of your pet and a help a great cause this Valentine's Day! For a small donation (we suggest $10-$20), you can have your pet professionally photographed and give autistic children in our community a “paw up” at the same time.


Read More

Vet Pets: Dr. Kovac

At The Drake Center, it’s no surprise our families are a bit…furry. From dogs and cats to horses, chickens and an emu, we’d like you to meet the loves of our lives—our pets. 

Proud pet parent: Dr. Heather Kovac, veterinarian

  • Asia, Labrador retriever mix

If you had to choose, would you say you are a cat person or a dog person? Why?


Read More