Small Animal Care Center is proud to serve the San Jacinto & Hemet area for everything pet related.  Our veterinary clinic and animal ASPCA Pet Health Insurancehospital has two full time Veterinarians. Dr. Cress-Thayer D.V.M. and Dr. Jeremy Mercer D.V.M., who are licensed, experienced veterinarians.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  Small Animal Care Center stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

We’re pleased to offer the following services in our San Jacinto Veterinary Clinic:


Our 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.

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 working together to save a pet’s life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, 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, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians 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.

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats


Small Animal Care Center accepts payment via cash, debit, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Care Credit and Scratch. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered. We do not accept Checks.

We provide estimates for all services. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


Small Animal Care Center offers discounted services to senior citizens 55+, military, veterans, police and fire.

Hospital Services

  • 12 body system exam
  • Laboratory testing
  • In-house lab equipment
  • Flea & heartworm preventative
  • Emergency care
  • Elective & emergency surgery
  • Non-invasive laser therapy
  • Electro-cautery
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Digital radiographs
  • Endoscopy
  • Comprehensive pain management
  • Prescription diets
  • VetImage mobile ultrasound
  • Orthopedic surgery by board certified specialist
  • Specialist radiology review
  • Serum allergy testing & treatment antigens
  • Wellness Health Plans Available
  • Vaccinations


  • Indoor climate controlled kennels
  • Large exercise/play yard
  • Extra playtime by request
  • Kitty condos by the sea
  • Doggie suite
  • Day care
  • Medicating
  • Sunday pick-up available


  • Styling
  • Hand drying
  • Nail trim & grinding
  • Teeth brushing
  • Medicated baths
  • Flea baths
  • Conditioning
  • Hand scissoring
  • Sedation grooming
  • Anal gland express
  • Ear plucking
  • Cologne upon request