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Specialty Vet Services in Monterey, CA

Pet Specialists of Monterey is here when your pet needs specialty of 24-hour emergency care. Our compassionate clinicians are highly trained in their specific fields. We work closely with you and your pet’s primary veterinarian to create a comprehensive care plan that’s tailored to your pet’s unique condition and quality of life. Specialties and services offered at our pet hospital include:

24/7 Emergency Medicine

Our emergency service is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of patient care and client satisfaction. Here are common emergency conditions we diagnose and treat:

  • Blood in the feces or urine
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inability to move or sudden weakness
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or unknown/toxic substance
  • Labor that does not progress or the inability to deliver puppies/kittens
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Serious wound
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as whining or shaking
  • Signs of heatstroke
  • Insect or snake bite
  • Straining to urinate (especially a male cat)
  • Suspected broken limb
  • Swollen, hard abdomen that is painful to the touch
  • Vomiting blood


Led by a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, our cardiology team is here to diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and lungs. We use advanced imaging tools and techniques to identify your pet’s specific condition and develop a treatment plan. We offer a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures, for our cardiology patients.

Your pet’s primary veterinarian may refer you to our cardiology service for the following reasons:

  • Newly diagnosed heart murmur or recent increase in murmur grade (1-6)
  • Episodes of collapse or fainting
  • Irregular breathing or respiratory distress
  • Chronic coughing
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Diagnosed heart failure or heart disease
  • Irregular heart rhythm

Diagnostic Imaging

Our diagnostic imaging service is here to capture detailed images of your pet’s body and pinpoint a precise diagnosis. We offer the following diagnostic imaging services at Pet Specialists of Monterey:

  • Radiographs (X-rays) –to see size, shape and position of soft tissue structures, organs in the chest and abdomen and bone structures
  • Abdominal ultrasound – to evaluate the tissue density and fluid content of tissues and organs in the abdomen
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – a series of thinly sliced radiographs which are reconstructed like slices in a loaf of bread to form a three-dimensional model

Internal Medicine

Pet Specialists of Monterey provides advanced internal medicine diagnostics and care performed by our board-certified small animal internists and a team of highly-skilled staff. We are committed to providing you and your pet with comprehensive and compassionate care during diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of medical conditions.

Your pet may be referred  to the internal medicine department at Pet Specialists of Monterey for any of the following reasons:

  • Endocrine disease (adrenal tumors, complicated diabetes, thyroid disorders)
  • Liver and gallbladder inflammation or infection
  • Chronic vomiting or diarrhea or other digestive problems
  • Complicated pancreatic disease
  • Coughing and breathing problems
  • Infectious diseases
  • Anemia or other blood disorders
  • Kidney or bladder diseases
  • Unexplained weight loss


Pet Specialists of Monterey is home to board-certified veterinary surgeons who are experts in operating on ill and injured pets. Our surgical team uses the latest techniques and the highest quality equipment to provide the best care possible for their patients. We offer the following types of surgeries:

  • Orthopedic surgeries – such as cruciate ligament repair (TPLO), arthrodesis and joint replacement
  • Soft tissue surgeries – including tumor removal and correction of congenital defects
  • Neurological surgeries – like treatment of herniated disks and spinal injuries
  • Minimally invasive procedures – including arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • General surgery – all other surgeries including fracture repair and exploratory surgery
  • Emergency surgery – to provide life-saving care for pets with urgent surgical needs

Blood Donor Program

We founded our blood donor program to provide regular collection and storage of blood to better support pets in need. It’s our goal to provide access to life-saving blood products for pets on the Monterey peninsula.

Pet Specialists of Monterey is looking for heroic dogs and cats to participate in the Blood Donor Program and help save lives of fellow furry friends.

Dog Eligibility Requirements

  • Happy, healthy and friendly
  • Between the age of 1 and 8 years old
  • At a healthy weight of at least 40 lbs
  • Willing and able to commit to the Blood Donor Program for two years
  • Up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Had a heartworm and fecal test within the last year
  • Receiving monthly heartworm and flea/tick medication

Participating dogs must not be on any other medications and must not have a heart murmur, history of seizures or blood transfusions. English bulldogs are excluded from the program due to the risk of respiratory distress during donation.

Cat Eligibility Requirements

  • Exclusively an “indoor” cat
  • Happy, healthy and friendly
  • Between the ages of 1 and 8 years old
  • Willing and able to commit to the Blood Donor Program for two years
  • At a healthy weight of at least 10 lbs
  • Up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Had a fecal test within the last year
  • Been FeLV/FIV tested
  • Receiving monthly flea/tick medication

Participating cats must not be on any other medications and must not have a heart murmur, history of seizures, blood transfusions, or prior pregnancies.

Benefits to our Donor Heroes

Pet Specialists will provide a complimentary initial examination of your pet. Extensive lab work and screening for infectious diseases will be completed at no cost. These results are yours to keep and are at a $900 value.

Pet Specialists will run annual blood count and chemistry panels during your pet’s participation in the Blood Donor Program. These results are yours to keep and are at a $150 value.

For every donation, Pet Specialists will provide participants with a $40 voucher to be used at the veterinary hospital of your choice to help aid in the cost of vaccines and flea/tick control.

Your pet will be provided a tasty meal, plenty of treats and lots of love on donation day.

Ready to get started? Complete a form below for your pet and submit it to

Canine Blood Donor Form

Feline Blood Donor Form