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Affordable Veterinary Care in Encinitas

Anicira Veterinary Center is a nonprofit providing low-cost veterinary surgery to cats and dogs in San Diego

About Anicira San Diego

Affordable Veterinary Care in Encinitas 285 N El Camino Real, Suite 205 Encinitas, CA 92024
Tel: 760.290.4955 Fax: 760.290.4959
Hours Monday - Thursday; 7:00am-5:00pm

Anicira Veterinary Center of San Diego provides affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter, general and dentistry surgeries. Our team of veterinary experts treat every pet like their own.

Services Available

General Surgery Pricing

Leg – Feline $809
Leg – Canine $1079
Tail $579
Toe $579
Screw Tail $869
Cystotomy (Bladder Stone Removal) $1239
Enucleation $629
Entropion/Ectropion $409
Exploratory Laparotomy/Foreign Body Removal $1549 (may require histopathology)
Gastropexy (Stomach Tack) $459
Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Bloat) $1689
Hernia Repair, Inguinal $719
Hernia Repair, Umbilical $339
Mass Removal $379-$1049
Perineal Urethrostomy (Feline) $1489
Prolapsed Gland of the Third Eyelid (Cherry Eye Repair) $459
Splenectomy $1489
Vulvoplasty $1069
Wound Repair $369-$1049
Anal Sacculectomy, Bilateral $1659
Aural Hematoma Repair $629
Diaphragmatic Hernia $1729
Perineal Hernia, Unilateral $1319
Nasal Fold Resection $1069
Pinnectomy $279
Rectal $109
Vaginal $109
Preanesthetic Blood Work $119

Surgery Includes:

  • Pre-anesthetic physical examination
  • Individualized general anesthetic plan based on age, body type, breed
  • Vital sign monitoring by professional care team members
  • Pre- and post- operative pain medication to ensure that our patients remain comfortable both during and after the procedure
  • After surgery each patient is kept comfortable with a warming system
  • Post-op clinic exam if necessary

Meet Our Team

Catherine is the founding President and CEO of the Anicira Veterinary Centers. Since starting in this position in January of 2005, Catherine has worked to improve the lives of people and animals in Virginia. During this time, the clinics have seen major growth both in the number of animals served and the breadth of services provided. Catherine received an MS in public policy and animals from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a BA in government from the University of Virginia. Catherine is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) as well as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). She shares her life with her three mixed-breed adopted dogs Bernadette, Liliana, and Louie.

Dr. Oelstrom has been involved with Anicira Veterinary Center since October 2013. She started as an associate veterinarian at the Manassas hospital helping the practice to grow and helping countless pets and their families. She now serves as the Chief Medical Officer overseeing all of the Anicira hospitals.

Megan received a BA in biology from the University of Virginia in 2005 and earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia.

She has exhibited a passion for surgery and helping animals in need since veterinary school. During that time, she volunteered with the Rural Area Veterinary Service providing spay/neuter and vaccine clinics in remote areas of the United States.

Megan feels blessed to be able to help animals in her community by providing affordable surgical services.

When not in the hospital, Dr. Oelstrom enjoys many outdoor activities (beach-going, skiing, camping) with her husband, two children, and her “Mississippi mutt”, Obi.

As Hospital Administrator, Melissa spends most of her time making sure daily operations run smoothly. Melissa is very passionate about her job at Anicira and cares very deeply about providing high-quality veterinary care and excellent client service. She works tirelessly to create an environment that feels welcoming where pet parents can be confident that their four-legged family member is receiving the best care. Her favorite part of working at Anicira is helping pets and their families who would otherwise not receive necessary veterinary care and seeing the happy success stories. In 2021, Melissa earned her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). Outside of work, Melissa shares her life with her long-term significant other and their six beloved pets. She loves cooking and trying new foods, being outside, watching new movies, and spending time with her closest friends and family.

As a child, Lisa knew she wanted to work with animals. She pursued her passion and has been working in the veterinary industry for 16 years. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in biology and Associate of Arts in Animal Science. She loves advocating for animals and being a voice for the voiceless. Lisa’s favorite part of working at Anicira is being able to provide high-quality and affordable care to pets. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking plant-based recipes, hiking, traveling and watching movies – especially horror and sci-fi movies. Lisa has two rescue cats of her own named Daryl Dixon and Rowdy.

What Clients are Saying

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The staff at Anicira are very professional and compassionate with my pup. Taking my pup to this clinic is a decision I am very glad we made for her. The speed of service was incredible.

Jeff Wimbish via Google

I love the communication between the vet and owner. I always feel like my pet is in the best of hands when I send him in. I also appreciate how any important information is attached to my invoice so I don’t forget!

Abigail Doran via Google

Anicira has helped me and my family more than they will ever know!! Our fur babies mean the world to us and we've always received quality care and always been very informed of everything going on with our pets.

Jordan Kirby-Litten via Google

They saw my dog immediately. Made his injury a priority. Staff was super friendly and thorough. Fixed my dog right up and called to check on him twice after surgery. I drove 2 hours to being my dog to them and it was the correct decision.

Ammie Marshburn via Google

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If this is a medical emergency, please contact us directly by phone or contact the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

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