Welcome to Care Animal Hospital

Your Temecula Veterinarian

Where PASSION meets quality.

Care Animal Hospital is here to give quality veterinary care to the ones you love, to meet your needs, and to provide your pets with better health and long life. 

Our veterinary team has helped thousands of dogs, cats, birds, and other pets achieve happier, healthier lives from our Temecula office. Let a Temecula veterinarian from our amazing team provide lifelong pet care for you. 

Dr Alcorn is the absolute best! The staff is wonderful. I wouldn’t take my dog anywhere else. The customer service every time is amazing.

Nathaniel Lutes

About Care Animal Veterinary Hospital

Care Animal Hospital was founded in 1991 to provide exceptional care for the pets you love and animals in Temecula. Since we were established, we have focused our efforts on building a reputation with the local Temecula community as the premier veterinary hospital in the Inland Empire.

As one of the best vets nearby, Temecula pet owners have come to trust us time and time again. Dr. Joe Alcorn and his staff have provided quality veterinary care to serve the dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets of Temecula, CA, for almost three decades, keeping them happy and in good health condition.


First-time clients in Temecula receive a free checkup and examination for the dog or cat. Give us a phone call at 951-676-4690 with any questions, and we’d be happy to help you. 

Temecula, CA, residents will find our veterinary clinic easy to find, and we are located just off Interstate 15 on Rancho California Road. 

You’ll have the opportunity to ask our vet anything that concerns you.

Our Veterinary Care Services

We are a full-service animal clinic and hospital that provides an excellent service ranging from emergency services to boarding for animals in Temecula. 

From routine preventative care to surgical operations, our team of professional and board-certified veterinarians, with Doctor Alcorn and Doctor Flock at the helm, provide excellent service to support the holistic well-being of your fur babies.

Meet Our Lead Veterinarians

Dr. Alcorn and Dr. Flock are licensed veterinarians and helpful experts in quality veterinary care, treating a wide range of animals and pets in Temecula, Murrieta, and the nearby areas of Southern California. 

Providing the best veterinary care for the needs of dogs and cats is the sole focus of the team, whether that be a routine first-time checkup, shots, immunizations, or a dental procedure or surgery. 

We lead a team of professional veterinary care specialists who show compassion and respect to furry friends and clients in Temecula.

Our Services


A vet will provide health checks and examinations to help prevent future illnesses and answer all of your questions. It is critical to check your dog’s health throughout its life stages, especially when they are young puppies. 

Even if your pet is healthy and shows no signs of illness, we recommend a health check-up at least once or twice a year.

Dr. Alcorn and Dr. Flock recommend that if your pet gets a blood test, they should not eat any food prior to the examination. By doing this, we ensure the food doesn’t alter or skew the blood test results. 

Prevent Health Issues Through Wellness Checks


Dental health is vital to any animal. Taking care of your family pet’s teeth through regular dentist visits is an example of this type of care. 

Please call us today to learn more about our promotions and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.

Improve Your Pet’s Oral Health

Exotic & Alternative Care

At our hospital, we care for a wide range of exotic pets, including ferrets, rats, guinea pigs, frogs, salamanders, and reptiles. If you own one of these animals, our vets can provide the necessary medical attention and expert care they need.

Get the Right Care for Exotic Pets

Emergency Services

In case of emergency, our doctors are ready to give immediate care and services to your pet. Dr. Alcorn and Dr. Flock will provide multiple examinations and, if needed, an urgent surgical treatment.

In these cases, a family needs to act quickly. This is why we are prepared to receive your call at any hour we are available, treating dogs and cats with emergency care.

Secure Immediate Care for Emergencies

Pet Surgery

A vet from our expert team can also provide urgent surgical procedures for a pet’s injury or illness caused by bleeding, a tumor, or a broken bone. There are also elective surgeries such as spaying, neutering, and debarking.

In any case, we’ll give your pet the best veterinary care possible, ensuring their well-being as well as your peace of mind.

Get Access to Quality Surgical Services

Digital X-Rays

If your pet is injured or ill, it might need an examination with digital X-rays. This is a practice often done before surgery to get a clear diagnosis and treatment for your pet. Our veterinary services provide current technology to ensure the best care.

Detect Health Issues Through Digital Imaging


Let a knowledgeable and compassionate vet develop the proper vaccination program for your cat or dog. We also offer the RHDV2 vaccine to combat the highly contagious virus infecting wild and domestic rabbits and hares. 

Protect Your Pet Through Vaccination


At Care Animal Hospital, our veterinarians offer clients a wide variety of services, such as anesthesia, endoscopy, declaw, debark, ultrasounds, and laboratory work. Whatever animals need, a qualified vet will provide the best veterinary care.

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Contact Us to Schedule a Free Visit 

We absolutely love nurturing every pet patient in Temecula, CA. Experience quality veterinary care through a free visit.

Get an answer to your health concerns for your cat or dog, and receive helpful tips from a board-certified vet on how to care for your pet.

  • Book an appointment: We always welcome new clients. If you are a new dog or cat client, see us for your first visit and receive a complimentary exam.
  • Schedule a dental appointment: Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Please call us today to learn more about our Promotions and schedule the dental cleaning of your cat or dog.

I LOVE Care Animal Hospital! They have been amazing! When I moved here from Denver I hated leaving my vet! Thank goodness I found Care Animal Hospital!! This team cares and I have had to see them seven times this year!! Thanks for your awesome service!!!

Sharon Taylor



A 4-year-old, spayed female German Shepherd Dog named Leia was seen by Dr. Alcorn for ongoing skin disease. Upon presentation, Leia had severe areas of balding, flakes, scales, and scabs on her body as well as her face and ears. Discover how our veterinary team returned Leia to her family in good health. 

Care Animal Hospital Now Carries the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Vaccine for Your Pet Rabbits!

RHDV2 is a highly contagious virus that infects wild and domestic rabbits and hares. The virus damages the liver leading to internal bleeding. The disease caused by the virus, simply called rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD), may kill up to 80% of infected animals. Due to the confirmed number of species already infected by the disease, it should be assumed that all rabbit and hare species in the United States are susceptible to RHDV2. Importantly, RHDV2 does not impact human health. Click here for more info.

Hamster inside his cage



We are the only veterinary hospital in the inland valley that accepts injured wildlife from the public for examination and treatment. We work with state-certified rehabilitation organizations and project wildlife to get wildlife back into the wild. 

The staff takes hours per week to help diagnose and preserve the life of other animals. The hospital pays for our doctors and staff hours, diagnostic tests, and treatments, with Dr. Alcorn leading the team.

Free Visit for New Clients

Care Animal Hospital Welcomes new clients. If you are a new dog or cat client, see us for your first visit and receive a complimentary exam. First-time clients receive a free checkup and examination for dogs or cats. Please call us today at 951-676-4690 with any questions, and we’d be happy to help you. 

You can also email us or submit through our Contact Page. Temecula residents will find our veterinary clinic easy to find, and we are located just off Interstate 15 on Rancho California Road. Here are the hours we are available to receive you and your pet. 

Free examination applies to wellness appointments only (NO illness/injury/emergencies). Must be a new client to our hospital. One coupon per family. No exotics. MUST mention “new client exam” at booking. 

First Visit: What to Expect

If it is your first time visiting our hospital, you will need to call us at 951-676-4690 to make an appointment. Then, once you are here, we will take a medical history of your pet. This is why it is important to bring a copy of any medical document your pet has.

After this process is done, your pet will undergo a thorough physical examination and receive any recommended treatments such as vaccine shots. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the veterinarian anything that concerns you. 

A non-refundable deposit is required for all new clients to hold your appointment. The deposit will go towards the examination fee at the time of visit. If you need to reschedule, please give us 24 hours notice to move the appointment without any penalties. If the appointment is a no-show, the deposit will be forfeited. Thank you for your cooperation!

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We are proud to have accreditation from The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Accreditation helps veterinary hospitals stay on the leading edge of veterinary medicine and provide the quality and range of services you and your pet deserve.


I’ve had a few pets and a few vets in my lifetime, but rarely do you find a vet team who are as caring, knowledgeable and efficient as in this facility.  I will bring both my pups here any time a visit is needed. The Dr’s diagnosis was spot on before the clinical results even came back as expected. Cost even reasonable for treatment. Thank you!

Jennifer Lee

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Excellent Care for Your Pet Today

All the staff at Care Animal Hospital treat pets like family. We prioritize your family pet’s preventive care to improve their quality of life. Give us a call phone for appointments and experience amazing veterinary care for your furry family in Temecula.