Welcome to

Care Animal Hospital

Where PASSION meets quality.

Care Animal Hospital is here to give exceptional care to the ones you love, to meet your needs, and provide your pets with better health and long life. Care Animal Hospital has helped thousands of dogs, cats, birds and other pets achieve happier, healthier lives from our Temecula office.

Our staff treats pets like family. We look forward to building a relationship with you as your lifelong pet care provider.

How can we help?


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Our online pharmacy allows you to select from a variety of pet products, such as prescription medications, maintenance and prescription diets, flea and tick prevention and heartworm prevention.


Book An Appointment

Care Animal Hospital Welcomes new clients. If you are a new dog or cat client, come see us for your first visit and recieve a complimentary exam.



Schedule Dentistry

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any animal. Please call us today to learn more about our Promotions and schedule your pet’s dental cleaning.



A 4 year old, spayed female, German Shepherd Dog named Leia was seen by doctor 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.

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Care Animal Hospital was founded in 1991, with the purpose to provide exceptional care for the pets you love. Since we were established, we have focused our efforts at 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 been serving the dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets of the Temecula Valley region for almost three decades, keeping them happy while healthy. 

Care Animal Hospital is the only veterinary hospital in the inland valley that accepts injured wildlife from the public for examination and treatments.  We work with state certified rehabilitation organizations, project wildlife, to get wildlife back into the wild. The staff takes hours per week to help diagnose and treat wildlife.  The cost for our doctors and staff hours, diagnostic test and treatments are all paid for by Care Animal Hospital.

Dr. Alcorn and Dr. Murphy are licensed veterinarians, treating a wide range of animals and pets in Temecula, Murrieta, and the nearby areas of Southern California. Providing the best care for your pet’s needs is the sole focus of the team, whether that be a routine first time checkup, shots and immunizations, or a dental procedure or surgery

Care Animal Hospital is a full service animal clinic and hospital, providing services ranging from emergency services to boarding. Many pet owners only bring their companions into the vet when sick, but there are a lot of yearly check ups and periodic exams that can help lengthen your pet’s life. Taking care of your pet’s teeth through regular dentist visits is an example of this type of care.

AAHA Accredited – 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.

Doctor Alcorn is a renowned veterinarian whose thoughts have been featured in major publications such as Bustle and Dogs Best Life. Him and his team provide South Temecula pets with first rate care through careful diagnosis and thoughtful treatment.

Beyond our veterinary hospital and clinic, we provide the local community with helpful resources, articles, and videos to help you take better care of your pet. Through these resources on our blog, we educate you on the best preventive care for your dog or cat, along with important symptoms to pay attention to.

First time clients receive a free checkup and examination for the dog or cat. 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 of Interstate 15 on Rancho California Road.