San Marcos Animal Medical Center San Marcos, California

186 reviews

Book an appointment

Online booking unavailable.

Please call

(760) 744-7410



*with JustAnswer

Reviews: San Marcos Animal Medical Center (San Marcos)

All reviews (186)

Yelp (135)

Google (51)

Newest First

Newest First

Oldest First

Highest Rated

Lowest Rated

Lupe Saavedra

a year ago

My dog mrya she wish stronger good girl dog.. She angel watch us...

emily Manley

a year ago

I was a new client and my cat was having issues I called them and they saw me the very same day

gustavo molinari

a year ago

Dr Vickie is the best!

Michael Smith

a year ago

Professional staff. Appointments are well received!!!

Beverly Wilson

a year ago

Excellent veterinary hospital. Great staff knowledgeable staff & clean hospital.


2 years ago

I'd like very much for Dr. Hosking to return to practice. Each time a pet needs to visit a vet, I look to see if he has opened the shop. After moving to Escondido, I still returned to SMAMC because I know the doctor and staff were a cut above any Escondido vet clinic, as I'd lived in Esco before. My pets accepted them easily. I still don't know any veterinarian here who doesn't prescribe unnecessary diagnostics and also opportunistically over-charges people for everything, and Dr. Hosking's office never did that. All the Esco Vets are corporate owned.

CC Food Differently

3 years ago

I’ve never had to wait long to see the Vet, never ever had a problem with the office staff and my dogs were always treated well. I brought my Lhasa apso in for a limp (he hurt his leg somehow in the back yard) and I really appreciated how Dr Hoskings didn’t take advantage of an opportunity like every other vet I’ve been to in the past. He closely examined my dog and determined it was a sprain, he said he thinks he also may have arthritis (he’s over 10) but said we’d try some meds first and if he isn’t better we’ll take the next step. Every other vet I’ve been to tried to run labs and x rays and charge me thousands. This vet noticeably puts the animals first. He’s great with my dogs even my husky who behaves terribly at the vet, even aggressive at times. I think he’s truly gifted with animals and doesn’t price gouge his customers.

Delilah Renee

3 years ago

Great service. Unfortunately, The talented and very busy Dr is no longer there. Hope all is well. You provided Great Quality and affordable Care. You'll be missed

Fredy Gonzalez

3 years ago

Great Vet!! Does anyone know How we can get out dog file??

Support Trump 2020

3 years ago

Best caring vet hands down. Always has taken care of all of our animals with great passion. Thank you Dr. Hosking for everything.

Marina Sarte

4 years ago

I have been coming here for 10+ yrs with several pets thru the years. Best prices. Dr. Hoskings truly cares for his patients, very knowledgeable.

Naomy Najera Ortega

4 years ago

The worst veterinarian clinic ever. The staff is immensely unprofessional, two women (desk receptionist/vet assistant) which I cannot remember their names were rude and always spoke to me with a bad attitude and with annoyed facial expressions. The wait time is awful, my dog was very sick and needed to be seen right away. Finally, we were placed in a room we waited another hour then Brian Hosking walked in, didn't greet us, and walked back out and proceeded to make us wait another hour. He did not thoroughly take a look at my dog, he said she was fine and just prescribed her with pain medicine. I asked a bunch of questions and he answered me very annoyed because he wanted to leave. We got out of there asap and went to another veterinarian clinic where my dog was immediately seen and diagnosed with closed pyometra, a life threatening infection in the uterus. Brian Hosking should not have the prestigious title 'Veterinarian' and his staff should not be allowed to work with people and pets due to their unprofessional/unfriendly attitude.

Diana Cuevas

4 years ago

This place has a good Vetenarian who’s knowledgeable and affordable but the customer service that the front desk is terrible. I would hate to stop coming to this place over there unwelcoming and unprofessional staff in which for most cases you deal with the most. I have been there 4 times and everytime I have been spoken to in a rude and unproffesional manner , I really can’t complain over the prices but their receptionist seem to be inconsiderate by phone and in-person.

Mary Hart

4 years ago

Love! Great prices and a vet that spends time with you to talk about your baby!

Shannon M

4 years ago

Best vet around. You might have a wait sometimes, he gets busy. He's worth your waiting time tho. You wont find better prices anywhere. He bluntly honest, and just a great man. Brian Hoskings has been our vet for 30 years.

Brigitte Sagasser

5 years ago

The prices for services are okay, but the wait time is often horrendous

Amanda Lynn

5 years ago

It's a great place to go when your low on budget and need great service as well as great care for your pet this is my regular vet I take all my animals to and have been going here for years they take great care ofy dog and cat as well as the owner. Thanks San Marcos Animal Medical Hospital for your hospitality and great service you've earned 5stars in my opinion and have been a great help to my ???? dog bully and my ???? cat Vinny.

Yesenia Valencia

5 years ago

My appointment was at 9am, vet was here at 9am. Dental went great, prices are great.

Tammy Torrez

5 years ago

Dr Howling and his staff are great with the animals. We have taken our animals to him for 30 years.

Ron Gorewit

5 years ago

Long wait even with an appoinent, but veterinarian is very competent. Takes time with each client answers questions.

Rich Arrant

5 years ago

I've been going to SMAMC 10 + years. I think my dogs have gotten the best care that can be given. Thanks Brian and thanks to your staff.

Luis Zepeda

5 years ago

Wrost place ever. The staff is so rude and the wait time is ridiculous. The vet is unprofessional and unknowable. There is definitely far better places you can take your pet.

Bonnie M

5 years ago

Wonderful office and insightful skilled doctor. So popular, that it is difficult to get a late minute appointment. I have the utmost respect for him and plan ahead to care for my pets to make his office work for caring for my pets.

Cathy Cook

5 years ago

Dr Hosking truly cares about the animals!

Gage Dana

5 years ago

DO NOT TAKE YOUR ANIMALS HERE!!!!!! Google his name, he is on the verge of losing his license. He has killed numerous numbers of healthy animals. The most unorganized hospital I've ever seen in my life. I have heard horror stories from techs that have worked at this hospital. RUN, get your animals out of here, it is NOT worth the cheap prices. You get what you pay for. I'm not writing this an angry client, i'm writing it to hopefully be able to warn people who might bring their animals here. please don't do it. Also don't take your pets to Pearson's in san marcos because she isn't much better.

Julia Castro

5 years ago

I was recommended and the prices were stellar. However, I was not satisfied on how my dog was handled. She was taken in for surgery and my appointment was for the morning. I went back in the evening to get her and they hadn’t even done the procedure! I did not receive a call stating it would be delayed. They had to do the procedure after hours and when I went back to get her she was still trying to wake up. We got her to my car and because of her still waking up she peed in my car and a few times at home because she wasn’t fully awake. This was the responsibility of the office to watch her and do these things had they done the procedure around the scheduled appointment. The vet tech was extremely nice and awesome but my experience was the worst. I was extremely disappointed.

paula Osullivan

5 years ago

The elder man who is the doctor and owner is caring about the animals and he is reasonable,but very difficult to get an appt.Don't like the other doctors there only the owner ( elder veterinarian )

Lisa Sacks

5 years ago

Excellent Veteranarian! Does not do unnecessary procedures and has the expertise to figure out difficult cases. Good prices!

collin renner

6 years ago

This place has its issues but the vet has always provided excellent care for my dog who has multiple issues. Yes they are affordable and yes I have sat in his office waiting room for an hour or more at times but he does provide great care at affordable prices. your not expected to get gouged for some huge overhead of a fancy office or millions of staff. They are stressed and they all work hard to meet the demands but they always have been nice to us. want to be quick and overpay for services you might not need this is not the vet office your looking for!

William B

6 years ago

They Always Help My Dog and Because of How affordable they are I can take my Girl To the Vet Every Time Im worried.. When you cant pay rent Because Of A Vet Bill Then its hard To take your pup. But I found Dr. HOSKINS to be a very gentle practical vet who is there to help rather than rack up a $1000.00 vet bill every trip. And if they dont answer right away call back dont complain plz.. I have found they always do the best they can to help. After my first visit i was allowed to drop off my pup and get her later.. That really helps my work schedule.

show more reviews

San Marcos Animal Medical Center, California, San Marcos

100 N Rancho Santa Fe Rd

Is this your business?