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Is a Select Wellness Plan Right for your Adult Pet?

Is a Select Wellness Plan Right for your Adult Pet?Here at Pet Medical Center, we’re proud to offer Select Wellness Plans to all our fantastic clients. Our goal is to always make sure your furry friend is happy and healthy – and our Select Wellness Plans are an excellent tool to achieving that. If your pet is over 8 months of age, he or she would benefit from you signing up for a Select Wellness plan from Pet Medical Center. Our Select Wellness Plans have been specially designed by our expert veterinarians to enable your pet to continue enjoying optimum health and vitality for many years to come. They also enable to save money on all essential services for your pet.

Adult Level 2 Plan

The basic Select Wellness Plan is called Adult Level 2. It includes the following services:

  • Annual blood organ profile (includes liver, kidney, and diabetes screening)
  • Complete blood cell count (annually)
  • Thyroid screen (annually)
  • Heartworm test (annually)
  • All necessary vaccinations (excluding rattlesnake vaccine)
  • Scheduled comprehensive physical exams
  • Flea control counseling and education
  • 25% discount on one (1) year supply heartworm prevention
  • feline leukemia / FIV test (annually)
  • fecal intestinal parasite exam (annually)
  • anal gland expressions
  • one complimentary health certificate (continental US only)

Adult Level 3 Plan

This plan includes all the services of Level 2 and the following additional services:

  • annual dental package (extractions/bonding/sealing/x-rays not included)

-  dental scaling/cleaning and polishing
-  OraVet application
-  General anesthesia / heart monitoring / pulse oximetry
-  Intravenous catheter / fluid therapy (intra-op)
-  Daily hospitalization
-  Complimentary nail trim under anesthesia

  • Blood organ profile (twice annually)
  • Complete blood cell count (twice annually)
  • Urinalysis (annually)
  • 5 days complimentary boarding (excluding holiday periods)

Adult Level 4 Plan

The best Select Wellness Plan for your adult is the Adult Level 4 Plan. Consider this plan if you truly want to invest in the best possible healthcare for your pet. This plan includes all the services of Level 2 and 3, plus:

  • Electrocardiogram (twice annually)
  • Routine check radiographs (annually)
  • Thyroid screen (twice annually)
  • Urinalysis (twice annually)

Please note – partial daily hospitalization (at a charge) may be required for Level 4 workup.

Not sure which level is best for your pet?

Feel free to ask our veterinarians and staff about our Select Wellness Plans. We’d be happy to offer you expert recommendations and help you decide which Select Wellness Plan is right for your furry friend.

Pricing for Adult Select Wellness Plans include a one-time initiation fee of $99.95. Adult Level 2 includes a monthly investment of $24.95, Level 3 is $35.95, and Level 4 is $46.95. The approximate regular prices of all services covered in each plan are $383.00, $887.00, and $1447.00, respectively.

If your pet gets sick or injured, all diagnostics, treatments, hospitalization, and medications are billed at regular hospital prices, though you’ll still receive a 5% discount if you’re subscribed to a Select Wellness Plan at the time.

Save money with an Adult Select Wellness Plan for your pet – you’ll be so glad you did!

Welcome your Puppy or Kitten to the World by Signing Them up for A Pet Wellness Plan Today

Welcome your Puppy or Kitten to the World by Signing Them up for A Pet Wellness Plan TodayDo you already know about our popular wellness plans? There are many advantages to signing up for a pet wellness plan at Pet Medical Center. It’s a great way to welcome your puppy or kitten to the world and ensure they stay happy and healthy for many years to come.

We’ve specifically formatted our puppy and kitten wellness plans by carefully selecting veterinary and laboratory services recommended regularly by our veterinarians to maintain your pet’s health and well-being. The first 8 months of your puppy or kitten’s life are crucial to ensure he or she enjoys many more joyful years, so sign up for a pet wellness plan at Pet Medical Center today. 

Here’s some helpful information about pet wellness plans – also feel free to ask our friendly staff if you have any questions at any time. 

Got a puppy or kitten?

Little animals need plenty of personalized attention in order to thrive – not just at home but at the veterinarian, too. Make sure your puppy or kitten really thrives by signing up for a pet wellness plan at Pet Medical Center. Puppy and kitten wellness plans are for animals 8 months of age and younger. Our puppy and kitten wellness plans are divided into 2 levels.

Level 1 includes these essential services:

  • All necessary vaccinations (excluding rattlesnake vaccine)
  • Scheduled and comprehensive physical exams
  • Anal gland expressions
  • Heartworm prevention – education and first does of preventative
  • 25% discount on one (1) year supply of heartworm prevention
  • flea control counseling and education
  • feline leukemia / FIV test
  • fecal intestinal parasite exam (initial)
  • Deworming (3) roundworms and hookworms

The cost of this plan consists of a one-time initiation fee of $99.95 and $14.95 monthly investments. The regular price of all of the previously mentioned veterinary services in the plan is about $419.00. You’ll also receive a 5% discount on all other products and services that may become necessary for your beloved pet.

Level 2 includes all of the Level 1 services and:

  • Routine ovariohysterectomy / routine castration surgery before 8 months of age OR puppy hip dysplasia screen before 8 months of age
  • Pre-surgical physican exam
  • Complete blood cell count
  • Complete blood organ screen
  • General anesthesia
  • Heart monitoring / pulse oximetry
  • Sterile surgical set-up
  • Hospitalization
  • Intravenous catheter / fluid therapy (intra-op)
  • Antibiotic injection
  • Pain control injection post-surgery / pain medication to go home
  • Complimentary nail trim at surgery appointment
  • Five (5) days complimentary boarding (excluding holiday periods – one week before and after New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day)

The cost of this plan includes a one-time initiation fee of $99.95, and monthly installment payments of $24.95. The regular cost of all of these veterinary services totals about $867.00. When you subscribe to this pet wellness plan, you’ll receive a 5% discount on all other medications, products, and services for your pet.

Please note that for both Level 1 and 2 plans, in the event of illness or injury, diagnostics, treatments, hospitalization, and medications are performed at regular hospital prices, though the 5% discount still applies.

Got questions?

Ask our awesome staff anytime by calling (951) 676-3531 or emailing . We look forward to meeting your sweet new puppy or kitten!


What is Why Use it?

What is Why Use it?Pet Medical Center accepts payments from CareCredit. We often recommend it to our valued clients because it’s a great way to handle the costs of treatments and procedures for their pets. It allows you to make convenient monthly payments, which many people find easier than dealing with larger lump sum payments.

In essence, CareCredit provides you with a healthcare credit card that covers many of your health, beauty, and wellness needs—including your pet’s!

Important information about CareCredit

According to CareCredit website, this healthcare credit card is accepted at over 175,000 providers nationwide—including Pet Medical Center! We gladly accept CareCredit payments because we strive to provide your pet with the best care possible, and CareCredit makes paying so much easier for many of our clients.

Here’s how it works: CareCredit has short financing options of 6, 12, 18, or 24 months. If you make the minimum monthly payments and pay the full amount due by the end of the agreed-upon period, you won’t have to pay any interest. If you don’t, interest is charged from the time of the original purchase date.

If you make a purchase over 1,000 you may want to take advantage of longer financing terms. CareCredit also offers longer financing terms – 24, 36, 48, or 60 months – with a 14.9 APR until paid in full and required Equal Fixed Monthly Payments.

How do I apply for CareCredit?

Simply click here, indicate you’d like to use your CareCredit card at Pet Medical Center, and fill out the short application online or over the phone. You’ll get a credit decision instantly and you can start paying for your pet’s services at Pet Medical Center right away. It really is that easy!

You already come to Pet Medical Center for all your pet’s medical needs – let CareCredit make paying for your sweet pet’s care easier!

Use your CareCredit card at Pet Medical Center today

Pet Medical Center is the best place to take your pet in the entire Temecula, CA area. Your furry friend will love it here! Our caring staff specializes in all types of veterinary care, and we treat each animal like a member of our own family.

Let our expert staff handle all your special friend’s needs, including veterinary services, diagnostics/imaging services, surgery, and dentistry. We also provide boarding services to cats and dogs.

Free Exam

We’re running a special deal right now – all new clients will receive a free exam for the initial pet visit. Fill out our online form to the right of this page or call (951) 676-3531 to schedule your pet’s first visit to Pet Medical Center. We do everything in our power to make each pet’s visit to Pet Medical Center as fun and pleasant as possible – come check us out!

We look forward to becoming your go-to source for excellent pet care in the Temecula area.

Pet Medical Center: Where your Pets are Part of Our Family

Pet Medical Center: Where your Pets are Part of Our FamilyWhen you bring your pet to Pet Medical Center, we treat them just like a member of our family. All of our staff have pets in their families, and a real passion for making sure pets are always happy and healthy. We’ll do everything in our power to make your pet’s visit to Pet Medical Center as pleasant as possible, whether he or she is coming in for a routine checkup, surgery, or anything else!

Special offer for new clients

We’re currently running a special offer for new clients – get your pet a free exam for his or her initial pet visit at Pet Medical Center. Simply call (951) 676-3531 to make an appointment for your pet now, or fill out the form to the right of this page.

Wellness plans

Consider purchasing a wellness plan for your pets – and save! We offer a variety of wellness plans for adult pets as well as puppies and kittens because we know that at different stages of life, pets need different kinds of care. We especially recommend our annual packages plans, which include all recommended services. All wellness plans put the focus on the continual wellbeing of your pet, inside and out! When you purchase a wellness plan, all free scheduled office visits may only be redeemed at Pet Medical Center. You’ll get discounts on all products and services except diets.

It’s important to note that if your pet becomes injured or ill, all diagnostic, treatment, and hospitalization services will cost the normal amount, except you’ll receive a 5% discount if you have an active wellness plan.

Learn more about our wellness plans here. As always, feel free to ask our friendly staff if you have any questions! We can be reached in-person at 40150 Winchester Road, Suite 4 [address1], by email at , or by phone at (951) 676-3531.

Genuine care for all medical services

Whenever you bring your pet to Pet Medical Center, you’ll feel how much we really care for every animal we take care of. Bring your pet to Pet Medical Center for all veterinary services, diagnostic/imaging, surgery, and dentistry needs that may arise over the course of their lifetime. You’ll notice right away that our pet is treated with utmost respect and compassion during every visit to Pet Medical Center. Our top priorities are the comfort and wellbeing of your pet at all times, so we’re always actively looking for ways to make your pet’s visit to Pet Medical Center a great experience.

FYI, we also offer pet boarding services! No matter why your pet may need to board at Pet Medical Center, we’ll make his or her visit special. We have a feline ward, canine (small and medium), and large run ward. We also provide boarding with medication and medical boarding  services. We offer playtime three times each day and outdoor activities in an enclosed backyard so those tails keep wagging! When you eventually pick up your pet from Pet Medical Center, we hope you’ll see the twinkle in their eyes that shows they loved their time with our dedicated staff.

Schedule your first appointment at Pet Medical Center by calling (951) 676-3531 today! We look forward to welcoming your pet into the Pet Medical Center family. 

Meet the Friendly Pet Medical Center Staff

Meet the Friendly Pet Medical Center StaffAt the Pet Medical Center, we take pride in providing excellent services so you and your pet will be completely satisfied with their experience. Pet Medical Center isn’t just a place to bring your pet when serious health challenges arise – it’s a great place to come anytime. We hope you’ll think of Pet Medical Center as a place where your pet is expertly cared for. Your veterinarian at Pet Medical Center isn’t just your pet’s doctor – she’s also your pet’s surgeon, radiologist, neurologist, dermatologist, pharmacist, anesthesiologist, obstetrician, nutritionist, and even psychiatrist!

Hard work and love

Each member of our staff has a genuine love for animals and brings that passion to their work every day at Pet Medical Center. Everyone consistently strives to make every pet feel right at home at Pet Medical Center, and works hard to meet each pet’s individual needs each day. Bring your pet to Pet Medical Center when it’s a baby all the way up through old age – he or she is going to love it here!

Owner Isabelle A. Bach, DVM

The fantastic owner of Pet Medical Center is Dr. Bach. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and received her veterinary training in Montreal and Dallas, TX before moving to California. She and her husband purchased Pet Medical Center in August 2006. Dr. Bach loves infusing her positive energy into every aspect of her life, including her family life (she and her husband Christophe have 2 daughters), and many passions (horseback riding, scuba driving, wine tasting, and more). Her husband is the Pet Medical Center’s Practice Manager. Dr. Bach and her family also have many pets, of course! Find out more about Dr. Bach here.

Dr. Angela Corso

Dr. Corso is another key member of the Pet Medical Center staff. She hails from Michigan, where she was born and received her veterinary training. In addition to Dr. Corso’s responsibilities at Pet Medical Center, Dr. Corso is employed by the VIN (Veterinary Information Network), which is a world-wide online community of veterinarians who support and help one another with case management. She and her husband Brek welcomed a son into their family in 2009, and she also has many passions (including building Legos, hiking, and gaming). Find out more about Dr. Corso here.

Teryn Bronson

Assistant Practice Manager Teryn began working for Pet Medical Center as a receptionist in February 2007, and worked her way up to being the Assistant Practice Manager. She loves her two dogs and cat, enjoys spending time outdoors, and goes to the beach frequently. Find out more about Teryn here.

Services at Pet Medical Center

Bring your pet to Pet Medical Center! Our staff would love to meet him or her and take care of all their healthcare needs. We provide complete veterinary services, diagnostics/imaging services, surgery, and dentistry. We also offer boarding services for your treasured pets.

Call (951) 676-3531 to request an appointment with our expert staff today. We look forward to fulfilling all your pets’ healthcare needs for many years to come.

Top Services at the Pet Medical Center of Temecula, CA

Top Services at the Pet Medical Center of Temecula, CAThe Pet Medical Center is Temecula, CA’s best source for all their pets’ needs, including veterinary, diagnostics/imaging, surgery, dentistry, and boarding services. Our motto is – “Where your pets are part of your family.” We feel this motto succinctly illustrates the dedication we feel when taking care of your pets. Our professional, highly-trained staff genuinely loves each animal that walks into our facility, and wants them to always be happy and healthy.

Veterinary Services

Our veterinarians are kind, gentle, and efficient when working with all animals. Bring your pet to Pet Medical Center for all veterinary services, including:

  • Complete comprehensive physical exams for felines and canines
  • Vaccinations (both those that are recommended and required by law)
  • Disease prevention measures
  • Blood transfusions
  • Parasite/flea control information and counseling
  • De-worming
  • Microchipping
  • Ear treatment and cleaning
  • Neutraceuticals  / skin care / supplements
  • An extensive veterinary pharmacy
  • Veterinary prescription diets
  • Behavior counseling
  • Private cremation / euthanasia

Diagnostics / Imaging Services

As technological advances continue to about, we put them to work for you and your beloved pet to make sure he or she gets and stays healthy. Whenever your pet needs in-depth, scientific testing, come to Pet Medical Center for all necessary diagnostics/imaging services, including:

  • In-house Complete Blood Analysis (CBC/Chemistry)
  • Blood Pressure Reading
  • Radiology Consultation
  • Pathology
  • Routing/Contrast Radiology
  • Urinalysis
  • Culture and Sensitivity Tests
  • Cytology (ear / skin)
  • Extensive Laboratory Testing
  • Bacterial / Fungal Cultures
  • Microscopic Fecal Examination
  • Histopathology
  • Serum Allergy Testing
  • Digital Radiology

Surgery Services

Sending your pet into surgery can be incredibly nerve-wracking. But when you come to Pet Medical Center for all your pet’s surgical needs, you’ll be able to rest assured that every effort is being made to keep him or her comfortable and ensure the surgery is successful. Plus we provide you with extensive, entirely accurate information about the surgical procedure so that you understand what will happen before it occurs. The staff at Pet Medical Center has extensive experience with pet surgery, including procedures such as:

  • Pre-anesthetic Blood Work
  • Gas & Injectible Anesthesia
  • Anesthetic Monitoring
  • Pain Management
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Tail Docking and Dewclaw Removal (puppies)
  • Feline Declaw
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • C-Sections
  • Nursing Care

Dentistry Services

That’s right… you’re dental health is very important, and your pet’s is as well! Bring your pet to Pet Medical Center to get all his or her dental needs taken care of by our professional staff. We offer a wide range of pet dentistry services, including:

  • Dental Hygiene Counseling
  • Prophylactic Dental Cleaning / Scaling / Polishing
  • Extractions (Surgical and Routine)
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Doxirobe Gel
  • Root Planing
  • Hill’s Prescription T/D Diet (Tartar Control)
  • Dental Hygiene Products

Boarding Services

There are many valid reasons why having your pet board at Pet Medical Center makes sense. We have a Feline Ward and a Canine Ward (divided into small and medium, and large runs). If your pet requires medication, we’ll be glad to provide that to him or her at the necessary intervals. We also offer medical boarding services – for example, if your pet undergoes surgery at Pet Medical Center and needs a few days to recover under close supervision, we’ll be glad to provide that for you. Our boarding facility is a step above the others not only because of our dedicated staff’s deep appreciation for the animals in their care, but because we have three daily playtimes and outdoor activities that are held in the closed backyard. Your pet is going to love coming to the Pet Medical Center!

Schedule your pet’s appointment at Pet Medical Center today by calling (951) 676-3531. We look forward to meeting you and your precious pet.

Pet of the Month: February 2016 - Sam

Sam is a patient that will always be in the hearts of all of us here at Pet Medical Center.  He was one of the most well-mannered dogs we had the privilege of caring for.  He passed away peacefully on February 1st of this year, after a long battle with cancer that started approximately 16 months ago.  After having part of his bladder resected due to a carcinoma, Sam went through chemotherapy and was able to live a normal life until additional lesions appeared in his lungs and left eye.

Sam was one of those dogs that came in to the hospital with his tail wagging, always eager to see his friends (the doctors and staff) and make new friends with everyone sitting in the lobby.  He was extremely social, and made sure to greet everyone he saw.  He would greet you with a smile (literally!) and would sit on your feet with his tail thumping the floor as he gazed up at you.  Such a sweet boy!  He thoroughly enjoyed his visits here.

During his visits, if he required any treatments, he would happily venture to the treatment area.  For some reason, he always wanted to go to the radiology room, and jump up on the x-ray table!  (Perhaps he liked having his picture taken?)  Getting a blood sample from Sam was a breeze, he didn’t even flinch for vaccinations, and was just happy to have people touching him.

Our hearts go out to Sam’s family in their time of loss.  He will be missed greatly and we will think of him often.

September Pet of the Month: Bailey

BaileyMeet Bailey, our Pet Medical Center pet of the Month for September, 2014!

Bailey is an active, happy three year old Akita who injured his knee.  Dr. Bach diagnosed him with a common canine injury called ruptured anterior (cranial) cruciate ligament rupture.  The best treatment for this condition is surgery.  Bailey had his surgery here at Pet Medical Center by a board certified veterinary surgeon and is recovering well.  He was very brave and sweet while he was hospitalized and always appreciative of a pet or snuggle from one of our dedicated animal nurses.  We expect Bailey to make a full recovery, and be back to his normal life soon!

For more information on this type of injury:

For more information on the surgery Bailey got (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy – TPLO):

Seven Signs That Your Cat Is Not Feeling Well

Seven Signs of Not Feeling WellCats are notorious for hiding the signs that they aren’t feeling well. Often independent by nature, cats will often suffer for a long time before owners are aware that their cat is sick. However, there are several signs that can indicate that something’s wrong:

Your Cat’s Breath Smells Bad

The bad smell coming from your cat’s mouth could stem from gum disease, tooth decay, or kidney disease. If your cat’s breath smells sweet, diabetes may be the problem.

Eliminating Away From the Litter Box

If this behavior is not normal, then it could indicate a bladder infection, urinary tract disease, or blockage. Any changes in elimination behaviors can indicate trouble. Pay special attention to changes in the color, smell, frequency, and amount of waste.

Vocalization Changes

Some owners have recognized changes in their cats’ meows, only to find out later that their pet was suffering. Crying, more vocalization than usual, less talking than normal, and other changes are often signs that your cat needs attention.

Changes in Appetite

Cats that suddenly show an increase in appetite or whose appetites drastically drop off could be suffering from a variety of different diseases. Your vet may do some blood work and other tests to find the source of trouble.

Weight Loss or Gain

Similar to changes in appetite, sudden weight changes can signal serious conditions. Weight loss often occurs when cats have thyroid disease or cancer. Weight gain accompanies several conditions as well. These changes should prompt a visit to the vet.

Grooming Habits Change

As with appetite and weight gain, this change can go either way. Some cats will begin to over-groom and may create sores or bald patches. This is a typical symptom of parasites or stress. The lack of grooming may be a sign of skin disease. If your cat begins shedding, she may be suffering from hyperthyroidism or from allergies.

Hiding, Sleeping, or Overactive Tendencies

It is very normal for cats who feel sick, uncomfortable, or nervous to hide. If your cat starts to hide more than usual, this behavior can be a sign of trouble. Cats who are normally very active who start to sleep all day may be trying to show you that they aren’t feeling well. On the other hand, a cat who is suddenly wide awake at night, vocalizing, or seems really overactive, even during the day, could also be trying to let you know that he isn’t feeling well.

When you visit with your veterinarian, try to be as specific as possible about the changes you’ve seen in your cat’s behavior. Although the signs that your cat is sick can be subtle, they should be a reason for you to call the vet. Contact the Pet Medical Center to schedule an appointment. The sooner you can identify what is wrong and begin a course of treatment, the sooner your cat can get back to normal.

Is Your Dog at Risk for Diabetes?

Risk for DiabetesMany dogs suffer from diabetes. This common disease occurs when the dog’s body is not able to produce enough insulin. Some types of dogs are more prone to diabetes:

  • Beagles
  • Cairn Terriers
  • Keeshonds
  • Poodles
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Miniature Schnauzers
  • German Shepherds

However, any dog can be affected by diabetes, no matter what the breed. Females are affected more often than males by three to one. The onset of diabetes usually occurs between the ages of 6 to 9 years.

Symptoms of Diabetes

There are some warning signs that might alert you that your dog is developing diabetes:

  • At first, your dog will start eating more frequently and larger amounts. As the disease develops, this increased appetite will drop off.
  • Extra glucose in the urine will lead to frequent urination and increased drinking.
  • Although, your dog is eating and drinking more, you may witness a drop in weight.

If you don’t get treatment for your dog’s diabetes, the advanced symptoms will include:

  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Cataracts
  • Organ failure

Prevention of Dog Diabetes

You might consider taking your dog in for genetic testing, if you are concerned that your dog is at risk. Other steps you can take are to provide a well-balanced diet, encourage plenty of exercise, and arrange proper dental care for your dog. If you are concerned that your dog may be suffering from diabetes, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Treating Your Dog for Diabetes

One effective way to treat diabetes in dogs is to administer daily insulin injections. It will also be very important to control your dog’s diet. You can talk to your vet about food options that have been developed specifically for dogs with diabetes. You will make regular trips to the veterinarian for blood glucose testing and to fine tune the timing and dosage of insulin injections. In some cases, you will need to collect urine samples and test it for glucose levels.

It is important to understand that obesity can increase your dog’s risk for diabetes and will make treatment much more difficult. During the treatment of an obese dog, a weight loss plan will probably be a component. Your vet will help you to decide the best way to help your dog reach her ideal weight.

Exercise is a good way to help your dog lose weight and is also effective at lowering her blood glucose levels. Try to schedule exercise sessions at about the same time and for the same amount of time each day. Consistency is more important than increasing the exertion level. In fact, if you exercise your dog too long or too vigorously, the glucose levels could drop dangerously.

Maintain a Good Relationship with Your Vet

Your veterinarian can be a great source of advice, education, support, and comfort. Talk to a vet at Pet Medical Center as soon as you suspect diabetes and maintain visits are recommended. Your dog deserves the best quality of life that you can make possible.

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