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Acacia Animal Health Center

Acacia Animal Health Center
Address: 655 W Citracado Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 United States
State: California County: San Diego City: Escondido
Phone: (760) 745-8115 Fax: (760) 745-7814 Site:

Acacia Animal Health Center in Escondido, CA with 4 Vets: AAHA-accredited, Board Certified doctors & hospital provide the finest care for your pet.

Dr. Louis Hartjen founded Acacia Animal Hospital in Escondido, California on February 2, 1959 at 1254 W. Grant. The street name was later changed to Mission Road due to confusion with Grand Avenue, another nearby street. In 1962 the hospital was expanded and remodeled. This property was purchased by the State of California in 1968 to build the onramp for the Interstate 78 East bound traffic merging onto south bound I-15.

In December 1971, Dr. Hartjen began construction of the new Acacia Animal Hospital and boarding center at 1326 W. Mission Road. Construction was completed and the new Acacia opened for business Memorial weekend, May 1972.

Dr. Hartjen retired and sold the practice to Dr. Gary Gallerstein in June of 1984. As the practice grew, Dr. Gallerstein realized it had outgrown its present location and moved into the former Walker Animal Hospital building at 1040 N. Broadway in November 1993. In March 2002 Acacia Animal Hospital's name was changed to Acacia Animal Health Center to better encompass the medical philosophy of our doctors and staff. February 2004 was another milestone for Acacia, as Dr. Carmine Bausone became a partner. Once again, due to growth and a desire to create a beautiful custom state-of-the-art facility, Acacia moved to 655 W Citracado Avenue in Escondido in January 2006.

Acacia has, historically, been very involved and supportive of our local community. This has involved working closely with and contributing to the Escondido Humane Society and the House Rabbit Society. In addition we offer no fee veterinary care for numerous animal wildlife organizations.

Acacia also financially contributes to numerous local charities and school activities. We also provide speakers to local schools, as well as, tours of our new facility.

Our Mission

Our highly skilled professional staff
will passionately provide
outstanding pet care and client service
for those pet owners who desire
outstanding pet care and service.
In all our dealings, we will always demonstrate
the highest integrity and commitment to excellence.

Our Vision

For our clients
To be the premier provider of outstanding veterinary care and service. To dedicate ourselves to enriching the human-animal bond for the pet owners of North San Diego County through awareness and education.

For our patients
To provide state-of-the-art compassionate medical care and to always minimize their pain and discomfort. To be an advocate for our patients' best interests.

For our community
To be an active corporate citizen and a voice on behalf of animal welfare. To earn the respect and appreciation for the work we do to enhance our community. To provide a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for students and veterinary medicine programs.

For our staff
To provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding team approach for employees who are valued as our company's most important resource. To utilize each individual's strengths and interests to build a synergistic and dynamic team. To provide opportunities for learning and growth for each team member.

Management's commitment
To provide a supportive foundation for the Acacia team. To never waver from these goals and, in the process, oversee a fiscally sound business.

List Of Veterinarians working in Acacia Animal Health Center in Escondido, CA:

  • Dr Tanya Adams
  • Dr Carmine G Bausone
  • Dr Carrie E Bone
  • Dr Gary A Gallerstein

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