Pet health begins with preventative healthcare. Semi-annual veterinary exams ensure that your pet’s health is always professionally monitored. Santa Clarita Animal Hospital’s physical exams comprehensively assess every aspect of your pet’s health. The earlier disease or illness is caught, the more successful treatment is can be.


Vaccinations are an effective weapon against many viral and bacterial infections, as they prevent deadly diseases like canine parvovirus and rabies. It’s important to start administering vaccinations when pets are still puppies and kittens and their young immune systems are developing and need protection to stay healthy.

Spay & Neuter

Every year, thousands of stray and unwanted animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States. Many of these deaths are the avoidable result of owners failing to spay and neuter their pets. Spaying or Neutering your pet can prevent unwanted pregnancies, decrease dominant tendencies & decrease certain cancer risks.



Just like they do with people, senior animals’ medical needs change over time. Because pets age at nearly seven times the rate humans do, they are considered senior pets once they reach age seven or eight. Separating the natural aging process from emerging medical disorders becomes increasing difficult with senior pets. Routine veterinary visits are the best way for our veterinarians to establish a pet’s baseline health and allow us to identify and treat problems early on




Pets are easy targets for parasites and small insects. Common parasites like fleas, ticks and heartworm-carrying mosquitoes feed on pets, potentially infecting them with many dangerous diseases at the same time. Discover how these tiny pests can cause big problems, and learn how you can prevent them


Nearly 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point during their lives. Microchip implants are an incredibly simple, inexpensive and effective way to find lost pets. An easy, nearly pain-free procedure places the chip just under the skin where a special biopolymer keeps the device in place. Authorities only need to scan the chip to find the owner’s contact information so the pet can be returned home quickly and safely.


Canine Influenza Vaccine

Have you received the flu shot? What about your dog? Canine Influenza H3N2 & H3N8 can run rampant through kennels, clinics and dog parks, but can easily be transferred dog to dog just through touching noses, sniffing each other through the fence or going for walks. More then 100 cases have been reported in California

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Urinary Issues in Felines

Urinary Issues in Felines is More Common then you may Think   Cats can be known for their urinary issues, anything from spraying, inappropriate urination and even blockages. Male cats especially have a very small urethra making them prone to these issues. It’s important to monitor your cats output into their liter box, sometimes small

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Should you feed your pets a grain-free diet?

I’m thrilled that pet owners these days put a lot of thought into their pets’ diets. However, unfortunately, many pet owners have fallen for convincing marketing campaigns and trust that companies (not their vets!) will tell them what’s best for their pets. Grain-free diets are one of the latest food trends to take off in

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Santa Clarita Animal Hospital is proud to serve the Santa Clarita area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is owned by Dr. John Burkhartsmeyer, who is a licensed, experienced veterinarian.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Santa Clarita Animal Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.