98.5% would refer friends and family to us

5 stars Customer since 2006

Our cats, Peppi and Misty, saw Dr Shotwell and, as always, Dr Shotwell was personable, professional and extremely knowledgeable. We love The Drake Center and their caring vets and staff. They are like family and we can’t imagine going anywhere else for our pet care.

5 stars Customer since 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Quick and easy visit, they had us in and out quickly yet covered everything thoroughly with us.

5 stars Customer since 2018

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!

Thank you for taking care of Murphy and being patient with him! You turned what used to be an anxious and fearful experience for him into a positive and relaxed trip. We can't wait to see you guys again!

5 stars Customer since 2013

Great service!

5 stars Customer since 2006

Very kind and compassionate group of people.

5 stars Customer since 2013

Lorraine was able to squeeze me in to see Dr. Kovac late in the day on sunday--much appreciated. Dr. Kovac's treatment plan is excellent.

5 stars Verified customer

Dr Shotwell made us feel at ease and was terrific with our little Yorkie. I will definitely be going back to Dr Shotwell.

5 stars Customer since 2018

I recently moved to Encinitas so was happy to find a good veterinary clinic near my house. This was my first visit & I was very impressed with the services & attention that Dharma received.

5 stars Verified customer

I was very relieved to be able to get a same-morning appointment when my 11-y-o cat was not eating that morning and just seemed sick. Dr. Kovac was very thorough and compassionate and suggested a plan of action that seems to have been spot on because he started improving right away. I was so glad I was able to bring him in and not have to wait to get an appointment some other day. The staff at the Drake Center is always professional and caring and I am so glad to be taking my cats there for care.

3 stars Verified customer

In general, I like the Drake Center. It is in a good location. It is clean, the hours are good and the office staff is friendly. I was disappointed in my last visit. I like to discuss things with my vet and have the opportunity to ask questions BEFORE they are done (unless they are emergent). I don’t think it’s proper to take the animal to the back after being told they are going to “assess it” and then give it medicines or vaccines etc without authorization and discussion. I do like to spread out vaccines and was irritated when they were given without at least asking. I would never do this in pediatrics so I’m not sure why this is the case with veterinary medicine. It is on the higher end of the price spectrum so I would expect a higher level of customer service.