Welcome to Cuyamaca Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Santee, CA
Call us at (619) 448-0707

Cuyamaca Animal Hospital is a premiere state-of-the-art veterinary facility that provides compassionate, high quality medical care and customer service delivered by a team of dedicated, caring professionals who enjoy their work and who strive to be the best that they can be. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find more information on how Cuyamaca Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your animal companions.

Our Mission

To be the premiere state-of-the art veterinary facility that provides compassionate, high quality medical care and customer service delivered by a team of dedicated, caring professionals who enjoy their work and who strive to be the best they can be.

If you live in Santee or the surrounding area in CA, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. The doctors and staff here at Cuyamaca Animal Hospital are dedicated to providing you with a positive experience during your visit. Your companion's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your family member the best possible care, including Stress-Free handling, up to date technology, and modern medicine.

Cuyamaca Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Lori Martin, and her team of doctors are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate animal care, we make our hospital comfortable, friendly, and a Fear Free environment so your companion can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Cuyamaca veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your furry family members. Browse around and look at our articles and videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (619) 448-0707 or email us at cuyamacahosp@yahoo.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Cuyamaca Animal Hospital is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Santee pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your companion will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

Cuyamaca Animal Hospital is dedicated to the Fear Free philosophy and practice. Our Fear Free Certified team members have worked hard to learn the latest innovative approaches to veterinary care, and are committed to ensuring that your animal companions enjoy their visits with us.

(Please click on the image above for for a video discussing the Fear Free philosophy.)

Remember to bring your companions in hungry!


Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Update January 31, 6:30 pm CST:           

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund. For more information, please contact Hill's via our website or at 1-800-445-5777. 

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels.  Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error. 

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products.  Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients.  In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients. 

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com

This voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food and primarily in the United States. It is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website.  If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

Click the link below to view the list-

HIll's Voluntary Recall list

.If you have purchased any affected cans from us please contact us and we will review your chart and assist you with your return.

Remember with hot weather our furry family members are at greater risk of heat stroke, dehydration and even burns to their pads from hot surfaces. Please keep safety in mind when making decisions to take your fur-children along with you as you get out to enjoy our San Diego sunshine.

We all know by now that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but did you know that many common household items are toxic to pets? Medications that are safe for us to use can be deadly for dogs and cats, including Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen. Click on the photo to learn more..

Cuyamaca Animal Hospital now offers Pet Care Rewards Memberships. Benefits include Two Examinations, 5% Cash Back Rewards, a Free Nail Trim, and a charitable contribution to the Veterinary Care Foundation. Please learn more about this exciting and rewarding program by clicking the SERVICES tab.

Your dog’s head shaking or ear scratching could be something more serious than mild discomfort. It could be otitis externa, a painful condition which can spread to the middle ear and may even cause hearing loss if not treated. Watch this quick video to see what otitis externa looks like on the inside. If your dog shows signs of itching or pain, come see us for a thorough ear check.

At Cuyamaca Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Lori Martin
Santee Veterinarian | Cuyamaca Animal Hospital | (619) 448-0707

8802 Cuyamaca
St.Santee, CA 92071

 Dr. Martin has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years. - John D. / Santee, CA

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  • "Dr. Martin and staff are the most amazing caring people I’ve ever met. They are professional, on time, and most of all they actually care more about your animals than the money they are making. Which is very rare these days. Some true gems here. Amazing caring people and Dr. Martin is the best vet around I’ve ever met. I literally drive from Arizona to San Diego to see her for my pets surgeries cause I don’t trust anyone else. Love her. Xoxoxoxoxoxoxo...."
    Crystal M.
  • "Thank you SOOOO much for your extremely wonderful care when we came in with our emergency!! Everyone was genuinely compassionate with Roxi’s situation and with my human anxiety as well!
    We are both doing great after a tough week"
    Jacki P.