On this page, you will find answers to some of our most commonly-asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered here, please call us at (805) 963-1544.
Q: What are your hours?
A: Monday through Friday 8:00-5:30; we are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Q: What is your address?
A: 1807 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, 93109
Q: Do I need a prescription to buy my pet’s flea control?
A: It depends on the type of flea control used. Santa Barbara Pet Hospital sells flea control products (Feline Advantage and Vectra, Canine Vectra and Vectra 3D, and Capstar) as over the counter items.
Comforts and Nexgard, both once-monthly oral flea controls, and Revolution, a once monthly topical, are regulated by the FDA and as such are prescription-only items. Your pet must be seen by a veterinarian to use Comfortis or Revolution.
Q: How many doses of each product are there in a package of flea control?
A: Vectra Dog and Puppy = 3 doses
Vectra 3D = 3 doses
Advantage for cats = 4 doses
Vectra for cats = 3 doses
Capstar = 6 doses
Comfortis = 6 doses
Revolution = 3 doses
Nexgard = 3 doses
Each dose of each product lasts 1 month, except for Capstar, which is only effective for 24 hours.
Do I need a prescription for my dog’s heartworm medication?
A: Yes. Heartworm preventative is available by prescription only. We can dispense it to you if your pet has had a full physical exam by one of our doctors within the last year, and has had a negative heartworm test within the last two years.
Q: What days does each particular doctor see appointments or do surgeries?
Dr. Mobraaten sees appointments on Monday (all day), Wednesday afternoons, and most Thursdays (all day). She does surgeries and sees admitted patients on Tuesdays (all day) and Wednesdays (half-day).She is not in the office on Fridays (all day).
Dr. Trujillo sees appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and on Fridays (all day). She does surgeries and sees admitted patients on Thursday mornings. She is not in the office on Mondays.
Dr. Doria performs surgeries and sees admitted patients on Friday mornings, and sees appointments on Friday afternoons. She is generally not in the office on any day other than Fridays.