Convenient & Unique
When you walk into TAGS, you see Simplicity, Cleanliness, and a Knowledgeable staff. Our treatments and vaccinations are all done in front of you - Nothing hidden - No closed doors. In fact, we are the only clinic where you can walk in with your pet during business hours, get vaccinated, and be done in minutes - No waste disposal fees, No exam fees, No exposure to people having handle contagious pets. And No waiting room where you have to wonder what was there before you.
Itching & scratching? We got it figured out!
TAGS is unique in Veterinary Medicine, and Santa Clarita is lucky to have it. Why? - because we PREVENT serious diseases, not treat them; there are, 18 pet hospitals for that. If we, at TAGS, suspect a serious/deadly/contagious viral disease like Parvo and/or Distemper, we refer it to a hospital for treatment. Remember, hospitals are for the sick, not the healthy. We also do low cost spays, neuters, dentals, and other minor procedures. We can treat pet allergies and educate you too!
Itching & Scratching? We Can Fix It!
How Tags Started
In 1978, when the highly contagious and deadly canine Parvovirus was discovered, Dr. Donahue, the longest practicing veterinarian in Santa Clarita, left the “animal hospital” practice, and opened a unique facility to keep healthy pets away from the ill, not just another viral-contaminated hospital. Tags has evolved into a clinic that prevents diseases through vaccinations and treats minor/common medical issues. It’s these minor issues that nickel & dime pet owners with unnecessary diagnostics and procedures. We try to “keep it simple.”
44 years servicing Santa Clarita Valley
We have two goals: 1) Keep healthy patients AWAY from the sick, and, 2) save pet owners money. In ANY hospital (pet hospitals included) goal #1 is difficult, if not impossible. Otherwise, we would get our flu shots at Henry Mayo instead of Walgreens, CVS, & Rite Aid, and other “non-hospital” places. We go to the hospital to TREAT injuries and illnesses, not PREVENT them. Unfortunately, hospitals are also places to “catch” things, especially viruses. Walls, doors, partitions, and curtains cannot stop a virus. In general, (and, if possible) you SHOULD NOT vaccinate yourself OR your pets in a hospital environment. Some medical seminars recommend a change of clothes for all hospital staff to wear to-and-from the hospital environment.
Itching Scratching Licking?
An Easy Fix!
Itching & Scratching
Exams & Consultations
Medications - Low Cost
Pain Control & Management
Intestinal Parasite Treatments
Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleanings
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Dogs: DA2PPV & Bordetella