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Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital Serving San Francisco Bay

Especially Cats was founded in 1983 as a feline-only practice in San Francisco. We pride ourselves on being a feline-exclusive veterinary hospital. We provide the ideal environment for veterinary care for your cat by specializing in feline medicine and surgery and maintaining a low stress environment.


Payment Options

We offer a variety of payments, from Scratchpay to CareCredit, and also accept pet insurance.

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Cat Friendly

We have set up our hospital and trained our staff to meet the standards set forth by the AAFP to be a certified Cat Friendly Practice.

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Online Store

Using our new online store, oyu can have your cat's prescription diet and medications delivered right to your door!

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Veterinarian for Cats

We understand that cats are a unique species. Cats are now the most popular pets – actually outnumbering dogs in the United States. These incredible animals work themselves into our lives in powerful ways. We hope to lengthen and enhance the years that you can spend with your beloved cat. To help reach this goal, we focus on wellness care and preventative medicine through all life stages. We also work hard to establish more comprehensive and frequent elderly cat evaluations. Our hope is to intervene before health problems become too far advanced to treat, and we do all we can to increase the quality of life for our feline friends.

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Our Services

Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.

Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common and preventable problems diagnosed in cats at veterinary visits.

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Kitten Care

Whether you adopt a kitten from a shelter or breeder, or find a stray, kittens all have special needs when it comes to preventive care.

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Senior Cat Care

Cats are experts at masking signs of illness; in the early stages, some of your senior cat’s problems may not be obvious.

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Our cat-friendly environment and our professional expertise in feline medicine and surgery sets us apart from other veterinarians in the area.

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Free Exam

Adopt a cat with SFSPCA or Animal Care Control and receive a free exam!

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We believe we love cats as much as you do, and can’t wait to meet yours!

Ensuring the health of your cat through all life stages begins with establishing a relationship with a veterinarian. The first and most challenging obstacle in many situations may be overcoming your cat’s fear of coming to the veterinary clinic. Our staff can assist in informing you of different ways to minimize your cat’s stress before the visit, during transport, and after the appointment.

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Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital


1339 Taraval St San Francisco, CA 94116

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed