San Luis Rey Equine Hospital is a full service equine hospital and ambulatory practice. We are staffed with veterinary personnel 24/7 and offer the highest quality medicine, surgery and diagnostic services. We have state of the art technologies including CT, digital, ultrasound imaging and shock wave therapy.
Estheticians salvage facial surfaces with a custom European facial treatment that is appropriate for all skin types. Deep cleansing gently seeks out dirt and oil hidden deep in the pores with the skill of a preschooler playing hide-and-seek with thermal-vision goggles, as exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin. A mask and skin booster rejuvenate moisture levels, and an accompanying massage of the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, and shoulders releases tension pent up from chicken dancing without preparatory chicken stretching.
On Pet Ville Pet Hotel's acre of playground, dogs lope and bound through two synthetic-turf yards and an air-conditioned activity center with slides and tunnels. A pool shaped like a dog bone sprays canines with jets of water during hot days, proving more useful than a dog bone shaped like a swimming pool. Pet-care technicians certified by the American Boarding Kennels Association make fast friends with the animals during private and group play sessions. Trained in pet nutrition and hygiene, the technicians carefully monitor daily eliminations and general health. At the pet hotel's grooming center, canine and feline aestheticians administer jacuzzi baths, shedding remedies, and pedicures.
Certified as advanced pet stylists by the American Grooming Academy, the owners of Alopaw Mobile Pet Spa helm a team of groomers that arrives at clients' homes with mobile van spas. This takes stress off both owners and their dogs by relieving owners of transport and saving dogs the stress of an unfamiliar environment. Aboard the mobile spa, groomers start by showering attention upon dogs to make the feel comfortable. They then make hounds more handsome with standard services, such as blueberry facials, coat conditioners, and bacon-scented cologne.
Since the age of 7, Dr. Robert Stonebreaker shared a special affinity with all birds. Wanting to bring people closer to his feathered friends, he lent his passion to Free Flight in 1989, helping evolve the avian boarding-and-breeding center into a sanctuary where visitors could interact with the exotic creatures. Amid open air and emerald palm fronds, guests can let a yellow, orange, and green sun conure perch on their shoulder or pet a timneh grey while trading info on which local convenience store carries the best sunflower seed. The tropical oasis also teems with koi lagoons, where schools of shimmering carp swim under the flaps of eclectus parrots and fluffy white cockatoos soaring through the aviary.
Dr. Stonebraker tragically passed away in 2010, but the team at Free Flight has upheld his tireless work by fostering human-avian relations and furthering visitors' understanding of all birds. The bird keepers also encourage involvement through donation, membership, volunteer opportunities, and most notably, their adopt-a-bird program.