Practice Policies


Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm

Wednesdays we are often in Orange County and Los Angeles working on exotics.

Appointment times are approximate due to nature of a house call practice -
traffic, construction, emergencies, etc can all affect Dr Bob’s actual arrival time.
Medical emergencies are always prioritized over all non-emergency appointments.

Examinations of your pets can be done either outside or inside your home, your choice. It is suggested that small dogs and cats be examined inside on raised surface. Good lighting is essential - A kitchen, laundry room, or bathroom countertop are some excellent options. Please have cats in a carrier when we arrive.

Surgical Services such as spays or other internal surgeries are performed by Dr. Bob at a local hospital on Thursdays. The staff and surgical environment are very familiar to Dr. Bob as he done his surgeries there for several years.

Overnight Hospitalization Services are referred to one of our local clinics.

Cash, check, or credit card payments are required at the time services are provided.
** Special payment arrangements are only available if made in advance of the appointment.**

For after hours emergencies, please call
California Veterinary Specialists at (951) 600-9803

Robert S. Hildreth DVM, Inc, dba La Cresta Veterinary Services, the practice of Dr. Robert Hildreth DVM, reserves the right to refuse or terminate services for any pet and/or client at any time.