About Valley Animal Hospital

Valley Animal Hospital is a small and exotic animal practice with a team that offers you and your pet high quality medicine in a friendly, service-oriented environment.

Our approach to medicine stems from a deep respect and love for animals and the recognition that pet owners have that same bond. We strive to blend the science of medicine with the art of healing.

Serving pets and owners in the Goleta area, as well as the following communities:

Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria, La Conchita, Ventura, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Las Cruces, Lompoc, Vandenburg Village, Los Alamos, Orcutt and Santa Maria!

Dr. Lexi Rugg

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Dr. Lexi Rugg Bio and Photo

Hours of Operation and Contact

Valley Animal Hospital is located at:

102 South Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117


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We are open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

After Hours Emergency Care

If you have an emergency after hours, please call the following emergency clinic:

Santa Barbara

VCA C.A.R.E. 805.899.2273

VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital

301 E. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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A.V.S. 805.729.4460

Advanced Veterinary Specialists

414 East Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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V.M.S.G. 805.339.2290
2199 Sperry Ave. Ventura, CA

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Yelp Reviews

S.W. 6/26/2015

"I've been coming to valley animal hospital for 8 years. Fantastic service and medical skill. Always timely yet Dr. Rugg takes extra time to make sure everything is understood and explained throughly.

With a recently paralyzed bulldog, Dr. Rugg took the time to help find and fit a cart and make sure all my options were explained. Through traditional and alternative techniques (acupuncture) my baby has regained the ability to walk on his own."

Jon H. 2/23/2016

"Our family of dogs continue to go to Dr Rugg . We could not be more happy with the professional and kind care we receive from her. She takes her time answers all your questions and makes great suggestions. We have been with her for 5 years and highly recommend this vet.

She also has advanced training in pain relief acupuncture, etc. for older animals."