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Welcome to Not Just 4 Paws Animal
Your Veterinarian in Canyon Lake,CA
Call us at (951) 244-4199

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (951) 244-4199!

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Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital has been providing veterinary care in the Inland Empire since the early 1990's. Our approach to veterinary care is unlike those of the Corporate Veterinary World. Fair prices and quality care in a warm friendly environment where your pet's health is our primary objective. This is the standard at Not Just 4 Paws. We realize the importance of our clients and their pets. Please visit us today.

Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Laura Searle-Barnes has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting their Canyon Lake veterinarian. 

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: To provide your pet with the same compassion and care that we give to our own animals.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (951) 244-4199 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Canyon Lake veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Canyon Lake pet owners.

At Not Just 4 Paws Animal, We treat your pet like one of our own....

Laura Searle-Barnes
Canyon Lake Veterinarian | Not Just 4 Paws Animal | (951) 244-4199

31564 Railroad Canyon Road
Canyon Lake, CA 92587

Meet Our Doctor

  • Laura Searle-Barnes, BVetMed MRCVS

    Welcome to NotJust4Paws, I am Dr. Laura Searle-Barnes and I grew up in a small rural village just North of London, United Kingdom, with my parents and younger brother.   For me, it was less of a decision to become a veterinarian and more of a vocation, knowing from the age of 4, I wanted to be a veterinarian and was lucky to receive a place at the Royal Veterinary College, London, where I trained in both small and large animals and graduated in 2006.


    I moved to the USA in 2006 where I worked in Seattle for 6 months and then back to the UK whilst waiting for a more permanent visa to return to California in 2008.  In that time, I worked for the UKs largest charity (PDSA), helping families in need with their pets health concerns at the same time as gaining a wide range of surgical and emergency experience.

    In my lifetime I have had quite the collection of pets: Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, Guinea pigs, chinchillas, chickens, ducks and a tortoise.  I truly love all creatures great and small.  I am lucky enough to now live on a ranch with my husband, Stephen, who has a degree in kinesiology and specializes in sports therapy massage (humans and horses), my daughter Lilly and son Logan.  We have plenty going on to keep us busy!
    Although I practice both medicine and surgery I do have a special interest in dentistry and attend as many outside classes on this topic as I can find!  I also love working with rabbits, as growing up with them and coming from a country where they are the second most popular household pet, I miss seeing them, but am glad they are becoming more popular here in the United States.
    Practice ownership has been a dream of mine for quite some time, though it has had its challenges due to the overwhelming corporate takeover in this profession.  I consider myself very fortunate to have found Not Just 4 Paws. I intend for it to remain a family run friendly practice for years to come, and look forward to meeting each client and patient.


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Office Hours

*no doctors on staff - Saturday

Canyon Lake Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm

closing early Christmas eve and New years eve 8 am - 2 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm

Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm





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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We are new to the community and found Not Just 4 Paws. The staff is amazing, the prices are great, and we trust Dr. Zimmer. Lexie and Lola say that you for not making it "ruff" on us!"
    Terry L.
  • "This is our vet home, wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Dr. Zimmer has been amazing with my cats for years. This last visit, I saw Dr. Craig and he too was so compassionate and good with Dora. She was comfortable and at ease the entire time. He presented me with a couple treatment options and sound advice. Not Just 4 Paws doesn't break the bank, so I feel more inclined to take my cats in if I'm concerned, versus waiting and seeing. The doctors and staff are honest, professional and caring. Thank you all for taking such good care of Dora and Amy."
    Marcie H.
  • "OK - many Animal Hospitals are like a drop in the ocean, but Not Just for Paws is the entire ocean! Dr. Zimmer is one of the most knowledgeable, compassionate and caring veterinarians around. The staff are friendly and more than competent but there is one thing that makes all of them shine and it is this: They realize that your pets are "people too" and treat them with white glove respect and loving care. Needless to say, we love this place!"
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