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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 Temecula Valley 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 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 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. 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 our 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

  • Paul Zimmer, DVM

    Welcome to Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital. My name is Dr. Paul Zimmer and I am happy to welcome you and your pets to come meet me and my wonderful staff. We, at Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital believe that by working as a team and keeping you informed that together, we can provide the best health care possible for your family member, to ensure many years of companionship. We treat your pet like one of our own because your pet is a part of our family. Not Just 4 Paws Animal Hospital is a family owned business and it is important that you know we are committed to providing your pet with the absolute latest and the best in veterinary care.

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Office Hours

*no doctors on staff - Saturday

Canyon Lake Office


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm

limited service: prescription and food collection, appointment scheduling



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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!"
    Dar Payment