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Best Veterinarians
in San Diego

Why These Veterinarians?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best veterinarians in San Diego, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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4 Paws Animal Hospital

Based in 4S Ranch since 2007, the veterinary practice 4 Paws Animal Hospital has been treating cats and dogs from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Families in the greater San Diego community can bring their pets to the clinic for vaccinations, behavioral counseling, laser therapy, dentistry, oncology, and surgeries on both soft tissue and bones. 4 Paws Animal Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

San Diego, CA 92127 (858) 487-7297


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Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy

Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy is a downtown San Diego veterinary office treating dogs and cats from the city and surrounding areas. Dr. Marla Saltzman and Dr. Crystal Van Lom, who jointly founded the clinic in 2013, are formally trained and extensively experienced in the areas of veterinary internal medicine, dermatology, hospice care, and urgent care. They also provide their canine and feline patients with wellness exams, surgical care, vaccinations, microchipping, and dental care.

San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 795-2400


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B Street Veterinary Hospital

B Street Veterinary Hospital is a San Diego animal hospital led by Medical Director Elena Vassilev, DVM. Dr. Vassilev, an alumna of the University of Illinois’ veterinary program, is a Board Certified Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care. She has served as a practicing veterinarian in the San Diego Metro for more than a dozen years. Dr. Vassilev works alongside four qualified associates, Jenna Olsen, DVM, Marshia Keene, DVM, Jeff Pollard, DVM, and Lisa Grunewald, DVM.

San Diego, CA 92102 (619) 237-0600


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Balboa Vet Hospital

Balboa Vet Hospital is a San Diego pet healthcare center owned and led by Dr. Kyle Sorrells. Dr. Sorrells, who received his DVM from UC Davis, has devoted his career chiefly to providing small animal surgical and dental care. He and his staff also perform vaccinations, dermatological procedures, and nutritional counseling.

San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 223-0644


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Bayside Veterinary Hospital

Bayside Veterinary Hospital, a Point Loma veterinary clinic, offers health care to cats, dogs, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds, and small farm animals from all over the greater San Diego community. The selection of services ranges from wellness screenings, vaccinations, and dental exams to urgent and emergency treatments.

San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 313-4810


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Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital

Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital is a San Diego pet clinic with patients from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Dr. Mark Anderson, who recently assumed ownership of the Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital, is particularly experienced in performing soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries, stem cell therapy, dermatology, and pain management. The American Association of Feline Practitioners has designated Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital as a Cat Friendly Practice. Additionally, the clinic has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 485-9111


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Black Mountain Road Pet Clinic

Black Mountain Road Pet Clinic is Rancho Peñasquitos pet clinic that focuses on providing routine veterinary care at affordable prices. Pet owners can request a wellness exam for $19.95, vaccinations for $18, and spay/neuter services for as little as $55. The veterinary team at Black Mountain Road Pet Clinic serves patients from Poway, Escondido, and all parts of San Diego.

San Diego, CA 92129 (858) 281-0902


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Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center

Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center is a cat-only animal hospital located in San Diego. Dr. Ann Middleton is a San Diego native who received her DVM from UC Davis’s veterinary program. Dr. Middleton is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association and accredited by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 483-1573


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Clairemont Village Pet Clinic

Leading the staff of veterinary professionals at Clairemont Village Pet Clinic are Dr. Perry Diamond and Dr. Sarah Tritt, two experienced small animal veterinarians. Dr. Diamond, who joined the office more than 15 years ago, serves as its medical director as well as its owner. He practices internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and reproductive medicine. Dr. Tritt, a graduate of the Tuskegee University' School of Veterinary Medicine, focuses on surgery, radiology, and preventive care.

San Diego, CA 92117 (619) 275-5752


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Colony Veterinary Hospital

Colony Veterinary Hospital was founded in San Diego in 1994 and has provided local pets with a range of veterinary medical services. Leading the clinic is Dr. Sarah Vineyard, DVM, an alumna of the Western University of Health Sciences’ veterinary program. Dr. Vineyard is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association.

San Diego, CA 92122 (858) 450-5047


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Friars Road Pet Hospital

Friars Road Pet Hospital, which has been helping San Diego Metro area pets for more than two decades, is led by Dr. Brian Peterson, DVM. Dr. Peterson works with a team of veterinary technicians and assistants to provide internal medical care, microchipping, dentistry, allergy testing, and vaccinations. Pet owners can also bring their companion animals to Friars Road Pet Hospital for overnight boarding.

San Diego, CA 92120 (619) 282-7677


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Kearny Mesa Veterinary Center

San Diego veterinarians Craig Marvil and Brad Broady merged their practices in 1998 to form Kearny Mesa Veterinary Center. The clinic, purchased in 2013 by Bjorn Barre, DVM, provides preventive pet healthcare services, as well as dental care, surgical treatments, and dermatological treatment. The staff includes professionals who provide specialized care to pediatric and geriatric pets.

San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 279-3000


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Morena Pet Hospital

Morena Pet Hospital is the private practice of San Diego veterinarian Dr. Jeanne M. Potter. Dr. Potter, who graduated from the UC Davis veterinary program in 1987, has owned the hospital since 1989. She works alongside Dr. Crystal Steib, an alumna of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Both doctors are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, Morena Pet Hospital is an accredited affiliate of the American Animal Hospital Association.

San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 275-0888


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Paniolo Equine Veterinary Services

Paniolo Equine Veterinary Services, a mobile veterinary clinic in San Diego, exclusively treats horses. Equine owners from the city and the surrounding areas have turned to Paniolo Equine Veterinary Services for spinal manipulation, dentistry, acupuncture, castration, and pre-purchase exams, as well as general checkups and preventive care.

San Diego, CA 92196 (858) 547-9111


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Pet n' Vet Support Services

Pet n' Vet Support Services is a pet healthcare service, centered in San Diego, that does not occupy an office space. Rather, veterinary technician Josh Millerd and his colleagues offer veterinary care directly at families’ homes. The team consists entirely of licensed, trained technicians, who are also able to provide relief support to overwhelmed local pet hospitals.

San Diego, CA 92104 (619) 208-4637


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Rancho Bernardo Pet Hospital

Rancho Bernardo Pet Hospital is a San Diego animal hospital providing an array of medical and dental services for animals. Dr. Shira Horenstein, the practice’s veterinary doctor, studied veterinary medicine at Ross University before receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. She is particularly focused on dermatological treatments and internal medicine.

San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 451-1700


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Rose Canyon Animal Hospital

Rose Canyon Animal Hospital, a San Diego pet healthcare center, practices veterinary surgery, including soft-tissue surgeries, spaying, and neutering. Dr. Anthony Michael, the office’s owner, is a graduate of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association.

San Diego, CA 92117 (858) 273-4680


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South Bay Veterinary Hospital

South Bay Veterinary Hospital, a pet care clinic based in Chula Vista, helps families from San Diego and other nearby municipalities seeking healthcare services for their household dog or cat. The staff is experienced in performing pet surgeries, vaccinations, and dental procedures, in addition to specialized care options such as dermatology and stem cell therapy. Pets can also receive grooming.

Chula Vista, CA 91911 (619) 422-6186


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The Pet Hospital of Tierrasanta

The Pet Hospital of Tierrasanta, a San Diego veterinary clinic since 1992, focuses not just on treating pets, but also on educating pet owners. Dr. Grafton Houston, a 1989 graduate of the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, founded the clinic after serving for several years as an educator at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Dr. Dowd, his partner, received her DVM from the University of California at Davis. In addition to surgical, dental, and preventive care, the Pet Hospital of Tierrasanta offers boarding and grooming.

San Diego, CA 92124 (858) 569-7777


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Turquoise Animal Hospital

Turquoise Animal Hospital, a San Diego clinic serving families from all over the city and the neighboring municipalities, is led by four trained and experienced Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. The practice stands out in that, besides conventional treatment options, it offers alternative treatments such as acupuncture. Turquoise Animal Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), signifying that the clinic complies with the AAHA’s ethical standards and its stringent quality expectations.

San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-0658


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University Pet Hospital

University Pet Hospital provides full-service veterinary care for dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets from their clinic in La Mesa. Licensed veterinarian for the hospital Dr. Juliana Wilcox is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist and pain management specialist. She and her staff offer dermatology, dentistry, grooming, and dietary management care. Pet owners have praised University Pet Hospital for its friendly, caring, and accommodating staff.

La Mesa, CA 91942 (619) 312-4439


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