Why Choose VSH
Why Choose Veterinary Specialty Hospital? We at Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) know that you have options when choosing your veterinary healthcare specialist. Since 1990, we have been dedicated to being the pre-eminent world-class veterinary specialty center in San Diego. Why do we consider VSH a world-class center? More importantly, what are the benefits to you and your pet? A world-class veterinary center must excel in five areas:
- Top Specialists
- Exceptional Service and Care
- State-of-the-art Technology
- Advanced Procedures for Diagnosis and Treatment
- Comprehensive Care and Client Choice
Our doctors rank among the most skilled and distinguished in the nation. 18 of our veterinarians are board-certified specialists. Besides earning their Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, they had 4 additional years of education and training that included an internship, a 3-year residency in the area of their specialty, and successfully completed rigorous state and national boards. One doctor is board-certified in both surgery and ophthalmology - the only practicing veterinarian in the country with this distinction. Several specialists now teach, or have taught previously at major schools of veterinary medicine. Most of our doctors lead seminars educating other veterinary professionals. Many regularly publish professional papers or are active in research.
The VSH team of specialists practice “collaborative medicine.” The team combines their veterinary expertise and skill in each specialty to deliver the best diagnosis and treatment to your pet.
In addition to medical skill, our veterinarians are deeply committed to attentive service to their clients and compassionate care for their patients.
Like our doctors, our team of certified veterinary technicians and assistants are skilled, experienced, and, in many cases, specialized in certain practice areas. Most of our staff are pet owners too. We have great empathy for the connection you have with your pet.
We believe a key to exceptional service is communication. Our staff receives intensive training on how to provide world-class service. While your pet is with us, you will be kept up to date on your pet's status, diagnosis and treatment. We will make sure that you are informed about your options for care. We will allow you the personal space and time to weigh your choices carefully.
Powerful advanced technology provides our doctors with the necessary tools to offer the best possible care. Our Imaging Department uses advanced digital imaging and high-resolution systems that allow our doctors to detect and evaluate a wide range of conditions.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital is the only facility in greater San Diego with an in-house linear accelerator for radiation therapy. The radiation therapy is computer-controlled so that the minimum effective dose of radiation is precisely delivered to cancer cells, eliminating damage to healthy tissue and reducing side effects.
Our Stat Laboratory is an in-house commercial-quality medical lab containing high-grade equipment. The lab enables fast accurate turnaround of tests. The Critical Care and Emergency service department has advanced systems such as telemetry for cardiac monitoring.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital is committed to staying on the leading edge of innovative treatments and procedures. Our goal is to increase longevity and improve the quality of life for your pet.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital has developed into a major veterinary center where our clients have a “one stop shop” for a broad array of specialty services, 24-hours a day 7 days a week. Our 18 specialists operate as a team and are supported by our in-house diagnostic and treatment capabilities, offering a wide range of options for care, including the most advanced.
In addition, we have a close relationship with UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center, which is co-located in our facility.
Finally, we recognize that the best, most comprehensive care comes from a strong partnership between you, your family veterinarian, and our medical team. Our aim is to provide that for every client, every time.