Why Choose VSH: Top-Quality Veterinary Healthcare Specialists and Services

Why should you choose Veterinary Specialty Hospital for your pet? At VSH, we know that you have options when choosing your veterinary healthcare specialists and services - that's why we strive to provide you and your pet with the best experience possible. Since 1990, we have been dedicated to being the pre-eminent world-class veterinary specialty center in the San Diego area, excelling in the five key areas described in detail below:

Learn more about how our world-class veterinary healthcare specialists and services can benefit your pet - please obtain a referral from your family/general veterinarian to book an appointment at either our North County (760-466-0600) or San Diego (858-875-7500) location. You can also contact us by email for more information.

In addition, we are happy to lend our knowledge and experience to fellow veterinary professionals in need of assistance on particular cases - please request a consultation with VSH today. We value your partnership!

Top Specialists

Our veterinarians, 28 of which are board-certified specialists, rank among the most skilled and distinguished in the nation. Besides earning their Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, our specialists had four additional years of education and training that included an internship, a three-year residency in the area of their specialty, and they successfully completed rigorous state and national boards.  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 practices "collaborative medicine." The team combines their veterinary expertise and skill in each specialty to deliver the best diagnosis and comprehensive treatment to your pet.

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Exceptional Service and Care

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.

Our staff receives intensive training on how to provide world-class service. We believe a key to exceptional service is communication. 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.

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State-of-the-Art Technology

In addition to our first-rate veterinary healthcare specialists and services, we also seek to utilize the most advanced veterinary equipment. Powerful 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.

VSH is also 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 and accurate turnaround of tests.

The critical care and emergency service department has several advanced systems including telemetry for cardiac monitoring.

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Advanced Treatments and Procedures

VSH is committed to staying on the cutting edge of innovative treatments and procedures. Our goal is to increase longevity and improve the quality of life for your pet.

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Comprehensive Services

VSH 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, seven days a week. Our 28 specialists operate as a team and are supported by our in-house diagnostic and treatment capabilities, offering a wide range of options for care.

In addition, we have a close relationship with the 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. Through a combination of top-quality veterinary healthcare specialists and services, we aim to provide the best for every client, every time.

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