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Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital
Your local family owned and operated
veterinary hospital in Point Loma, California
One of the things that makes Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital so unique is our desire to make your pet part of our extended family. Our team is dedicated to providing the best care possible for your pets, and in 2009 we were proudly certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) – only 15% of small animal hospitals achieve this accreditation.
Our facility is equipped with an in-house laboratory, digital x-rays (both for the body and dentistry) and ultrasound. This state-of-the-art equipment helps our doctors diagnose and treat most problems as quick as possible. We also maintain excellent relationships with nearby specialists should your pet need referral for specialized care.
We’re open Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm and from 8am – 2pm on Saturday. We are available for emergencies and walk-in appointments during business hours. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call (619) 299-2400.
Barbara darnell. Thank you so much for treating my raina. And my 2 new babies... Update. They are excellent but a bit shy. Raina just looks at them. Lol. They are very sweet little gals. I hope with time they trust they are in a loving home. Its not an easy start for both but they do get near me when they get fed. Ella is more confident than hannah. However they make me try harder for them... thank you so much
I have a 16 yr old blind dog that needed masses removed. I was having trouble finding a vet that would even consider helping him. I happend upon the clinic while shopping and couldnt be happier. As long as i have a furry friend they will be going to the shelter island clinic. You just know your in the right place as soon as you walk in the door..
Took my little dog there for regular check up and dental work. Did not realize how expensive that would be but can not complain. Doctor and staff exceptionally caring and kind. They called a number of times while she was recovering. Great experience overall and would recommend without hesitation.
We love our vet. She has seen our pets on a moments notice before. At times she saves us money by not testing our pets with extra tests they don't need. They work great with my two hyper dogs. The staff is very friendly and know us by name. It is always a welcoming experience at this vet office.
Such a wonderful caring staff. Dr Darnell truly cares and spends time to explain diagnosis at length. She’s neat:)
Great staff. Very professional and kind. The doctor seen my dog within 10 minutes of being there. She was gentle and she listened. The price was the best I've experienced in San Diego. I highly recommend.
I do appreciate Dr. Darnell and her staff. She did a wonderful job with my kitty and her gum disease. My kitty was a rescue cat, who already came with gum disease. I envisioned that my kitty would need teeth cleaning every 6 months.She did such a great job, that within the year it was gone. Her recommendations for food and water additive was spot on. I am a customer for life.