Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital

Your local veterinary hospital in Point Loma, California


Dog being examined by Veterinarian and nurse

Exams and Consultations

Your pet will receive a complete physical examination and we will review diet, preventative medicine, and exercise to ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible. 

Yellow lab sitting in front of bags of dog food.

Nutritional Counseling

Pets’ nutritional needs change as they enter different stages of their lives. The best way to make sure your pet’s needs are being met is to consult with us about a diet made specifically for his or her lifestyle.

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We believe in utilizing the highest level of medical technology, and our surgeons are experienced and highly trained. We want to assure you that your pet is in good hands, and that we will do everything to provide the best care possible. 

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There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets and other animals. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

Veterinarian examining Australian Shepherd.


Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure, and is completely safe. This microchip is registered with your pet’s vital information, and can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal shelter so that they can return your pet directly to you.

Woman petting white dog in exam room.

Preventative Medicine

Regular checkups allow us to establish a baseline in your pet’s health and make us aware of any changes that may indicate future problems. Oftentimes health problems that go undetected can become more serious issues when left untreated, so checkups are important even when your pet appears healthy.

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Our hospital provides a wide variety of in-house diagnostic testing with the most state of the art technology available. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of care possible, and our diagnostic tools help us do that.

French bulldog being examined by veterinarian.



We offer a fully stocked pharmacy to fill your pet’s prescription needs. Having an on-site pharmacy provides you with a more convenient way to get your pet’s medication. We hope that this will save you time and ultimately enhance your experience with us.

Tabby cat chewing on toothbrush.


Has your pet lost that sparkling smile? As part of our commitment service, we offer surface tooth brushing in the grooming salon. We use an enzymatic toothpaste and individualized brushes for your pet. Our toothbrushes are disposable to ensure your pet's dental care is always hygienic and healthy.

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About Us

One of the things that make 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 since 1970 located in San Diego, CA.  

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 quickly as possible. We also maintain excellent relationships with nearby specialists should your pet need a referral for specialized care.

We’re open Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm. We are available for emergencies and walk-in appointments during business hours. If you have an after-hours emergency, please call VCA- Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral center at  619-299-2400 .

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