VCA Bonita Animal Hospital

Lance Gibson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Oklahoma State University


Dr. Gibson grew up in San Diego and has been working in the veterinary field, starting as a kennel aid when he was 18 years old. He received a BS in Biology from San Diego State University, pursued studies in Wildlife Management at Sacramento State University and studied Veterinary Science in Liverpool, England, before returning to the US to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. Gibson graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1998 and immediately returned to San Diego to start practicing veterinary medicine. He has now worked for three VCA hospitals over the course of 10 years.

Dr. Gibson has a special love for cats earning him the title "The Cat Doctor," from his coworkers. He is especially fond of black and white "tuxedo" cats. His interests include: Feline internal medicine, veterinary dentistry, preventative medicine, geriatric pet care, and spaying and neutering feral cats for population control.

His hobbies include hiking, trailer camping, riding ATVs in the desert, building musical instruments (ukuleles), playing acoustic guitar as well as teaching guitar to his many nieces and nephews.

Dr. Gibson shares a horse (Xena), a Great Pyrenees dog (Chloe), a tuxedo cat (Plumeria) and lots of fish (mainly guppies) with his wife and two boys.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.