VCA Grossmont Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Lyric Malloy

    Lyric is a Registered Veterinary Technician and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2008. She is native San Diegan. Lyric has been involved with veterinary medicine for almost 10 years. She has joined VCA Bonita in 2009 and moved to VCA Grossmont in March of 2012. When she is not at VCA, Lyric enjoys taking care of horse Gus, cat named Joe and two dogs, Dazzle and Charlie.

  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    Beatriz Ramirez

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kelly Adams

    Kelly was born and raised in San Diego and has worked at VCA Grossmont since March 2011. Kelly has 3 children and several pets. Some of her favorite past times include going to Disneyland, shopping, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Candice Smith

    Candice has been working at VCA Grossmont since Valentine's Day 2011. She has several pets including two dogs, two cats and a 9 foot snake. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, baking and watching scary movies

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kim Smith

    Kim is a veterinary assistant and graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College in 2007. She has been involved with veterinary medicine for almost 7 years. She moved to San Diego from Iowa in 2010 with her military husband and joined the VCA Grossmont team in March of 2012. When she is not at VCA, Kim enjoys taking care of dog Magnum and two cats, Cali and Mesa.


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 AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Please call the following emergency hospitals immediately:

Pet Emergency and Specialty Center
5232 Jackson Drive ● Suite 105 ● La Mesa, CA 91942 ● Phone: 619-462-4800

VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center
2317 Hotel Circle South ● San Diego, CA 92108 ● Phone: 619-299-2400