VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital

Phone: 619-299-7387
Fax: 619-299-7396
246 West Washington Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Business Hours
Sun Closed

Dr. Craig Kinshella
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome!  Located in heart of Hillcrest, on the corner of West Washington Street and Albatross, about 2.5 miles from Interstate 5 (I-5), VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital is a friendly, comfortable, full service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital.    With 3 skilled and caring veterinarians we provide well pet and sick pet services, for puppies & kittens, adult dogs & cats, and senior pets.  Our services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care vaccine Clinics; spay, neuter, pet dental care, including dental digital radiographs; surgeries, digital x-ray & laboratory testing.  We carry Hill's Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats.  We work closely with several local rescue groups and animal shelters including the San Diego Humane Society, P.A.W.S and FACE.   

 Here at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital we care about you

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Hillcrest is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Lisa Olson
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Olson grew up in a small rural community in central California, where she developed her love of animals. Her desire to help animals and their

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Dr. Kenna Clifton
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Clifton grew up in the Los Angeles area where she discovered the joy of animal companionship, along with a passion for science and promoting

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Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
619-299-7387 or request an appointment.