VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital

San Diego Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Craig Kinshella

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Craig L. Kinshella has always had a love for animals. While attending San Diego State University, he began to further his commitment to animals by working at the San Diego Zoo. Dr. Kinshella believes

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  • Kenna Clifton

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Clifton grew up in the Los Angeles area before moving to San Diego for her undergraduate studies. After finishing veterinary school, San Diego once again became her home. In her free time, she enjoys ...
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  • 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 owners led her to veterinary school. She attended

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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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.

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