VCA Main Street Animal Hospital

Our Team Overview

VCA Main Street is the oldest veterinary hospital in San Diego and has been ensuring the health of San Diego pets since 1927. We are also the first animal hospital to have a Board Certified Specialist on staff.

Since 1959 we have been continuously accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association as achieving the Highest Standards in Veterinary Care and are proud to be part of only 12% of all hospital that can claim that honor.

Our doctors have over 75 years of combined experience keeping San Diego pets healthy, while incorporating the latest advancements in veterinary care.

Dr. Schroder, Dr. Tugend, and Dr. Kelly, who is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist, are committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable veterinarians who are part of a dedicated VCA Main Street family.

We are backed by several Specialty and Emergency hospitals in San Diego County and are part of the network of over 600 VCA hospitals and 275 board certified specialists nationwide.

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Get to know us

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.


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, contact VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center at (619) 299-2400. 

VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center is located at 2317 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108.