VCA Pacific Petcare Animal Hospital

Serving San Diego, the Veterinarians of VCA Pacific Petcare Animal Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 858-481-1101 to schedule an appointment.

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.

  • Leah Smith

    Medical Director
    Board Certification: CCRT
    Veterinary School: Oregon State University

    Dr. Leah Smith is a native San Diegan.  She grew up in nearby Vista, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Loyola Marymount University. She went on to teach high school ...
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  • Geoff Ball

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Ball has always loved working with animals. At 15, he started his first job at an animal hospital outside of Chicago, while also volunteering at a shelter, working with feral cats. After ...
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  • Karen Soares

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Florida

    Dr. Soares graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida- Gainesville. Following graduation, Dr Soares completed a 1-year rotating Internship focusing in Internal ...
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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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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