VCA Pacific Petcare Animal Hospital

Karen Soares, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at VCA Emergency and Referral Center in San Diego where she was intern of the year!

Since then Dr. Soares has worked as an emergency clinician at a Specialty Referral/Emergency Hospital and as a general practitioner at a busy general veterinary practice.

Outside of her veterinary work, Dr. Soares enjoys yoga and plays organized soccer. Her family includes 3 cats, Ani, Ellie and Lily and an Old English Bulldog named "Brindle-Lynn". She has a big spot in her heart for kitties of all ages, sizes and attitudes!. Dr. Soares puts her considerable experience into solving and preventing many health concerns. Dr. Soares understands that pet owners want the best for their dogs and cats and does her best to make the four-legged patients feel welcome and comfortable.

VCA Pacific Petcare is proud to have Dr. Soares on our team. Stop in and meet Dr. Soares and you will see what a wonderful veterinarian she is.


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.