VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital Staff

VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital

Phone: 858-485-7570
Fax: 858-485-5781
11605 Duenda Road, Suite D
San Diego, CA 92127
Business Hours
Sun Closed

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

VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital is located in the beautiful community of Rancho Bernardo just west of I15 on the corner of Rancho Bernardo Road and Duenda Road. Our hospital is in the Westwood shopping Center with CVS, Taco Bell and the famous Edelweiss Bakery. We can be found directly across from Taco Bell and next to Continental Dry Cleaner.

We are a comfortable, medically 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, senior pets and pocket pets. Our services include complete wellness care, diagnostic and medical care, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care vaccine Clinics; spay, neuter, and pet dental care; surgeries, digital x-ray, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, laboratory testing, stem cell therapy and house calls. We also provide a comfortable and safe boarding facility, and professional grooming services for dogs and cats.

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In addition to our standard services, we offer stem-cell therapy, drop-off services, and canine and feline boarding. We also have an outstanding groomer who can meet all of your pet's grooming needs.

The friendly staff at VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital have an understanding of what your pet means to you and what the best medicine is for your pet. We have compassionate employees who really care for you and your pet. Our staff really enjoys working with animals and enjoys making sure your pets get the very best medicine they need and you deserve.

Dr. Karen Hackett
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Karen Hackett is a San Diego native.  She grew up in East County loving anything with "fur" on it.  She was inspired to become a veterinarian

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Dr. David Schlereth
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Iowa State University

Born in PA, Dr. Schlereth's family moved to New York when he was a child.  He spent his teenage years working in a small animal hospital helping

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Wonderful Clinic
D May from Rancho Bernardo

Our veterinarian (Dr. Savage) is such a nice and kind person. She always cares so much for our animals - you just know they are in good hands when Dr. Savage cares for them. She is very smart and gives excellent guidance. She advises what is in the best interest of the animal's quality of life, which can be hard for an owner to determine.

In addition, Nan is one of the veterinary technicians. Both Dr. Savage and Nan provided wonderful support and empathy when my dog passed away of old age. It is a very difficult time, and they did not have to spend the time with me that they did. It is a true testament to their dedication to both the animals they treat and the owners who accompany them.

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
858-485-7570 or request an appointment.