VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital

David Robbins, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Michigan State University


Dr. Robbins is the Medical Director of VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Davis and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Although a native Californian, Dr. Robbins spent 10 years practicing veterinary medicine in the Southeast. Dr. Robbins has a deep passion for pain management and frequently lectures to veterinarians on this topic. He is a member of several international pain societies and certified in stem cell therapy. In addition, Dr. Robbins writes pet advice columns for several San Diego magazines and newspapers. Dr. Robbins enjoys cooking, fishing and spending time with his family.


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.