VCA West Bernardo Animal Hospital

Patricia Froehlich, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Patricia Froehlich graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. She completed a 3 year internship and residency in Radiology, then her Masters in Veterinary Clinical Science with Nuclear Medicine Imaging in 1981. That same year, Dr. Froehlich and her husband moved from Illinois to San Diego. They have 2 daughters, one of whom has completed her MBA and is currently working in Orange County. Her other daughter is a veterinary student at Iowa State University. Dr. Froehlich enjoys photography, quilting, horses and the outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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.