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VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital

VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital

246 West Washington Street | San Diego, CA 92103

Call 619-616-7663
Monday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Dentistry
  • Digital Radiology
  • In-house Lab & Pharmacy
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome! Located in the heart of Hillcrest, on the corner of West Washington Street and Albatross, about 2.5 miles from Interstate 5 (I-5), VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital is a friendly, comfortable, full service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital. With skilled and caring veterinarians, we provide well-pet and sick-pet services for puppies & kittens, adult dogs & cats, and senior pets.

Our services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care vaccine clinics; spay, neuter, pet dental care, including dental digital radiographs; surgeries, digital x-ray & laboratory testing. We carry Hill's Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats. We work closely with several local rescue groups and animal shelters including the San Diego Humane Society and P.A.W.S.

Here at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital we care about you and your pet, and will help you take the best possible care of your loveable companion. Our veterinarians are knowledgeable and skilled, kind and compassionate individuals. Along with our friendly front office staff and well trained patient care team, we will provide exceptional service to you and your pet. In the community since 1990, we are here to serve you.

Additional Services/Information:
- Cats and Dogs welcome
- Early Drop-offs at 7:30am and Pick-ups as late as 6PM
- Animal shelter discount
- Internal Medicine
- Major credit cards accepted
- New clients always welcome - Prescription/premium diet pet foods
- Vaccinations

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Welcome to VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital!
Our X-Ray Room! Our X-Ray Room!
VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care. VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care.
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Craig Kinshella, DVM

Veterinary School: University of California, Davis
Craig L. Kinshella has always had a love for animals. While attending San Diego State University, he began to further his commitment to animals by working at the San Diego Zoo. Dr. Kinshella believes in giving back to the community. He participates in Mission Hills community programs and offers his assistance to local nonprofit humane societies, including Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. Dr. Kinshella has written articles on animal healthcare and animal rights. His work has been published in San Diego newspapers, and he has been a talk show host on animal healthcare issues.

Special Interests: Dr. Kinshella has a special interests in internal medicine and dermatology

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Lisa Olson, DVM

Dr. Olson grew up in a small rural community in central California, where she developed her love of animals. Her desire to help animals and their owners led her to veterinary school. She attended UC San Diego for her undergraduate education and knew San Diego would eventually be her new hometown. After graduating from veterinary school, she returned to San Diego where she lives with her family. Dr. Olson has been at VCA Hillcrest since 2005. Prior to that, she completed an internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Mission Valley.

Special Interests: Internal Medicine and surgery

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Kenna Clifton, DVM

Dr. Clifton grew up in the Los Angeles area before moving to San Diego for her undergraduate studies. After finishing veterinary school, San Diego once again became her home. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, running, hiking, and any other type of outdoor activity. She shares her life with her husband, daughter, dog and cat. Dr. Clifton has been at VCA Hillcrest since 2004. Prior to that, she completed an internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Mission Valley.

Special Interests: Internal Medicine and Soft Tissue Surgery

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