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Pacific Pet Hospital

The Best Care for Your Best Friend

Pacific Pet Hospital would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

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PET VISITS

What We Do

Pain Management

Going to the vet can sometimes be a scary experience for your pet, and they don’t always know how to tell us that they’re experiencing pain. Our priority at Pacific Pet Hospital is to keep your best friend as comfortable as possible before, during and after their exam or procedure with us. In addition to […]

Cat Comfort Exams

At Pacific Pet Hospital, we know how difficult it is to bring your cat to the veterinarian. We have a special area behind the receptionist desk to hold your cat carrier away from the dogs that may be in the waiting area. You can also pick up sedative medication to give your cat before your […]

Surgery

At Pacific Pet Hospital, our doctors are proficient in advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Your pet’s surgery is done safely with intensive anesthetic monitoring in a sterile operating room, with close attention being paid to post-operative pain. Our doctors have advanced training and will always offer you the option to refer you to a […]

Safer Itch Control

We use a new and innovative, state of the art medication to provide your pet relief from scratching, itching, and hair loss. This medication does not have the side effects of steroids and is extremely safe for your pet. Scratching, itching, and hair loss are signs that your pet may be suffering from skin parasites, […]

Digital X-Rays

Pacific Pet Hospital features high-tech x-rays which allow us to make treatment decisions in a more informed and efficient manner. X-rays can identify most organ and bone problems, while digital dental x-rays help us to see the health of the teeth below the gum line. With our innovative technology, we are able to enlarge an […]

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a machine that uses ultrasonic waves to help Pacific Pet Hospital visualize the internal organs of a pet. Ultrasounds help pets because it detects problems that we cannot pick up on an x-ray machine. We do not need to refer ultrasounds out. They are all done on-site, giving us fast results that are […]

Dentistry

Pacific Pet Hospital uses state-of-the-art dental equipment for our oral surgery, which can be performed at the hospital. Our oral exams are usually done without sedation, but in some pets, a light sedative may be necessary. The doctor will look at the gums and the amount of plaque or tartar that has built up on […]

Vaccinations

Not every pet needs every vaccination, and not all vaccinations are the same. At Pacific Pet Hospital, we use the highest quality and safest vaccinations for your pet with the least chance of adverse reaction, and we will tailor a vaccination schedule to your pet’s specific needs. Each pet is evaluated on exposure risks and is […]

Internal Medicine

Pacific Pet Hospital’s internal medicine services feature advanced in-house testing equipment with access to veterinary specialists for consultations. Some of the following conditions we treat include: Heart disease Lung disease Liver disease Kidney disease Gastro-intestinal disease Urinary tract disease For more information on our internal medicine services, contact Pacific Pet Hospital here.


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Doug Humphrey

Associate Veterinarian Dr. Humphrey received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1996 and graduated from the veterinary school at Virginia Tech in 2000. He then completed advanced training in a year-long internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Humphrey originally worked at Pacific Pet Hospital from 2002 to 2005 before moving to […]

Dr. Ken M. Upton

Medical Director Dr. Upton received his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1989.  He has lived in San Diego since graduating.  In addition to providing general veterinary care, his special area of interest is performing soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.  Dr. Upton is a member of the San Diego County Veterinary […]

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “The experience was wonderful. The staff members were all nice and very helpful. They answered all questions I had in a way that I could understand. They were also very patient when my cat became fussy during the examination. I trust this clinic to provide the best care for my pet!”
    J.G. Poppy’s Mom
  • “I appreciate the knowledge that the staff provided and care for my puppy. The Vet was wonderful with lots of good information and reference material to help me make the best decision for my new puppy.”
    M.S. Daisy’s Mom
  • “We really liked the new doctor. We were thinking of changing vets but now we will stay with you. Thanks for the great care!”
    D.K. Lucy’s Mom
  • “I have been using them since 1992, just starting with our 3rd dog. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and the care is excellent. Diagnoses are always explained with all options given. The facility is always spotless! I also like that our dog can be washed at the same place. I highly recommend them to anyone.”
    Mark T.
  • “I have been coming here over 25 years. They have taken excellent care of my pets from birth, puppy litters and death. Recently they even took care of my Guinea Pig. I have complete faith in the providers and staff here. Some may say its pricey, but the prices are relative to the problem, so we find it more than reasonable. I will never even consider another office.”
    Jeff and Sue Swett
  • “The office is always immaculate! The front desk personnel are knowledgeable and extremely courteous. The actual visit with the doctor is thorough and my questions are always answered to my satisfaction! I would (and have) recommend this office to my friends and family. We’ve been taking our pets to this veterinary group for decades.”
    Dennis D.
  • “This pet hospital is excellent. The vets and staff are caring, compassionate and considerate. They have cared for my Lab mix for his entire life, all 15 years of it! He is still going strong and I attribute that to the excellent care they provide.”
    Patricia S.
  • “Princess, my English bulldog, luvs this place… she pulls us into the shop!”
    Eileen T.
  • “I was promptly seen and the staff was very friendly. The Dr. took her time to explain everything and never rushed. Before I left the nurses ensured that I understood all home instructions and medication. The Dr. called the next day and let me know the results of the tests. I highly recommend Pacific Pet to anyone who truly cares about their four-legged family members.”
    Brett G.

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Pacific Pet Hospital

1466 Melrose Ave

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Monday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Closed

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