Dr. Thomas H. Boyer is the owner of the Pet Hospital of Penasquitos since 1999. Dr. Boyer's vision is to give the community, pet owners, and most of all, your pets, the finest health care possible. Dr. Boyer received his doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, in 1989 after completing his pre-veterinary studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Dr. Boyer has practiced dog and cat medicine, as well as exotic animal medicine, for over 20 years. Dr. Boyer is a specialist in the veterinary care of reptiles and amphibians. In 1991, he co-founded the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, which now has over a thousand members worldwide.
Dr. Boyer served as the organization's first president and created the Bulletin of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, now the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, and served as its Editor-in-Chief for eighteen years until 2008. The Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery remains one of the premier veterinary publications focusing on reptiles and amphibians. Dr. Boyer is one of a very small group of doctors who have earned the title “Diplomate” from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). ABVP Diplomates have proven knowledge and expertise beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. Dr. Boyer completed extensive training, passed certification requirements including written tests, and earned the privilege to specialize in the treatment of reptiles and amphibians. Dr. Boyer is one of select group of reptile and amphibian veterinarians nationwide who are ABVP-certified as a reptile and amphibian specialists, and is San Diego’s only reptile and amphibian veterinarian with this advanced training and credential. Dr. Boyer published two books on reptile medicine through the American Animal Hospital Association, the most recent of which is Essentials of Reptiles: A Guide for Practitioners, in 1998.
Dr. Boyer spent a year as a clinical instructor in exotic animal medicine at Colorado State University's School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in 1994 and 1995. He has an active interest in small and exotic animals and continues to lecture and write on reptiles and ferrets. He is a member of American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Association of Avian Veterinarians, California Veterinary Medical Association, Ferrets Anonymous, San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, San Diego Herpetological Society, and San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society.
Dr. Boyer lives in San Diego with his wife and two children. They share their home with four cats (Caiman, Rhea, Hydra, Astra), a bird (Keke), and leopard tortoises. In his free time, Dr. Boyer enjoys mountain biking, running, fishing, gardening, and visiting the local microbrews in sunny San Diego.
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Dr. Boyer and his staff are awesome. Very caring, attentive, and very sweet. I brought my 10 week old, now 14 week old frenchie here and received great care. Dr. Boyer and staff have always been so kind to offer any advice to me. They've always worked with my schedule and I've ony had great experiences with them. I would highly recommend them. Jinna K.
I genuinely can't imagine a more wonderful vet. We have brought all three of our dogs here for the last several years and ever single time. We are thrilled with Dr. Boyer and his staff. Callie L.