Pet Hospital of Penasquitos in San Diego

9888 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite F
San Diego, CA 92129


We Welcome New Pets

of pretty much every species!

Are you planning your next vacation, we offer REPTILE BOARDING

We are an independent and locally owned hospital dedicated to building enduring relationships with pet owners and their pets no matter the species.

We welcome you to contact us today to discuss your pet's care 858-484-3490

The Pet Hospital of Penasquitos in San Diego is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital dedicated to providing the very best for small animals of any shape and size. Dr. Boyer and Dr. Mendez and their team share a love for dogs and cats but also for exotic pets such as tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, rats, hamsters and chickens. Our hospital is small but don’t let the size fool you because Dr. Boyer and Dr. Mendez and their team are compassionate when it comes to the veterinary care of your pet. Your pet is a part of your family and ours and we strive to educate you concerning conditions that may affect your pet...Let us provide the individual and compassionate care your pet deserves.

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. Only 12-15% (about 3,600) of hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association. Accreditation by AAHA means we have been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence.That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less. 

Dr. Boyer is also a specialist in reptiles and amphibians. Our commitment to you is to provide quality, collaborative veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in preventive care for young, healthy pets, early detection, and treatment of disease as your pet ages, with complete medical and surgical care as necessary during the lifetime of your dog, cat, and exotic pets.

If we can't provide the care your pet needs we will not hesitate to refer you to a board certified specialist who can provide the care your pet requires.We appreciate the role your pet plays in your family and we are dedicated to be your partner in your pet's health care. 

We are family and locally owned veterinary clinic and we strive to provide excellence in medicine and compassionate care throughout your pet’s life. If you live in Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, Scripps Ranch or the surrounding areas our Pet Hospital is very easy to access. We are conveniently located off highway 56, Rancho Penasquitos Blvd and Carmel Mountain Rd, in the heart of Rancho Penasquitos.

Dr. Boyer and Dr. Mendez and their team are committed to building enduring relationships with pet owners and their pets no matter the species.

I have been bringing my bearded dragon, Miss Baxty, to Dr. Boyer & Dr. Mendez at Pet Hospital of Penasquitos for many years now as Dr. Boyer is nationally recognized for his expertise in reptiles. Baxty had been having progressively worsening issues related to egg laying as she advanced in age, and Dr Boyer performed major surgery to spay Baxty and remove stuck egg follicles. Baxty made it through the procedure with no problems and had no infections post surgery. She's also had her teeth cleaned here with sedation with no adverse issues, and both Vets have helped Baxty with other problems in the past. Without Boyer's surgical expertise in reptiles, I doubt my lizard would have made it to being 10 years old now. The office staff also deserves a mention as they are very good with handling reptiles and small animals, and both Tim & Kevin have done an excellent job giving my lizard injections and she's comfortable being handled by them.  Ian Nicastro

I took my guinea pigs here because one of them was bleeding from somewhere and didn't know which one. The staff was super nice and we were taken into the back almost right away. The doctor found who was bleeding and from where super quick. My guinea pig was bleeding from the lower gums by the tooth and the doctor asked me if he wanted to get an x-ray just to see if the tooth was broken from the root and I said of course. Fortunately there was nothing wrong with the tooth. My guinea pig had just cut something in his mouth. And the doctor was nice enough to talk to me about diet for my pigs. So overall I am pleased with this place and the cost wasnt too outrageous. I think I found a good vet for my pigs. Alivia Bosworth

We have Bearded Dragons and it is not easy to find a good reptile vet in San Diego. Dr. Boyer is, without doubt, THE best herp specialist in the County. In addition to having the formal training in reptiles that most "herp specialists" actually lack, he has wonderful bedside manner, insight, and empathy. He's always ready to answer more questions and discuss treatment plans, has tremendous patience and sensitivity, and is obviously a profoundly decent, kind person. He is the only person in the county that we would take our reptiles to. Ted T

Physical Address
Pet Hospital of Penasquitos-Veterinary Specialist
9888 Carmel Mtn., Rd.
Ste., F
San Diego , CA 92129  US
Mailing Address
Pet Hospital of Penasquitos-Veterinary Specialist
9888 Carmel Mtn., Rd.
Ste., F
San Diego, CA 92129  US
Phone : (858)484-3490
Fax : (858)484-3499

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