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Veterinary Specialist-AAHA-Accredited-The Standard of Veterinary Excellence - A full service veterinary hospital in San Diego caring for your dogs, cats, reptiles and exotic animals

General Info

The Pet Hospital of Penasquitos is a full service veterinary animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of quality and compassion in veterinary care for your dogs, cats, reptiles and exotic animals in a welcoming, informative, and supportive environment for our clients. Simply stated, we believe in treating your companion pets like our own. We offer competitive pricing, same day appointments, early drop off, overnight care, extended Saturday hours and a caring friendly veterinary care team. The Pet Hospital of Penasquitos offers daytime emergency care in addition to standard medical, surgical and dental veterinary care. Our in-house pharmacy, laboratory, radiology facilities and state of the art anesthesia and monitoring equipment ensures your pet will get the care it needs. We have a special interest in exotics, especially reptiles and amphibians. If we can't provide the care your pet needs we don't hesitate to refer you to a specialist who can. Our commitment is to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during the lifetime of your dog, cat and exotic pet.   We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet and owner.

Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
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Fax: (858) 484-3499

Royal Canine
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mastercard, amex, debit, discover, financing available, visa
Prado Penasquitos Shpg Ctr
Rancho Penasquitos, Northeastern San Diego

Veterinary Specialist-AAHA-Accredited-The Standard of Veterinary Excellence - Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Reptile and Amphibian Practice


Dr. Boyer is a member of AAHA, AVMA, American Assoc of Zoo Vets, Assoc of Reptilian and Amphibian Vets, Assoc of Avian Vets, CVMA, Ferrets Anonymous, SDCVMA, SD Herp Society, and SDTurtle and Tortoise Society.  Dr. Boyer passed the qualifying examination in November 2010 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Reptile and Amphibian Practice (1 in 5 in the nation).

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Provided by Citysearch - 

Can't ask for a more knowledgeable reptile vets, Dr. Boyer and Dr. Steffas were wonderful to help me when my iguana ate rocks, private practice, the staff goes out of their way to help you, small office, means one on one care and they are flexible to your needs. Would fly in from another state if I move if my iguana needed surgery, thats how good they are and how much I trust them.

Iguana Girl


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GREAT VET! So glad I found Dr. Boyer!

Recommended by the San Diego Zoo, Dr. Boyer saved my iguana ""Babe"" when no one else could. He is a GREAT vet! He is the one of the highest trained reptile vet and surgeon in the country, My 17 yr. old ""baby"" means everything to me and he cares about him like I do. He can tell you what you need to know to keep your pet healthy and happy.I wasted alot of time and money with other vets who have limited knowledge. I would have traveled across the country to save Babe, but the Zoo set me straight and gave me his name. If you have an iguana, go here.



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Worst Experience EVER

This was our worst experience ever, We took our Pom in to Dr. Boyer, last week, and he was diagnosed with Luxating Patella on both his back knees, and he told us that he needed to have a surgery. He gave us a Written estimate, and we went a head and made an appointment to get this surgery done. Shorty after we found out that Dr. Boyer him self is not capable of performing such a procedure, and he is using a Freelancer NON Surgeon, NON Certified Dr, named : Rachell Brinton, so after many attempts trying to talk to this so called Dr. we finally talked to her, and she sounded very convincing, so we decided to give this a try. Today was the actual day of surgery, and after dropping off my dog, we got a call from her, stating that the cost of surgery will be 2 times more than what we had on the Written estimate, She was extreme unprofessional, Rude & talked extreme nonsense, so we decided to pick up our Dog, and have actual certified surgeon perform this surgery. When we went to pick up my Dog, they had already drugged him, and shaved. without our permission. Neither of the mentioned Dorctors. had a  decency to actually come to front desk and talk to us, they both 100% neglected us we received a very nasty attitude, and I don't know how they Drugged my Dog, but he was out of it when I brought him back, Please be advised that this So called Dr. Rachell Brinton, is only a Day taker, and she is not a Surgeon, or certified Dr. She should not be allowed to perform these kind of surgery, she is the worst professional veterinarian we have ever met, Please save your pet, and take it some place else. This place is a huge Ripp OFF they are only after your money, and Do NOT give a sh** about your Loved ones.