Originally from the Texas Gulf Coast, Dr. Townsend received his veterinary medical degree from Texas A & M University. He worked in emergency veterinary medicine for the first 20 years of his career before switching to general practice here at VCA Bonita. Dr. Townsend enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in surgery. He lives in San Diego with his wife, 2 kids, and a whole bunch of animals! Dr. Townsend and his wife are co-owners of a small commercial organic farm on the Sweetwater River, which is where he spends most of his time away from the office.