VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital

Our Story

In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1990. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.

Located in the heart of the Hillcrest section of San Diego, our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

Hometown Care at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital

Welcome! Located in heart of Hillcrest, on the corner of West Washington Street and Albatross, about 2.5 miles from Interstate 5 (I-5), VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital is a friendly, comfortable, full service AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. With three skilled and caring veterinarians, we provide well pet and sick pet services, for puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats, and senior pets. Our services include physical exams, vaccines, including weekly Preventative Care Vaccine Clinics; spay and neuter, pet dental care, including dental digital radiographs; surgeries, digital x-ray and laboratory testing. We carry Hill's Prescription Diets, Royal Canin therapeutic pet food, and a variety of treats. We work closely with several local rescue groups and animal shelters including the San Diego Humane Society, P.A.W.S., and FACE.

Here at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital, we care about you and your pet, and will help you take the best possible care of your loveable companion. Dr. Craig Kinshella, Dr. Kenna Clifton, and Dr. Kevin Lew are knowledgeable and skilled veterinarians, and kind and compassionate individuals. Along with our friendly front office staff and well-trained patient care team, we will provide exceptional service to you and your pet. In the community since 1990, we are here to serve you.     


Accreditations & Affiliations
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American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

Helpful Resources

Lionbridge provides over-the-phone and video interpretation services for non-English-speaking and American Sign Language (ASL) clients. In real time, veterinary providers can enlist an expert Lionbridge interpreter to facilitate a clear exchange of information between themselves and clients. Lionbridge’s on-demand, remote interpretation services enable effective and accurate communication with clients. This service empowers clients to be heard and spoken to in their own language, which in turn facilitates a deeper understanding of the care your pet needs.  

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