Team Picture of VCA Main Street Animal Hospital

Our Team

VCA Main Street is the oldest veterinary hospital in San Diego and has been ensuring the health of San Diego pets since 1927. We are also the first animal hospital to have a Board Certified Specialist on staff.

Since 1959 we have been continuously accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) as achieving the Highest Standards in Veterinary Care and are proud to be part of only 12% of all hospital that can claim that honor.

Our doctors have over 75 years of combined experience keeping San Diego pets healthy, while incorporating the latest advancements in veterinary care.

Dr. Schroder, Dr. Tugend, and Dr. Kelly, who is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist, are committed, compassionate, and knowledgeable veterinarians who are part of a dedicated VCA Main Street family.

We are backed by several Specialty and Emergency hospitals in San Diego County and are part of the network of over 600 VCA hospitals and 275 board certified specialists nationwide.

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Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

Our Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets.

Explore our veterinarians’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet’s care.

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Our Support Team

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve.

Explore our support team members’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet’s care.

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Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed each pet owners' expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Darlene Bohnstehn

Client Service

Elias Ojeda

Client Service

Gypsy Main Street

Client Service

Luis Caballero

Client Service

Marla Adame

Client Service Manager

Norma Jimenez Torres

Client Service


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Vilen Vlasov

Hospital Manager

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Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.

Veterinary Services for Your Pet

Your pet can enjoy comprehensive preventive and wellness care veterinary services for every stage of life, from puppy or kitten through adult and the senior years. We invite you to explore our services to learn more and help keep your pet happy and healthy!
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