Our Team

VCA Pacific Petcare's medical capabilities are among the very best available, anywhere. Our veterinarian staff is expertly trained and our diagnostics are state-of-the-art. We're very proud of the large number of new patient referrals we receive. Whether it's a chronic and challenging dermatology case or an acute orthopedic trauma, we are well prepared for handling your pet's every need.

Our team is comprised of highly trained and experienced specialists, nurses and support staff who are all committed to providing the highest quality care and service. We stay abreast of the advances in veterinary care and use cutting edge technologies and methods that will ensure the best outcome, while protecting the health and safety of your pets.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

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

paw Team Spotlight
Karen Soares
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Soares graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida- Gainesville. Following graduation, Dr. Soares completed a 1-year rotating Internship focusing in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at VCA Emergency and Referral Center in San Diego where she was intern of the year!

Since then Dr. Soares has worked as an emergency clinician at a Specialty Referral/Emergency Hospital and as a general practitioner at a busy general veterinary practice.

Outside of her veterinary work, Dr. Soares enjoys yoga and plays organized soccer. Her family includes 3 cats, Ani, Ellie and Lily and an Old English Bulldog named "Brindle-Lynn". She has a big spot in her heart for kitties of all ages, sizes and attitudes!. Dr. Soares puts her considerable experience into solving and preventing many health concerns. Dr. Soares understands that pet owners want the best for their dogs and cats and does her best to make the four-legged patients feel welcome and comfortable.

VCA Pacific Petcare is proud to have Dr. Soares on our team. Stop in and meet Dr. Soares and you will see what a wonderful veterinarian she is.

Mariscela Quinn
Hospital Manager

Mari is the cornerstone to our smooth running practice. As Hospital Manager, she is responsible for maintaining order at the hospital. This includes:

Registered Veterinary Technician
Client Relations Staff Scheduling


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.

Veterinarian Support

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.


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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's 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.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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