We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. 
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Karen Soares, 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.

Karen Soares

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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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