Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Vista, CA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Solana Beach, Poway, and Bonsall.

  • Dr. Mark Handel

    Veterinarian

    From the moment Dr. Handel read James Herriot’s novel All Creatures Great and Small, he knew veterinary medicine was his path in life. 30 years later, he still loves going to work every day to care for Vista’s pets!

  • Dr. Linda Knox

    Veterinarian

    Since elementary school, Dr. Knox has always wanted to be a veterinarian, and that commitment has never wavered.  When it came to apply for college, she had already settled on UC Davis, the only veterinary school in California at that time.

  • Dr. Jennifer Nissen

    Veterinarian

    Although she majored in biology during college and thoroughly enjoyed her studies, Jennifer could not imagine sitting behind a lab bench for the rest of her career. She thought back to her love of animals, and realized veterinary medicine was the perfect way to combine her scientific interests with her passion for helping others!

  • Chris Cooley

  • Danielle O’Connell

    Registered Veterinary Technician

  • April Neubeck

    Registered Veterinary Technician

  • Natalie Acuna

    Registered Veterinary Technician

  • Britney Eischen

    Veterinary Technician

  • Crissy Mahin

    Veterinary Technician

  • Sara Clayton

    Veterinary Technician

  • Tara Daugherty

    Veterinary Technician

  • Tracy Rossello

    Veterinary Technician

  • Joey Escalante

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Courtney Fraser

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Sonia

  • Kristen Young

    Client Service Representative

  • Morgan Davies

    Veterinary Assistant

  • Leila Carey

    Veterinary Technician