Welcome to Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital!
Your Veterinarian in San Diego, Tierrasanta, San Carlos, Clairemont Mesa & the Surrounding Areas


Hours of Operation and Protocol Changes as of 3/24/20 

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Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a shelter at home order for the State of California. Because veterinary care is considered an essential service, we will remain open with modified hours and services during this time. For at least the next month, we will be open 8 AM to 5 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; our Wednesday and Saturday hours of 8 AM to 2 PM remain unchanged.

Moreover, the California Veterinary Medicine Association has recommended all wellness visits and non-critical surgeries be rescheduled to limit public exposure. As such, we will be postponing all non-urgent exams until at least April and offering curbside service in an effort to protect our clients and staff. We still ask that you call us at 858-292-6116 from the parking lot to check in any appointments and receive further instructions. Prescriptions, food, and flea/tick/heartworm prevention can be picked up as usual, but we recommend calling ahead to coordinate pickup and payment. Many of these items can also be shipped to your home directly through our Covetrus online pharmacy.

If you have any questions about our current protocols or about your pet's care, please call us at 858-292-6116 or email us at tvhclients@gmail.com. Our office number is also available to text. We will be sure to provide any necessary updates as the situation continues to develop. Your pet's health is still our priority and we appreciate your understanding as we do our part to protect both your health and ours as well. Stay safe.

Watch our video regarding new office hours & COVID-19 safety procedures.


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If you live in San Diego or the surrounding areas and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Michelle Schexneider is a licensed California veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

TIERRASANTA VETERINARY HOSPITAL is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Michelle Schexneider has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our San Diego veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 858-292-6116 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our San Diego veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for San Diego pet owners.


Our Mission

We partner with our clients by supporting, encouraging, and trusting each other in a fun, compassionate, professional environment in order to bring medical and preventative care to our beloved patients with minimal stress and fear.


Dr. Michelle Schexneider
San Diego Veterinarian | TIERRASANTA VETERINARY HOSPITAL | 858-292-6116

10799 Tierrasanta Blvd
San Diego, California 92124

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  • Russ S.
    -Veterinary Assistant

    Originally from Washington State, Russ has a love for the great outdoors. His favorite part of the job is sending home happy pets after they've finished their visits.

  • Madisyn V.
    -Veterinary Assistant

    Just like her mother, Madisyn loves working with animals and learning new skills to apply to her career in the veterinary field. She is also our resident reptile lover.

  • Jennifer C.
    -Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer values the compassion our team shares with each other and the animals in our care. The fish tank in our office is one of her passion projects, and she has approximately a billion fish of her own at home!

  • Phar N.
    -Social Media Manager

    Just your friendly neighborhood cat whisperer!
    I've always loved animals, and I couldn't imagine my life without my assortment of furry friends; I have a soft spot for the ones that need a little extra love and care. Until the military moves me, I'll be here for you and your pet with all my heart.

  • Dr.
    Michelle Schexneider
    D.V.M.
    Dr. Schexneider has been very happy providing veterinary care and boarding to the Tierrasanta, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, Lakeside and San Diego communities. She has been a veterinarian for over a decade with vast experience with internal medicine, pet surgery, and emergency medicine. She is a true San Diego native with military roots, as both her dad and her husband have served in the US Navy. She loves hanging out with her enthusiastically supportive husband, their pack of dogs, and their ridiculously athletic son who keeps them plenty entertained.
  • Janice G.
    -Inventory Manager
    As early as I can remember, I had always had an immense connection and love for all animals, thanks to my mother. I've been an employee at Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital since 1999. Over the course of my years at the hospital, I have worn many hats and had many titles. I am proud to say that I have been able to help many, many animals and clients over the years and I hope to help many more in the future.
  • Leona V.
    -Veterinary Technician
    Ever since I was a kid I knew I wanted to work in this field. I love what I do and I promise to treat your pet like my own.
  • Dede C.
    -Veterinary Technician
    On my 32nd birthday I still could not find a profession I wanted to belong to for the rest of my life. Then one day a friend suggested I take a vet assistant class. And now, 16 years later, I can't imagine doing anything else.
  • Brittany P.
    -Registered Veterinary Technician
    I have always been an animal advocate and animal lover since I can remember, always bringing home strays and loving every species. I proudly own the title 'Crazy Animal Lady' and everyone I know would agree.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

  • "My pets are always first and are always provided the best care. And my babies love coming here. I 100% recommend bringing your fur babies here because you’ll be rest assured they are taken care of. I boarded them here and they had a great time and were cared for so well."
    Megan Pinnell
  • "Being new to the area we didn’t know where to start with finding a vet for our new rescue dog. So happy we decided on Tierrasanta Vet Hospital. We definitely came to the right place. Great, caring, transparent staff."
    Crysta Lynch
  • "I really liked this place because they thoroughly examined my dog and when they found ou that she needed oral surgery the vet explained everything in detail and was very kind and supportive throughout the whole process and the staff even called several times to let me know how my dog was doing and how well the surgery went. Overall, I highly recommend this place"
    Cecilia Ramos
  • "As always, our recent experience was great. The doctor and all of the staff treat us like family and both our dogs feel very comfortable there. Well, mostly comfortable. They always look forward to going to the doctor, though. They know there will be love and treats and very little hurt, if any. I love Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital!"
    Andrea Foote
  • "Everyone took such great care of me and my little dog. They were so loving and caring. I have definitely found my new vet!"
    Angelica Carbagal
  • "The environment was so welcoming. It was great having oil diffusers that had essential oils that are known to aid in pet stress."
    Shadi Azoum

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