Welcome to Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital

Pets are unique creatures that thrive on personal, loving care. At Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital in San Diego, that’s exactly what you can expect. We offer personalized veterinary services to pet owners in San Diego and the surrounding areas. When you bring your pet to us, you can rest assured he's in good hands.

Who We Are

Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital is run by Dr. Michelle Schexneider, a licensed California veterinarian with over 10 years’ experience in her field. Dr. Michelle specializes in internal medicine, pet surgery, and emergency vet care. Dr. Michelle and our team treat all kinds of pets, offering routine medical care services, pet surgery, and urgent and emergency care. We welcome pets of all ages and breeds and make every effort to help you feel confident in our care. If you’re looking for a full-service animal hospital that provides first-rate, compassionate care, you’ve come to the right place!

What We Do

As a full-service animal hospital, we provide a wide range of veterinary services for pets. These services include:

Wellness Exams

We encourage pet owners to schedule annual wellness exams for their pets to catch health problems early or prevent them altogether. An annual pet exam entails a comprehensive checkup of your pet to uncover early warning signs of sickness or disease. If we detect abnormalities in your pet’s health, we’ll follow up with skin, blood, or urine tests to provide an accurate diagnosis so we can recommend the best treatment.

If there’s a risk of your pet developing health problems due to his age, weight, or lifestyle, we’ll recommend changes in his routine or diet to prevent these issues before they arise. We’ll also check your pet for flea, tick, or heartworm infestation and provide medications for preventative care.

Vaccinations

We offer full vaccinations for your pet to protect him from infectious diseases. As pets differ in their lifestyle and healthcare needs, we’ll customize a vaccination schedule for your cat or dog to ensure he gets the protection he needs.

Pet Dental Care

We recommend your pet have annual dental checkups and cleanings as part of his oral care. Routine dental care will protect your pet’s teeth and protect him from dental issues that can impair his overall health.

Puppy and Kitten Care

If you have baby pets, you can bring them to our facility for puppy and kitten care. We’ll give them their vaccinations, provide parasite and heartworm treatments, and monitor their growth and development to give them a head start in living healthy lives.  

Trust Our San Diego Veterinarian for Quality Vet Care

For vet care services you can trust, contact Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital in San Diego at 858-292-6116 today.

 

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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.

  • 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.
  • 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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