Meet Our Vets

Dr. Juan Pablo Romero, DVM

Dr. Romero was born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana. He studied veterinary medicine in Mexicali and did an internship and residency in internal medicineDr. Juan Romero, DVM, San Diego Pet Hospital, Lemon Grove and surgery in Mexico City. His special interests are dentistry, ultrasound, internal medicine, and reptile medicine. In his free time he enjoys swimming, jogging, skydiving, scuba diving, hiking and spending time with his Irish Wolfhound, Tristán, his hairless cat Mia and desert tortoises Venom and Pinkie. Dr. Romero is a native Spanish Speaker, and welcomes our Spanish speaking clients to come see him at San Diego Pet Hospital!

Dr. Laura Kosmo, DVM

Dr. Laura Kosmo was raised right here in San Diego County and attended University of California, Santa Barbara. She then went on to Ross University of Veterinary MedicineDr. Laura Kosmo, DVM, San Diego Pet Hospital in Lemon Grove and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Kosmo has a passion for surgery as well as preventative medicine and wellness care. She has volunteered her time at numerous spay/neuter clinics, and helps out with our local Feral Cat Coalition in helping to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats. In her spare time, Dr. Kosmo loves spending time at the beach with her three rescue dogs. She also shares her home with three cats and a bearded dragon named Jorge. Dr. Kosmo would love to meet you and get to know your pets, and help with any of your veterinary needs.

Dr. Daniel Frankel, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Daniel Frankel is from the East Coast and graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1993.  He then went on to study at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.Dr. Daniel Frankel, DVM, DACVS, San Diego Pet Hospital, Lemon Grove While there he earned numerous academic awards including the Scholarship for Highest Academic Achievement in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1998, Dr. Frankel worked two years of general veterinary practice in Wyoming before being accepted and completing a one-year Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Ontario, Canada. He rounded off his training in a three-year Small Animal Surgical Residency and Masters of Science program at Colorado State University.  Six months later he was accepted as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery. Dr. Frankel has authored several scientific articles on topics including total hip replacement and surgical treatment of liver shunts. Dr Frankel has advanced training in TPLO, TTA, Total Hip Replacement, Fracture Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Frankel’s special interests include stifle surgery and cranial cruciate ligament repair, fracture repair, soft tissue surgery, arthroscopy and oncological surgery. He has been providing referral specialty surgical services in Southern California since 2004. Dr. Frankel is available for consultations to discuss your pet’s specific orthopedic needs and options available.