Meet Our Vets

Dr. Lisa Labrecque, DVM

Dr. Lisa Labrecque, San Diego Pet Hospital

Dr. Lisa Labrecque invites you to join our family of friends and clients at San Diego Pet Hospital

Dr. Lisa Labrecque earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, then moved to San Diego for an internship in small animal emergency and surgery. She has been the owner and Medical Director of San Diego Pet Hospital since 2007. A firm believer in the power of the human animal bond, her practice philosophy reflects this theme. Dr. Labrecque is also a strong advocate of spay/neuter programs and has worked with a number of non-profit organizations. She spent two years in Hawaii working as Health Director of Lanai Animal Rescue Center — a free roaming, outdoor cat sanctuary that houses more than 350 feline residents. She has also worked and volunteered her time with the San Francisco SPCA, Fix our Ferals, Rural Area Veterinary Services, Ninth Life Foundation, Maui Humane Society, and Maui SPCA. Dr. Labrecque currently serves as the veterinary liaison for the Feral Cat Coalition where she is responsible for developing and implementing medical protocols and overseeing the volunteer veterinary staff. Prior to attending vet school she worked in wildlife rehabilitation, with African Elephants at the Oakland zoo, and did research with sea urchins. Her areas of interest include Preventative and Wellness Care, Dermatology, Surgery, Endocrinology, and Dentistry. She is a former competitive figure skater and enjoys a regular yoga practice.

Dr. Emily Clore, DVM

We are very pleased to have Dr. Emily Clore join our team of exceptional Veterinarians at San Diego Pet Hospital. Dr. Clore specializes in small animal medicine. She grew up in the Southeast with horses and dogs aplenty, and looked up to the people who took care of her animals and wanted to be a veterinarian just like them some day. She called it her “I want to be a fireman” dream. She received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, then returned to study Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine near Boston. After many long winters in Boston, she moved to San Diego for the climate and plans to stay here for the people and the animals. Her veterinary interests include: preventative medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, dermatology, surgery, and internal medicine. At San Diego Pet Hospital she focuses on careful diagnostics, client education and collaboration, and gentle care for senior pets.

Dr. Daniel Frankel, DVM, DACVS

Meet San Diego Pet Hospital Vet - 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. 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.