Meet Our Vets

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, DVM

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. Briah Tannler, DVM

Dr. Briah Tannler is a San Diego native who started her veterinary career as a Registered Veterinary Technician in Encinitas, CA.  She met her husband while working as a technician and moved with him to Indiana where they both attended the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine – go Boilermakers! While at Purdue, Dr. Tannler studied with some of the nation’s finest specialists in internal medicine, cardiology, surgery and neurology.  In addition, she spent time studying wildlife, zoo and exotic animal medicine through externships at the Parque das Aves and the Refugio Bela Vista in Brazil, the Indianapolis Zoo and the San Diego Zoo.  In her final year of training, she volunteered at local humane societies to provide medical and surgical services to dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents in need.  She graduated in 2013 with a passion for helping people take the best possible care of their furry, feathered and scaly family members.  Dr. Tannler is very excited to join the team at San Diego Pet Hospital and is looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. James Ransom, DVM

Meet San Diego Pet Hospital Vet - Dr. James Ransom, DVM

Dr. James Ransom is originally from England and moved to San Diego with his family in 1993. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego, he spent a year working in research before attending veterinary school. He graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2009. At San Diego Pet Hospital he treats a wide variety of pets including cats, dogs, and various exotic species. Dr. Ransom enjoys traveling and volunteering his time with non-profit organizations. Over the past two years he has travelled extensively with World Vets, most recently to Guatemala, Colombia, and Peru for spay and neuter clinics and to help educate underserved communities in South and Central America. He also volunteers his time participating in spay and neuter clinics in Tijuana. Dr. Ransom would love to meet with you and your pets to discuss preventative care, proper nutrition, and any general health concerns you may have. Call and make an appointment with Dr. Ransom today!

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.