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. 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 Medicine 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. 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 medicine 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. 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.