San Diego Pet Hospital participates in non-profit and community programs to help improve the quality of life of animals in the greater San Diego area.
This non-profit organization holds weekend spay clinics at various veterinary clinics around the San Diego area. Feral cats are trapped, spayed and neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites, and released back to the same place they were captured from. San Diego Pet Hospital proudly supports the Feral Cat Coalition’s work in reducing cat overpopulation by hosting a weekend clinic annually and providing free spay/neuter services to feral cats weekly in our clinic. Volunteers are always welcome. Call us for details.
San Diego Pet Hospital takes part in a mentoring program for local high school students who may be interested in a career in veterinary medicine. High school juniors who are accepted into the program spend 4-6 weeks at our clinic observing, helping out and learning about the profession, and during their time here they complete a project of their own design.
At the end of their internship, they present the project to school administrators, teachers, and other students here at the clinic where they can show off their new friends and mentors. Some of the students have stayed in touch with us after going off to college, and one student worked here part-time while taking college classes.
We also take on a limited number of summer interns who are usually college students planning a career in veterinary medicine. Interns spend two the three months during the summer shadowing our veterinarians and observing procedures and surgery.
Every so often an animal comes into San Diego Pet Hospital that deserves a second chance. These animals have either been abandoned, or with the owner’s approval, they are relinquished to us, they are treated, loved, surgery may be performed, and then they are adopted into new homes.Learn More