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VCA Animal Specialty Group

VCA Animal Specialty Group

5610 Kearny Mesa Rd | San Diego, CA 92111

Call 858-683-7373
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Description

Meet the Owners: At VCA Animal Specialty Group, we look forward to
welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes the better
we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible
healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why
our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll
give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an
exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is
so important to your pet's long-term health. In every case, you'll be
served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our
veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel
are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest
veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients
get the best in prevention and healing methods.

History: The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Specialty
Group is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission
to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the
hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is
equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client
experience for both you and your pet. And if things get very
complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest
network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word:
Teamwork! Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very
first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out,
our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming
experience for both you and your pet.

Specialties: We provide veterinary services for every stage in your
pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to
keep her happy and healthy. Our services don't end at our hospital
doors. As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to
extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge
base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of
over 2,000 VCA veterinarians. And if your pet ever needs truly advanced
veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These 40
clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical
therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as
stem cell therapy.

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Dr. Timothy Lenehan

Dr. Lenehan, with his international experience, has advanced training in the field of orthopedics and he has extensive experience with angular limb deformities. He also has a strong interest in neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Lenehan joined Dr. Tarvin in practice in 1982.

Dr. Lenehan completed his internship at the Army Veterinary Corps, his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, his fellowship at Synthes Laboratory, Switzerland, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Tarvin and Dr. Lenehan have published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters pertaining to veterinary surgery. In addition, they are frequent lecturers on state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical techniques on the local, regional, national and international levels.

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Dr. Guy B Tarvin

Dr. Tarvin specializes in orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy and reconstructive joint surgery. He also has extensive experience in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He founded Veterinary Surgical Specialists in 1981. Veterinary Surgical Specialists merged with Animal Internal Medicine on October 2009 to become Animal Specialty Group.

Dr. Tarvin completed his internship and residency at Animal Medical Center, New York and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Tarvin and Dr. Lenehan have published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters pertaining to veterinary surgery. In addition, they are frequent lecturers on state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical techniques on the local, regional, national and international levels.

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Dr. Peter Slusser

Dr. Slusser sees referrals in all aspects of internal medicine and oncology, including cases involving cardio-pulmonary disease, major organ dysfunction, infectious and hematological disease, gastroenterology and endocrine disorders. He opened Animal Internal Medicine in San Diego in 1989. Animal Internal Medicine merged with Veterinary Surgical Specialists in October 2009 to become Animal Specialty Group.

Dr. Slusser completed his residency at and was an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Dr. Michael R. Geist

Dr. Geist has completed his residency in internal medicine. He will take the ACVIM certification exam in July of 2010. Dr. Geist has extensive training in all aspects of internal medicine. He has a special interest in nephrology, gastroenterology and non-invasive interventional techniques.

Dr. Geist completed his Internship at Veterinary Emergency Clinic, in Toronto Canada and his Residency at Animal Medical Center, New York.

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Dr. Gregory Jackson

Dr. Jackson joined VCA Animal Specialty Group in August 2011. He has extensive training in all aspects of surgery. His special surgical interests include fracture repair, joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Jackson completed his surgical internship and residency at the Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles.

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