We Welcome Pets
of pretty much every species!
We are a locally owned hospital dedicated to building enduring relationships with the community, pet owners, and pets of all species.
Having trouble finding a veterinary hospital that sees exotics? Look no further!
We see tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, rats, hamsters, and birds.
Discuss your pet's medical care with one of our knowledgeable and caring team members @ 858-484-3490 or EMAIL US
Planning your vacation but have no one to watch your pets? We offer Reptile boarding.
I have been bringing my bearded dragon, Miss Baxty, to Dr. Boyer & Dr. Mendez at Pet Hospital of Penasquitos for many years now as Dr. Boyer is nationally recognized for his expertise in reptiles. Baxty had been having progressively worsening issues related to egg laying as she advanced in age, and Dr Boyer performed major surgery to spay Baxty and remove stuck egg follicles. Baxty made it through the procedure with no problems and had no infections post surgery. She's also had her teeth cleaned here with sedation with no adverse issues, and both Vets have helped Baxty with other problems in the past. Without Boyer's surgical expertise in reptiles, I doubt my lizard would have made it to being 10 years old now. The office staff also deserves a mention as they are very good with handling reptiles and small animals, and both Tim & Kevin have done an excellent job giving my lizard injections and she's comfortable being handled by them.
I took my guinea pigs here because one of them was bleeding from somewhere and didn't know which one. The staff was super nice and we were taken into the back almost right away. The doctor found who was bleeding and from where super quick. My guinea pig was bleeding from the lower gums by the tooth and the doctor asked me if he wanted to get an x-ray just to see if the tooth was broken from the root and I said of course. Fortunately there was nothing wrong with the tooth. My guinea pig had just cut something in his mouth. And the doctor was nice enough to talk to me about diet for my pigs. So overall I am pleased with this place and the cost wasnt too outrageous. I think I found a good vet for my pigs.
We have Bearded Dragons and it is not easy to find a good reptile vet in San Diego. Dr. Boyer is, without doubt, THE best herp specialist in the County. In addition to having the formal training in reptiles that most "herp specialists" actually lack, he has wonderful bedside manner, insight, and empathy. He's always ready to answer more questions and discuss treatment plans, has tremendous patience and sensitivity, and is obviously a profoundly decent, kind person. He is the only person in the county that we would take our reptiles to.