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1362 Garnet Ave
San Diego • CA 92109

Phone: 858.272.6255
 Fax: 858.270.5160


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Internal Medicine/Full Hospitalization 

Our doctors are all internship trained with years of veterinary experience to have the comfort and knowledge to treat your pet’s internal medicine problems. Our clinic is capable of full hospitalization with an experienced staff of veterinary nurses/technicians able to implement and carry out even the most critical care monitoring for your pet.


Complete surgical capabilities and a technologically advanced operating suite with all the most modern anesthetics and monitoring agents.  With over 50 years of combined surgical experience, we are capable of doing a myriad of soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery for your pet.  We even have an “on call” veterinary surgical specialist who comes to our practice to do more advanced orthopedic procedures (TPLO/TTA/Ear Ablations/Plate fixation for fractures).


Dr. Hoolihan has trained extensively on ultrasound and echocardiography in specialty hospitals and with our local mobile radiologist.  Dr. Hoolihan also spent 5 months as a Cardiology Resident in a busy Los Angeles specialty hospital doing cardiology and internal medicine consultation.  With our top of the line GE Vivid i Ultrasound machine, we are capable of doing comparatively inexpensive ultrasound and echocardiographic studies for your pet.


Complete dermatologic work-ups available with skin cytology, dermatohistopathology, scraping, blood allergy testing and immune therapy.

Digital Radiology

Our x-rays are digital images on a high quality monitor rather than classic films. This allows for less radiation exposure to your pet and our employees. Digital imges allow the viewer to alter the contrast on a computer screen making the images more readable than traditional film. In addition, digital radiology allows us to transmit images via the internet for specialty consultation from Board Certified Radiologists when necessary.


Full dental suite featuring a state of the art dental station with ultrasonic scaler, polisher and hand drill. We also have Digital Dental Xrays! X-rays of the mouth are now considered standard of care in veterinary medicine, since lesions at the root level can hide and not be seen from the surface. We INCLUDE Xrays at no additional cost to you with every dental procedure!

FYI: Many grooming parlors and pet stores offer “anesthetic free dentistry”. This is being done by non-veterinarians without a license to do so and is considered to be against the Veterinary Practice Act. It is not only Against The Law, it is very dangerous to your pet’s teeth because it usually comes without polishing. Polishing is essential to remove the ruts created by cleaning. Without polishing, all teeth are worse off than before! As a comparison, it would be comparable to having your hairstylist clean your teeth. Bad idea! Here at PBVC we use the safest techniques available to keep your pets safe during their anesthetic procedure.

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation has become an important part of the healing process after surgery or injury. Our rehab department offers a variety of modalities to help your pet achieve the best resiults. Rehab is also helpful in treating obese patients and sports conditioning.

Surgery picture

Ultrasound picture

xray machine


Dental picture