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Friars Road Pet Hospital - Cats and Dogs


(619) 462-6820

Friars Road Pet Hospital
in retirement

After over 20 years of service, Dr. Brian Peterson has taken retirement. He thanks you for the opportunity to care for your loved ones, and selected Dr. Laura Halsey to take over the care and wellbeing of his patients. As part of this transition, and to help provide the best care for your pet, we are splitting wellness and urgent care needs into two separate locations. 

Would you like to become a client of one of the best veterinary hospitals in San Diego? Want high quality, compassionate, personalized, affordable health care for your pet? Look no further than Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic. All of the existing Friars Road Pet Hospital clients are welcomed at our full service pet hospital – your pet’s medical records will be available for review. We are taking appropriate COVID precautions. We have a team of doctors and staff trained in low stress handling and are available 7 days a week for all stages of your pet’s life. Call us today to learn more: 619-462-6820

Does your pet have an urgent need? Ear infection? Pain? Vomiting? Sick? If so, then please visit Tell Tail Veterinary Urgent Care, located at the former Friars Road Pet Hospital Location. Here you find a full service facility with digital x-rays, ultrasound, full in house laboratory equipment, surgical suite, endoscopy, and more. The staff know that this may be a stressful time, and are here to help you and your pet through it. Available Monday through Friday. Call today to learn more: 619-282-8035


Brian Peterson

DVM UC Davis

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