Our Team

Meet our talented doctors and staff!

Dr. Houston

Dr. Houston

Veterinarian

Dr. Houston started The Pet Hospital in 1992 as a place to provide the best veterinary care for pets and their owners in a great environment.

He graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He earned his master’s degree in biology from the University of New Mexico and a teaching certificate from the University of Texas in Austin.

Prior to becoming a vet, Dr. Houston taught science for several years for middle school, high school, and college.

As the son of a geophysicist, he has lived all over the world, including Singapore, England, and more states than he can remember.

In his spare time, Dr. Houston enjoys adventure runs around the world, hiking, camping, and being outdoors with his dog Petey.

Dr. Dowd

Dr. Dowd

Veterinarian

Dr. Dowd earned her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 1989. She earned her undergraduate degree in biological sciences at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

As the daughter of a naval officer, she lived in Florida, Virginia, and California.

Dr. Dowd knew at age five that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She is passionate about helping animals and humans, so she enjoys volunteering at endurance events as RaceGuards (first responders on course during endurance events).

In her free time, she enjoys running, with and without her two Standard Poodles Clifford and Walter. She also loves yoga, paddle boarding, baking, and decorating cakes.

Dr. Morgan

Dr. Morgan

Veterinarian

Dr. Morgan was born and raised in Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Oberlin College. Her love of all creatures great and small took her overseas, and she graduated from the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland in 2010. Following graduation, she worked in Maun, Botswana for the Worldwide Veterinary Service, a charitable organization providing veterinary teams and sustainable veterinary resources to impoverished areas and animals greatly in need. She, then, worked for two years in a small animal practice on the east coast of England near Canterbury, followed by several years in American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practices in Greeley, Colorado, and Pismo Beach, California. In 2018-2019, she completed a specialty degree at Massy University, New Zealand, in epidemiology. She has a special interest in exotics, wildlife, and canine and feline geriatric medicine. As a contributing photographer for the World Wildlife Fund, she combined her passion for both photography and wildlife conservation. In her spare time, Dr. Morgan enjoys skiing, freediving, surfing, and ultramarathon running, as well as the excellent company of her English rescue cat, Jelly Tots.

Brittany

Brittany

Practice Manager

A San Diego native, Brittany has been working in the veterinary field since she was 17, and she has been a part of our team since 2013. Outside of the hospital, she spends her time keeping up with her daughter, two Chiweenies (Baby Dog and Dash), and her newest rescue, Foxy the chihuahua.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Registered Veterinary Technician

Originally from Atascadero, CA, Tiffany has been living in San Diego for seven years and has been with us for three years. Tiffany graduated from San Diego Mesa college’s Animal Health Technologies program in 2015 and is now working as a registered veterinary technician at The Pet Hospital. She and her husband have welcomed their first fur baby Tucker, a German Shorthaired Pointer in January 2020. So she spends her days off at the dog parks, beach, or just taking him hiking.

Jessica

Jessica

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jessica was born in San Diego. She attended San Diego Mesa College and completed the Animal Health Technology program. She started as an intern at The Pet Hospital in 2013 and came back to work for us in May 2016. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, paddle boarding, and camping with her family. She is also very artistic and loves to draw and paint.

Isela

Isela

Veterinary Assistant

​Native to San Diego, Isela has been in the veterinary field since 2015. She came to us after working at the animal shelter as well as other private practices. When she is not working hard at the hospital, she is taking care of her two fur kids: Mia the Jack Russell Terrier and Jayden the lab-pitbull mix, both two years old. She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Isela is working on furthering her career in the veterinary field by taking her boards to become an RVT.

Jacqueline

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Lori

Lori

Groomer

Lori graduated from San Diego Grooming School in 1980. With over 35 years of grooming experience, Lori has a special interest in German Shepherds and Shih Tzus. When not grooming, she enjoys solving cryptograms.

Angela

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Get In Touch

We are proud to serve the San Diego, CA area for everything pet-related.

Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital are run by Dr. Grafton Houston, who is a licensed, experienced San Diego veterinarian. You can count on us to be there for you and your four-legged family members when you need us most.

Contact Info

Phone: 858-569-7777
Fax: 858-569-4142
Email: thepethospital.ts@gmail.com

Address

6030 Santo Road, Suite A.
San Diego, CA 92124

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Hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 8 am - 6 pm
Wed: Closed
Sat: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: Closed

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