Patient Center

Here you’ll find everything you need about The Pet Hospital of Tierrasanta and how we can help you. We have online forms for everything related to our San Diego veterinarian clinic and information, including a virtual office tour and what to expect in your visit.

What to Expect

When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic, you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at The Pet Hospital of Tierrasanta in San Diego, CA have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible health care for your pet. We have a state-of-the-art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. At least once a year, you should bring your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam and consultation with a doctor. The doctor will check the health of your pet from head to tail!

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It’s best to keep a journal of your pet’s health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. The doctors can still work with whatever information you have.

In some circumstances, Dr. Houston or Dr. Dowd will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.

Payment Options

Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients’ needs, customer service, and minimizing costs, we do not bill. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit), checks, and cash.

Are you or a family member serving the military? We offer a 10% military discount on services! (Please provide a military ID card to receive a discount.)

When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well. The Pet Hospital of Tierrasanta understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just five minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into six monthly installments. You can either apply at our hospital, where we’ll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval, or click here to apply online.

Pet Insurance

Another popular option for your family and pet is insurance coverage. Modern veterinary medical care has become more and more expensive due to the rising cost of medical supplies and the expense of updated technology. Pet insurance can help ensure affordable care for your pet. For more information, please talk to our staff or click here to help your pet financially.  

Client Paperwork

Visiting our clinic for the first time? Feel free to print and fill out our new client/patient paperwork ahead of time and bring it with you!

Is your pet scheduled for an upcoming anesthetic procedure? Checking in can take up to 15 to 20 minutes, but filling out the paperwork ahead of time and bringing it with you can decrease that time!

New Client Form

Surgery Check-In Form

Surgery Consent Form

Patient Drop-Off Form

Dental Consent Form

Pre-Surgical Instructions

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

Call: 858-569-7777
Fax: 858-569-4142
Email: [email protected]


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

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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