Your pet's health and happiness are our priority. Established in 1976, Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic, Inc. is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital and boarding facility. We are family owned and operated and specialize in the gentle and compassionate care of dogs and cats. Our modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to offer the best care for your pet. We provide routine preventative healthcare for dogs and cats, medical care for illnesses and injuries, surgical services, and dental care.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Veterinarian Services
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
  • Preventative Healthcare Program
  • Surgical Services
  • Anesthesia
  • Dental Services
  • Digital Xrays
  • Boarding
  • In-clinic Laboratory
  • Vaccinations and Vaccine Titers
  • Microchips

Serviced Areas

  • San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon, Santee

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA, CareCredit

Contact Details

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  Person Shannon and Jeff Reh
  City San Diego, CA
  Zip Code 92119
  Address 7850 Golfcrest Dr.
  Phone Number (619) 462-6820
  Fax (619) 462-2064

Business Representative

Shannon and Jeff Reh

Drs.

  • I would not recommend this business
  • Unpopular = last minute availability
  • Big pharma & big pet food LOVE them

Like our last vet, which relies on years of positive reviews they didn't earn, this vet clinic is "under new ownership" as of mid-2020. These buyouts are done to leverage the existing "5-star" reputation of businesses they didn't start. They all have their shtick -- the hook they use to squeeze you for more money. Some are obsessed with dental health. Others adopt a sales process that resembles a used car lot. Dr Fransioli had pet opinions about the dangers of grain-free pet food. (They proudly display the sponsorship deal they have with one of the big corporate brands of grain-rich frankenfood.)

They also pushed a brand new vaccine for a rare disease -- along with the latest fearmongering about 30 cases(!!!) diagnosed in the entire county (that's less than 0.01% of the county pet population). This "disease" is comparable to the flu, but they're pushing the vax hard -- for all pets -- a major red flag given how unlikely an infection is. The risk-reward ratio does not justify this one given the uncertainties with new vaccines -- and how rare infection is. (Look up the history of the swine flu vaccine debacle. That one was approved for use _in_humans_ before they realized it was doing more harm than good.)

And then the last straw... We went to an appointment just to renew the prescription our dog has had for years... the poor thing got double vaccinated because her last vaccination didn't make it to her records. We paid their exorbitant, marked-up price for more of our pet's incontinence meds. Then lo and behold, we found out they only renewed the prescription for a month. One effing month. Even our "used car lot" former vet renewed the script for a year. When we went to get a refill, they requested a urine test and another $72. Our dog was in their office a month prior -- explicitly to renew her prescription -- so either the urine test is important and they skipped it, or it's not important and they're just fishing for more money. (When I didn't bite, they played it off saying they were just "making a recommendation" even though they made absolutely no mention of the urine test being optional until I balked.) The best part? I jumped through their hoops, listened to their bs, and still they only approved the prescription for another month. One. Whole. Month.

It's so incredibly frustrating that vets play these games, especially with all the closures and scheduling backups. Now we have to find another vet and make another appointment next time, just to get the meds that our dog takes at 25% the prescribed dose. (Vets just love to massively over-prescribe the meds they sell you, and won't even mention the fact that you can try a lower dose. I guess that's why they feel the need to constantly monitor for kidney and liver failure instead.)

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  • I would recommend this business

Just the best folks working there. The doctors are amazing and take good care of my girls!!!

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  • I would recommend this business

I used to see Dr Perry at Advanced Care, and was sad when she left. 2 months ago , my gut told me to look her up and I’m so glad I did !! She’s such an amazing vet and wonderful person . Excellent diagnostician. Saw Bellie Jean today, whom she remembered well and came up with a good treatment plan for her, as she has several medical issues. Everyone I encountered was so nice and welcoming ! My Sammy going tomorrow. I feel very reassured bringing my babies here

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  • I would recommend this business

This pet clinic is amazing, and the employees here are all so kind, caring, understanding, patient, and passionate about helping animals! My family and I especially love Dr. April Rodriguez! She made our sweet 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier's passing so peaceful, and she saved our 11 year old Sassy's life by diagnosing her with Pancreatitis, after another veterinarian at a different clinic had told us that our sweet Sassy only had allergies. Dr. April Rodriguez is truly an animal whisperer because our little Sassy, who suffers from anxiety, always melts into Dr. Rodriguez's arms whenever we take Sassy to see her! I just can't say enough about this awesome animal clinic and about what a blessing Dr. Rodriguez is!!!

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We have had nothing but positive experiences with Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic! From neutering to standard visits, they have been amazing to my pup!

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Dr Halsey and her staff are great. Our dog recently had a problem with her eye and Dr Halsey was able to make time for us last minute in the midst of this covid-19 pandemic. Her time and care truly made the situation less stressful in an already super uncertain and hectic time. Thank you so much! Definitely check out Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic as they’ll take care of you and your fur child.

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  • I would recommend this business

If you're looking for compassionate care provided by a truly dedicated veterinary team, you won't find better than Rancho San Carlos. We have been clients of Dr. Halsey, the new practice owner, for many years, and despite a 40 minute drive to her new clinic, we wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. She is constantly making improvements (from cutting-edge equipment to expanding clinic hours) that enable her to provide the best possible care, and her entire team is friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely devoted to your pet.

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  • I would recommend this business

Dr. Halsey has been our vet since 2010. She has always taken great care of our fur babies. Through the last decade, she helped us through some rough times with our two dogs (allergies and epilepsy) and cat (diabetes, UTI, end of life care). She is always quick to respond when we have questions and she answers all our questions in ways we can understand. She talks us through all of our options and writes it all down for us, along with notes on prescription bottles. This is really important to us, especially when we are distressed about the condition of one of our fur babies and we can't think straight. Thankfully, after years of poking and prodding our kids, when Dr. Halsey is over for a house visit, the dogs smother her with love. Dr. Halsey is an amazing veterinarian.

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  • I would recommend this business

My dog and I were treated with such care and compassion. Everyone was friendly and helped us feel comfortable. I was educated and given information by the wonderful doctor. Lucky felt safe and loved. We have found our new veterinary home!

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  • I would recommend this business

I did not know which vet to go to, but I needed to go with whoever could fit me in the soonest. Dr. Jeff is the nicest doctor! He was so good with my 20 lb orange tabby and was so gentle. He was not "rushy rushy", as I'm used to most doctors wanting to just get you in and out. I was so worried about my cat's gland issue, and I was put at ease. They even gave some pill pockets they happened to have. Very fair charges. I think I have my new vet now

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  • I would recommend this business

I have been taking my pets here for years. I cannot say enough great things about these vets. They take their time, and tell you literally EVERY charge that they might incur before proceeding. They are honest, caring, and pleasant. The staff is also friendly as well. After a VERY expensive pet emergency visit, I wanted to bring my cat in emergently for an eval when I saw the same symptoms. I was allowed to drop off my cat before work, got a call about what they saw and what it would cost, and no unnecessary charges. I am a nurse and the Emergency clinic did a tremendous amount of upcharging. I realize these companies are in business for money, but... In any case, I am so so happy with Dr. Jeff and Shannon Reh.

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  • I would recommend this business

This is the first time I visit a vet since I just got a puppy and man.. these people show genuine love and care for your Dog, they even have little treat jar in the lobby for the dogs.
The doctors are kind and professional.
Price is reasonable.
They even went the extra mile to setup a webpage access to my dogs records as well as a courtesy phonecall the next day to see how my dog is doing.
Very, very pleased, good job!

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  • I would recommend this business

Every single time I have taken my pups here they have been treated like royalty! I love the vet he's so sweet and every single time he compliments my entire fur baby family. They truly make you feel like they are family. I especially
Love that they call the following day post appointment to check in on the babies and make sure that everything is going great. I have a 3 lb teacup yorkie and the vet could've just given him the two shots he needed but instead he was kind enough to say "you know what he's so small I don't want his little body to be exposed to soo much, its best if you just bring him back for his next shot in a week". No other vet would take their time to do such a thing. The best part is that he didn't charge me extra
To space out the shots. I especially love the ladies at the front desk as I called them a few times asking advice in regards to pet insurance and they were kind enough to give me their insight. I know everyone raves about banfield but I gotta say my
Loyalty will always be here because they are simply the best!

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  • I would recommend this business

Hands down the best pet clinic I have ever taken my pets to. Dr. Jeff is always so nice and compassionate when dealing with my dogs, and he really takes his time to address any concerns or questions I may have. The receptionists are also very welcoming and helpful. It's refreshing to know my dogs are always in good hands here. I would highly recommend this pet clinic and the Rehs to anyone looking for a caring and quality experience for both you and your pets!

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Customer Testimonials

Some of the most loving people a pet owner could find. Thank you RSCPC for all of the love and compassion you've shown to our dogs over the years, as well as undoubtedly countless others.


My mom and I took our 11 year old Dane here, we would highly recommend this vet. The service is great, the staff is very friendly, and most importantly the vet values the needs of your pet over making money. This establishment doesn't recommend unnecessary tests/treatments or expensive medicine. Overall we're highly pleased with the service.


The friendliest, nicest, most hopefully staff and doctor. Made my husband and I as well as our little pup feel welcomed and taken care. So happy to have found this place, we will definitely be back!


I've been coming here since 2000. My first cat developed diabetes later in life and Dr. Jeff was compassionate, honest, and supportive. He helped me learn how to give her shots and manage her condition. I love this office so much that my bring current cat here as well. Can't say enough about how wonderful this vet is.


Amazing Dr's!! You will not be disappointed in the service, from the beginning to the end of your visit. So loving and caring for your fur babies as well as your family

From Our Website

At Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic our love of animals guides us, and we're honored by the opportunity to serve your family. Here you can expect a warm environment which fosters the human-animal bond - providing high quality preventative, integrative, and state-of-the-art care for your companions at every stage of life.


Our professional staff and modern well-equipped hospital allow us to provide quality care for our patients. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats. Optimal diagnostic and therapeutic services for ill and injured pets. In-clinic laboratory for quick test results for ill pets. Digital x-rays. Ultrasound diagnostics. Hospitalization for ill and injured pets. Rattlesnake antivenin. Safest available anesthetic methods and the most modern equipment to monitor your pet's vital signs. Complete dental care - including cleaning and polishing, digital x-rays, and oral surgery.


The best way to provide a long, healthy, happy, and active life for your pet is through wellness care and preventative healthcare. Routine wellness examinations and diagnostic testing will establish a baseline for your pet's health which will enable you and our doctors to better understand your pet's physical well-being. In addition to this, these routine check-ups are the best way to diagnose and prevent illness and disease at an early stage. Health Screen Blood Profile (A blood test evaluating your pet's liver, kidneys, blood sugar, electrolytes, blood proteins, and Complete Blood Count to screen for infections or anemia).