La Jolla Veterinary Hospital to Perform Free Dental Procedures for Pets During the Holidays

La Jolla Veterinary Hospital staff has volunteered to perform free dental procedures for the holidays! Dental cleaning is a process often overlooked by pet owners as it can be quite expensive and might seem unnecessary; and there is a lot of misinformation out there about dental cleaning with animals in general. To combat this, on December 3, La Jolla Vet will partner with the FACE Foundation to provide free dental procedures to local pets.  Continue reading

Community Spotlight: Dr. John Morizi – Pet Health Center of La Jolla

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After a year absence from La Jolla, Dr. John Morizi, formerly of The Animal Hospital of La Jolla, returns to the Village with the Pet Health Center of La Jolla accompanied by a host of familiar faces from the old practice. We sat down with Dr. Morizi and learned how he relates to the movie, My Dog Skip, his most memorable patients throughout the years, and why he loves what he does. Continue reading

7 Things You Should Know Before Adopting from an Animal Shelter

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

The La Jolla Veterinary Hospital is a leading La Jolla vet and avid supporter of local animal shelters. Partnering with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, they host a yearly Paws & Pints Fundraiser to raise money for FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters). Before making the decision to bring a new dog or cat into your home, however, it’s important to make sure you’re ready for a new family member. John Van Zante of Rancho Coastal Humane Society outlines a few necessary questions to ask yourself before adopting.   Continue reading

“Paws & Pints” Fundraiser Raises Money for Local Animal Shelters, Honors Peggy Howell

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Photo by: Jennifer Fox Armour

In 1986, FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) was the only animal rescue organization to work exclusively with San Diego County’s three shelters; over the next 25 years, FOCAS found homes for more than 8,000 shelter dogs and cats, and today there are approximately 160 animal rescue groups in San Diego County that are following in their footsteps – and none of this would have been possible without the incredible efforts of La Jollan Peggy Howell, the La Jolla Veterinary Hospital, and the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

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