What Vet Do You Trust for Your Pet?

Having a pet is similar to having a child. It takes time to find the right person to care for your dog or cat, especially when they fall ill.


Your four-legged friend is more than just a house guest. Whether you have a dog or a cat, or even a bunny or a snake, you want it to receive the best care when going in for a routine check-up or when he gets sick.

There are many excellent veterinarians in Pacifica and the surrounding areas, but Patch wants to know who you think is the best.

Is it an animal clinic in town, where you see different veterinarians? Or is there a caring person you tried on a friend's recommendation that has taken excellent care of your pet for years?

Let us know in the comments!

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Leif K April 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Since moving to Pacifica, we've taken all of our dogs (including Sam, the bulldog pictured above (and seeing his picture was a fun surprise!)) to Linda Mar Vet, and of all the vets I've taken dogs to in the Bay Area, Linda Mar Vet is paws down the best.
Mary Ellen Forrest April 18, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Dr. Brian Van Horn of Bay Area Veterinary Housecall Assoicates has been caring for my Siberian Huskies. Dr. Van Horn saved my 12 year olds life last year when he pursued a diagnosis when everyone else said he was old. Nick's behavior had dramaically changed about 3 months after losing his housemate who drop dead with no warnining and no subsequent explanation. He was losing his hair, losing weight, having major behavior changes. Dr. Van Horn looked for the cause not just the symtoms. Nick had thyroid cancer and is alive today and living life large because of Brian. He has provided excellant care to both my boys and is available 24/7 to provide that care in their home. The boys think of him as a playmate, not a vet. He is the best.
Mary Ellen Forrest April 18, 2012 at 09:34 PM
To clarify the above comment. Dr. Van Horn assumed the care of my dogs 6 months after Nick's housemate dropped dead. The vets that had been caring for both of them had seen Ally a week before she died and found no problems. When she dropped dead they had no explanation. When Nick began showing signs of problems, they did tests but could not find anything and wrote it off as grief and old age. I changed vets because I was afraid of having another dog drop dead and never knowing why. I feel very confident if anything happens to the boys, Dr. Van Horn will be able to tell me why.
anonymous April 18, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Dr. Angelique Cucarro at Linda Mar Vet is the best ever. When others could not figure it out she uses her analytical skills and figures it out or will refer to a specialist. She listens to her clients and takes their thoughts into consideration. She now does accupuncture too!
Laura Sweet April 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM
We have been trusting Pacifica Pet Hospital to care for our dogs and fosters for about 12 years now. All the doctors and staff never make me feel like I'm annoying them with my last minute calls for an appointment and multitude of questions. They have always provided excellent care, are very knowledgeable, trustworthy and compassionate. Especially when it comes time for euthanasia. Sadly...we have had to do this on more than one occasion and although painful it has always been a very peaceful experience.


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