Welcome to Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in San Diego, CA
Call us at 858-485-9111

Welcome to Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital. Dr Paul Fenner and his team have been serving the pets of Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, 4S Ranch, Poway, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Escondido, and other areas of north San Diego County for over 26 years. Recently, Dr Mark Anderson purchased the hospital from Dr Paul Fenner. Dr Mark Anderson is very excited to be joining the amazing Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital team. You have come to expect exceptional and knowledgeable care along with exceptional customer service under the direction of Dr Fenner. Maintaining this level of care and compassion is of utmost importance to Dr Mark Anderson, so under his management you can expect the same great care that you have come to expect from our hospital. Dr Paul Fenner and Dr Ira Abrams will still be practicing clinicians on staff, so if you wish to continue seeing them, request so specifically when scheduling. Otherwise, Dr Mark Anderson is very excited to meet you and your pet(s)! 

AAHA_logo.gifWe have been an accredited American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA,http://www.healthypet.com/) member hospital since opening. Dr Anderson is also a member of California Veterinary Medical Association, San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and a certified PennHIP member. Dr. Fenner is also a member of The American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, and American Association of Feline Practitioners . Our goal is to provide you and your pets with the best possible care in a professional, compassionate, comfortable family setting.

We believe that pets are part of the family and we hope to keep them healthy and happy for many years to come. Our objectives are the same as yours:

To keep your pets healthy;

To return them to health if they become ill or injured; and

To provide relief from pain, fear or discomfort.

We will always recommend the care and treatment that we would choose for our own furry family members. We believe strongly in preventive care. Many conditions can be prevented, or treated more easily, if identified in their early stages. For this reason, we recommend a yearly physical examination, parasite check, necessary laboratory tests, and appropriate vaccinations for all pets. In older pets, more frequent examinations may be advisable, since each year of a dog's or cat's life is equivalent to five years of a human's life. On the topic of preventive care, we have Dr Mark Anderson, a certified PennHIP member available to perform assessments on young animals to accurately determine their risk of development of hip dysplasia and to make appropriate recommendations based on the PennHIP testing to mitigate these risks. 

We believe that well-informed owners can provide better care for their pets. For this reason we try to explain to you the details of your pet's diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. If you have any questions at any time about your pet's condition or about pet health care in general, do not hesitate to ask, we love giving you the information necessary to make informed decisions.

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional information. Please browse through our entire site. If you want more information, about our practice please go to the Contact Us page and use one of the convenient methods to communicate with us.

Thank you for visiting our website. The Doctors and staff at Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital look forward to serving you.

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If you live in San Diego or the surrounding area of Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos, 4S Ranch and North San Diego County, in CA, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian! Dr. Mark Anderson, Dr. Paul Fenner, and Dr Ira Abrams are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Mark Anderson, Dr. Paul Fenner, and Dr Ira Abrams are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own San Diego veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 858-485-9111 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our San Diego veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for San Diego pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr Mark Anderson

Dr Paul Fenner

Dr Ira Abrams

San Diego Veterinarian | Bernardo Heights Veterinary Hospital | 858-485-9111

15721 Bernardo Heights Parkway Suite K
San Diego, CA 92128