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Papaya Veterinary Care – Carmel Valley

Located in the Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center between the Great Clips and Amalfi Cucina restaurant

5980 Village Way #B104, San Diego, CA 92130

Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: Closed

(619) 880-8986

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General Practice & Urgent Care for Cats and Dogs

Services available at our Carmel Valley location:

  • Spay and Neuter

    Our spay and neuter surgeries help to reduce cat and dog overpopulation as well as prevent certain cancers and life-threatening infections.

  • Wellness Visits

    Regular wellness visits include comprehensive examinations to monitor your pet’s overall health and catch potential issues early. These visits help optimize your pet’s well-being and ensure they stay healthy throughout their life.

  • Vaccinations

    We provide essential core vaccinations to protect your pets from common and potentially life-threatening diseases such as rabies and parvovirus. Regular vaccinations are key to maintaining your pet’s health and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Specific vaccine recommendations will be made for your pet by our veterinary team, depending on lifestyle, household, and exposure risk factors.

  • Urgent Care

    Our urgent care services offer immediate attention for unexpected injuries and illnesses, providing timely and compassionate care when your pet needs it most. We are equipped to handle a wide range of urgent situations. Our experienced team will help direct your pet’s care and determine the best treatment plan, which could include transferring to our 24-hour hospital for overnight care.

  • Dental Exams & Cleanings

    Dental exams and cleanings are vital for your pet’s oral health, preventing periodontal disease and painful tooth root disease. Maintaining good dental hygiene is crucial for your pet’s overall health and quality of life.

  • Surgery

    Our skilled veterinarians perform a range of surgical procedures with the utmost care and precision, from routine spays and neuters to more complex surgeries. We prioritize your pet’s safety and comfort both under anesthesia and post-operatively, ensuring a smooth recovery process.

  • Health Certificates

    Our Medical Director, Dr. Dugan is a USDA APHIS-accredited veterinarian and can write health certificates for domestic and international pet travel and relocation.

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Meet Our Team

We share a passion for innovative medicine and for animals at Papaya Veterinary Care. Come meet our devoted team and experience tailored, next-level veterinary care.

Dr. Jessica Dugan

Dr. Jessica Dugan

Medical Director

Dr. Kelsey Pearce

Dr. Kelsey Pearce

Associate Veterinarian

Megan Lennox

Megan Lennox

Hospital Manager

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Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: Closed

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