Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic, A Thrive Pet Healthcare Partner

4.6 (149)
1362 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, USA


Monday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic, A Thrive Pet Healthcare Partner

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,445
4.9 Embrace 14,311
4.9 Fetch 2,197
4.4 Figo 2,600
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,488
4.9 Lemonade 790
3.2 ManyPets 2,173
4.6 MetLife 506
4.8 Nationwide 21,394
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,204
4.3 Pumpkin 1,175
4.7 Spot 5,460
4.9 Trupanion 60,328
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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Tristan P

I’ve been taking my now 9year old yorkie here since I moved about a year ago. She had a UTI after a long drive across the country and the team was so helpful. They provided me with a lot of information about treatment options, were very upfront with the cost, didn’t feel like they pressured me to do the most expensive one or give her any unnecessary treatments. Since then they have been very good with follow ups, I get regular text reminders about requirements like vaccines etc, they are super accommodating to schedule changes ( my work schedule has been hectic) but they work with me to make sure my dog gets the best treatment. Overall just a really wholesome vet. I feel super comfortable bringing my dog here and that the care she is receiving is comprehensive and accessible.

posted: 05/29/2023

jenee s

We love Dr. Keiss and Sergio. She really knows her stuff. She's kind, understanding, patient and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. Sergio is caring and a very competent tech. We won't take our pets anywhere else.

posted: 07/26/2023

Jennifer Sterling

Dr. Keiss is just phenomenal. She is not only incredibly knowledgable, caring and patient, she goes above and beyond to make sure her patients are cared for in a thorough and timely manner and communicates with their humans in a focused and empathetic manner. I always feel like she will do everything in her considerable power to make sure my pup is healthy and happy, and that all my questions are answered and my anxieties assuaged. As far as vets I’ve ever worked with, she is the literal best. And the entire staff at PB vet clinic is always helpful, caring and professional as well!

posted: 09/05/2022


After reading some of the recent reviews online of PB Veterinary Clinic, i was really worried about the cost and level of professionalism we were going to receive; however, we were quite please and relieved that we were able to leave there happier and better than anticipated. The cost, however is pricey but it is an urgent/hospital therefore those prices will be higher than a regular vet appointment. I have four stars for the cost and there wasn't a follow-up care phone call and i haven't received the lab results, yet.

posted: 06/30/2022

Alex Johnson

Super helpful and friendly staff. Dr. Michelle Braunstein is amazing. Super knowledgeable and always great with advice or recommendations. My husky Ghost and I are in great hands at PB Vet Client.

posted: 06/22/2019