Paradise Veterinary Hospital

4.7 (101)
9396A Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126, USA


Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Paradise Veterinary Hospital

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 11,435
4.9 Embrace 14,288
4.9 Fetch 2,137
4.4 Figo 2,596
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,485
4.9 Lemonade 786
3.2 ManyPets 2,168
4.6 MetLife 501
4.8 Nationwide 21,393
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,200
4.3 Pumpkin 1,172
4.7 Spot 5,410
4.9 Trupanion 60,323
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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Zackery Morrison

Dr. D is a fantastic healthcare provider for my dog, Max. I trust her fully in her medical evaluations and decisions pertaining to the best treatments to pursue and preventative care to ensure a long healthy life. So many veterinarians run their clinic by the numbers to stay as profitable as possible. Dr. D schedules visits with ample time to fully evaluate and answer any and all questions I have about my options. I have never once felt rushed or pressed into making a decision I was uncertain to make. I have never had any interaction at Paradise Veterinary Hospital that was short of amazing thanks to Dr D and her amazing team who runs P.V.H. Heather Ryan RVT who is the office manager deserves a shot out! She is very knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of veterinary medicine. She speaks with certainty and it is very comforting to talk to on the occasion Dr. D is unavailable. If you love your pet and are looking for a Veterinary Clinic; I highly recommend P.V.H. for you!

posted: 08/15/2023

Pure Power Consulting

After my recent visit I felt like this vet wasn’t thorough and also wanted to look for things my dog wasn’t having any symptoms of but just to add extra testing etc while the actual problem go undiagnosed/treated (probably so that it got worse and would later require more extensive treatment).

posted: 09/01/2023

Meg Ryan

My (now) 4 year old dog has had heart issues since a puppy. I have gone to multiple different vets in the area, but really struggled to find a practice that took time to answer my questions about his general health, instead of immediately trying to send me to the VCA for his heart. Dr. Kim Dembinski has gone above and beyond in addressing my concerns with Otis, as well as providing direction on services he actually needs as opposed to doing all the tests that I requested initially out of panic. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone who is searching for a caring veterinarian in San Diego. As an added bonus, their prices are reasonable and inline with some of the low cost vets that I have taken Otis & fosters to.

posted: 01/31/2023

Irene Rodriguez

First time here, and let me tell you how amazing my experience was. They really cared for my baby boy and gave me advice on how he can lose weight and answered all of my questions. I've been to other veterinary clinics and I have never received such one-on-one care before. Bring your pets here!

posted: 06/02/2021

Nancy Paris

This was my first visit to Paradise Veterinary Hospital. My dog Marlow is six and has always been very anxious and apprehensive at the vets. In the past we have always had to have him muzzled and wearing a thunder jacket. Dr. D and Tyler took the time and made Marlow so comfortable, that the muzzle and thunder jacket was removed and the visit was a complete success. I would recommend anyone to bring their fur friends here. This was a wonderful surprise for both Marlow and myself....he left with tail a wagging and proud strut! Thanks so much. Nancy Paris and Marlow

posted: 08/19/2018