Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital

4.6 (128)
10799 Tierrasanta Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124, USA


Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Tierrasanta 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 11,445
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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Marcy Ramirez

So this is a review about my experience with the hospital that spanned various visits during 2021-2022. I was set to move from SD to Australia in 2022 and had the opportunity to take my dog with me. I needed a doctor that had the initial certifications to proceed with the process. This is how I came across Dr. Schexneider. Every visit to her has been a positive experience with my dog Chico. The staff at this hospital were sensitive to his reactivity to other dogs and were very accommodating of his needs. Since the process of importing to Australia is very precise, we were able to work together in scheduling the necessary appointments and to see if my dog was fit for the journey. While the hospital was accommodating to the process of submitting forms and necessary signatures, despite the little wiggle room it allows, it’s still up to the importer (or pet parent in this case) to stay on top of that process. Sometimes the hospital can get busy and you’ll have to check in with them for some follow up questions. Dr. Schexneider was very knowledgeable about the process and was clear about the purpose of every appointment and what would be done to Chico on the scheduled day. My dog got tired of the trips to the vet very quick, but it was the team here that helped make that trip planning process a lot easier. I only wish this hospital was in Australia! Chico is doing well and he’s been loving the plenty of space and sunshine aus has to offer, but most of all- he has been loving his new siblings! I thank the Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital for helping reunite my family.

posted: 09/20/2023

Mr. Walker

Vet was thorough, she addresses all of our concerns. The building was clean. The staff did really good with distracting our dogs for blood draws, shots, and nail grinding.

posted: 09/25/2023

Laura Zimmerman

I only wish I had found this vet sooner for my dog. He was in his last couple years of life and they were the first of many vets to truly understand him, as he was a very anxious dog. Dr. Schexneider took so much time with me as we made a lot of hard final decisions. He had the best care with all of the staff and had the best quality of life thanks to such a knowledgeable caring staff! I could not recommend them enough!

posted: 04/15/2023

Margaret Sherwood

The staff here was really great. We ended up having to put our dog down, but they went out of our way to give us all of our options and were with us until the very end. They even contacted us after the fact with a sympathy card. It would have been a lot harder of a situation if we weren't in such good hands.

posted: 05/12/2023

Michael Ann Martin

We absolutely love our visits to the Tierrasanta Vet! Dr. Schexneider and her superb staff (to include Jan, Brittany, and Leona) always welcome our doodle family with loving arms! Our puppies' joyful reactions alone are a testament that the service provided is nothing less than outstanding! Thank you for almost two years of great care!

posted: 04/12/2018