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We treat your pets like our own!

Now located in Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Deirdre Brandes in 2005. We are nestled in the Lomas Santa Fe Shopping Center between We-R-Fabrics and the 24 Hour Fitness.

Monday through Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Closed

Holiday Hours:
Closed Thursday July 4
Happy Independence Day!

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A Bit About Us

Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Solana Beach veterinarianOur doctors center our practice around providing primary care to your canine and feline family members. We are honored to see our patients from birth through their senior years, offering wellness exams, vaccinations, preventative care, routine dental treatment and much more. We are also here to help with any ailments or emergencies that may arise. We offer advanced dentistry, surgery and in-house diagnostic capabilities, including digital x-ray, ultrasound and a state of the art in-house lab. Our team works closely with local specialists, and we are able to offer many specialty services through visiting expert providers, such as ultrasound, cardiac care, and specialty surgery.

Our mission is to provide extraordinary care for all patients and excellent service for all clients...all at a great value.

RSFVets welcomes Dr. Melodee Ingram to our team!

Melodee Ingram, DVMDr. Ingram, a San Diego native, holds a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Washington State University, a Masters Degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University, and a Veterinary Degree from Western University of Health Sciences. Initially focused on equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, she has since transitioned to small animal medicine and now can’t imagine doing anything else. Dr. Ingram has a particular interest in ophthalmology, ultrasonography, and pain management. She values building close relationships with her clients and their beloved pets.

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Deirdre Brandes is a veterinarian who works with dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and nearly all pets at Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital, a veterinary hospital in San Diego county. Working along side three associate veterinarians at our hospital, she is the sole owner and medical director. She completed her undergraduate work at UC Davis and received her veterinary degree from Cornell.Dr. Deirdre Brandes received her bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and her veterinary degree from Cornell University. Her interests are dentistry, dermatology and surgery and she loves helping old dogs and “sassy” cats. On the rare occasion that she’s not in the hospital, she enjoys playing soccer, gardening, and quality time with her family and rescued pets. Tara Haley, DVMDr. Tara Haley studied at Cornell University Veterinary School with Dr. Brandes. She has since worked in San Diego, and her interests are in internal medicine, ultrasound, dermatology, and behavior. Dr. Haley also has a particular fondness for senior pets.
Meghan McIntosh, VMDDr. Meghan McIntosh is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She’s pictured with Clackers. Jeff Pollard, DVM, Diplomate AVBPDr. Jeff Pollard hails from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. He received his veterinary medical degree in 1990 from the University of Naples, Italy. He is board certified in canine and feline practice as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Quality of Care

At RSF Vets, we put uncompromised, quality animal health care above all else. Our doctors and staff routinely increase their skills and knowledge through training and continuing education. This expertise, along with our state-of-the art tools and diagnostic equipment, ensure top-notch care for your pet.

We know that your pets are your family, and when they are in our care, we consider them part of the RSF Vets family, too. We are proud to be a team of people who prioritize compassionate service to our patients and our community. You can read more about our fantastic staff here, and we encourage you to reach out to us if you would like to learn more about joining our practice!

We would be honored to be a part of your pet’s healthcare team!

RSFVets recommends Vetsource to ship pet food and supplies to your home

For your convenience, we recommend Vetsource for online ordering and home delivery on a variety of pet food, supplements, select medications, treats, toys and more! We are integrated with Vetsource, an online storefront, to provide easy access and expedited approval for your pet’s nutritional and medical needs. Once you’re set up, you can subscribe for autoship for further convenience and discounts. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions or shop now!