We’re in Solana Beach

Dr. Deirdre Brandes founded Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital in 2005. We are located at the Vons Shopping Center off Lomas Santa Fe between the We-R-Fabrics and the 24 Hour Fitness.

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

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News for May 2022:

Dear Loyal Clients,

We're hiring! Check out our job description for a veterinary receptionist and apply today!

Also, while we are sad to see Dr. Sophie Steele leave and work with her husband, we wish them the very best. We also welcome Dr. Jeff Pollard to our practice!

Warm regards,

Everyone at Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital

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A Bit About Us

Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Solana Beach veterinarianDr. Deirdre Brandes, Dr. Meghan McIntosh, Dr. Tara Haley and Dr. Jeff Pollard treat primarily dogs and cats, providing everything from annual examinations and vaccinations to helping manage the care of geriatic patients. Among our vast services, we offer advanced dentistry and surgery, x-ray and unltrasounds, and are here to help with emergencies when the need arises.

We offer house calls on a limited basis.

Our Mission

Provide extraordinary care for all patients, excellent service for all clients, all at a great value.

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. Of the three veterinarians at our hospital, she is the sole owner and director of medicine. 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. She feels fortunate to have returned to her hometown to open the hospital. She has a particular interest in dentistry, dermatology and surgery and 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. Dr. 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

Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital’s select group of veterinarians and staff share a number of traits that make them excellent animal care professionals. First, they practice uncompromised quality animal health care. The hospital has provided them with a variety of tools to ensure top-notch care for your pet, including continuing education, training, and advanced diagnostic equipment.

Second, they are caring, compassionate animal lovers and owners. Find out more about our fantastic veterinarians and staff.

Finally, our staff is dedicated to ensuring you and your pets receive only excellent service. We would be honored to be your pet’s veterinarian!

RSFVets partners with Vetsource to ship pet food to your home

We are also proud to offer online food 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 that provides easy access and expedited approval for your pet’s nutritional and medical needs. Once you’re set up, you can subscribe for AutoShip, which gives you the benefit of free shipping. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions, or, order now!