in Escondido, CA



415 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA  92025

(760) 489-1029

Hospital Number: 1970

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Hospital Hours

9:00 AM - to 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
  • Description
    With over 6 years in our location, our staff loves your pet (almost) as much as you do by providing quality preventive pet health care. From nose-to-tail veterinary medical exams to vaccinations, microchipping, dental care and surgery, you’ll find the vet your pet deserves at Escondido's Banfield Pet Hospital. We’re committed to partnering with you to help ensure your pet’s long-term health and happiness.

    We welcome new pet patients and same day access appointments may be available. Ask our staff about the Optimum Wellness Plan® options we offer and how they can help you manage pet health care costs. We are here to take the best possible care of your pets, and hope to meet you and your pet soon! 
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  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Vaccinations
    • Comprehensive Exams
    • Parasite Control
    • General Dentistry
    • General Surgery
    • Skin Care
    • Geriatrics & Pediatrics
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Drop Off Services
    • Giardia Testing
    • Microchipping
    • Digital Radiography
    • In-House Laboratory Diagnostics
    • In-House & Online Pharmacy
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Personalized Client Web Portal and Mobile App
    • Urgent Care (availability may vary; please call)
    • Optimum Wellness Plans®
    • Canine Genetic Analysis™
    • Care Credit
  • Team

    Dr. Tiina Short


    Dr. Tiina Short graduated in 1994 from the College of Veterinary Medicine in Helsinki, Finland, and then moved to the states and graduated in 1995 from the College of Veterinary of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. She has been practicing veterinary medicine for 20 years. Dr. Short has two children who are grown and off at college, a wonderful husband of 23 years, and two delightful pets - Floyd a 7-yr-old Golden Retriever and Miina a 5-yr-old cat. Her hobbies include spin class, yoga, swimming, bicycling, and spending time with her family. More Details >>

    Dr. Sarah Lutz


    Dr. Sarah Lutz graduated from the Ohio State University in 1994 and has been practicing veterinary medicine ever since. She has worked in veterinary hospitals all over the United States as well as overseas. Dr. Lutz is married to a wonderful husband and has two amazing children. In her free time, Dr. Lutz enjoys running and spending time with her family. More Details >>

    Dr. Vickie Swarowski

    Chief of Staff

    Dr. Vickie Swarowski is a Southern California native and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. She then graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Swarowski has since returned to beautiful San Diego as Banfield Escondido's Chief of Staff. Her special interests include small animal reproduction and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, Dr. Swarowski enjoys competing in dog events like agility, obedience, and herding. More Details >>

    Dr. Ashley Reynolds


    Dr. Ashley Reynolds is a native of San Diego and is excited to be a new Associate with the Banfield team. She graduated from the DVM program at Cornell University in 1996 and went on to earn a PhD in virology at Cornell in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Reynolds completed a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Fellowship focusing on animal models of pathogenesis in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, and is experienced in teaching virology and immunology at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Besides her extensive academic research experience, she has worked as a laboratory animal veterinarian at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD and as a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer for the USDA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family including five very active nieces and a nephew, and reading. More Details >>

    Dr. Nick Thomas


    Dr. Thomas is the newest addition to our staff here at Escondido. He grew up here in San Diego, and after high school he moved up to the LA region to start his undergraduate degree at Cal Poly Pomona. His love for travel and new experiences persuaded him to go overseas for his vet school career. He graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Thomas has recently settled back in San Diego after being away for 8 years. When not working, he continues to look for opportunities to travel when he can, but he also likes to spend time in San Diego with his family. His hobbies include keeping active and enjoying the outdoors, and practicing martial arts. More Details >>

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