Meet The Best Team For Your Best Friend

We Care For Your Pets Like They're Our Own

It's not common to find a team that has been together for as long as we have. We feel like we're a family at work and we feel like we're a family with you. We have been happily serving Point loma and Ocean beach community since 1975 for over 45 years. Come meet our team in person.



Our Doctors

  • Dr. Gary Rose

    Dr. Gary Rose

    Dr. Gary Rose graduated from Michigan State University in 1973. He is a member of the national, state and county veterinary association as well as the American Animal Hospital Association. He is past president of the San Diego county veterinary association. He opened Cabrillo Pet Hospital in 1975 and is fortunate to still enjoy his “job” after more than 45 years.

    By surrounding himself with such an experienced, caring staff, he has built one of San Diego’s most respected Veterinary Hospitals and Pet Care Centers.

    Dr. Rose enjoys back packing, fly fishing, gardening and just about anything outdoors. He and his wife Leslie have one dog, four cats and four Koi fish and three children.

  • Dr. Norman Hibser

    Dr. Norman Hibser

    Dr. Norman Hibser started at Cabrillo Pet Hospital in January of 2007. He has been working in various hospitals in the North County and Murrieta since selling his practice in Escondido. He grew up in Northern California (Humboldt County) and after a brief time at Humboldt State, worked at various occupations until returning to college in 1970. He is a 1977 Graduate of the University of California, Davis and spent a brief time in the Seattle, Washington area before joining Escondido Veterinary Hospital as an employee, then partner, then sole owner.

    Out side of work he enjoys rowing and working on the house and yard. Dr. Hibser is a proud father, grandfather and husband with 2 sons and 2 grand-daughters.

  • Dr. Ron Cammarata

    Dr. Ron Cammarata

    Dr. Cammarata grew up in Sayville Long Island, a quiet bayside town in New York. He went to undergraduate and veterinary schools at Cornell university graduating in 1988 and 1991. He practiced in Florida and North Carolina before making San Diego his home in 2005. Dr. Cammarata is an avid runner and has run 13 marathons including the Boston marathon twice. He also spends his free time backpacking, biking and doing surgery at the San Diego Humane Society. He has a 5 year old rat terrier named "Just" that he adopted from the humane society "He loves to join me on all my runs and backpack adventures."

    He was certified in veterinary acupuncture by the Chi Institute in 2000. Acupuncture can treat many chronic diseases including arthritis and digestive disorders in both dogs and cats. He has been practicing in the Point Loma area since 2005 and is excited to continue to see previous clients and to meet new patients at Cabrillo Pet Hospital.

  • Dr. Jackie Johnson

    Dr. Jackie Johnson

    Dr. Johnson received her Bachelor's in Wildlife Biology from UC Davis before traveling to the UK to attend veterinary school at the University of Edinburgh. After graduation, she spent a year interning in orthopedics and neurosurgery at Fitzpatrick Referrals, a specialty clinic outside of London. In 2010 she graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master's in Veterinary Clinical Sciences after researching topics in canine neurology and surgery. In 2015 she achieved Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in Canine and Feline Practice. In 2017, she became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practictioner, and is currently the only boarded veterinary pain specialist in San Diego.

    When not working or studying, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her husband Rob, daughter Georgiana, dogs Jiminy and Jinx and cats Mowgli and Yzma. She enjoys movies, books and outdoor activities.

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Our Team


  • Alex


    Practice Manager21 years

    Is our world traveler. She will melt at the sight of a boxer! Is kept busy at home with two young daughters.

  • Tammi


    Client Services18 years

    Is our seasoned receptionist! Has a soft spot for long haired cats. She works part time, to be able to spend time with her son Cole and travel.

  • Stephanie


    RVT7 years

    Is our Linguist! She babies any fluffy small pet that comes her way. She keeps us healthy with her vegan eating habits.

  • Julie


    Kennel Assistant7 years

    Is our Pretty in pink cat Lover! Owner of five dogs but no cats! Loves decoration, drawing and anything PINK and her baby boy!

  • Ashley


    Store/ Kennel Assistant7 years

    Never without a smile or giggle. Is our secret baker and brings us treats! loves her pets, family and baby girl.

  • Lucille


    Kennel Manager6 years

    Pitbull advocate, Whovian. Has a soft spot for great danes. Has a mini-me daughter with a lot of sass.

  • Darlene


    RVT5 years

    Is our shepherd whisperer! When not out mountain biking she is attending “Human” nursing school and to her son Maddox.

  • Sharon


    Veterinary Technician3 years

    Is our gentle soul. She puts any scared pet at ease. Home life is busy caring for her baby and cat!

  • Kathy


    RVT3 years

    Is our happy energy bunny. She loves any pet you pass her way. When not working she is busy running her teenagers around town to sport and music practices.

  • Angela


    Client Services3 years

    Is our office yogi. Helps to keep all of us healthy in mind, body and heart. Golden retrievers and border collies will make her heart smile. Spends her free time with her own fur baby soaking up the sun at the beach.

  • Christina


    Client Services3 years

    She is our workout queen and keeps us inspired to go to the gym. She squeals with delight at any puppy or kitten that comes her way and completely loses it if it is a Persian cat.

  • Megan


    Kennel Assistant1 year

    Is our cat gal! Is in school to become a Veterinary Nurse and is married to a Marine.

  • William


    Groomer1 year

    Is our Pet Stylist, loves his grooming profession! When not working, he tends to his two sweet daughters full time.

  • Anita


    RVT1 year

    Is our local “Obecian”, she has many years as Veterinary Nurse RVT under her belt, loves to spend time setting up play dates for her puppy “Cooper”.

  • Ashley


    Kennel AssistantLess than 1 year

    Ashley is our dachshund lover. She loves makeup, zumba and taking care of her daughter.

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