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. 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.

  • Dr. Natasha lefkowitz

    Dr. Natasha lefkowitz

    We are so excited to announce the newest addition to Cabrillo Pet Hospital. Dr. Natasha Lefkowitz has joined our practice and we are thrilled to have such a wonderful veterinarian join the team.

    Dr. Lefkowitz is a 2004 UC Davis Graduate. She started her veterinary career in equine medicine before she moved into small animal practice. She loves to travel and has spent many of her vacations doing veterinary work in foreign countries such as Nepal, West Africa, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. She will do anything to be with Great Apes, Orangutans being her favorite.

    When Dr. Lefkowitz isn’t taking care of her patients, she spends much of her free time attempting to entertain her two Jack Russell Terriers, Zoey and Jerr, and riding her horse, Tahoe.


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Our Team


  • Alex


    Practice Mgr21 years

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

  • 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


    Vet Assistant7 years

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

  • Sharon


    RVT3 years

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

  • Kimberlee


    RVT1 years

    Is our newest RVT. Kim is also into fitness and health and loves taking her Pomeranian "Tallulah" to the beach. Her hobbies include freelance modeling.

  • 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.

  • Cheyenne


    RVT 4 years

    Is our certified ultrasoundgrapher. She spends her time caring for her older pets and loves to spend her time painting, drawing and hiking.

  • Katherine


    1 year

    Is our cheerful coffee and novel lover. One her path to becoming a Veterinary Nurse.

  • Kari


    2 years

    Is our happy empty nester, with a huge heart and endless energy dedicated to her passion of helping our pets and clients.

  • Lauren


    RVT2 years

    Is our healthy vegan hiker. She has a special interest in rehab therapy for dogs.

  • Kayla


    1 years

    Is our upbeat long term yogi. Recently moved to OB to join our team to continue her passion in pet care.

  • Tawney


    4 years

    Is our super mom of 4 (Husband included)! Loves chubby cats and making people laugh and smile.

  • Yshele


    1 year

    Is our recent graduate form Pima. She is our happy bubbly animal loving technician

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