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. 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.


  • Dr. Jessica Tyler

    Dr. Jessica Tyler

    Dr. Tyler is a California native originally from the Bay Area. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Nevada Reno and then moved to Colorado where she earned her degree in veterinary medicine in 2006. During her time in veterinary school, Dr. Tyler worked at the local animal shelter and headed the student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She also became a certified veterinary acupuncturist. After veterinary school, Dr. Tyler practiced in Las Vegas for four years. She then moved to San Diego in 2010 to be closer to family. Dr. Tyler has a special interest in animal behavior, dentistry, internal medicine, and surgery. She enjoys creating long-lasting relationships with her clients and building the human-animal bond. Dr. Tyler loves watching her patients eager to come in for their next visit and practices fear-free medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Tyler enjoys spending time with her two human children, two dogs, four cats, and tortoise Bob. She loves experiencing all that San Diego has to offer especially local hiking trails, camping, and local attractions.


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Our Team


  • Alex


    Practice Mgr22 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 Assistant11 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!

  • Sharon


    RVT11 years

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

  • Kimberlee


    RVT5 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 Services8 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.

  • Kari


    3 years

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

  • Tawney


    5 years

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

  • Yshele


    2 year

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

  • Bilal


    Veterinary Assistant2 years

    Is our North Carolina Transplant! He came with 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. When he is not at work, he is enjoying San Diego life working out and going to the beach! He loves his little dog Nova!

  • Nikki


    RVT1 year

    Nikki is our recent graduate from San Diego Mesa College's Veterinary Technology program. She enjoys nurturing the human animal bond, gardening, bicycling, local music, arts, crafts and caring for her fur babies in her free time.

  • Alysia


    Pet Store Kennel 2 years

    Is our gentle sole that will always put a smile on your face. She spends her spare time creating art and with her little cat.

  • Megan


    RVT1 years

    Is our San Diego native RVT. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but also their owners. She had worked as a veterinary technician for 8 years.

  • Laura


    RVT1 years

    Is our Californian girl! she loves the beach and writing. She is currently getting certified in dog grooming!

  • Joshua Kennel

    Joshua Kennel

    Kennel1 years

    Is our San Diego native RVT. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but also their owners. he is our southern gentlemen.

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