|Monday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||7:00am - 5:00pm|
|Sunday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
- Unsurpassed customer service
- Convenient and flexible-Open 7 days
- Modern, clean facility
- Your pet's comfort is our concern
- High Accreditated AAHA facility
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
The Drake Center for Veterinary Care provides Encinitas and North County families with the ultimate in quality pet care. With a full team of veterinary doctors, and access to top surgeons and specialists, we provide a level of care unprecedented in North San Diego County. Whether you have a dog, cat, or other small mammal, we will treat your pet like part of the family and ensure your pet remains healthy throughout its lifetime.
The Drake Center combines modern technology with personalized service to create a safe, caring environment for your pet. Our services include veterinary wellness, sick and emergency care, dentistry, surgery, acupuncture, behavioral education, laboratory services, bathing, boarding, prescription medications, and diet & nutrition education.
Dr. Michele Drake
Dr. Michele Drake received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1989. She earned her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1995. In 1992, Dr. Drake purchased Westlake Veterinary Hospital and later the San Dieguito Veterinary Hospital. The two practices merged to form the Drake Center for Veterinary Care in 1998.
Dr. Drake currently serves on the University of California Veterinary Medical Center-San Diegoâ??s (UCVMC-SD) Clinical Advisory Board; she also serves on committee for the American Animal Hospital Association and as on the Veterinary Advisory Council for Novartis. Dr. Drake also enjoys serving our local community as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Magdalene Ecke YMCA.
Dr. Drake is happily married and the mother of two young boys, Christopher and Matthew. The family also has two dogs and two cats. She has special interests in yoga, hiking, horse riding and snowboarding.
Dr. Kathy Boehme
Dr. Kathy Boehme received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1989. She completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York then worked for a large practice in Washington DC for six years. In 1996 she joined Westlake Veterinary Hospital and became a partner of The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in 1998.
Dr. Boehme is happily married and the mother to two boys, Markus and Jason. The family has two dogs, one cat and a gecko. She enjoys hiking, gardening and volunteers within the community.
Dr. Keala Shotwell
Dr. Keala Shotwell received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She worked for a practice in Oceanside for one year before joining the Drake Center for Veterinary Care in 1998.
Dr. Shotwell is happily married and the mother to daughter, Taylor. The family has two dogs, one cat, and a horse. She enjoys landscaping, home remodeling, and has a special interest in dressage; she takes weekly lessons and even shows periodically.
Dr. Jennifer Hamlet
Dr. Jennifer Hamlet received her Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in May 2000. She worked for a large practice in Pennsylvania before moving to California to join The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in October 2002. Dr. Hamlet has a special interest in dentistry and oral surgery.
Dr. Hamlet is happily married with two dogs. She loves the outdoors and spends time at the beach. She enjoys staying active with spin classes and strength training.
Dr. Amanda Moore
Dr. Amanda Moore received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She then went on to complete an internship at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego. The following year she joined the Drake Center for Veterinary Care.
Dr. Moore has a family of two Boston terrierâ??s, Beau and Luke. She loves traveling, being outdoors and has a special interest in scuba diving.