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Banfield Pet Hospital® - Mission Gorge

Banfield Pet Hospital® - Mission Gorge

6541 Mission Gorge Rd | San Diego, CA 92120

Call 619-701-6994
Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Early Morning Drop-Off Service
  • Optimum Wellness Plans®
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Our veterinarians love your pet (almost) as much as you do.

From nose-to-tail exams to routinely recommended vaccinations, flea, tick and heartworm prevention, microchipping, dental care, and surgery, Banfield Pet Hospital’s veterinarians are committed to delivering care that’s as one-of-a-kind as your pet. Throughout every stage of your pet’s life, we’re at your side to help you find a smarter way to love your pet with access to:
• 1,000+ hospitals with convenient hours
• Affordable Optimum Wellness Plans® to make routine care easy – with access to Vet Chat™ 24/7 live chat support
• On-the-go scheduling and medical records on the Banfield app
• And lots more we’d love to tell you about at your first in-office visit

Get to know us with a Free first exam at your neighborhood Banfield – we can’t wait to meet you and your pet.

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Kim Haworth, RVT

Kim Haworth graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. She started working at Banfield in 2006 as a Pet Care Assistant and has since received her RVT license and become a Practice Manager for Banfield. She is very excited to be opening the first stand-alone Banfield hospital in California.

Kim has been married to her high school sweetheart for 5 years and they have a 10 month old son, a hamster and bearded dragon.

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Dr. Katie Turner, DVM
Dr. Katie Turner, DVM

Dr. Turner grew up in the Bay Area, Livermore, CA, where she lived until starting college. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA in 2006 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2010. Dr. Turner worked at Banfield Pet Hospital in Brea/Orange County since graduation before moving to San Diego with her husband, Chris, in 2013. She worked at the Banfield Pet Hospital of San Diego on Murphy Canyon Road before moving to the Banfield Pet Hospital in Mission Gorge. Dr. Turner enjoys family activities at the San Diego Zoo with her 2 boys, Little Italy's Saturday morning Farmer's Market, and taking the dogs to the beach. She loves cooking, going out to eat, and enjoys the company of family and friends in their Talmadge home. She looks forward to running into clients and pets around town, and is excited to develop a sense of community with the Banfield of Mission Gorge and surrounding neighborhoods!

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Dr. Brittany Cassidy
Dr. Brittany Cassidy

Dr. Cassidy grew up in West Palm Beach, Fl. She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fl in 2011 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Ca in 2016. Dr. Cassidy started off as a client service coordinator with Banfield in 2009 and worked her way up to a veterinary technician before attending veterinary school. She and her husband Eddie have lived in San Diego for the past year and a half and have two Chihuahuas named Reecie and Ripkin. Dr. Cassidy loves spending time with her husband and Chihuahuas, watching football, and going to the beach. She is excited to continue her journey with Banfield as a veterinarian and looks forward to building relationships with her clients and their furry friends.

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Dr. Michael Dow
Dr. Michael Dow

Dr. Dow is from the Chicagoland area. He completed his bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, however eventually realized that his true passion was in clinical medicine. His DVM was completed at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He truly enjoys working in small animal medicine and working with owners to keep pets healthy and happy. He has a soft spot for "bully breeds" and has owned and trained rottweiler dogs. Outside of work he enjoys outdoor activities like camping and anything sports related. He's excited to be working with San Diegans and their pets!

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Dr. Michelle Braunstein
Dr. Michelle Braunstein

Dr. Braunstein is originally from Northern Virginia, and attended veterinary school at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. After graduation and prior to joining Banfield, she completed a one year rotating internship at an emergency and specialty center right outside of Washington, DC. Dr. Braunstein grew up with cats for most of her life, so she is particularly feline friendly - although she is very passionate about preventative care for both cats and dogs. She has one tortoiseshell calico cat at home named Romie. Outside of work she enjoys running, hiking and otherwise enjoying the San Diego weather. Singing and music in general are also great passions of hers. Her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian started at the age of five, so she is very excited to be fulfilling that dream with Banfield!

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