Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital is located in Solana Beach, California, and offers veterinary care for dogs, cats, birds, and exotics.  The Solana Beach veterinary hospital is a general care clinic / pet hospital that also handles emergency situations, euthanasia, dentistry, and surgery such as spay and neuter procedures, for all pet animals. Pictured here are our veterinarians, Dr. Brandes, Dr. Dayton, and Dr. Steele.

Welcome from our Solana Beach Vets: Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Dr. Anaika Dayton, Dr. Meghan McIntosh, and Dr. Sophie Steele!

Call us at (858) 759-8797 or email info@rsfvets.com.

We're a Solana Beach veterinary hospital!

We look forward to seeing you in our new Solana Beach location in the Vons Shopping Center off Lomas Santa Fe! Find our veterinary hospital between the We-R-Fabrics and 24 Hour Fitness.

  • Name: Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital of Solana Beach
  • Doctors: Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Dr. Anaika Dayton, Dr. Meghan McIntosh, Dr. Sophie Steele
  • Phone Number: (858) 759-8797
  • General Email Address: info@rsfvets.com
  • Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rsfvets (post your pet pics!)
  • Great service and patient care!

Latest News: Introducing Dr. Meghan McIntosh!

November 3rd, 2012. By Dave Oei.


It  has  been  just over one  year  since  our  big  move  to  our Solana Beach veterinary hospital,  and  we  are  thrilled  to  announce  more  exciting  news:  The  addition  of  our  new  doctor,  Dr.  Meghan  McIntosh!  Dr.  McIntosh  embodies  our  dedication  to  providing  the  most  compassionate,  high-quality  care  available,  and  we  could  not  be  happier  to  have  her  as  part  of  our  team.

Dr.  McIntosh  is  a  native  of  Southern California.  Eager  to  see  what  the  East  Coast  offered,  she  attended  Johns  Hopkins  University  and  received  a  Bachelor  of  Science  in  molecular  and  cellular  biology.  She  was  also  a  member  of  the  varsity  soccer  team  (Fun  fact:  she  is  in  the  NCAA  record  books  for  scoring  two  consecutive  goals  in  a  span  of  10  seconds!).  She then attended the  University  of  Pennsylvania  School  of  Veterinary  Medicine, and upon graduating, worked  at  the  New  England  Animal  Medical  Center.

Dr.  McIntosh’s  professional  interests  include  dermatology  and  dentistry.  She  enjoys  being  outdoors  (especially  hiking,  running,  and  biking),  traveling,  reading,  and  devouring  any  type  of  dessert.  And,  she  is  the  proud  mother  of  a  quiet,  cat-like  greyhound  named  Clackers (pictured with her),  and  two  very  loud,  dog-like  Siamese  cats  named  Kimba  and  Skyler.

Stop by and meet her when you get a chance!

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A Bit About Us

We are a Solana Beach veterinary hospital, established in 2005 by Dr. Deirdre Brandes as a general practice. Our four veterinarians, Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Dr. Anaika Dayton, Dr. Meghan McIntosh, and Dr. Sophie Steele work with nearly all pet animals, including dogs, cat, and rabbits, and pocket pets such as rats and hamsters. Our Solana Beach vets will also see other exotics such as birds or reptiles on a case-by-case basis.

Our typical day involves seeing healthy pets for annual visits and vaccines, treating our sick patients, providing dental care, performing a spay and neuter or other surgery, and helping with emergencies. And on sad occasions, we also help provide a peaceful passing with a compassionate pet euthanasia. And yes, we also offer house calls with our mobile clinic, even for emergencies, on a limited basis.

Our mission is simple: Provide extraordinary care for all patients, excellent service for all clients, all at a great value. We would be proud to be your pet's vet!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Deirdre Brandes is a veterinarian who works with dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, and nearly all pets at Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital, a veterinary hospital in San Diego county.  Of the three veterinarians at our hospital, she is the sole owner and director of medicine.  She completed her undergraduate work at UC Davis and received her veterinary degree from Cornell.
Dr. Deirdre Brandes & Neo
She's a graduate of Cornell's Veterinary School and our hospital's founder. An animal lover and owner of hard-luck cases, Dr. Brandes is also a mother of two rambunctious boys.
Dr. Anaika Dayton is one of RSF Veterinary Hospital's veterinarians.  She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her veterinary degree from UC Davis.  Dr. Dayton also works with all pet animals at our hospital in San Diego.
Dr. Anaika Dayton & Hobbart
Dr. Dayton graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.
Dr. Sophie Steele has been a practicing veterinarian for 10 years and received her veterinary degree from UC Davis.  At our veterinary hospital in San Diego, she works with dogs, cats, and all pets.
Dr. Sohpie Steele
Dr. Sophie Steele recently joined our hospital in February of 2008, and has previously worked with Dr. Brandes. She received her veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis in 1999.

Quality of Care

RSF Veterinary Hospital's select group of veterinarians and staff share a number of traits that make them great animal care professionals. First, they practice uncompromising quality animal health care. The hospital has provided them with all the tools, such as advanced ultrasound and digital radiography, to ensure they can provide top-notch care for your pet.

Second, they are caring, compassionate animal lovers and owners. Find out more about our fantastic set of vets and staff and their pets.

Finally, our staff is dedicated to ensuring you and your pets receive only excellent service. In a nutshell, we would be honored to be your pet's veterinarian!