We’re in Solana Beach

Dr. Deirdre Brandes founded Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital in 2005. We are located at the Vons Shopping Center off Lomas Santa Fe between the We-R-Fabrics and 24 Hour Fitness.

+ Monday-Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
+ Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
+ Sunday: Closed


Updated: 12:00 PM, March 22nd 2020

Dear Clients,

For now, we remain open to serve all your pet’s needs.

However, out of an abundance of caution, we now only offer curbside service. If you’re here for an appointment, please call when you arrive and a technician will come to your vehicle, take your pet’s history, and bring them into our hospital. After the doctor’s exam, they’ll call you with the results. The same applies if you need to pick up food or prescriptions. And if you don’t have a phone, wave to us – we’ll spot you from the front desk!

We offer in-person appointments only on an emergency or end-of-life basis. Accordingly, if you happen to see another client in the lobby, kindly wait outside until one of our staff is able to come out and speak with you.

Most importantly, please inform us if you or anybody in your home is sick so we can take necessary precautions.

Warm regards,
Everyone at Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital

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A Bit About Us

Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Solana Beach veterinarian We are a five doctor general veterinary practice. Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Dr. Anaika Dayton, Dr. Sophie Steele, Dr. Meghan McIntosh, and Dr. Tara Haley primarily treat dogs and cats.We are a full-service veterinary hospital. From providing annual examinations and vaccinations for healthy pets, to checking up on new puppies and kittens, we provide care for patients of all sizes and ages. While also providing a full medical laboratory, we routinely offer advanced dentistry, hospitalizations, emergencies, and surgeries (including orthopedics).

We offer house calls on a limited basis.

Our Mission

Provide extraordinary care for all patients, excellent service for all clients, all at a great value.

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 is 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 the mother of two rambunctious boys, and two equally naughty rescue dogs. 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 is a graduate from UC Berkeley, and she received her veterinary doctorate from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She helped Dr. Brandes open the practice in 2005, and is pictured with Hobbart.
Meghan McIntosh, VMDDr. Meghan McIntosh is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She’s pictured with Clackers. 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. Sophie Steele has been a part of our hospital since February of 2008, and has previously worked with Dr. Brandes. She received her veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis in 1999.
Tara Haley, DVMDr. Tara Haley studied at Cornell University Veterinary School with Dr. Brandes. She has since worked in San Diego, and her interests are in internal medicine, ultrasound, dermatology, and behavior. Dr. Haley also has a particular fondness for senior pets.

Quality of Care

Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital’s select group of veterinarians and staff share a number of traits that make them excellent animal care professionals. First, they practice uncompromised quality animal health care. The hospital has provided them with a variety of tools to ensure top-notch care for your pet, including continuing education, training, and advanced diagnostic equipment.

Second, they are caring, compassionate animal lovers and owners. Find out more about our fantastic veterinarians and staff.

Finally, our staff is dedicated to ensuring you and your pets receive only excellent service. We would be honored to be your pet’s veterinarian!

Pet Food Shipped to Your Home

We are also proud to offer online ordering and home delivery on a variety of pet food, supplements, select medications, treats, toys and more! We are integrated with Vetsource, an online storefront that provides easy access and expedited approval for your pet’s nutritional and medical needs. Once you’re set up, you can subscribe for AutoShip, which gives you the benefit of free shipping. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions, or, order now!