We’re in Solana Beach

Dr. Deirdre Brandes founded Rancho Santa Fe Veterinary Hospital in 2005 at Helen Woodward Animal Center. In 2010, she moved the veterinary hospital to Solana Beach. Now we’re located at the Vons Shopping Center off Lomas Santa Fe between the We-R-Fabrics and 24 Hour Fitness.

Different location, but the same excellent service and patient care.

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

A Bit About Us

Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Solana Beach veterinarian We are a four doctor general veterinary practice. While Dr. Deirdre Brandes, Dr. Anaika Dayton, Dr. Meghan McIntosh, and Dr. Sophie Steele treat primarily dogs and cats, they also see rabbits, and pocket pets such as rats and hamsters. Exotics such as birds or reptiles may be seen on a case-by-case basis.

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, where they both graduated in 1999. Dr. Haley has since worked in Southern California, providing high quality veterinary care for dogs, cats and small mammals. She has strong interests in internal medicine, ultrasound, dermatology, and behavior, while also carrying 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 all the tools, such as advanced ultrasound and digital radiography, to ensure top-notch care for your pet.

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!