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Papaya Veterinary Care opens a new location in Encinitas, CA


This is the first emergency hospital for the California-based veterinary clinic network

Papaya Veterinary Care opened its first ever location at The Village in Pacific Highlands Ranch in San Diego, California in 2023. The veterinary hospital group provides full-service veterinary care and is now accepting walk-ins, urgent care services, and general wellness visits. The hospital is equipped with a cat specific exam room, a dental suite, and brand-new equipment.1

Papaya Veterinary Care emergency hospital in Encinitas, California. (Photo courtesy of Papaya)

Papaya Veterinary Care emergency hospital in Encinitas, California. (Photo courtesy of Papaya)

The company is now launching a new location in the Encinitas neighborhood of San Diego, which will serve as Papaya’s first emergency hospital.2 Opening mid-February 2024, the emergency hospital will be accepting both emergency and urgent care visits and drop-offs. According to the news release, the brand-new facility is roughly 3000 square feet with multiple treatment tables, exam rooms, a large surgical suite, isolation room, and break room for staff.2 The hospital will provide 24-hour care and surgical procedures on-site.3

“At Papaya Veterinary Care our locations will now span across general practice, urgent care, and emergency services. This allows for both community of care for pet parents and a career path for veterinary professionals looking to expand their talent,” said Genevieve Borso, CEO of Papaya, in the release.2

Papaya is hosting an open house for the new Encinitas location on Friday, February 9th from 4pm-6pm at their new facility located at 485 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Papaya encourages industry partners to stop by and celebrate the new building with the whole Papaya team.

To attract and retain employees for the team, Papaya offers competitive salaries, benefits, and a supportive company culture. “I started my career at Papaya as a Veterinary Technician focusing on surgical nursing and I have since advanced into Hospital Manager. Being able to advance from technician to manager at the same company has been tremendous for my growth in veterinary medicine,” said Megan Lennox, hospital manager for the general practice / urgent care hospital in Carmel Valley, San Diego.2

This Encinitas location now serves as Papaya’s second location with another in Carmel Valley, San Diego and another location coming soon in West Los Angeles.


  1. Papaya Veterinary Care announces opening of first location in Carmel Valley, San Diego summer of 2023. News release. Papaya Veterinary Care. August 15, 2023. Accessed September 5, 2023.
  2. Papaya Veterinary Care announces opening of first emergency hospital in Encinitas, San Diego ppring of 2023. News release. Papaya Veterinary Care. January 16, 2024. Accessed January 31, 2024.
  3. Locations. Papaya Veterinary Care. Accessed January 31, 2024. https://www.papayapet.com/locations/
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