UC Davis veterinary hospital expands in San Diego

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The new building is scheduled to open in fall 2025

The Janice K. Hobbs UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center Southern California. (Photo credit: Blake O'Brien)

The Janice K. Hobbs UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center Southern California. (Photo credit: Blake O'Brien)

The University of California, Davis has purchased a new building at 5040 Shoreham Place in San Diego, California to become the Janice K. Hobbs UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center Southern California. The veterinary hospital is scheduled to open in fall 2025 after renovations are completed. According to a news release from UC Davis,1 the center’s namesake, Jan Hobbs, is a Southern California philanthropist, animal lover, and UC Davis donor who helped make the building purchase possible.

“The Janice K. Hobbs UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center Southern California will be an even greater hub of innovation and treatment for this region’s pets and veterinary community,” said Brett Feder, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), the center’s chief veterinary medical officer, in the release.1

The Janice K. Hobbs UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center Southern California will provide 24/7 veterinary emergency and critical care and allow the university to expand its veterinary specialty services to now include cardiology, clinical pharmacy, hemodialysis, nephrology and advanced urology, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, and radiology/diagnostic imaging. It will become one of the few locations in the country to offer hemodialysis for kidney failure and other advanced therapies for toxicities and immune-mediated diseases, a treatment option that UC Davis has been offering at its current teaching hospital.1

Along with companion animals, the new medical center capabilities will also extend to exotic animals and wildlife, and it will become a service provider for animals being cared for by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.1

The new center is 23,000 square feet and a single-story structure, which UC Davis finds is ideal for emergency needs.2 The university is hopeful this new facility will only enhance their expertise and offer students a wider range of knowledge and training opportunities.

“As the number one ranked veterinary school in the nation, UC Davis is proud to be able to serve both Northern and Southern California with its innovative, advanced care,” said Mark Stetter, DVM, DACZM, the dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. “We are grateful to Jan Hobbs, the veterinary and animal owner communities, and others who have made this expansion possible.”1

References

  1. Warren R. UC Davis expands veterinary services in Southern California. News release. The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. March 29, 2024. Accessed April 9, 2024. https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/uc-davis-expands-veterinary-services-southern-california
  2. About the Center. The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Accessed April 9, 2024. https://hobbs.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/about-center
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