Welcome to Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy

Your Veterinarian in San Diego, CA

Call us today at (619) 795-2400!


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Team Amici is humbled to announce that we were nominated for Best Veterinarian of San Diego 2017 from The San Diego Union-Tribune AND The San Diego A-List City Voter!!!

We are so grateful to have such wonderful clients, and we would be honored and appreciative to have your vote!

Please vote by clicking separately on each of the following links:


1. The San Diego Union-Tribune (Voting ends June 26th)

San Diego's Best Veterinarian of 2017

2. The San Diego A-List City Voter (Voting ends July 23rd)

San Diego A-List City Voter


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Voted Best Veterinary Hospital in all of Downtown San Diego,

2015 and 2016!


Welcome to the official website of Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy, your downtown San Diego veterinarians and pet health care experts. Our core values can be described in just a few words... and to us, it really is this simple:

"Excellence today, for a healthier pet tomorrow"

We provide high quality and lovable health care for your pets. Our veterinarians and staff look forward to working with you to make sure that your pets get the high level of care that they deserve.

Veterinary services provided by Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy include the following: Wellness Exams, Surgery, Vaccinations, Spay & Neuter, Flea control, Microchips, Dental Care, Digital Radiology, Lab Work (blood, fecal, urinalysis, etc.), Pharmacy, Vet Consultations, Diet (advice & products), and more!

Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy is your neighborhood downtown San Diego veterinarian, serving the downtown neighborhoods of Little Italy, Marina, Cortez Hill, Columbia District, Gas Lamp and East Village, as well as surrounding neighborhoods of Bankers Hill, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, North Park, Park West, South Park and beyond.

Come visit your friends at Amici Pet Hospital of Little Italy. We have plenty of free onsite parking, and our Little Italy location offers convenient freeway access.

At Amici Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Marla Saltzman
San Diego Veterinarian | Amici Pet Hospital | (619) 795-2400

2135 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA 92101

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Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Wednesday:

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Thursday:

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Friday:

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Daniel Allen
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Daniel Allen is originally from Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Biochemistry from The College of William and Mary. He then moved to Southern California, where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences – College of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Dr. Scott Lafey
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Scott Lafey grew up in Maui, HI. He earned his Bachelor Degree of Science from UCLA and his Doctorate Degree of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis. He then completed a rotating internship focusing in Emergency Medicine, Surgery, and Internal Medicine at Veterinary Specialty hospital here in San Diego. When he is out of the office, he enjoys surfing, basketball, rock climbing, playing music, and going to the dog beach with his pup, Ziggy.

Featured Articles

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  • When Is a Goopy Eye a Problem?

    Many dogs have thick eye discharge. Sometimes it is just in the morning; sometimes it has to do with a dog’s breed. Some breeds of dogs have eyes that sit differently in their skull, causing more discharge. And, sometimes, the goopy eye is a sign of a severe, chronic and painful condition called keratoconjunctivitis ...

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  • What to Do When Your Pet Goes on the Carpet

    Straining to urinate, frequent urination, blood in the urine, and accidents in the house are common symptoms that pet owners report to their veterinarian. Many times the signs come on suddenly, as people find urine spots on the floor, often near the door where the dog goes outside. Cat owners may notice ...

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  • Vomiting Versus Regurgitation

    When you come home to find a mess on the floor, it is easy to assume that the dog vomited. Vomiting is very common in dogs, as they often eat weird things! There are actually many other causes of vomiting, including parasites, kidney disease, liver problems, pancreatitis, and food allergies. Overall, ...

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Testimonials

  • "Our cats always receive the greatest care here! We never have to wait long for an appointment and I like that they have a separate cat room. They also follow up the next day to check on your pet. In addition, they are wonderful and submit your pet insurance claims for you! Recommend to anyone looking for a great team of people who truly love animals."
    Kerry L.