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We pride ourselves on GREAT service! We offer additional discounts for Rescues (paperwork required), referrals, and complimentary pill cutting upon request. For clients who work during the day we offer a drop-off service at no extra charge. When necessary we instruct on pilling, ear treatment, & flea product application.

Santa Fe Animal Clinic Staff

Rei Tanaka, D.V.M


A Graduate of UC Davis.

Dr. Tanaka practiced Veterinary medicine in the Bay area for 5 years at a multi-doctor practice, while also working at the Oakland Animal Shelter.  He then moved to San Diego from the Bay area & traveled weekly to L.A. to complete his surgical residency.  Missing San Diego he continued to commute until he finally decided to settle in Encinitas and start a family.

Jennifer H.

RVT/Lead Tech

Jennifer got a taste for animal medicine back in the early 2000's when she worked for Dr. Gee for just over three years. This is where she realized her passion for animal health. Since then she has received her college degree in Animal Health Technology from Mesa College and RVT license. Jennifer is the lead technician and dental hygienist here at the clinic and is happy to have the opportunity to work with you and your pet . She is married with an adorable 6 year old son named Chancelor and a 1 year old daughter, Skyler.  Also gracing her home are two kitties, Elvis and Priscilla. She loves to cook, host get-together's and spend quality time with her family.


Vet assistant

Boris has worked at Santa Fe Animal Clinic since he was 16 years old. He is wonderful with the animals, and is our go to guy when something needs fixing! He is currently attending college working on his general education, hoping to have a career in computers. He loves to go hiking and camping. He is also an awesome big brother to his two younger sisters and 3 dogs.


Vet Assistant

Alexis was born and raised in SoCal, and has always had a passion for animals ever since she was little. One of her earliest memories was being called into the principal's office in preschool to catch an alligator lizard that all the boys were afraid of. She grew up with a house full of animals, including snakes, bunnies, hedgehogs, rats, frogs, lizards, saltwater fish, and of course cats and dogs. She has done everything from bathing dogs, to snake handling, and has been a veterinary assistant since 2016. In her spare time she loves to BBQ for friends and family, gardening, and exploring San Diego - always down for a road trip.

Jennifer P.

Vet Tech

Jennifer has moved back to Southern California from Indiana. She has been working in the veterinary field for about 10 years. Prior to working in animal health, Jennifer was in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed on Camp Pendleton. Jennifer still likes to be physically active, so you may see her running down the road.

Breanne W.

Vet Assistant

Breanne was born and raised in Southern California. Her love for animals started as soon as she could stand. She would rock her crib to the window to see the cows be brought in for milking and would help doctor them with her grandfather. She has been a veterinary assistant for 13 years and is a mom to a 15 year old, 3 year old and 1 year old.



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