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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.

Boris, Vet assistant/Assistant Manager

Shannon, Receptionist

Shannon has the most adorable pit bull named Abigail, and 2 chickens. She enjoys hiking with her dog, paddle boarding, gardening, and traveling. Shannon is a homeowner in Vista and lives with her husband Jeff.

Jessie, Vet Tech

Jessie completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at Mira Costa Community College in March 2015. She has 3 gorgeous cats, Blue, Tonka and Oscar. Jessie loves eating, nature, and hiking, she is great at crafting, specializing in home decor.

Jennifer, RVT/Surgery 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. She is married with an adorable 5 year old son named Chancelor and a baby daughter, Skyler, who was born September 2017. Also gracing her home are two kitties, Elvis and Priscilla. She loves to cook, host get-togethers and spend quality time with her family.




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