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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.

Dr. Milton Gee D.V.M

Dr. Gee earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of California at Davis in 1978. Dr Gee has nearly 40 years experience and is currently serving the Cardiff-Encinitas area  After receiving his Bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz he spent two years in the Peace Corps in Africa. He became a UC Regents Fellow after one year of graduate study in veterinary microbiology, but chose to be a veterinarian instead. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and past chairman of the ethics committee for the San Diego County V.M.A.

Del, Office Manager

Del has been in the Veterinary field for over 15 years. She enjoys painting, hiking, the beach and traveling with her husband and two dogs Tyson and Ace. Her lil' four legged family also includes two cats and two turtles.

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.

Ryan Vet Tech

Ryan has been in the Veterinary field since 2005, he loves helping all of the animals we see here and is great at what he does. Ryan has four pets of his own, two dogs (seen here on the left) Squash and Meatloaf, and also has two short haired cats at home named Chicken and Nacho. He loves adventure, taking risks and living life in the fast lane.

Lisa, Vet Assistant

Jessie, Vet Assistant

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. She is married with an adorable 4 year old son named Chancelor and is currently expecting a daughter in September 2017, named Skyler. Also gracing her home are two kitties, Elvis and Priscilla. She loves to cook, host get-togethers and spend quality time with her family.

Emily, Vet Tech

Emily has two awesome pets of her own, a dachshund named Rambo and a bearded dragon named Diddy. She likes painting, sketching, drinking coffee, and wearing pajamas while watching Netflix. She also enjoys hiking and adventuring and singing in the car. Emily loves all animals and cares a lot about her job and taking care of the pets.

Bayron, Kennel Assistant

Bayron is currently a sophomore at San Dieguito Academy, he is a very determined person who seeks to have a bright future. He is interested in Astro-physics and Astronomy, he plays indoor and outdoor soccer and has a lively 5 year old bichon at home named Niko



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