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The Drake Center in Encinitas is Here for Your Pets

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The Drake Center in Encinitas is Here for Your Pets

Need to Schedule Your Pet's Appointment?

Contact Us
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We Are Proud to Have Exceeded AAHA's Quality Standard since 2005!

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Proudly Serving the Encinitas Area For Over 20 Years!

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Our Staff Has the Experience and Expertise to Treat Your Dog and Cat!

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Putting Pets First

We are dedicated to providing the best medical and surgical care, in a compassionate environment for our patients - and unsurpassed service for our clients.

Dr. Michele Drake, Founder and Dr. Kathy Boehme, Partner

The Drake Center Difference

The Drake Center isn't like any ordinary veterinary clinic in Encinitas, CA. We are an expert team dedicated to giving your pet the best medical care available anywhere.

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    Safety First

    The strictest protocols for surgery, pharmaceuticals and exams - for the protection of our patients.

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    Patient Comfort

    We provide multimodal pain control and individualised pain management to ensure your pet's comfort.

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    Cutting Edge-Medicine

    Proud to offer the latest advancements in medicine, diagnostic equipment, digital radiography and laser therapy.

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    2:1 Nurse-to-Patient Ratio

    Our surgical teams include one doctor plus two registered veterinary technicians and one assistant - assuring safety and quality.

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Welcome to the Drake Center

For People Whose Pets are Part of the Family

At the Drake Center for Veterinary Care, we believe that pets are part of the family - yours and ours. And family deserves the very best care. For over 20 years, we have been providing high-quality, compassionate pet care to families in Encinitas, CA and the surrounding areas in North San Diego County.

AAHA Accredited for Over 15 Years

We are an AAHA-accredited animal hospital committed to providing the highest standards of care in anesthesia, dentistry, pain management, preventative care, surgery and more. Our staff also meets regularly to learn about the latest medical advancements in companion animal care and how to continually improve our customer service.

Best in San Diego

In 2020, The Drake Center which is located in Encinitas, CA, was voted Best Veterinary Clinic in San Diego by the readers Ranch & Coast Magazine for the eleventh year in a row. We are extremely proud of our facility and the quality of care we provide.

Our Mission

“To provide the best medical and surgical care in a compassionate environment for our patients and unsurpassed service for our clients.” Everything we do supports our mission statement.

Request an Appointment

Please use this form to request an appointment.

You may also contact our office at (760) 456-9556 or email us at [email protected] or Text "REQUEST" to (760) 753-9393 to schedule an appointment

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They Love Us

Dr. Shotwell is very thorough and covers everything. I wouldn't go any place else.
Dorothy H.

Dorothy H.

...As long as Dr. Shotwell is our dog's veterinarian, he will live a very long and happy life. Thank you, Drake Center!
Brittney C. & Brian N.

Brittney C. & Brian N.

Dr. Kathy Boehme is exceptional! She truly cares about my dog!
Jeanine L.

Jeanine L.

Every time Cubbie and I come to The Drake Center, we are greeted by so many staffers who make us feel welcome. They'll even say us by name when we walk in the door.
Lisa K.

Lisa K.

I wouldn't trust the care of my dog to anyone else. Everyone at The Drake Center is friendly, caring and professional. Dr. Shotwell is amazing!
Diane G.

Diane G.

We always have a great experience at The Drake Center. You are ALL very genuine in caring for the "parents" as well as the patients.
Bonnie G.

Bonnie G.

I sincerely thank Dr. Shotwell and the entire team at The Drake Center for always providing the best of care to my very precious Lulu.
Dana M.

Dana M.

The Drake Center's staff are amazing! Everyone is always very friendly and personable.
Bailee C.

Bailee C.

Great staff. Wonderful docs. Great follow-up. A+++
Julie C.

Julie C.

Thank you for all you have done for my pets. They are better animals for having you in their lives.
Anne Marie S.

Anne Marie S.
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The Drake Center For Veterinary Care in Encinitas, CA

Your trusted veterinary practice for over 30 years, The Drake Center believes that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care and that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Encinitas area and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help. To learn more about the many services our veterinary clinic offers, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (760) 456-9556.

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About The Drake Center For Veterinary Care

Our experienced doctors and staff treat each patient as their own and each client as a friend. We combine sound medical expertise, exceptional client service, and a deep passion for animals to create a veterinary care experience that is truly one of a kind.

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