I've been taking my two dogs to Rancho Mesa Animal Hospital for about 10 years now and love the docs there! Both Dr. Volk and Dr. Cooper are absolutely wonderful with my dogs and are very knowledgeable about veterinary medicine. They're also extremely patient and are willing to take the time to answer your questions...a very important quality when you're talking about a member of your family! In addition, I never feel like they push expensive medical procedures which might not be necessary like some of the other more high-priced animal hospitals. Their office is in the Mira Mesa area and I drive down from Escondido...that should tell you how good they are!