Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital | Veterinary Care in Ocean Beach, SD
Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital is a veterinary hospital located in San Diego, in the heart of Ocean Beach. We are renowned for our compassionate pet care and state-of-the-art services.
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Signature pet care for your family

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care to our patients and excellent customer service to our clients. Our doctors and staff are passionate about caring for pets—you and your furry family members are the reason we come to work every day!

We are a full-service veterinary hospital with 4 full-time doctors who see dogs, cats and rabbits. We have on-site lab and x-ray equipment, which allows us to expedite diagnostic results. We do everything at the hospital from routine vaccinations, to microchips, to orthopedic surgeries. Above all, we give your pet all of the love and care that we would give to our own pets.

Clients and critics agree. Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital is one of the best veterinary hospitals in San Diego.

Pet Hospital Gold Medal Winner

Dr. Christy Berg purchased the practice in 1996, when it was located near the famed Sunset Cliffs of San Diego. In 2008, we relocated to the thriving, eclectic downtown area of Ocean Beach where we reside today. 


Our veterinary care is provided in an environmentally friendly facility, featuring energy-efficient windows, as well as solar panels that provide approximately 85 percent of the hospital’s power needs.

Hear it from our happy clients!

We pride ourselves on having the best and most satisfied clients. We encourage you to share your experience with us or online via social media or Yelp.


Meet Sherman

Dr. Berg and the staff at a Sunset Cliffs are amazing!!! Sherman loves the care he gets here and I couldn’t be more grateful!
-Nikki Lynn

``Wonderful advice``

Meet Rodger

We have a springer spaniel who can be high maintenance. They give wonderful advice, you can see that they truly care, and always supply lots of treats. Our dog pulls towards the vets office!!
– Caroline Rose

``So incredibly grateful``

Meet Sydney

Dr. John Traversi has taken awesome care of her since birth and we are so incredibly grateful. She is not just a dog, but a huge part of our family, and has had her fair share of medical issues!
– Lisa Cowan Bishop

Many of our clients have asked about how their pets may be affected by the outbreak of hepatitis A here in San Diego. Good news: while this virus is highly contagious in the human population, your furry friends are not at risk! The host range for hepatitis A is limited to humans and several species of primates. Here is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection’s web page on hepatitis A for more information:

Sunday, September 24th at Balboa Park

Bunnyfest is the San Diego House Rabbit Society’s annual fundraiser. This festival is a fun BYOB (bring your own bunny) event for the bunny lover in all of us. There is a suggested $1 donation to the San Diego House Rabbit Society for the event. Proceeds from this event benefit rescue, education, spay/neuter, and adoption of abandoned domestic rabbits in San Diego and Riverside counties.

Learn More About This Event!
Today we celebrate the memory of our beloved pets who have passed on with our Celebration of Life Pet Memorial Video.


Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo and a memory!

Let’s get social

Stay in-the-know from Dr. Berg and the rest of the team by following us on social media. You never know what pet tips, seasonal information, specials, updates or silly pet videos we’ll share. While you’re at it, be sure to check in on social media during your visit and tag us #sunsetcliffsanimalhospital.




First Visit?

Please take a moment to download and fill out our new client form. Feel free to upload the completed form on our contact page or simply bring them to your first appointment.