In June, 2011, Dr. David Dawson expanded from his first practice, San Roque Pet Hospital, and purchased Montecito Pet Hospital from Dr. Gary Shaw. Dr. Dawson has upgraded the facility with cutting-edge technology such as digital x-ray capability, telemedicine and the latest in abdominal and cardiac ultrasound technology with more to come! This technology pairs well with the exceptional, compassionate care that Dr. Dawson brings with him.
From our foundation set firmly in our principles of Quality, Integrity, Compassion, and Service, we will strive to provide for the health and well being of our client's pets as if they were our own...
- by handling each patient with compassionate, loving care,
- by maintaining a full service clinic equipped with the latest medical technology,
- by providing education to our clients so they can make informed decisions concerning their pet's care
- and by continuing our education to maintain a high level of competence and skill.
The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization that accredits small animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards. Veterinary hospitals accredited by AAHA must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service and they are re-evaluated every three years to make sure they are keeping up with industry updates.
Veterinary practices choose to become AAHA-accredited for a myriad of reasons, including the desire to improve practice operations and team building, update their skills, enhance their credibility with clients and strive for continuous improvement. Approximately 3,200 veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada have made a commitment to meeting the highest standards of veterinary care.
Choosing an AAHA-accredited hospital assures pet owners that the hospital they select has the staff, equipment, medical procedures and facilities that AAHA believes are vital for delivering high-quality pet care.