Point Loma Veterinary Clinic

1964 Sunset Cliffs Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107



Point Loma Veterinary Clinic - Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA - Dr. Valerie Cardeiro

Dr. Valerie Cardeiro

Dr. Cardeiro knew from a young age that she had a strong interest in the welfare of pets. She first began working at an animal hospital while attending junior high school. A native of California, she attended U.C.S.D. and received her bachelors degree in Biology.  Although academic achievements were taken seriously, she found time for extra-curricular activities including riding her horse over jumping courses, running along the shores of Del Mar beach, participating on the first women's intercollegiate rugby team in California, dominating in intramural water polo and cooking for fellow students.

Following graduation from U.C.S.D., Dr. Cardeiro was employed at the VA Hospital in La Jolla to help research artificial kidney dialysis. She attended veterinary school at U.C. Davis. She spent her summers in the kidney research laboratory and worked for the Dermatology and Pathology Departments at U.C. Davis. She entered small animal clinical practice in northern California and developed special strengths in surgery, radiology, dentistry and dermatology. Missing the southern California beaches and weather, Dr. Cardeiro moved back to San Diego. She was hired at an emergency clinic and was scheduled as a relief doctor for about 75 different practices over the next six years. She continued her interest in physical fitness by becoming involved in weight training. She traveled to Australia, New Zealand and several Caribbean sites to enjoy scuba diving. She attends many veterinary conferences on a regular basis to keep her medical and surgical knowledge advancing. Dr. Cardeiro continues to be a very dedicated veterinarian.

Dr. Cardeiro started her family in 1988. Her sons attended Sacred Heart Academy. Her older son, Manny, received his BA in 2014 in Visual and Performing Arts. He performed in multiple productions such as "Seussical" and "Beautiful Killers," and enjoyed some "lime light" at Mission Bay High School for his home movie comedies. He has made several YouTube videos. He is considering a career in physical therapy and still has a strong interest in acting opportunities in Los Angeles.  He is certified as a fitness trainer.  He also continues to play baseball in the San Diego Adult Baseball League on weekends.  Her younger son, Jonathan, received his Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University of Pomona in June 2015.  He currently works as a front-of-house employee in the food and beverage department at Town and Country Resort in San Diego as well as working for OB Noodle House as a line cook.  

Dr. Cardeiro shares her home with three kitties whose names are "Slinky," "Twinky," and "Tobey"; they were all acquired through their need for veterinary care at the Point Loma Vet Clinic.

Stephanie - Veterinary Technician

Hi Everyone!  My name is Stephanie. I am 25 years old. I am originally from Oceanside & I moved this year for a brand new start in my life.  I've owned dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, rabbits...My love for animals started when I was young & I knew exactly what type of work I wanted to do.  I've worked in veterinary hospitals and clinics since 2011. My goal is to become a licensed Veterinary Technician and plan to attend Mesa College.  In my spare time, I try to spend time with my family as much as I can. I also love music, movies, reading, the beach, yoga, and shopping.

Point Loma Veterinary Clinic - Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA - Our Staff - Ashley

Ashley - Veterinary Technician

My name is Ashley; I have been working as a veterinary technician for about 4 years now. I just recently moved to the San Diego area from Sarasota, FL to further my education. I have experience working at a small animal practice, as well as a cat only practice, and shelter. My passion for animals was evident, even from a young age. I have a 12-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, named, Zoey, whom is my everything. In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, and eventually, plan on learning how to surf.

Point Loma Veterinary Clinic - Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA - Our Staff - Adrian

Adrian - Veterinary Technician

Greetings Earthlings! My name is Adrian and I am a Veterinary Technician. I have 5 yrs of experience in veterinary medicine aside from many years of handling all sorts exotic pets. It all started in my high school chemistry class, my teacher had ferrets, an Australian fly river turtle, tortoises, all kinds of snakes from little ones to 6 ft ones, and lastly, lizards; he had bearded dragons and my most favorite, the blue-tongued skink. I cared for all his animals throughout my high school years. Well enough about that, I have many hobbies including backpacking in the middle of nowhere and anything that has to do with survival stuff. I love longboarding and biking with my girlfriend (who by the way is also a vet tech). I also enjoy playing Pokémon Go, well basically anything to do with nerdy stuff. I have two furry kids, Oreo my Poodle and Snowflake my Poodle-Terrier, they are my life and they love exploring the world with us.

Point Loma Veterinary Clinic - Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA - Our Staff - Caitlyn

Caitlyn - Veterinary Technician

Hi there! My name is Caitlyn. I've always had a strong love for animals. Working in a veterinary office was a childhood dream of mine, so I definitely love my job here! I have a 4/5 year old American Rottie named Cookie who likes to think she is a lap dog. I attended the veterinary technician program at Pima Medical Institute.

Azalea - Veterinary Receptionist/Assistant

I have worked with animals since I was 7 years old.  I have been working as a dog trainer and grooming assistant at a large pet store for the last 6 years.  I have additional training in pet nutrition.  I find the veterinary field exciting because I'm learning more to help educate pet parents on how to best care for their pets.  I have 3 pets of my own:  two 5lb dogs and a dog close to 100lbs.  I look forward to helping you and your pets as much as I possibly can.

Ashley - Veterinary Technician

Hi, I'm Ashley. I have a degree in animal health technology from San Diego Mesa college and my goal is to obtain my RVT license for this year. I grew up near Temecula with tons of pets and always wanted a career helping animals. My goal is to help keep your pets healthy and give them a stress-free visit to our clinic. When I'm not playing with pets I like going to the beach, camping and gardening. 

Amanda - Veterinary Assistant

I have always had a love for animals since I was young. I grew up wanting to be a vet so that I could help every pet in need. I spent five years as an assistant manager of an animal shelter. That experience opened my eyes to the world of animal welfare. I am a recent transplant to the San Diego area from Florida. I plan on continuing my education and work experience in the animal field. I currently have a 2 year old chihuahua mix who is very spoiled. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.