Pet Hospital of Penasquitos in San Diego

9888 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite F
San Diego, CA 92129


Liz part of your compassionate care team


Liz started at the Pet Hospital of Penasquitos doing an internship through the Regional Occupation Program for both veterinary assistant Part 1 and 2, and veterinary receptionist at Grossmont Community College courses. In July 2003, the Pet Hospital of Penasquitos as a veterinary receptionist hired Liz. In 2004 Liz became full time, working as a veterinary receptionist and veterinary tech assistant, a "techceptionist,” and has been with us ever since. Liz is enrolled in the California Veterinary Assistant Program.

Liz has a great understanding about balancing the care of your pet and explaining procedures. Liz has a big family with three young daughters and a bearded dragon, and recently lost her baby boy Sammy, a bichon frise mix. She enjoys doing all the outdoor adventures that San Diego has with her three little tornados.


Ian is a veterinary technician specialist in exotic companion animals


Ian Kanda graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and became a registered veterinary technologist in 2000.  He has worked in private general practice, laboratory animal, emergency medicine, and most recently the veterinary teaching hospital in Oklahoma prior to moving to San Diego.  Ian is a veterinary technician specialist in exotic companion animals and loves research, teaching, and going on hikes photographing wildlife.

April - veterinary receptionist


 April Bio coming soon


Megan, RVT-Office Mananger


Megan joined the PHP team in December 2016. Before starting her career as a Veterinary Technician, Megan received a Bachelor’s degree from UCSD, where she competed on the Equestrian Team and taught horseback riding lessons. She then went on to Mesa College and graduated in May 2013 with an Associate’s degree in Animal Health Technology. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since June of 2013.

In her spare time, Megan loves to ride horses, read, hike, and travel, although almost allof her attention goes to her 4 cats and her horse.

Amanda - veterinary receptionist


Amanda started at PHP in May of 2021 during her undergrad at UCSD. During her time spent with us she received her Bachelors degree from UCSD. Since then she has been working full time as one of our veterinary receptionists.

In her spare time, Amanda likes to read, play games, draw, dance, and spend time with her hamster.

Alexis, RVT


Alexis started at PHPQ in 2021. She graduated valedictorian of her class at Pima Medical Institute in 2021 and became a registered veterinary technician in January of 2022.

Alexis was born and raised in San Diego. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her pets: a dog, bearded dragon, and two crested geckos.