Colony Veterinary Hospital strives to offer high quality individualized medical care for your beloved pets.
Colony Veterinary Hospital is proud to be your La Jolla veterinarian of choice since 1994. We believe in providing the most comprehensive care possible. We take into consideration that not all pets live the same lifestyle, and will customize your pet’s care and treatment specifically for them. Part of what makes our hospital great is our location, conveniently located in La Jolla, California.
Meet our team!
Colony Veterinary Hospital is proud to have a friendly and knowledgeable team. Our goal is to ensure that every visit makes our clients feel like they are part of our family.
Sarah Vineyard, DVM
VeterinarianOriginally from Michigan, Dr. Vineyard left the Midwest and moved to San Diego to pursue her career in Veterinary Medicine. Prior to purchasing Colony Veterinary Hospital in 2013, she had worked in several small animal practices in the San Diego area. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology as well as Animal Science at MSU. Dr. Vineyard is an active member of the American, California, and San Diego Veterinary Medical Associations as well as one of the very few Certified Veterinary Acupuncturists practicing in the San Diego area. She has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, integrative medicine, chronic pain management and acupuncture.
Her passions include cooking, walking her energetic pups, and rooting for MSU sports teams. In her downtime, you can find her attending as many Bruce Springsteen concerts as possible!
She shares her household with her loving husband, Ben. The house is ruled by Mony (the wise springer/border collie mix), Wiggles (the always in motion Labrador… her name is very fitting), Skid Mark (a very sweet domestic shorthair), and Lucille Bald (a Sphynx that loves to cuddle, but also nibble on your ear).
When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she replied “Being able to share in the bond between pets and their people.”
Practice ManagerAngela graduated from the University of New Hampshire before taking a long journey over to San Diego. She grew up volunteering in animal shelters. Her first job was as a kennel attendant at an animal hospital and it wasn’t long before she moved up to Veterinary Assistant. She has worked at small animal practices in NH and here in SoCal, where she managed a team of technicians. She hopped on board with CVH in early 2017 and says that the biggest draw to the hospital is the atmosphere. Clients and staff will feel like family when they walk through the door. She is loved by her 4 legged critters (Stinko the dog and Freddie the cat), but also has a 2 legged critter that calls her Mommy. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors at the beach, the zoos, and hiking.
RVTAllison Graduated from Stanbridge University. She went on to work at a small animal hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. She’s worked hard to pursue her RVT license and started her journey at CVH at the beginning of 2017. Her devotion to the field can be seen when she arrives to work early and eager to help the clients/patients for the day. She enjoys being a surgical technician and strives to make sure your pet receives quality care. With the occasional need to sleep, Allison will probably be spotted hiking, snowboarding, or doing anything in the outdoors! Her 2 dogs (Lola and Kloe), 3 cats (Kip, Maui, and Ziggie), and her turtle Pasiden occupy her heart.
Technician AssistantRamona is committed to caring for the patients as if they were her own. She prides herself on client education. Using her Fear Free training, she works hard to make each visit a positive one. She finished a Veterinary Technician program through PIMA Medical Institute and went on to work at another small animal hospital for a couple years prior to devoting her time to CVH. Did we mention she has 6 dogs?! Lova, Chocho, Shiloh, Henry, Charlie, and Ki-Kin are very well behaved as she enjoys walking them all together! She also shares her love with her 3 cats, Mittens, P-Diddy, and Pantera. Aside from the animal world, Ramona enjoys movies, yoga, and spending time outdoors hiking or going to the beach. She’s been a part of the CVH family since early 2017.
Technician AssistantSavannah started out as Client Service Representative at CVH in early 2018. She was also going to the PIMA Medical Institute to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. After finishing the technician assistant program, she’s decided to further her education. Currently working on obtaining her RVT, her dedication to the animals and her strong work ethic show that it will not be long before that happens. She spends her spare time road tripping with her fiance, playing video games, and spending quality time with family. She has 2 cats, Jack and Tora, a Dachshund mix named Buddy, and a bearded dragon named Maximus.
Client Service RepresentativePrior to CVH, Keeley worked with the San Diego Humane Society. She enjoys running, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband and dogs. A fun fact about Keeley, she also has 4 chickens! She loves creating positive relationships with our clients and their pets.
Veterinary AssistantWelcome our newest member of our family! Beth graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program at PIMA Medical Institute. She cares deeply about the patients and clients at CVH and we think you will agree! She loves spending time with her two cats, Gyzme and Jax.