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1362 Garnet Ave
San Diego • CA 92109

Phone: 858.272.6255
 Fax: 858.270.5160



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Dr. Chris Hoolihan

Dr. Hoolihan and his wife Shana (pictured with him) purchased Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic on May 29, 2009. Dr. Hoolihan is a 1997 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care at Southpaws Veterinary Referral Center in Virginia in 1998. He worked for years in veterinary emergency hospitals and specialty critical care hospitals before starting a Residency in Cardiology in 2006 in Los Angeles. Though he received 5 months of intensive training, he was unable to complete his residency certification due to health issues with his mentor. Dr. Hoolihan went on from there to work in all areas of San Diego County and Orange County as a Relief Veterinarian until finally deciding to buy his own practice in 2009. 

Dr. Hoolihan and his wife Shana (married for 20 years) live in La Costa with their 3 children; Emily 18, Bailey 15 and Rebekah 12. They have Gretyl, a 8 year old Dachshund, Tess, a 3 year old Lab/Hound mix and 2 cats Bagheera and Legolas. Dr. Hoolihan coaches competitive soccer and softball in North County and occasionally referees games. He is a regular performer at the Star Theatre in Oceanside where he can be seen singing and dancing in various musical theatre productions. The Hoolihan family is also very active in their synagogue, Temple Solel, enjoy spending time in the RV(AKA The Hoolibago) and taking quality family trips whenever time allows.

Dr. Hoolihan

Dr. Hoolihan and Shana