Ranch House Veterinary Services
We are a small but mighty team of animal health professionals comprised of one veterinarian and 4 veterinary assistants and one super office manager/virtual receptionist.
All together we provide care for companion animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, small pocket pets) that need either wellness care (vaccinations/annual bloodwork), care for animals that are ill, provide surgical or dental care, hospice care, also care for those facing end of life decisions.
All of our care happens in the home--anything that can be done in the examination room or the treatment room of a hospital-- can be done in the home where the pet is happier and calmer.
Because we are in the home, we often observe contributing factors for a pet health questions and can better help an owner make decisions on care knowing then what they are able to manage or not. Many times it is something simple--such as where would we place the fluid bag in order to administer subcutaneous fluids once a day for a week--or could be more elaborate such as where can we hold the pet while cleaning and flushing an abscess for several days--bathtub? Laundry tub? Etc..
We are pet parent educators, animal trainers, and provide a hug and encouragement when things seem impossible. We educate our clients on all of the aspects of their pet whether it be proper ear cleaning technique, how to collect a free catch urine sample, how to test for blood sugar levels, nearly anything they can think to ask us we have an answer and we will take the time to make sure they understand all of it!
About Dr. Jennifer
Dr. Jennifer Stewart received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree with honors from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1989 after first receiving dual degrees in Biology and Psychology.
Proud Recipient - "Best of 2016 Oceanside Award" for Veterinary Services
She later earned her certification in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians at Colorado State University. Dr. Stewart is receiving advanced training in pain management and rehabilitation through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Stewart moved to Oceanside from Las Vegas in 1992 and managed and later owned Rancho Del Oro Veterinary Hospital. She has been extensively involved in humane care of animals by serving the North County Humane Society in Oceanside and also the Irvine Animal Care Center in Irvine, CA. She later worked in private practice again with Shadowridge Veterinary Hospital in San Marcos before starting a mobile practice for all of north county San Diego.
Dr. Stewart is a member of the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association (SDCVMA), the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the IVAPM.
Dr. Stewart is happily married and the mother of twin girls. The family also has two dogs, Silly Putty and Gingerbelle and five cats, Otis, Mabel, Hermione, Jake and Frankie. The girls are very involved in the care of the animals and have chickens, tortoises, fish and 2 ponies, a Welsh mix named Sienna and a Norwegian Fjord named Eeda. She has special interests in reading, bicycling, running, hiking, and horseback riding with her family.