Compassionate Veterinary care in San Francisco, CA
Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Shikher Singla has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our San Francisco veterinary team.
Meet our friendly San Francisco veterinarians!
Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the San Francisco, CA area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Shikher Singla, who is a licensed, experienced San Francisco veterinarian.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year-round with good nutrition and exercise. Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Dr. Shikher Singla, DVM
Dr. Singla's Bio
Dr. Shikher Singla is a general practitioner and co-owner of Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Deepti Pal, BVSc & AH, MVSc
Dr. Pal's Bio
Dr. Pal has been with Ocean Avenue Vet Hospital since May 2014. Becoming a veterinarian was an easy choice for her as her father, a veterinarian created a lasting impression on her earlier in her life. He inspired her to eventually pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Pal graduated from the College of Veterinary Sciences, Hisar, India. After earning her Master’s degree she came to the USA and completed her ECFVG certification in 2008. She worked for five years at a small animal practice in Long Island, New York before joining Ocean Avenue Hospital.
Dr. Pal’s focus is on prevention services. She is here to help you understand your pet’s needs when they cannot express those needs themselves. Identifying your concerns, and collaborating with you to provide a personalized approach for your pet is her aim. She strongly believes client education is the key to maintaining and adding quality years to the life of four-legged furry friends. Her special interests lie in surgery and internal medicine especially geriatric medicine.
In her free time, she loves to spend her time outdoors with her family and their rescue dog Goldie.
Dr. Caroline Kim, DVM
Dr. Kim's Bio
She went on to pursue her undergraduate career at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In 1992 she graduated cum laude from the pre-medical program with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. She majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She returned to California to attend veterinary school at the University of California at Davis. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996.
Dr. Kim has a particular interest in surgery. She completed a surgical externship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 1995. She is certified in performing Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) cases and has a great interest in orthopedics. She also received training in laparoscopic surgery at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas.
Before coming to Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kim worked for almost 20 years in the Marina-Pacific Heights neighborhood. After a large corporation bought her hospital, she decided to look for another practice owned and operated by veterinarians. She came full circle when she met Dr. Singla and found her new work family at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She believes that this practice has done a great job of keeping up its close ties to the local community. It has a warm, neighborhood feel while maintaining a high quality of service, along with futuristic upgrades in technology.
Dr. Kim is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is APHIS certified. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Kim spends time with her human family and her two orange cats at her home in San Francisco.
Dr. Fady Baskhsaron, DVM
Dr. Baskhsaron's Bio
Dr. Mukul Padalkar, BVSc & AH, MVSc
Dr. Padalkar's Bio
She graduated from Bombay Veterinary College, India in 2010 and earned a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She was a general practitioner in India for 5 years, where she also worked at a first of its kind diagnostic lab and performed ultrasound scans. She then completed a year long rotating internship at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Following the ECFVG certification she joined the Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital family in July 2020. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Ultrasound Society of American College of Veterinary Radiology.
What Dr. MP finds most rewarding is being able to make a difference for her patients and their families; whether it’s a wellness exam for newly adopted pup/kitten, or a diagnostic/treatment plan for a pet who has suddenly become sick or providing palliative care for a geriatric one.
She enjoys working at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital because it allows her to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds while pursuing her professional interests of diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine and surgery.
In her free time, she indulges in various artistic ventures or explores the outdoors with her husband.
We offer a full-service veterinary clinic.
Through all stages of your pet’s life, we’ll be there to provide the care they need. Whether it’s their first visit to get set up on puppy and kitten vaccines or helping them remain comfortable and healthy during their senior years, we’ll be there.
Thank you for making us a top-rated veterinary hospital in San Francisco!
We know you have a lot of choices when choosing the best San Francisco veterinary hospital, and we’re happy that you’ve decided to join the Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital family.