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Important Message on COVID-19

In response to recent COVID-19 concerns, we are currently only providing curbside appointments. To help maintain social distancing we do request that you call in to check-in, and to remain in your vehicle. We will come or call you once we are ready to meet you at the door. We thank you for helping us in our continuous efforts to stay healthy and safe. Click here to learn more.

Full-Service Animal Hospital

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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.

Please note: Our website has general medical information for your pet. Such information is provided for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice provided by one of our vets.

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
Dr. Caroline Kim joined the staff at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2019. As a 7-year-old girl, she always had dreams of becoming a veterinarian. A native of San Francisco, Dr. Kim attended Lowell High School. During her summers, she volunteered for her very first job as a kennel assistant right here at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She remembers working late hours cleaning cages and feeding the hospitalized patients back when Dr. McElroy owned the practice.

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 Baskharon, DVM

Dr. Baskharon's Bio

Dr. Fady is a graduate of Alexandria Egypt 2007, BVSc. He enjoys working with cats, dogs and equines. He enjoys dentistry. His favorite animal is a Donkey and wishes to have one some day. He has an awesome sense of humor and is an awesome DVM.

Dr. Mukul Padalkar, BVSc & AH, MVSc
Dr. Padalkar's Bio
Dr. MP always wanted to become a veterinarian and her interest solidified when she volunteered as a kid at Pet Aid, a small animal clinic in Pune, India- her hometown.

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.

Wellness Care

We’ll be there to make sure your new pet’s life starts off with a vaccine, wellness, and care plan to ensure a long and happy life!


We are pleased to offer radiology services as a means of diagnosing and treating our patients quickly and seamlessly.

Dental Care

Routine dental cleanings and a home dental care regime have the potential to add years of vigor to your pet’s life. We can help!

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.

Jimena C.

Doctor Singla is brilliant! He takes care of my rambunctious pup and is very loving towards her! My darling Doberman has suffered with allergies and Dr. Singla is very thorough with diagnostics and is more than reasonable! I wouldn’t take my dog anywhere else!!!!!!! The facility is maintained super clean. The staff are great & welcoming.

Montana D.

Highly recommended! Thank you to all the staff for the great care. I am so grateful for everything you did for our pets.

Henry J.

Very caring vet Hospital. Dr. Singla is a wonderful veterinarian and gives excellent advice on the best treatment for your pet. I am so very pleased with the level of care that my little yorkie Gizmo received yesterday.

Siddharth G.

Great place to bring your dog. My dog was taken care of nicely even though he is a high-energy dog, the vet got comfortable with him very quickly.

Coya M.

Dr Singla is a really great veterinarian who cares for both you and your pet. My old boy Duke began to have hip problems and we weren’t sure what to do. I took him to Dr Singla who was able to prescribe me a med that kept him comfortable up until his last days. I carry the memory of how well Dr Singla took care of my dog because it made such a difference in the quality of life for my Dog.