Dr. Anil Bettegowda, DVM PhD

Dr. Bettegowda — Dr. Gowda to his clients and fellow staff—grew up in India to a family with extensive agricultural and farming roots, which influenced him to pursue veterinary medicine. In 2000, Dr. Gowda graduated from veterinary college in Bangalore with his DVM degree. After vet school, he pursued a scientific research career in animal reproduction studying animal eggs, for which he was awarded a PhD from Michigan State University in 2007. He then furthered his science training at the University of California, San Diego.

In June 2014, Dr.Gowda came to Lemon Grove Veterinary Hospital. Earlier to that he practiced in several privately-held and corporate-owned pet hospitals in Southern California. He even volunteered in various humane societies, animal shelters and at an animal specialty hospital in San Diego. Dr. Gowda has interests in all aspects of internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry and surgery. He continues to enjoy learning, and regularly attends education seminars to keep abreast of cutting-edge advances in companion animal medicine. He is an active member of CVMA and AVMA.

At home, Dr. Gowda enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, a four-year-old and a one-year-old.



Office Manager

Tina, our office manager and veterinary assistant, has been working in the veterinary field since 2001, and has 13 years of experience in this field. Her passion for animals developed at a young age starting with her own pets. Her love for helping pets and their family members, is what drives her to come to work every day. Tina shares her life with her amazing 15-year old Pekingese Missy Sue and her 7-year old Pomeranian Peanut Tyler.


Veterinary Assistant

Yadira, was born and raised in San Diego. Her love for animals as a child influenced her to become a veterinary assistant. She has been working in this field since 5 years. She enjoys her life with 2 dogs named Diesel and Blazer; 3 cats named Tripps, Thuggie and Simba. Yadira looks forward to helping you and your pets at our hospital.


Veterinary Assistant

Sandra, our veterinary assistant, grew up in a neighborhood where a lot of feral stray cats chose her porch as their home. She grew up nurturing the feral cats, played with them and considered them as friends. Growing up she decided to be more involved with pets, and chose to become veterinary assistant. Sandra is happy to have this opportunity to work in this field.


Veterinary Assistant

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