Karla Nova
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Dr. Karla Nova


Professional information

  • Veterinarian, DVM
About Vet

Hello Pet Parents!

A little about me: I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where I also went to veterinary school. With both of my parents being veterinarians, I feel as I have been in this profession my entire life! I moved to San Diego in 2015 to complete a multi-disciplinary internship and have been practicing in California ever since!

Currently, I am an urgent care veterinarian – I can help you triage your pet to determine if its a serious concern and how soon your baby should get seen. Additionally, I am fear-free certified with extensive experience in general practice/preventative, internal, and emergency medicines.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While it is illegal for veterinarians in California to diagnose and prescribe medications without having physically examined the patient beforehand, I can still help you navigate your pet's health and wellbeing as well as answer all your questions and concerns. I can provide tele-advice and suggestions for over the counter supplements or medications when they may be suitable.

So what can I do for you?! Below are just a few examples on what types of consultations I can provide: -Tele triage: does my pet need to be seen today through the ER or can it wait to see his primary doctor? Examples: chocolate ingestion, red paws, hot spot, diarrhea, not eating, vomiting, sneezing.

-Second opinion consultations: my pet was just diagnosed with a medical condition, what does it mean for his life expectancy and quality of life?

-Client education: my pet is on a new medication, what can I expect?..My cat is urinating outside the box, what could this mean?.. We just got a new puppy, whats next?!

-Quality of Life Assessment: I can aid you in objectively evaluating your pet's quality of life to help make that difficult decision many of us as pet parents have to make at some point.

-Tips and Tricks on: how to medicate your pet, how to transport your fearful pet to the veterinarian, how to make the vet visit more pleasant for your pet, traveling with your pet on a plane, etc.

If you do schedule a consultation for any type of wound, trauma, skin issue or external body concern please send close-up pictures with good lighting at the time of scheduling the appt.

  • San Diego, CA, US
Spoken languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Species treated
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Cats (Feline)
Areas of interest
  • End of life/Hospice care
  • Dermatology
  • Behavior
  • Preventive
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anesthesia
  • Animal Welfare
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology
  • Emergency
  • Toxicology
  • California, US
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

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