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Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical Center is a full-service practice that strives to offer excellent care to our patients. We understand the uniqueness of each pet, and we are committed to working with each pet owner to help ensure his or her pet’s overall wellness. Our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment are important to the care we provide, but that is only part of our story. You and your pet will be treated with care, compassion, and professionalism, which are critical to the friendship we hope to build with you. Call today to learn about our services or to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Georgia McClemons, Managing Veterinarian



Dr. Georgia McClemons is a San Diego native. After graduating from San Diego State Summa Cum Laude in 1987, Dr. McClemons graduated from the prestigious U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Her skills and determination secured her one of the highly sought after American Heart Association summer internship at the San Diego Zoo in 1985.


Dr. Lynette Henderson, Associate Veterinarian



Dr. Lynette Henderson bought the Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical Center after being the managing veterinarian of the hospital for three years.  Dr. Henderson is a 1995 graduate of the prestigious U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She believes in empowering pet owners with the knowledge and understanding of their pet’s health so they can make the best possible choices for their four-legged family members. Her philosophy of providing the highest level of medical care to her clients has made the Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical Center one of the highly regarded and fastest growing veterinary hospitals in the region.


Dr. Alina Mier Y Terán, Associate Veterinarian



Dr. Alina Mier Y Terán is a native of the San Diego/Tijuana region. After receiving her B.A. degree in Biology from the University of San Diego, she graduated from the prestigious U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.


Dr. Neola Benedek, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Neola Benedek graduated from the internationally acclaimed Ross University, located in the West Indies. Since then, she has been practicing in the southern California area. Her areas of interest include medicine, surgery and dentistry and she is currently working towards advanced veterinary certification. Most importantly, she is dedicated to listening to your concerns to solve your pet's problems. Let her know how she can help you.


Max, Security Guard

Max, Security Guard

Max is a Chula Vista native who first volunteered with Telegraph Canyon Animal Medical Center starting in 2011 and became a permanent team member on April 26, 2016. Attending school was unnecessary for Max as he possesses natural instincts "to protect and purr", which cannot be taught. During his work hours, Max enjoys posing as a fake stuffed animal cat sleeping on the charts at the front desk. When he is not "working" he enjoys sleeping, food, walking on desks, food, looking out the window, food, and belly rubs. Max's family consists of everyone at Telegraph Canyon AMC; he believes each staff member belongs to him! Max has been named employee of the month every month since April of 2016.


Rossana, Supervising Manager/Lead Technician

Rossana, Supervising Manager/Lead Technician


Tina, Veterinary Assistant

Tina, Veterinary Assistant

A Chula Visa native, Tina studied Child Development at Southwestern College and attended the Veterinary Assistant program at PIMA. She has been in the veterinary field for 19 years. Tina and her husband have 5 children and 4 grandchildren along with many 4-legged furry babies. When she is not at work, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, camping, barbequing at the beach, trips to Disneyland, and motorcycle road trips.


Jonathan, Veterinary Assistant

Jonathan, Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Jonathan attended PIMA and has been in the veterinary field for 5 years. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, bars & movies.


Christine, Registered Veterinary Technician

Christine, Registered Veterinary Technician

A San Diego native, Christine has an Associates Degree in Applied Science and attended PIMA. She was a dog groomer before becoming an RVT and has been in veterinary medicine for 5 years. Christine is married and has 2 four-legged kids. She likes to travel, surf, and spend time with family & friends.


Chrissy, Veterinary Assistant

Chrissy, Veterinary Assistant

Born in Oakland, Chrissy grew up in Japan before settling in Chula Vista. She received her Veterinary Assistant certification at PIMA and attended Southwestern College for Business Administration. She has been in the veterinary industry for 5 years. Chrissy has a husband, 2 children, 4 dogs and a bunny. She enjoys fitness, going out with family & friends, photography, crafting & baking.


Linda, Veterinary Assistant

Linda, Veterinary Assistant

Originally from the Imperial Valley/Yuma, AZ, Linda attended PIMA and has been in the veterinary industry for 2 years. Her family includes her 3 dogs and her "lazy cat". Linda loves taking selfies & pictures of anything cute, like dogs & cats.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30 am6:00 pm
Tuesday7:30 am6:00 pm
Wednesday7:30 am6:00 pm
Thursday7:30 am6:00 pm
Friday7:30 am6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am4:00 pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 am 7:30 am 7:30 am 7:30 am 7:30 am 8:00 am Closed
6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 4:00 pm Closed


If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact:

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center (open 24/7)

(619) 591-802 885

Canarios Ct., Suite 108

Chula Vista, CA 91910