Meet the Oceanside Veterinary Doctors

Dr. Kathy Burnell

Dr. Kathy Burnell received a BS in animal physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego in 1997. After working in the veterinary field and with marine animals for several years, she returned to school at Colorado State University where she received a MS in anatomy in 2002 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

Upon graduating, Dr. Burnell returned to San Diego, where she completed a one year internship in emergency veterinary medicine. Following her internship and until joining Oceanside Veterinary Hospital in 2012, Dr. Burnell practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the San Diego area. Dr. Burnell has special interests in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, and critical care.

Dr. Burnell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California VMA, and the San Diego County VMA.

When she is not at work, Dr. Burnell enjoys the outdoors, music and travel. She and her husband have Buddy who is a beach-loving dog and three playful cats named Rizzy, Inky and Kit Kat.

Dr. Meredith Limber

Dr. Meredith Limber grew up outside Dallas, Texas and came to California in 2001 to earn her BA in liberal arts at Whittier College. She returned to Texas to attend Texas A&M for Veterinary College and graduated in 2011. She worked in general practice for four years in Ventura County before spending two and a half years as an overnight Emergencey veterinarian. Dr. Limber’s special interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric care.

Dr. Limber is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Emergencey and Critical Care Society, California Veterinary Medical Association, and San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association.

On her days off Dr. Limber enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their dog Falkor. She loves outdoor activities such as hiking and running. She also loves cooking vegetarian meals and singing karaoke.