Dr. Lindsey Hackett has been practicing veterinary medicine in the San Diego area since 2007 and is the hospital’s Medical Director. Dr. Hackett grew up in Colorado surrounded by dogs, cats, bunnies, and a box turtle she rescued after it was run over by a tractor. She dreamed of being a veterinarian as a young girl. Now that she has realized this dream, she understands the human-animal bond and focuses her efforts on optimizing patient health and improving her patients’ quality of life. Dr. Hackett has special interests in internal medicine, surgery, dentistry and preventative care.
In 2007 Dr. Hackett graduated from Colorado State University, one of the nation’s top veterinary schools. Following graduation, she moved to San Diego to fulfill an internship with VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center. At this state-of-the-art specialty hospital, she gained vital experience in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. VCA liked her so much that they hired her to stay with their company in San Diego.
Dr. Hackett joined the team at Oceanside Veterinary Hospital in 2012. She enjoys working at Oceanside Veterinary Hospital because she is able to create special bonds with patients and their “parents” while providing optimal patient care.
Dr. Hackett loves the outdoors. When she’s not surfing, hiking or skiing she enjoys volunteering for the Feral Cat Coalition. She and her husband are incredibly attached to their cat Nelson (pictured here).
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 a 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 July of 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 recently moved to north county San Diego. She 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 is extremely excited to start practice at Oceanside Veterinary Hospital! Her 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.
Dr. Brittany LaBelle
Dr. Brittany LaBelle is a born and raised San Diego native. She grew up performing in musical theater companies throughout San Diego and originally went to college to become a news anchor. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2015 with a BA in communication. Along the way, she realized she had a different dream and her love of animals took her to Australia to pursue her dream as a veterinarian. In 2019 she graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her special interests lie in dermatology, internal medicine, and anesthesia.
When she is not at work, Dr. LaBelle enjoys traveling, singing, and spending time with friends and family. Now returning to San Diego after her Australian adventure, Dr. LaBelle is very excited to be joining the team at Oceanside Veterinary Hospital!
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