Q & A with Dr. Carrie Roberts

Dr. Carrie Roberts joined San Diego Neighborhood Vet this past fall and we could not be happier. She is kind, smart and a cat lover (yay!!). She came to San Diego Neighborhood Vet with previous experience in in-home veterinary care and has used that past experience to make our practice even better. Our clients have raved about her excellent care and service. One client posted on our yelp page that Dr. Roberts has showed, "...utmost professionalism and kindness! She's our home visit veterinarian forever!! HIGHLY recommended!!".

Although a lot of our clients have already had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Roberts, we thought it would be nice to share a Q & A with her for those of you who have yet to have the opportunity to meet her. 


What made you want to become a vet?

I grew up in a family of medical providers. Throughout my childhood, we rescued wildlife we found injured. We were able to nurse a few of those animals back to health and release them. Those were incredibly rewarding experiences, and I knew from an early age that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping animals. 

Can you tell us about your pets?

We have 6 wonderful kitties with very distinct personalities! They bring so much joy to our lives. Their names are Wyatt, JB, Sarafina, Izzy, Baker and Buttons.

What’s your favorite thing about mobile veterinary care? 

Veterinary clinic visits can be stressful for pets and their owners. As a mobile veterinarian, I enjoy seeing pets relaxed and comfortable in their home environment. When pets are relaxed, their families are relaxed, too! 

Can you share one of your most memorable moments as a veterinarian? 

The human-animal bond is truly special. I love it when owners share photos of their pets and their favorite memories with me. One of my most memorable moments was when a family presented me with a photo collage. It was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture.

Favorite pet name you’ve ever heard? 

Tater Tot!

If you could share only one pearl of advice for pet owners what would it be? 

Early prevention and detection are important for long, happy lives for our pets. Many diseases and conditions can be prevented or managed when detected early. If you have questions about prevention or are seeing changes in your pet, please don't hesitate to consult with a veterinarian.

If you were an animal, what animal would it be?

A sloth!


To make an appointment with Dr. Roberts, please call 858.249.8707