Eduardo Acosta, D.V.M.
I hail from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. As a child, much to my mom's surprise (and initial disapproval) I traded my drum set for an Orange Wing Amazon parrot (named Duque, who is still alive today) and it has been history ever since. Good thing I have a very supporting and understanding mom because I am pretty sure that I am a much better veterinarian than I would have been a rock star. Taking care of Duque made me realize what I wanted to do with my life. I love working with the animals and the clients, and enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially the human-animal bond. I love how I am part of my client's and patient's life and they are a part of mine. It feels like I have the biggest extended family. I love seeing the puppies and kittens grow up and get older, seeing the kids that I have seen as children going out to college, some to pursue veterinary medicine and know that I may have a had a little influence on that. Of course, seeing those children go off to college does make me feel old, what can you do? I cannot envision a life not being a veterinarian and being involved in taking care of all of my clients' four legged and furry family members.
I graduated from UC Davis in 1996. I previously worked in Long Beach before moving down to San Diego and purchasing Sunset Cliffs Animal Hospital in 1998. Since then, I ventured off to acquire San Carlos Animal Hospital in January of 2014.
My family members are both furry and feathered: Lucas Oil, my stumpy tail Australian cattle dog, shares the ground level with my cat named Small. The air patterns are occupied by my five parrots. When not serving the needs of my four-legged friends, I am a huge outdoor enthusiast and I love relaxing in my cabin in Big Bear or going snowboarding, surfing, wake boarding, off-roading, mountain biking, sand dunning, rock climbing, and hiking or just walking around and enjoying the beautiful community that is Ocean Beach. If it is outdoors I like to do it. And I am lucky enough that I get to do all that with my beautiful wife Lisa, and now with our new addition, our baby boy Gavin.