Temecula Valley Animal Hospital

Temecula Valley Animal Hospital

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Veterinarian in Temecula & Murrieta

Temecula Valley Animal Hospital has FEAR FREE certified veterinary professionals. Where quality medical care meets quality client care.

Voted “Best of the Inland Empire” 6 Years in a Row!


Every patient receives TVAH C.A.R.E.


Compassion towards their needs.


Action to better their situation.


Resolve to enhance their lives.


Enduring commitment of their cause.

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Our Services

Temecula Valley Animal Hospital offers comprehensive services for your pet. From routine preventive care to emergency and surgical procedures, TVAH is here to support the well-being of your furry friends.

Preventive Services

Physical exams, consultations, preventive medicine, blood work, vaccines, and wellness programs.

Spay & Neuter

Spay and neuter procedures available for both dogs and cats.

Surgical Procedures

If your pet has been injured or requires surgery, we provide services in a manner comforting to the animal AND the owner!


No need to make a special trip to a pharmacy or order online, we can fill your pet’s prescriptions quickly and affordably.


Meet Our Doctors

Bringing Care and Compassion into the Life of Your Pet

Lara Downs, DVM

Medical Director

Lara Downs, DVM studied at Western University, the first veterinary school in the nation to provide a curriculum through problem based learning, nurturing and strengthening the investigative and communicative nature of veterinary professionals. Dr. Downs graduated as a member of the charter class from Western University in 2007, with Betty Whites’ blessing, as the keynote speaker!

Shortly after graduation, Lara, her husband Dan, and their many fur & feathered animals moved to live, work and play in the Temecula Valley. Her fur and feathered family now consists of two female dogs Shay & Soleil, three male cats Crookshanks, Modelo, and Pinot, and one cheeky male Senegal parrot named Buki!

During four summers as a youth, Lara volunteered at the San Diego Zoo, and loved it! Even as she discovered and pursued varied interests in life, whether performing classical piano or various forms of dance, the care of animals had always been her strongest passion.

Dr. Downs has been constantly and deeply involved in the care of animals since 1996.


Rana Olsen, DVM

Dr. Olsen grew up in Southern California and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a Veterinarian.  She had all kinds of pets as a kid, from mice, rates, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, chameleons, iguana, snakes, dogs, and cats.  She has been working in the camelid community since 1997.

Dr. Olsen attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she me and became friends with Dr. Downs.  They have been friends now for over 20 years.  She worked in a mixed practice right out of Vet School, and soon started her own ambulatory unit.

In 2009, she purchased a veterinary practice in Orange County with her husband, Richard.  They ran a successful small animal practice for 8 years.  Dr. Olsen lives on a small farm in Fallbrook with her husband and three sons.  They have alpacas, pigs, chickens, chinchillas, hamsters, geckos, fish, a tortoise, and an awesome furry child named Dumpling.

Dr. Olsen loves surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, and microbiology.  In her spare time, she likes to crochet, watch movies, read, go hiking, and go to amusement parks with her family.

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