Welcome to All Creatures Hospital in Del Mar, CA

Come Visit Our New Medical Director 

We are excited to welcome Dr. Christopher Tsai as the new Medical Director of All Creatures Hospital!

Welcome to All Creatures Hospital, your trusted veterinarian in Del Mar, CA. At All Creatures Hospital, the entire staff is committed to your pet’s ongoing health and well-being. Each member of our clinical and administrative staff is carefully selected and trained for their role. Skill, compassion and a commitment to customer service are all important. From our most experienced staff to our newest team member, you can expect a high degree of attentiveness every step of the way.

Each member of our clinical and administrative staff is carefully selected and trained for their role. Skill, compassion and a commitment to customer service are all important. From our most experienced staff to our newest team member, you can expect a high degree of attentiveness every step of the way.

A Compassionate Approach

We have a genuine passion for our work and strive to combine the very best in traditional medicine with alternative modalities and care. Every breed of animal is different, and every phase of your pet’s life comes with different health needs.

We are committed to taking the time to create the ideal program for each pet so that all specific needs can be addressed. The entire staff at All Creatures Hospital stays informed of the very latest in veterinary techniques and technology. This allows us to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, treatments and specialized care for illnesses and pain management.

Your Experienced Veterinarian in Del Mar, CA

From routine and preventative care such as exams and vaccinations to disease management and emergency care, you can count in a high level of attentiveness and professionalism from your veterinarian in Del Mar, CA. We have experience with a range of breeds and temperaments, so you can entrust your pet to our care with confidence.

We also have a mission of educating clients about the best ways they can support their pets’ health on a daily basis.

We offer education and advice about ideal nutrition and exercise for your pet’s optimal health and well-being.

Your Veterinarian in Del Mar, CA is Here For You

With our commitment to the best pet care possible, it’s no wonder All Creatures Hospital has been a trusted veterinarian in Del Mar, CA and the entire North County Coastal Area since 1983. We are fully equipped to provide the very best in pet care for your furry family members.
All Creatures Hospital proudly serves the areas of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe and the surrounding communities. 


Call (858) 481-7992 to make an appointment or inquire questions about your pet’s health.

Email: [email protected]

We look forward to bringing you years of the very best in veterinary care!


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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Christopher Tsai
    Medical Director

    We are excited to Welcome Dr. Christopher Tsai as the new Medical Director of All Creatures Hospital!

    Dr. Chris Tsai grew up in the Washington D.C. area. After moving to the west coast for his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, he moved back east once again to earn his veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and practiced for two years in the Philadelphia
    area. Dr. Tsai missed the beautiful weather in California and moved again back to the west coast where he joined a 24 hour emergency hospital in the Los Angeles area. In 2009, Dr. Tsai transferred to a San Diego hospital to serve as the Medical Director. He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS),the California Veterinary Medical Association(CVMA), and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and has strong interests in emergency & critical care medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and oncology.

    During his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, eating, and spending time with his family - his wife, their two sons and one daughter, and their dogs Maddie and Jelly Bean.

  • Dr.
    Brandon Woods
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Brandon Woods is originally from Des Moines Iowa and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Iowa State University in 2012. His passion to care for all creatures started as a young child and he enjoyed learning about wildlife conservation during his semester abroad in Tasmania. He continued his education over the next four years by completing a dual-degree DVM - MPH program where he achieved his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Iowa in 2016.

    He enjoyed a unique college experience that combined his interests in animals, the environment and human health by investigating zoonotic parasites of orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo. Following graduation, he moved to California where he worked for the County of San Diego. Afterwards, Dr. Woods worked in a corporate practice before joining All Creatures Hospital in 2021.

    Dr. Woods likes building new relationships with clients and their pets. He enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, and supporting the arts. He and his partner have a dog named Tucker who loves to play at the beach!

  • Dr.
    Nancy Norell
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Nancy Norell's love for animals, combined with a strong interest in biological science, physiology and medicine, led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Growing up, her family had Siamese cats, as well as hamsters and rabbits. While in college, she achieved her dream of owning a horse, and enjoyed riding for many years in San Diego County.

    After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animal Physiology from Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego, she pursued her lifelong ambition of becoming a veterinarian. In 1998, she received her degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis.

    Dr. Norell has enjoyed practicing high quality medicine, dentistry and surgery in San Diego County for the past 19 years. Her areas of special interest are dentistry, feline medicine, internal medicine, and preventive care. She is a member of the following organizations:

    American Veterinary Medical Association
    San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association
    American Association of Feline Practitioners
    Cornell Feline Health Center
    Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry

    Dr. Norell is a San Diego native and lives in Cardiff with her husband, Bob, and their four cats: Babu, Sven, Adelia and Anders. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.


  • Dr. Chung Min "Jacky" Huang

    Dr. Chung Min 'Jacky' Huang was born in Taiwan and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia when he was 9 years old. Dr. Huang graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011, double-majoring in Biological Sciences and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I've been taking my pets to All Creatures Hospital for many, many years. I feel they provide kind and loving care, no mater how much time it take, that just never seems to be an issue. They will always go the extra mile for you and your pet."
    Linda W. , Solana Beach
  • "Dr. Norell and the staff are amazing!!! Made the appointment in the same day and received great care. Dr. Norell is extremely knowledgeable and gave me a lot of confidence on how she is managing my dogs health issues."
    Melanie M., Rancho Santa Fe
  • "Everyone, from the front office to the vet tech to the vet, was wonderful and caring with my old cat."
    Anne R., Solana Beach
  • "Everyone is always so friendly & helpful; totally understand my dog is a protective little guy so he does great if I'm not around during the exam. Dr. Fransioni is great with him! She always gives me a ckmplete rundown on his health & suggestions fir his allergies, etc."
    Susan K., La Jolla
  • "Everyone at All Creatures seems totally invested in providing excellent care and compassionate attention to our dogs. We have used the hospital for boarding several times and have always had a very positive experience."

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Office Hours

All Creatures Hospital

Monday - Friday:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed