Kensington Veterinary Hospital

Our Staff

Our Fine Doctors

Tonya Gossard

Owner of Kensington Veterinary Hospital

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Dr. Tonya Gossard graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013 and then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery before she joined the team at KVH in 2015. Her and her husband, Greg purchased Kensington Veterinary Hospital in January 2021.

She is a native Minnesotan and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was there that she met her future husband Greg. Looking for a change of scenery, they ventured to San Diego and 18 years later, are still happy to call this city home. They find themselves very busy with their two children, George (5.5), Sam (2.5) and one more on the way (arriving soon!) They also recently added a golden retriever puppy named Stevie and have a one-eyed cat named Gatsby. Life is full and beautiful. Outside of work, the Gossard family loves to travel and enjoy all the outdoor lifestyle that San Diego has to offer.

Dr. Gossard is trained in TCM and acupuncture and has special place in her heart for geriatric medicine. She finds it a great honor to love and care for you and your pets, throughout their lives. Dr. Gossard’s priority as a veterinarian is to honor and share in the sacred human-animal bond and cherishes the opportunity to be a part of your family.

Patricia Ungar

DVM, CVA Former Owner
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Patricia is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a B.S. in Biology from The Colorado College in 1979, and is a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She originally specialized in equine (horse) medicine, but since 1985 has focused on small animal medicine. She has a special interest in holistic veterinary medicine. In 1990 she obtained her Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture, and has completed advanced training in Classical Homeopathy and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Dr. Ungar is a member and Past President (’95) of the San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. She, her husband, three children and four cats and one dog have lived in the Kensington area since 1987, and they enjoy travel- especially adventure travel when possible, as well as reading, music, movies and theater, and giving back to their community.

Caroline Seitz


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Before beginning her journey to the west coast, Caroline grew up in a small town in The Lone Star State thirty minutes east of Dallas. She originally attended Jacksonville State University on a Division I soccer scholarship, but completed her undergraduate degree in Agribusiness as an Oklahoma State University Cowboy. On the small island of Saint Kitts in the Caribbean, she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. When the lecture portion of her studies was completed she moved to Lafayette, Indiana where she completed her clinical year at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. A rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center took her from the Midwest and transplanted her here to the beautiful west coast. Dr. Seitz’s professional interests include cardiology and internal medicine. During her free time, she enjoys exploring all that San Diego has to offer, discovering new restaurants, and being close to the water.

Michelle Mason

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Michelle was born and raised in San Diego. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from U.C. Davis in 1988. She spent three years in Australia working in a hospital specializing in dermatology and exotic animals and returned to the United States in 1991. Dr. Mason is a member of the San Diego County Veterinary medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two daughters, a Labrador retriever mix, two cats and three chickens. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping and skiing in her spare time.