Kensington Veterinary Hospital

Our Staff

Our Fine Doctors

Patricia Ungar

DVM, CVA 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.

Tonya Gossard



A Midwest girl at heart, Tonya was born and raised in Minnesota and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a lifetime of winters, in 2003 she made her way west in search of adventure and warm weather. Now after 12 years of living in San Diego she is proud to call herself a San Diegan. After finishing vet school at Western University of Health Sciences, she and her husband happily moved back to San Diego and now live in the wonderful community of South Park. After graduation in 2013, she completed a rigorous rotating internship with California Veterinary Specialists and has enjoyed working in emergency medicine and general practice around San Diego. She has special interests in internal medicine, radiology and soft tissue surgery.

Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husband (both domestic and international), hiking and exploring San Diego with their dogs Bucky (Boston Terrier) and Sheba (Pitt-Lab mix), yoga, cooking and eating good food and a good snuggle with their one-eyed cat Gatsby. She and her husband are expecting their first child  fall 2015.

Dr. Gossard is  thrilled to now call Kensington Veterinary Hospital her home and looks forward to meeting your families and pets and working with you in the years to come.

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.