The Story of Us

Is a story of you.

Every pet. Every person. Every time. The love that we see between you and your companion inspires us every day. Protecting that bond fills us with love, meaning, and purpose. And our promise is simple: to make a difference in your life.


Dr. Kevin Anderson

Dr. Kevin Anderson


Dr. Anderson is a highly trained Chula Vista veterinarian, Medical Director, and owner of Otay Pet Vets. Dr. Anderson is a board-certified veterinarian with over 30 years of veterinary experience. He has strong diagnostic skills and expertise in public health and foreign animal diseases. Dr. Anderson retired from active duty military after a 20-year military career as a United States Army veterinarian, where he traveled to five continents providing veterinary care services and training to military troops and countries in need. During his military career, he managed numerous multi-sized clinics in many countries including Korea, Japan, Bahrain, and Germany. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University and is a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician.

Dr. Anderson is known as a family man and has been married to Deborah for 35 years; they have three adult children and one dog Lucy.

Voted Best Doctor San Diego Union-Tribune 2016-2018.

Dr. Naomi Urbina

Dr. Naomi Urbina


Dr. Urbina received her M.S. degree from U.C. Irvine in the field of protein chemistry, and her D.V.M. degree from Western University. After graduating from vet school in 2008, she practiced small animal medicine in the San Diego area. She is delighted to be a part of the Otay Pet Vets medical team as the Sunday veterinarian. Her clinical interests include wellness care, internal medicine, and dentistry. Her practice philosophy is to be the medical authority that helps to empower pet parents to make informed decisions about their pet’s health.

She is married with a family of 3 dogs, 1 miniature toucan, 2 leopard geckos, 3-day geckos, an aviary of softbill birds, and multiple tropical fish! We are so happy to have her on our team!

Dr. Lauren Salcido

Dr. Lauren Salcido


Dr. Salcido began her veterinary career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she worked as support staff at a veterinary practice for cats and dog. She knew that a veterinary degree would be a great way to merge her loves of science and animals. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

During her summer breaks in veterinary school, she performed cancer research at the Stanford University School of Medicine. After practicing veterinary medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Virginia, she finally decided to settle down in the San Diego area to be closer to family. She enjoys surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and preventive care, but above all else, she finds great satisfaction in relieving animal suffering and nurturing the human-animal bond.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, hiking, and exploring the area with her husband and young daughter, Claire. She and her family have 2 Labrador mixes and a Chihuahua/dachshund mix.

Dr. Chie Horita

Dr. Chie Horita


I’m a native San Diegan, having grown up in San Ysidro and then moving to Eastlake in 2005. Growing up, going to the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld and watching Animal Planet cultivated my love of animals, big or small. I then made the decision to become a veterinarian when I was 5 years old in kindergarten. Since then, I worked towards my goal, volunteering locally with cats, dogs, horses, and raptors.

I graduated from San Diego State University summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and was chosen as the “Outstanding Graduate” for the school’s Biology department. I then went on to obtain my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 2020. Shortly after graduation, I returned to Chula Vista and joined the Otay Pet Vets family to create long-lasting relationships with clients, working together to gain the information and give the care needed so that they and their pets can live happy and healthy lives. My areas of clinical interest include Dermatology, Behavior, Nutrition, and Exotics.

In my spare time, my hobbies include drawing, singing, playing video games, bingeing shows, finding new places to eat, sewing costumes, and going to conventions, especially San Diego Comic Con!

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

-AD Williams

Client Services

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

-Martin Buber

Registered Veterinary Technicians

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Veterinary Assistants

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

-Pam Brown