Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego

Expert Surgical Care for Your Furry Family

Decades of Experience

With over 25 years of practicing veterinary surgery, our team at Blue Sky Veterinary Services brings a wealth of expertise to every procedure.

Track Record of Success

Having successfully performed thousands of operations, we are trusted by local veterinarians as a premier animal surgery center in San Diego.

Specialization in Canine Cruciate Ligament Disease

We focus on the treatment of canine cruciate ligament disease, offering advanced surgical options such as lateral sutures or TPLO for repair.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our modern surgical facility, Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego, boasts sterile surgical suites, cutting-edge equipment, and advanced imaging technology for precise surgical planning and post-operative care.

Dedicated to Surgery

Unlike general veterinary practices, we focus exclusively on surgical services, ensuring an expert approach and dedicated attention to your pet's surgical needs.

Accreditations & Qualifications

Our surgeons hold top-tier qualifications and are accredited by leading veterinary organizations, ensuring the highest standards of care for your pet.

Quality Medical Care for Your Beloved Pet

At Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego, our dedicated team of expert surgeons, led by Dr. Paul Farrell, prioritize providing high-quality surgical services for your beloved pets. Our state-of-the-art veterinary surgery center is equipped with the latest technology and sterile surgical suites to ensure precise and effective treatment for your furry companions. We bring over two decades of experience to every procedure and will treat your beloved pet like the member of the family they are. 

Mallory PalatucciMallory Palatucci
00:16 28 Jun 24
The staff was welcoming and incredibly kind to my dog(choc lab). Everyone here was very responsive to my questions and I received all my paperwork very fast. They were able to schedule my consultation and surgery for a perianal adenoma removal quickly. Surgeons did a phenomenal job. My dog never even noticed anything was removed, no itching, no swelling, didn’t bother with the incision site. Highly recommend this establishment
Sean MeyersSean Meyers
19:34 27 Jun 24
Everyone was extremely helpful and kind to both me and my dog. The veterinarian was extremely knowledgeable and explained what was going on really well. Recommend this clinic to anyone who might need it.
Jasmine KingJasmine King
19:25 25 Jun 24
Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. My Waylon kitty got the best care and is recovering so well from surgery. They’ve checked in multiple times just make sure he was good to go. I highly recommend them!
Celine WangCeline Wang
17:09 17 Jun 24
My husband and I had some fear around getting the TPLO surgery for our 7 year old Siberian Husky suffering from a torn cranial cruciate ligament. At our initial visit, we were educated thoroughly and concisely about our dog’s anatomy, the surgical process, and the benefits and risks of the procedure. I am glad we decided to trust their word rather than the typical fears circulating around the “invasive” TPLO procedure. Their facilities were clean, their staff was attentive and experienced, and the entire process was seamless from start to finish. After following their detailed pre and post op instructions, our friends and family were shocked by how quickly our dog recovered. Since we rescued him, we have never seen him in better shape and able to move with such range of motion. We couldn’t be more grateful. I advise that anyone in a similar situation set up a conversation with these folks first, as they are clearly experienced in what they do and will probably offer you the best education about these topics that you can get.
Jenny NavaJenny Nava
00:07 12 Jun 24
This place has some of the most compassionate people I have meet. I really appreciate everything you guys did for Kissiz today. Dr F. Tori and staff you guys are amazing. Thank you. This place will take great care of your dog. If I ever need your services again I will definitely be back.
Carrie LeegofiganCarrie Leegofigan
23:20 10 Jun 24
Dr. Farrell and his staff are AMAZING. They explain everything really well and are easy to talk to if you have questions. We felt so comfortable leaving our girl there to have TPLO surgery, and she’s recovering nicely. We highly recommend this office.
Charles WheelerCharles Wheeler
00:34 04 Jun 24
I had a great experience with Dr. Ferrell and his team with my dog Roo's TPLO surgery. They were very informative and kept the anxiety low with my Pup Roo and me as well. Roo was back to his normal self within 8 weeks. Highly recommend the team!
Michelle FezzeyMichelle Fezzey
17:22 28 May 24
AWESOME! Dr. Farrell is a very kind man who knows his stuff! He remembered us on sight and made us feel comfortable and loved. You can tell he loves animals and genuinely wants to help them. His staff is on it and is always quick to respond. We were lucky to have been referred to him! ☺️. PS. And they didn’t price gouge us!!!
Kelli BrennKelli Brenn
12:22 17 May 24
I highly recommend Animal Outpatient Surgery. My dog Mali had TPLO surgery last October and she is doing great! This is the first surgery she ever had and as owners we were very nervous. Doc, Tori, Tina and the rest of the staff were so kind, patient and helpful throughout the entire process. Always responsive, and never in a rush, they always answered all of our questions and concerns. They made sure we felt comfortable and our dog was comfortable every step of the way. We trust Doc and the team 100% and while we hope we won’t need them again, they’ll always be our #1 pick! Thank you team, you’re rockstars!
Barbara SarterBarbara Sarter
14:29 16 May 24
We will be eternally grateful to the entire team at this unique and invaluable clinic! Our dog had a draining wound that wouldn't heal on the chest and when she developed a mass in the neck I knew I needed a skilled surgeon. "Dr. G" had spot-on assessment of was the likely issue, and did not give up until he found a one inch piece of wood in the neck right next to the jugular vein! She has fully recovered and I can only thank the Lord and Dr. Farrell for creating this amazing place. We were able to take Sona home the same day and all ended well.
Kristin KlarityKristin Klarity
08:22 14 May 24
I can’t thank Dr F and his team enough. I am so grateful that I chose to have my dogs TPLO surgery at AOSSD. Tina and Tori get a special shout out for patiently answering all of my questions and taking all of my concerns seriously. The surgery went great and my pup Monkey Spaghetti is doing amazing at just 8 weeks post TPLO. Thank you for giving me my Monkey back AOSSD- I have missed our long walks and hikes so much- we are both so excited to get back to our adventures!
Lanny BurdickLanny Burdick
16:12 01 May 24
Maximilian MillerMaximilian Miller
18:10 25 Apr 24
They were very nice and did an amazing job!
Christine O'MalleyChristine O'Malley
05:29 23 Apr 24
My experience with AOS was beyond great! My 5 year old chocolate lab had to have an emergency sleenectomy. I was so scared as you could imagine. The Doctor and his staff made me feel very & comfortable by explaining everything in simple form. I would and WILL recommend them 💯 to anyone in need!
emily dernemily dern
02:39 23 Apr 24
Our dog Bowie, a 105 pound good boy, had CCL surgery here. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. After the initial consultation I knew exactly what to expect and what the final cost would be. It is never great to have to have your pet have surgery, but this was as good of an experience that it possibly could be.
Bernadette PayanBernadette Payan
21:49 14 Apr 24
When my German Shepherd, Bubba hurt his leg and I was told he needed surgery, I was very worried and stressed out about it. Our vet recommended Animal Outpatient Surgery and we made an appointment for a consultation. Since the consultation all the way to the 10 week post surgery check up, I did not feel one ounce of stress! I immediately trusted the staff there. Everyone was super nice and informative. I truly felt they cared about my Bubba. They gave me print outs of everything I needed to know. They answered any questions I had immediately when I texted them. And one of the best things was that they were affordable! I am so happy I went with them and I hope Bubba doesn’t need surgery again, but if he does, I know he will be taken care of here! Thank you so much! 🙂
Barbara LesterBarbara Lester
12:10 11 Apr 24
I am extremely happy with the services of Animal Outpatient Surgery. My dog had knee surgery and they provided step by step instructions on how to care for her. The surgery went well and she is running around like a happy dog again. The people are friendly, competent, and supportive all the way through the process. I highly recommend this Vet service.
Emily ElliottEmily Elliott
21:27 08 Apr 24
Animal Outpatient Surgery is a pretty incredible place and one of the best veterinary experiences I've ever had. When our 10 yr old chihuahua, Scooter, tore his left CCL we were feeling so defeated when a local clinic gave us an astronomical quote for the CCL repair.We know these things can happen and have an emergency fund for our pups, but we wanted to look for alternatives in the spirit of stretching that emergency fund, and good thing too, because our other dog needed an unexpected major surgery the following month. Dogs man, amirite?That's when we found AOS on a google search. I shared our pre-op diagnostics and got an initial estimate within 24 hours. We live 2.5-3hrs from the clinic so this was so helpful to handle over email, of course understanding the estimate may change after the physical exam.Scheduling and coordinating with Tina and Tori was so easy and professional. On the day of the physical exam and surgery everything went so smoothly. The doctor was patient in his explanation of the procedures he would conduct and made sure my questions were answered. All of the staff have a wonderful bedside manner and are loving and sweet with their patients.We were able to not only repair the left CLL, but also correct both of Scooter's grade 3 luxating patellas and pre-emptively stabilize the right CCL all for less than the cost we were quoted locally. And while price is a critical factor, it is only one piece of the puzzle. Quality, compassion, and expertise were in no way lacking and we felt extremely confident Scooter was in good hands.Go-home instructions were abundantly clear and the ability to text with recovery/post-op questions put my mind at ease. We followed up in person at the 2-week and 8-week marks, and both visits were efficient and positive. As of the writing of this review, we are almost 11 weeks post-op and Scooter is walking as much as he did prior to surgery, going up and down stairs (a big deal for a little guy), and running around the house with his stuffie. We know it will take many more weeks for him to fully recover his strength, but we see it returning consistently.Thank you AOS for offering quality veterinary care that isn't out of reach. We appreciate you and if we ever need orthopedic surgery in the future, you will be our first call. Many thanks!
david dunndavid dunn
00:02 04 Apr 24
Excellent surgeon. We have had 3 mast cells tumors removed over two visits.Very professional and caring.
Megan WeldyMegan Weldy
17:20 14 Mar 24
iris michelle esparzairis michelle esparza
03:52 14 Mar 24
Highly recommended!! I was extremely nervous about moving forward with my pups TPLO. I looked for different options and met with different vets, this place. Wow with this place! I walked out feeling so comfortable and sure of moving forward and trusting them with him. The amount of time that they took to explain the procedure and genuinely care about my worries and calm me down was extremely helpful. They are attentive Post-surgery as well, will respond to your texts with any doubts you may have. Thank you to everyone who helped Cecilio with his TPLO !!
Lynn CastnerLynn Castner
22:47 11 Mar 24
My experience was great! My dog tore her CCL & needed repair surgery. The entire staff was kind, caring, knowledgeable & patient (with me!) Everything you want when your pet under goes a big procedure!! The surgery itself was a complete success so our entire experience was top notch!! I will be recommending Animal Outpatient Surgery akways!! Your in good hands with them!!!
M MacGregorM MacGregor
23:57 20 Feb 24
We were recommended by PetER in Chula Vista, our puppy broke leg from a fall. From the moment we walked into the clinic and explained the process and recovery time, they made us feel that our puppy was in good hands. Considering that she is a puppy, we believe she was a good patient because she healed from the surgery very well, and now she is enjoying her freedom. Thank you to Dr. Farrell and staff for taking great care of our Bitzi.Thankful, Jose and Fam.
Patricia WilliamsPatricia Williams
00:01 09 Feb 24
Dr. Farrell was very thorough and informative when explaining my dog’s ACL surgery and what it would entail. Him and his team were always available to me pre surgery and post surgery to answer any questions or concerns I had. Thank you for all your care.
Patricia VasquezPatricia Vasquez
19:35 23 Jan 24
Five Star Service, Dr. Paul and his staff are awesome! From our first meeting I felt I could trust my Lucy’s care to this team. Every detail was explained in detail. My questions were answered before asked. Lucy’s surgery went well and her recovery is also going well. She definitely is much happier.Grateful, Mrs. V and Lucy
elise baldwinelise baldwin
02:35 27 Dec 23
So many good things to say I dont even know where to start. If 10 stars was an option they'd have it. Dr.Farrell and his team are some incredibly talented people with big hearts. They performed a big difficult surgery on my elderly cat and got her walking again. Him and his staff went above and beyond making sure Kitty was taken care of and as comfortable as possible before, during and after her surgery. They gave me the peace of mind knowing they were happy to address any and all my questions and concerns along the way. This is the sort of customer service you don't see very often anymore. I would absolutely bring my animals here in the future and recommend them to anyone I know for their ortho surgery needs. I am so beyond grateful I found them and trusted them through this stressful time.
Rebecca WallaceRebecca Wallace
02:51 23 Dec 23
Hello, my sweet 1.5 yr old dog had TPLO surgery. I’m thankful for the recommendation by my local dog daycare! No hidden fees and they had great communication. They are very helpful and reachable as questions come up. I’m so thankful my dog has recovered and back to her goofy crazy self 😀
Danielle EhrlichDanielle Ehrlich
18:04 21 Dec 23
We had such a wonderful experience here! Not only were they the ONLY vet who offered a different surgery for our small dog’s CCL surgery, but the vet explained the whole process to me, like an old friend. I didn’t feel like he was talking down to me, like most vets do. Our small dog also is a big baby, and they were so great accommodating multiple appointments to make check in him after his surgery. They continue to send text messages to check in him too. Thank you for everything! ♥️
Brianne AmbroseBrianne Ambrose
01:38 14 Dec 23
Great experience! I was very apprehensive about my dog having surgery. The staff and Vet were very informative about the procedure, recovery/post-op and up front about costs. They were friendly and understanding of my fear and made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs a surgeon for their pet!
John ToweyJohn Towey
20:41 13 Dec 23
It was a great experience the people in the office are really friendly, they treat your dog really well my dog went in to have a softball size tumor removed from his chest. My dog made a great recovery and has all his energy back. Thank you so much.
Ron MarquezRon Marquez
02:02 26 Nov 23
I was referred to Dr.Farrell by my primary vet for a my dog's torn ACL. Dr.Farrell and his are top notch. Since this was my first experience with dog surgery, he took the time to explain how a dogs ACL works, what happens when it's torn, what they dog to fix it, and possible risk. This team has so much experience with TPLO surgery, they told me what would happen after surgery, and when to expect it. It's been a few weeks now after my dog has been fully recovered, and he acts like he's never injured his leg before. I would highly recommend Dr.Farrell and his team for your pet's TPLO needs.
enrica olivaenrica oliva
18:59 20 Nov 23
This clinic is the best. They are so friendly and truly care about the animals they help. They also explain very well for you to understand your pups needs. They did a great job on our pup who is very timid, but they handled it like champs, and we are very satisfied with their services. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!
Tamara WolfeTamara Wolfe
23:00 12 Oct 23
Great experience, I'm so glad I choose them!
Marlena McCreaMarlena McCrea
04:10 22 Sep 23
I highly recommend Dr. Paul and his team at Animal Outpatient Surgery. The space is clean/sanitary, inviting and the staff make you feel welcome and at home with the care for your furbaby. Dr. Paul is one of a kind with his gentle demeanor and honest in his findings which he communicates effectively and humbly as if your pet was his own. I've taken my boxer girl to Dr. Paul on multiple occasions and would never go anywhere else. I have deep appreciation, respect and love for Dr. Paul and Tina. You will not be disappointed in choosing their care.
Courtney PetersonCourtney Peterson
03:22 17 Sep 23
Dr. Farrell and his entire team are beyond outstanding. They are compassionate and understanding. Dr. Farrell walked us through every step of the procedure and any possible complications. He eased our nerves on a surgery for our 11 yr old German shepherd. The prices are super reasonable and affordable. They all just want the best for your animal and treats them like their own. I will recommend them to anyone I know who's animal needs to have a surgical procedure.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Anne SerdyAnne Serdy
02:45 25 Aug 23
I have been a veterinarian for over 27 years and EVEN I took my dog to Dr. Farrell for surgery! I love Surgery. I perform a lot of surgery all the time. When I discovered a very involved, very complex mass in a very tough spot on my own pet, I loaded up my geriatric Pitbull-Rottie mix and we headed on down the road to see Dr. Farrell. He did an absolutely fantastic job as expected and he kept my dog very comfortable with his pain management protocol as well as the effective to-go-home medications. We all had a good night's sleep and that first night or two can be the toughest. Whether your vet knows or doesn't know Dr. Farrell and your pret needs a surgery beyond their capability, consider seeing Dr. Farrell and the Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego. You will find their prices very competitive and their compassion and bed side manner out of this world! Kudos to the whole team!!
Adrienne BledsoeAdrienne Bledsoe
02:33 10 Aug 23
Dr. Ferrell and the staff at Animal Outpatient Surgery are amazing! They are honest, patient and informative during the surgery consult. They are extremely thorough with post-op instructions and follow up. We’ve used them twice in the last year for our dog (splenectomy and surgery for torn CCL). Even though we love them, we hope we don’t need to visit again - LOL. I do not hesitate in recommending them and would not hesitate in taking our furry family member back.
Andrea CAndrea C
02:47 26 Jul 23
Julia HutchinsonJulia Hutchinson
19:33 24 Jul 23
Everyone is very professional, kind and very helpful. I’m very satisfied with my dog’s surgery and recovery. Also very reasonable prices. I highly recommend Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego.
Paul OlenikPaul Olenik
03:56 13 Jun 23
They helped make our pups need for a tplo surgery as pleasant as possible. Their prices were very affordable, the service was great, and I felt like out dog was in great hands. This would be my #1 recommendation in San Diego for your pets medical needs.
Maryam PouradamMaryam Pouradam
05:06 09 Jun 23
My cat fell in love with the Dr.It was strange and amazing ,I know my cat , he is not very friendly.
Julissa AJulissa A
03:14 02 Jun 23
Searched on Google and Yelp for an orthopedic surgeon after one of my pups tore her CCL. Based on the great reviews, I decided to call. Spoke with Tina and she was calm, patient and informative, answered my questions and explained everything well. Tori also took really good care of us in the office. Our consultation was with Dr. Farrell, while enthusiastic is very caring and comforting. He thoroughly explained the recommended procedure of TPLO surgery including any complications and aftercare and put my mind at ease. While he wasn’t the surgeon that performed her surgery, he had assured me of the other incredible surgeons on staff. I believe Dr. Waypart performed her surgery with Christopher assisting. They did a beautiful job. Christopher and Katie walked me through her puppy PT and took care of her post op procedures. The entire staff is wonderful! Whenever I had questions or concerns they quickly responded. We are 9 weeks post op and our girl is happily walking over 2 1/2 miles daily, running and bouncing around with our other pup. We are truly grateful for their level of care and abilities. I highly recommend Animal Outpatient Surgery of SD.
18:23 25 Apr 23
I am so pleased with Abby's results of her TPLO Surgery. She healed very quickly and after 2 months she was discharged by Dr. Farrell. Another important reason for Blue Sky Veterinary getting 5 stars is that they don't "rip you off." The results were phenomenal and the staff explained exactly what to expect. Very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Blue Sky for orthopedic surgical needs for your pets.
Charlene GuanzonCharlene Guanzon
04:33 09 Mar 23
I was reluctant to use this hospital for my dog’s cruciate ligament knee injury. My vet had recommended them but my fear was it was same day out-patient surgery. Not being a veterinarian myself, I was very fearful of not being able to take care of her the first night. Well, it turned out to be a wonderful place to take my dog. From the minute I met the staff and Dr. Farrell, I was impressed. Everyone from Tina to Chris to Tori to Dr. Farrell(hope I’m not forgetting anyone)was warm and friendly and informative and patient! My 9 year old dog is running around again like a 2 year old. I highly recommend them.
sue cotesue cote
22:57 23 Feb 23
Very pleased with Dr Farrell and staff!! They were referred by Dr Klaus with BetterVet, a mobile vet service. Champ, a 10 yr old very large (125 lb) rescued retriever mix, has anxiety and needed a quiet easy going practice. We found that here. Champ had surgery to remove a growth from his foot, which came back as melanoma. A second surgery was done to remove a toe, and Champ is now cancer free! We are very grateful to Dr Farrell and all the staff for taking such good care of our sometimes hard to handle big boy.
Danaka ShaverDanaka Shaver
22:14 14 Dec 22
My Shepard mix, Perdix, had luxating patella on both her knees. Dr. Farrell and his team took care of her right leg (worse) first & then when her left leg showed worsening they fixed that one too.For both surgeries Dr. Farrell walked me through exactly what to would occur during surgery & what to expect afterward. Chris was amazing walking me through how to help Perdix heal and give her at home physical therapy. Tori and Tina were so sweet keeping me updated on my girl during each surgery.The whole staff here is wonderful, kind, sincere & truly cares for your pet. Very thankful for their help getting Perdix back to her old energetic self!
Roxanne TuscanyRoxanne Tuscany
03:41 28 Nov 22
I rarely write reviews, but this team deserves an immense amount of credit. I want to thank Dr. Farrell and the wonderful team of Tina, Katie, Chris and Tori. Our rescue cat Wiley had a freak accident where he fell and broke all his paw bones on his right front foot. I took him to a local vet who said all they could do was wrap his paw and hope for the best. After a few weeks, they said the only option was amputation of his entire leg. We couldn’t imagine doing this. So, after calling multiple places to see what else could be done, I found Animal Outpatient Surgery and we are so grateful for them. Dr. Farrell was honest and clear about the risks, but Wiley went through surgery, putting pins in his tiny claws. He wore a bandage that he was not happy about, and he tore it off a couple of times. Katie, Chris and Tina were there every time I had to come in and get him re-bandaged. They were so willing to help me with my schedule, and Tina answered my early morning calls, when we would find that Wiley had pulled off his bandage once again. They kept in contact with me and responded to my calls almost immediately, can you believe this? This was a costly endeavor, but Wiley is worth it. Dr. Farrell and Tina clearly told us what it would cost and it was very reasonable. We were given one price and that was it, nothing more. This healing took weeks, but Wiley is now walking, with virtually no indication of his accident. I really thought he would probably limp for the rest of his life, but he is walking and running normally, and continuing to get into trouble, thus his name Wiley. I can’t believe that someone else would have amputated his entire leg! Thank you Chris, Tina, and Katie who cared so much for Wiley. And of course Dr. Farrell for saving Wiley’s leg!!
Megan SimsMegan Sims
18:04 24 Aug 22
I had a great experience with Dr. Farrell and his team. I won't hesitate to bring another pet to him for future surgeries. My cat urgently needed hip/leg surgery (FHO, femoral head removal). He went from seemingly fine, to a pretty bad limp, to screaming on the floor unable to walk within a week. Our primary vet was booking surgeries three weeks out. We were extremely lucky and Dr. Farrell had an opening for the next day. The phone communication with Tina and Tori was outstanding and the team made us feel very comfortable when we dropped off our cat; Dr. Farrell took the time to answer all of our questions and explained the surgery in detail. The follow up visit and rapid response to our questions during recovery was much appreciated. They have given my cat a second chance at a high quality life.
Elizabeth KellyElizabeth Kelly
20:29 20 May 22
I am a local small animal veterinarian that owned my own practice in San Diego for over 20 years. I've used Dr. Farrel's mobile services for my clients hundreds of times over the years with excellent outcomes. In the past 3 months I've taken two of my dogs in for surgery. One large breed dog for a TPLO who recovered quickly and was fully weight bearing within 3 days. My next dog needed her spleen removed. The surgery went extremely well. The staff is personable, caring and skilled. The facility is immaculate. Excellent place to bring your pet for competent care.
stephen eckertstephen eckert
19:53 08 May 22
100% positive experience for us and our dog. We really enjoyed the fact that they take their time to explain everything to you instead of just rushing through everything. They made sure we understood everything. The support post surgery was amazing. Any questions were answered immediately. We would definitely recommend to everyone.
Yvonne BrazeltonYvonne Brazelton
18:19 27 Apr 22
The staff is outstanding. Rocco has extreme anxiety with the Vet and all were so patient with him. The eye surgery is a complete success and we know that now he can see out of his eye. We thank you doctor for your incredible knowledge and skill as a surgeon.We thank the entire Staff for all that you do everyday!
22:51 05 Apr 22
Dr. Farrell and his team are truly some of the best in the industry. He answered all our questions and made us aware of all options going into our dogs bladder surgery. He is very passionate about what he does and it definitely shows. The employees all were very happy and helpful throughout the whole process and made it extremely easy. Highly recommend Dr Farrell to anyone.
03:19 27 Feb 22
Nicest people you could ever meet. Our puppy is less than 1 year old and was dealing with a rare issue that required a specialist. They treated her with so much care and made her feel safe. Her issue hasn't come back and they followed up after to check in on her. They took care of us and our little puppy and I'm grateful for that. Take your fur family here. You won't regret it
Susan SubkowSusan Subkow
03:56 25 Jan 22
I called Blue Sky Veterinary Services at the recommendation of a friend. I am so glad I did! My dog needed knee surgery and other veterinary hospitals wouldn’t even get him in for a consult for weeks. We had a consult at Blue Sky within a few days and scheduled surgery shortly after that. Their price for the surgery was very reasonable and fair.My big boy is a handful and has some anxiety issues. The staff at Blue Sky took wonderful care of him, understood his needs and did everything in their power to keep him as comfortable as possible. Surgery went perfectly and the staff made sure we knew what to expect as far as aftercare, etc. I’ve been extremely happy with the entire experience with Blue Sky and would definitely recommend them (and already have to several dog parents.) I’m very thankful I found Dr Ferrell and his excellent team.
Maryanne PeraltaMaryanne Peralta
05:06 28 Nov 21
Dr. Farrell and his team are the best! From the very first phone call to the last follow up visit, this wonderful group of people have been amazing. My 9 year old boxer had knee surgery and they took excellent care of him. There were some challenges during the healing process but Dr. Farrell knew what to do to get my dog back on track to a successful recovery. Everyone was patient, kind, and caring. They were responsive, professional, and very helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Farrell and his team!
Victoria LugashVictoria Lugash
04:16 05 Nov 21
Everyone has been so kind and loving to Ollie. I’m sure they make everyone’s pet feel the same way, but Ollie was so happy to be with the crew. When I take him to our neighborhood vet who are also great, Ollie has to be dragged in there. But when he comes here he is so happy.Everything was explained in great detail and my questions and concerns were answered. I can even text with them for immediate response.Ollie is recovering nicely. He should be back to his regular swag soon. Thank you. You guys are awesome!
Aaron KlompAaron Klomp
00:03 20 Feb 20
I am forever grateful to Dr. Farrell and his assistant Tina for saving my dog's life. I have an enormous amount of grattitude for the work they do. When other veterinarians wanted the world from us and it was out of our reach. They came through for at least half of what was asked of us elsewhere. We were told by other vet's that Lucy would only have a 50/50 chance of making it out of surgery alive. My life wouldn't be the same without Lucy. Her life was spared the day they operated on her and I'll never forget it as long as I live. I will always recommend their services to my friend's, family and loved one's seeking assistance with their fur babies.
Patricia RowleyPatricia Rowley
20:59 17 Feb 20
I don't even know where to begin with this review because there is so much GOODNESS to share!!!These guys are without a doubt, the best veterinary clinic I have ever been to. I consider them family now because of what they did for Olive. About two weeks ago, my little girl Olive, decided to climb a tree (she thinks she is a cat) and dislocated her hip. I took her straight to my local vet who informed me that she needed surgery. I called a few places, getting more and more discouraged at the lack of communication, and honesty about pricing...Was I really about to spend 6K on an emergency surgery? 6k that I do not have? I felt at a loss and completely guilt ridden.But then.... I called Blue Sky and they got back to me RIGHT AWAY (we are talking within minutes) not only did they get back to me, but the DOCTOR called me himself. We were on the phone for about 30-45 minutes. Paul instantly made me feel comfortable, assured, and informed. We went through the details of the accident, what needed to happen, the x-rays from my vet, etc. He gave me his full attention. The accident occurred on Thursday, and Olive was in surgery by Friday at 10AM. They even moved a few things around in order to see her. Again.. impressed.As soon as I walked into the door of the office, I felt at ease. Tina greeted me with a big smile (I was a wreck because Olive was in so much pain.) She made me feel better right away and was attentive to both of us. Tina sent me updates throughout the surgery (let me know when she was going into anesthesia, when she was coming out, etc) Again.. this is so unheard of in todays world that I was just in continuous awe and felt so comfortable during a very stressful time while I was waiting for her to come out of surgery.Not only that, but they were so incredibly fair with price. We went through each and every item and there was no hidden fee for this, or for that. They truly don't run this place with the "lets make every penny we can" mentality. I am eternally lucky and grateful that I found this place. I want everyone to know about it, because they are saving animals lives with the best of intentions and truly care.THANK YOU PAUL AND TINA!!!! Olive loves you.
Maya KruglyakMaya Kruglyak
15:08 14 Nov 19
Very clean place, positive attitude, highly professional staff, especially Dr Farrell and Dr's assistant Tina. My dog had a knee surgery 2 months ago which was a great success. Affordable prices including free post surgical appointments. Will highly recommend this facility
Alice GrossAlice Gross
00:23 24 Oct 19
I loved this veterinarian, his staff and their professionalism! They were kind and caring. They answered all my questions and concerns. I would recommend this practice to everyone. My sweet dog is doing great! Thank you so much, Alice Gross
Eden Rose LlewellynEden Rose Llewellyn
18:59 11 Sep 19
Dr. Farrell is the most kind and honest vet that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! I'm so grateful that my usual vet recommended him for my puppy's surgery. In the end, she didn't end up having surgery, which I am so thankful for. While past experiences with vets have unfortunately resulted in unnecessary procedures and costs, Dr. Farrell was certain to avoid anything that wasn't truly needed at this time. His expertise and honesty saved me thousands of dollars, and my puppy is on the road to recovery. Shout out to Tina as well, who works with Dr. Farrell and is also extremely kind and helpful! Both of them went above and beyond to make sure my puppy was taken care of and all of my many questions were thoroughly answered! Thank you again Dr. Farrell and Tina!

Quality, Affordable Surgical Options for Pet Owners and Veterinarians.

Owned and operated by Blue Sky Veterinary Services Inc.

Welcome to Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego, where Dr. Paul Farrell and our technical team are dedicated to providing exceptional surgical care for pets throughout the region. Based in Kearny Mesa, our state-of-the-art facility serves as the premier destination for pet owners and veterinarians seeking top-notch surgical services in San Diego and beyond. 

With years of experience and expertise in animal surgery, Dr. Farrell leads our team in offering a range of technical procedures, including the renowned TPLO technique for cruciate ligament repair. Our commitment to excellence extends to our pet surgery center, which is equipped with cutting-edge technology and sterile surgical suites, making us the go-to choice for both pet owners and referring veterinarians in the San Diego area. 

Our commitment to quality extends beyond our facilities to the compassionate care provided by our staff. From the moment you walk through our doors, you and your pet will be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. 

Whether you’re a pet owner seeking professional surgical care or a veterinarian looking to refer a patient, you can trust Animal Outpatient Surgery to deliver excellence in every aspect of your pet’s treatment journey. Experience the difference with Animal Outpatient Surgery and give your pet the exceptional care they deserve. 

Meet The Staff​

Get to know the passionate individuals behind our operations. Each member of our staff brings a unique set of skills and experiences to our clinic, united by a common goal: to offer quality, affordable surgical options for pets and their owners. From our founder’s extensive background to our practice manager’s unwavering dedication, meet the team committed to providing the best care for your beloved companions.

Paul Farrell DVM

Owner/Founder. Dr. Farrell has been serving the greater San Diego area with his mobile surgery service Blue Sky Veterinary services for over 20 years. A native of Buffalo New York, he spent 6 years doing large animal research at Cornell university before completing his veterinary degree at Wisconsin Veterinary School. With a passion for small animal surgery he opened Animal Outpatient Surgery of San Diego in 2016 with the goal of providing high quality and affordable surgical options for San Diego and surrounding communities. When he’s not running around in scrubs, you might find him racing across San Diego Bay at the helm of his racing sail boat! Or hanging out with his rescue Greyhound Fred and his cat Sam.

Seth Mathus Ganz DVM, DACVS

Small animal board-certified surgeon. Dr. Ganz, who spent many years running the surgery service at Veterinary Specialty Hospital, is now a traveling board-certified surgeon in the greater San Diego area. He and his team at Agile Veterinary Surgery are now offering their specialty surgical services at AOSSD. We are excited about this new relationship and our shared commitment to serve the San Diego community. If you would like more information about Agile Veterinary Surgery, please visit their website at https://www.agileveterinarysurgery.com/

Tina James

Practice Manager. Tina has been a part of AOSSD since the start. With a background in small business administration she always knew she wanted to work with animals. In 1997 she made the jump and started her veterinary career. In only a few short years she became the lead technician with an emphasis on surgery and anesthesia. In 2012 she began helping Dr. Farrell on her days off and knew she found her calling. Since then she has been an integral part of AOSSD providing unmatched patient care and customer service. A grandmother of two amazing grandsons and servant to her kitties, Ziggy and Elliot.

Christopher Rodriguez

RVT. Christopher has been working in veterinary medicine since 2003. Since he was a young child he always knew he wanted to work with animals. After spending years in software development he decided to do what he truly loved. Like Tina he worked with Dr. Farrell on his days off. And in late 2020 decided it was time make AOSSD his new home. Christopher has spent years working in Operating rooms and has been a welcomed asset to AOSSD. He has lived in San Diego his whole life and has two children Luke and Rayna, a very cute chihuahua named Triscuit and a chameleon named Mr.T

Tori Le Vey

Client Care Coordinator. Tori has been in the Veterinary field since 2008 and, just like Tina and Chris, she has worked on and off with Dr. Farrell for most of that time. She became part of the team in early 2021 as Tina’s “Right Hand”, assisting in all aspects of the business. She truly wears the most “hats” out of all of us. She is the Mother of 4 and a Grammy to 9 amazing Grandkids. In her time off she enjoys camping, fishing, and gardening with her husband John. They have 3 rescue dogs Willow, Orca, and Boonie.

Katie Antis

RVT. In 2016 Katie followed her best career path when she joined the veterinary field in hopes to become an RVT. Since then she has been able to fulfill her goals and grow as a veterinary technician. After working as a surgery tech at a general practice she was ready to broaden her horizons to absorb more knowledge on all things surgery and outpatient.

Katie is a San Diego native and when she isn’t working in an animal surgery room she greatly enjoys Disneyland day trips, Girl Scouts (she has been a girl scout since 2003 and a co-leader since 2014), hiking, camping and skateboarding on the bay. Katie is happily married to her husband Eric and together they are pet parents to two adventures cats, Maui and Tangie, as well as a herd of Guinea pigs.

Stephen Garofolo

DVM DACVS-SA Bio. grew up and went to high school outside of Philadelphia. I went to undergrad at Florida State and attended veterinary school at the University of Florida. Following veterinary school, I spent 2 years working at the University of Minnesota Medical School in preclinical heart valve research. 

Later, I decided to return to the clinical side of veterinary medicine and completed a small animal surgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, IL on Chicago’s North Shore. I returned to Minneapolis the following year and completed my small animal surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. After residency I worked in Washington, D.C. at Friendship Hospital For Animals for 3 years as a staff surgeon and most recently have been locuming across the country. I have 3 dogs at home. Frank a chihuahua mix, Marvin a terrier mix, and Sasha a Husky Shepherd Mix.