John Hetzler, DVM

Dr. Hetzler has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Clairemont and Kearny Mesa community since 1984. He works a varied schedule, and enjoys a wide range of internal medicine, dermatology and surgery.

Dr. Hetzler is native to California, born in La Jolla. Graduating from San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, he then went to the University of California Davis to receive his Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1978.

Body boarding, reading, hiking, speed walking, cycling, home maintenance, and playing with his grandson Carter are a few of his favorite pastimes. He enjoys serving and ushering at his home church, North Coast Calvary Chapel. His favorite animal-related books are the James Herriot series. Married to his wife Cindy for over 30 years, they have three adult children and 1 grandchild.

Dr. Hetzler says “The best thing about my job is the happiness I bring to owners when I can make their beloved pets well.”