Dr. Rafael Rabines

Dr. Rabines



Dr. Rafael Rabines was born and raised in San Diego, CA and received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from Sonoma State University in Northern California.

After graduating, he spent 3 years studying the effects of urbanization on local wildlife. Eventually realizing he wanted to work more directly with animals and people, he elected to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He received a M.S in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine where he studied socioeconomic impacts on the human-animal bond. Dr. Rabines received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and after attending his clinical year at the University of Florida, he completed a rotating internship at VCA Hotel circle. Dr. Rabines has special interests in community and preventive medicine, surgery, and emergency care.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending his time outdoors, tending to his garden, and cooking. He has a dog named Benny that he adopted while living in the Caribbean.

As a La Jolla High School alumni, Dr. Rabines is very excited to return to the neighborhood.

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