Our family moved to Valley Center in 1986, and very shortly thereafter, we needed a veterinarian. That’s when we met Henry Van Wyk, who remained our vet til the day he retired. So we truthfully were a little concerned when we learned he would be leaving us. We needn’t have worried! Dr. Natasha Clarke has embraced our community and brought to Valley Center Veterinary Clinic a wonderful combination of modern technology and traditional country veterinary medicine. What we appreciate the most about Dr. Clarke was how she took her time getting to know us and our pets. She knew the importance of gaining our confidence and did exactly that with her calm and professional demeanor, and most importantly by treating our animals with gentle compassion. She has introduced us to Acupuncture, and to Reiki, which has made a huge difference for several of our dogs. And now the clinic even offers exotic animal care: folks who live in the country don’t always just have dogs and cats and livestock! The staff at VC Vet is great: everyone is friendly, efficient and caring. We love being able to email Dr. Clarke with questions and concerns, and we always feel that we are getting the most comprehensive care for our pets, without any unnecessary tests and treatments… and all this is just a few minutes from our home! Thank you, Dr. Clarke for giving us peace of mind. Our critters mean the world to us, and we know that the folks at Valley Center Veterinary Clinic will always treat them like their own beloved pets. We couldn’t ask for more.