California’s Top Rated Local® Veterinarians Award Winner: The Drake Center for Veterinary Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Drake Center for Veterinary Care is a 2018 award winner for veterinarians in California!

If you’re looking for a veterinary clinic that will care for your pet with compassion and quality, look no further than The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in North San Diego County.

The Drake Center for Veterinary Care has earned thousands of online reviews from six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, an outstanding Rating Score™ of 99.46 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 veterinarians in all of California!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I am not surprised at the number of five-star reviews given for The Drake Center. The entire staff is kind and knowledgeable. Just as we want to have the best doctors, dentists and pediatricians for our family, we want the best care for our pets as well. We have been taking our dog to Drake for more than 10 years, and I must say that our experience with them is by far the most rewarding. From the front desk staff to the doctors and the assistants, we can only wish we felt as confident in our physicians as we feel at Drake. Every team member takes the time to listen and resolve any problem our dog has had. They offer more than one solution in many cases, and respect our decisions. They share their knowledge and speak in terms we can understand. Not to mention the obvious love of animals each and every one of the staff sincerely displays…” – Susan P

Not Your Average Veterinarian

There are many things that set The Drake Center apart from other veterinary clinics, but according to Dr Michele Drake, the owner and a veterinarian at The Drake Center, it’s their culture of exceptional care and the long-term staff that supports their mission that truly make the difference.

“We have a strong culture, mission and values in our practice. Everyone is behind the same purpose and plan. Our clients can sense that, and it makes them want to keep coming back.”

We asked Dr. Drake why they do what they do at The Drake Center and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“Our mission is to provide the best medicine and service in a compassionate environment, and to support the bond everyone has with their pets. It’s not one-size-fits-all, but it’s very specific to you and what works for you.”

Building Success By Getting Their Message Out There

Dr. Drake credits The Drake Center’s strong online reputation to their organic rankings:

“We put a lot of original content on our website in the form of blogs, videos, infographics, and more; content is king for SEO optimization.”

They also have a strong culture and a strong practice, which helps them get their message out there.

In addition to building a powerful online reputation, The Drake Center has gained more visibility by having a powerful philanthropic mission.

“We put an effort into local children being a part of their pet’s care. Once a month, we invite kids to participate in our Kids Day Event, where we take them on a behind-the-scenes tour of our hospital and provide insight on the day-by-day life of a veterinarian.”

Word of mouth has also been a huge source of growth for the practice. The great service they provide has led to customers that are bonded to them, and there have been a fair amount of referrals from their loyal customers.

We asked Dr. Drake what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s what she had to say:

“Learn how to say no to too many ideas, and focus on the important priorities. Having everyone aligned to the same mission and values is critical.”


Congratulations to the team at The Drake Center for Veterinary Care for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Drake, for taking the time to speak with us!

If your pet is in need of veterinary care, and you want to take them somewhere they will be treated like family, we highly recommend The Drake Center for Veterinary Care. Visit their website today!