Character is the most integral component of leadership.  We have built the culture of Mission Pet Hospital with prioritizing characteristics:


  •    honesty

  •    genuine empathy

  •    desire to grow in the pursuit of excellence


 The second component of leadership is all about communication: 

  •  consistent and clear communication

About Us

Involved, Coordinated Medicine

Once upon a time, I had a few problems. I needed antibiotics every

time I ate, because my dental disease was so bad that it hurt to chew.

I also had heart problems, so none of the specialists I saw wanted to

  risk addressing the dental issues, for fear of adverse effects on

my heart. Then, my parents took me to Mission Pet Hospital.

You might be wondering how a dog is typing this. That's not super important. What matters is that I now lead a normal life. My parents

couldn't believe it, at first. The difference? At MPH, the veterinarians

saw how each issue I faced was linked to my other problems. They also diagnosed several additional conditions that had affected me for years.

These problems had been previously undetected, because we were seeing doctors who were limited to one specialty, rather than a veterinarian

with the knowledge and capability to examine the whole picture of

my health and how everything fit together.

 -- Sophie, age 12

We'll admit it: Sophie didn't really write the above testimonial. But we're pretty sure that's how she'd describe the situation -- and we're proud to say ..


At MPH, we pride ourselves on camaraderie and we believe in the power of positivity. We see important qualities of leaders in everyone we employ. Counterintuitively, those qualities might shine the most in the tougher moments we experience as a practice.


We love sharing success stories. But the moments when MPH’s excellence in qualities that define exemplary leadership become most visible are the moments that test emotional and intellectual fortitude. 


Recently, we poured our hearts into caring for Leo — an incredibly sweet dog who we all loved as soon as we met him. Almost everyone in the hospital helped to take care of him over several days. Our entire doctor staff — 7 veterinarians — contributed to understanding his illness. 

The process of critical inquiry required to collaborate on diagnosing our most complicated cases demands humility, courage, curiosity, and expertise — and perhaps most important of all, the ability to work as a team. Leo is one of countless examples of why you’d..

A Personal Note From Dr. Curtis Press

Throughout my career, my priority has been to practice medicine in

a way that pushes the boundaries of veterinary knowledge. For a general practitioner, the easy approach is to refer deeper problems to specialists. Instead, I specialize in a variety of areas, uniquely equipping Mission Pet to treat an expanded number of patients. I do this because I believe that your pet's health improves when we coordinate everything under one roof.


Many pets face issues spanning a range of specialties, all of which affect one another. Our coordinated approach means that we understand how all of the issues within one patient interact.

It has taken many years to build this level of excellence, and I am extremely proud of our ability to coordinate medicine at Mission Pet.

We also owe much of our success to the superior quality of our RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) support staff. An astounding 13 RVTs call Mission Pet home -- an extraordinarily high number for a 7-doctor practice. Highly competitive and often financially strenuous,..