Over 60 Years of Serving Santa Barbara
La Cumbre Animal Hospital, also fondly referred to as LCAH, was founded by Dr. Francis Knoop in 1959. Dr. Knoop was visiting the Durbiano Dairy farm located where La Cumbre Plaza stands now. He noticed a triangular piece of land at the intersection of La Cumbre Road and La Cumbre Lane and thought, “This is a good place for my veterinary hospital”. At this time, Five Points Shopping Center was just getting designed and built.
Dr. R.J. Brillhart and Dr. William V. Callahan took over ownership of LCAH in the early 70’s and under their guidance La Cumbre Animal Hospital continued to thrive. Dr. Beverly Holmes and Dr. Eve Kuesis joined LCAH in 2004 and 2005 respectively, bringing new energy and new ideas to La Cumbre. Under this combined leadership La Cumbre Animal Hospital has become one of the longest established animal hospitals in Santa Barbara with the longest history of being a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Dr. Beverly Holmes and Dr. Eve Kuesis purchased La Cumbre Animal Hospital at the beginning of 2012. With this partnership, LCAH has grown significantly with increased patient care and community outreach. La Cumbre Animal Hospital has gone from a single doctor practice in 1959 (with room for an apartment) to the 5 doctor practice it is today. As the technology of veterinary medicine has advanced we continue to keep pace, striving to provide the most comprehensive care for your furry family members in Santa Barbara.
After more than 60 years at 110 S La Cumbre Rd in the iconic building designed by Pierre La Fond, we have found a new and much-improved home just a block up the road to enhance our care for your pet. While it is sad to leave the building we have practiced in for over 15 years, we are so excited about what we will be able to offer the Santa Barbara community in the years ahead. We look forward to seeing you in person as soon as it is safe again at our new home, 3910 State Street.