Dr. Drake decided to become a veterinarian at age 5 and never let the goal out of sight until she graduted from veterinary school. Her drive to own her own practice came from her mission to provide the best care for pets and best service for clients. In 1992, Dr. Drake purchased Westlake Veterinary Clinic and later San Dieguito Veterinary Hospital. These practices merged to form The Drake Center for Veterinary Care in 1998. Dr. Drake has surrounded herself with other doctors and staff who have that same passion for caring. "The people in this building make The Drake Center the very special place it is to bring your pet."