Lorrie Porte, DVM

  Dr. Porte has been practicing in California for more than 20 years. Dr Porte attended Michigan State University and earned her Licensed Veterinary Technician Degree. She then worked as a Veterinary Technician at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine to finance her education. Her work in the Critical and Intensive Care Unit, as a Technician and Veterinary Student, gave Dr. Porte valuable perspective and experience  After finishing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Porte then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  

During her internship at MSU, Dr. Porte met and married her husband, Ken who also has his own veterinary practice. They live with their two sons and a collection of pets.

Dr. Porte attends annual conferences and seminars to ensure her medical knowledge includes the latest research and discoveries. She strives to give your pet the best preventative medicine as well as the most current diagnostics and treatments.



Vidyha Pandi, Bsc BVetMed


Dr. Pandi obtained her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego. After earning her Veterinary degree at the prestigious Royal Veterinary College, in London, she returned to San Diego to practice medicine. Dr. Pandi chose to work at a busy emergency hospital where she developed expertise in surgical and diagnostic skills. Having grown up surrounded by livestock, Dr. Pandi learned to  love animals from a young age.

 Though she now loves dogs and cats, she still has a soft spot for cattle and sheep and avoids including them in her diet.

Dr. Pandi lives with her husband in San Diego. They share their home with their young daughter and also their dog Betty Boop. When she’s not dedicating her time to Woodside Animal Hospital, Dr Pandi enjoys gardening and ceramics as well as outdoor activities with her husband.

Like Dr. Porte, Dr. Pandi frequently attends continuing education seminars to keep her up to date and to provide your pet the best care possible.





Animal Hospital

Serving Lakeside pets and their families



12149 Woodside Ave, Lakeside, CA 92040