Dr. Patricia Ungar, center, with Philip Linssen and Tony Atkins.

Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins honored the Kensington Veterinary Hospital and its owners — Dr. Patricia Ungar and her husband, Philip Linssen — as the 78th Assembly District’s Small Business of the year.

“I have known Dr. Ungar since I served on the San Diego City Council and represented the Kensington community.” Atkins said. “Both Dr. Ungar and her husband, Philip Linssen, are permanent fixtures in the community. Kensington Veterinary Hospital is an asset to our community and our pets — that’s why I am delighted to have Dr. Patricia Ungar and Kensington Veterinary Hospital as my district’s Small Business of the Year.”

Small business organizations and California lawmakers joined Monday for California Small Business Day to honor small businesses from across the state for their dedication and success.

Kensington Veterinary Hospital has been a neighborhood-based practice since 1990. The hospital offers a blend of conventional medicine and leading-edge integrative medicine including acupuncture, nutrition, and homeopathy.

The business strives to give back to the community, Atkins said, whether it is providing a badly needed fence for Kensington Library Park, sponsoring the Kensington Vet Hospital Normal Heights Little League team, or partnering with local schools.

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Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.