Craig J Mohnacky DVM, has provided veterinary care for 38 years in a county that’s home to nearly 250,000 veterans (many disabled) and more than 100,000 active service members. He has always supported military families. He formalized his philanthropic platform in 2013 when he launched the Helping Paws Foundation. Now, he and his team proudly give back to those who give so much, by keeping military families united with their beloved pets. By establishing trusting relationships and partnerships within our community, Helping Paws has become an essential resource in support of our fine military families.

Dr. Mohnacky is the recipient of the prestigious 10News Leadership Award, was recognized for his dedicated service in support of our military. Other awards include:

  • Henry Schein Cares Award
  • Lead San Diego Visionary Award
  • San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Service Award


Helpings Paws is located at 2250 S Escondido Blvd. Suite 104 Escondido, CA 92025


Craig J. Mohnacky, DVM
Founder – Helping Paws Foundation