Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.

To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Susan Draeger
Medical Director

Despite being born in South Carolina and raised in Indiana, Susan Draeger is an El Cerrito local, having lived in the area since 1988. Dr. Draeger obtained her DVM from UC Davis in 1995 and has been a member of the VCA family since 2006. She currently serves as the Medical Director for VCA Albany Animal Hospital.

Her favorite parts of her job are forming lasting relationships with pets and their caretakers, helping people better understand their pets and provide for their needs (both in health and in disease), and working with a team of dedicated professionals who love the animals as much as she does. She is focused on providing excellent wellness care for pets and education for owners. As a general practitioner, her professional interests include medicine, dentistry, and surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Draeger enjoys singing, gardening, cooking, hiking, photography, solving puzzles and playing games. Her furry family includes her dog, Marble. 

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Maintenance

Our maintenance team of facilities professional and housekeepers ensure that our facilities are secure, expertly maintained and functioning at their best so we can continue to provide our clients with exceptional veterinary care and exceed their expectations when inside any of our hospitals. Sometimes it's the little things, like a clean restroom, that makes all the difference and our maintenance team knows that.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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