Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Care Clinic is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. 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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Melissa Beck
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Melissa Beck is a proud graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in St. Kitts, one of the Leeward Islands in the West Indies. A bay area native, Dr. Beck has spent her entire career at VCA, starting with her first high school job at VCA Monte Vista Animal Hospital. After vet school, she worked at VCA Lewelling as the Medical Director for over 15 years. In that time, she earned clients' trust, built rapport with her team members, and mentored recent DVM graduates and students who are now colleagues. Dr. Beck is compassionate by nature, which is the foundation of her gentle and kind care for her patients and their people. She particularly enjoys the challenges of dermatology, emergency, and internal medicine cases. 

She has been busy renovating her Bay Area home in her spare time, but when not swinging a hammer, she enjoys camping and hiking with her family and chasing after her rescue dogs.
Kim Thomason
Hospital Manager
Kim began her veterinary career while still in high school working at a small/large animal mixed practice. She has held almost every position in a hospital since then. She became interested in veterinary management during her 15 year employment at VCA BAVS. She held the position of Executive Director of the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association for 6 years. She joined VCA Lewelling in 2012 and VCA Animal Care Clinic in 2021. Kim continues to work toward her goal of becoming a certified veterinary practice manager.

Animals immediately became Kim's first love. She grew up with a variety of household pet dogs, chickens, rodents, fish and birds. Kim enjoys hiking, roller skating, boating, and camping, but her second love in life is cars. She enjoys motorsports, hot rods and muscle cars. With her husband, she owned a Bay Area auto repair facility specializing in classic cars. She now lives on 5 acres with her husband, Ryan, and their four "kids"—a Lab mix, two Pit Bulls and a Great Dane—and many cars.

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.

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.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.

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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