Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Contra Costa Animal Hospital 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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Jill
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Jill Crawford knew she wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was a child. She fondly remembers the love she felt for animals a child and carried that passion into her schooling, career, and now in practice at VCA Contra Costa Animal Hospital. Growing up in the Bay Area, Dr. Crawford completed her undergraduate Bachelor's degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and then graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences.  

Following the completion of veterinary school, she elected to continue her education by partaking in a one year small-animal rotating veterinary internship through VCA Encina Veterinary Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA.  Her desire to help animals only intensified and she decided to practice emergency and critical care veterinary medicine before coming to VCA Contra Costa Animal Hospital in 2013.  

Since then, she has been the primary veterinarian and Medical Director of VCA Contra Costa Animal Hospital! Dr. Crawford has now shifted her professional interest from emergency veterinary medicine to ophthalmology, non-invasive ultrasound diagnostics, and overall wellness care of pets of all ages. 

During her time away from the hospital, Dr. Crawford especially enjoys spending time with her family (husband, two kids, and Paisley, their family dog), local getaways, and home improvement.  
 
Ciera Clowdus
Hospital Manager
Ciera Clowdus joined VCA Contra Costa in 2019. Ciera is originally from Southern California. She moved to the Bay Area to continue her education and start her career. Ciera earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from San Francisco State University and an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. 

After Ciera's first job in an animal hospital, she fell in love with the work and decided to remain in the veterinary field. Ciera is passionate about providing exceptional care for pets young and old, and educating clients about what they can do to take care of their pets at home. When not working, Ciera enjoys hiking, planning new adventures and spending time  with her family and two dogs, Boots and Korra. 

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.

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.
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