Our Team

Our dedicated team of staff members understand how much your pet means to you. They will ensure that your pet is comfortable and strive to make the experience a positive one.

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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.

paw Team Spotlight
James Bower
DACVIM Medical Director

Dr. James Bower received his degree from Michigan State University and pursued advanced study at the University of Pennsylvania as a small animal intern and the University of California at Davis as a resident in small animal internal medicine. Following completion of these advanced studies, he became a certified specialist in small animal internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Dr. Bower has particular interests in gastrointestinal and respiratory problems of dogs and cats. He has extensive experience in ultrasound and endoscopic diagnosis and provides consultation services at VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital as well as by referral from local veterinarians on the Peninsula. Dr. Bower has practiced in San Francisco and the Peninsula for 30 years and joined VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital to continue providing primary care and referral internal medicine services.

Special Interests: Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Kidney Disease, Endoscopic and Ultrasound diagnosis of diseases of dogs and cats.

Josue Pereda
Hospital Manager
Josue has been with VCA San Mateo Animal Hospital since 2017 as their Hospital Manager. As of January 2019 he has transitioned to Managing both VCA San Carlos Animal Hospital and VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital. Josue has worked for VCA Animal hospitals for over 10 years. He started in the Veterinary field in 2003, and worked at a local ER/Specialty Hospital through 2017. Josue has always had a passion for animals and strives to meet both pets and owners needs on a daily basis. He values the relationships that he and his teammates create through the work that they do. He currently enjoys spending time with his 2 Pitbull's and snake.

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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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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