Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos 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. All three of our doctors are Fear Free Certified!

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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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Ingrid Peterson
DVM, Fear Free Certified Medical Director

Ingrid Peterson grew up in Silicon Valley and attended Monta Vista High School. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis with a BS in Biological Sciences. She traveled to the Midwest for graduate school and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM in 2004. She completed a Rotating Clinical Internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group. She began working with VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos in 2005.

Dr. Peterson has an interest in general medicine and dentistry, and her focus is canine and feline medicine. What Dr. Peterson en...

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Phoenix Suranofsky
Fear Free Certified Hospital Manager

Phoenix Suranofsky is a Los Gatos native. She joined the VCA Animal Hospital of Los Gatos team in 2016 as a Client Service Representative and quickly established herself as a leader in the team. She soon became the Client Service Supervisor and was promoted to Hospital Manager in January 2021.

The thing Phoenix enjoys most about her job is the connection that is formed not only between the hospital and patients but also with clients. She has special interests in pet nutrition and Fear Free medicine.

When Phoenix is not at work, she enjoys painting, photography, and watching documentaries. Phoenix has an adorable d...

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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.


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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