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.
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 enjoys most about her job is the variety of cases she sees each day; one day is never the same as the next.
Outside of work, Dr. Peterson enjoys participating in dog agility with her dogs, Elinor and Watson. She also enjoys reading novels, and Jane Austen novels in particular.
She has two cats named Emma and Mr. Darcy.
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 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 dog named Asuna that she got as a puppy from a local rescue.