Our Team

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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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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Joanne Smith
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Joanne Smith grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 with a BA in Neurobiology. She worked for several years in San Francisco as a research assistant in the gastroenterology department of UCSF, then as a veterinary assistant, and also as a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center. In 2003, she graduated from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical veterinary training at the University of Illinois, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Smith practiced as a small animal veterinarian in the New York City area for many years before settl...

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Danielle Tam
Hospital Manager
Danielle was born and raised in Hong Kong and has been around all sorts of animals as she worked with them her whole life. She moved to California in 2016 for college and graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor's in Animal Science in 2020. After graduation, Danielle started as a veterinary assistant in private practice, working her way up as the Hospital Manager. On the side, she worked as a part-time in-home dog trainer, where she worked specifically with fearful and reactive dogs.

Danielle is currently working on her Master's in Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare at Virginia Tech...
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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.
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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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