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Kim Dean
Staff Veterinarian DVM
Dr. Kim Dean was born in Vietnam and grew up in the suburbs of northern Virginia. She earned an undergraduate degree from University of Virginia in 2009 and moved to the San Francisco area in 2000 to pursue a career as a Microsoft application developer for a consulting firm. After a few wonderful years as a consultant, she decided to pivot away from technology and pursue veterinary medicine. 

Dr. Dean graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Post-graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (SFVS). In 2010, Dr. Dean joined VCA Holly Street in San Carlos as an associate veterinarian and practiced there until 2018 when she joined VCA Palo Alto. Her favorite part of working as a veterinarian is the amazing relationships she has been fortunate enough to develop with clients and their pets. 

Dr. Dean currently resides in Mountain View with her husband, daughter, son and their Ridgeback/Hound mix Linus. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, reading, and playing the guitar and piano. 


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