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Due to the rise in Covid cases, VCA Raleigh Hills is going back to curbside service. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these difficult times.
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Alyssa Gire, Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Alyssa Gire grew up in Southern California in a household that almost always had at least one dog, a cat or two, and some kind of reptile or amphibian. She is the daughter of two professional jazz musicians, making her the "weird science kid from a family of artists," instead of the "weird art kid from a family of scientists." She moved to Northern California to attend UC Davis for her undergraduate studies, fell into Animal Science, and ended up staying there for 8 years and obtaining her Veterinary Degree in 2021.

She loves animals of all shapes and sizes - she had long thought herself a "dog person", but adopted a little black kitten, Doug, during the pandemic and is now very much a "cat person" as well. Her time studying animal science also instilled in her a strong love of cows and goats. Her areas of interest include cardiology, immune-mediated diseases, geriatric medicine, and probably many more things she has yet to discover! She also has a passion for shelter and community medicine, as well as equal access to care. She is Fear Free certified and is passionate about making vet visits as low-stress, treat-filled, and dare she say, fun, as possible.

Dr. Gire just moved to the Portland area with her partner, Erik (also a small animal veterinarian), her cat, Doug, and their dog, Dakota. Her hobbies include traveling, yoga, hiking, scuba diving (but only where it's warm), snuggling up and reading novels, and seeking out the best breweries and soft pretzels she can find.
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