Lisa received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and moved south to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. Following her internship she stayed on in West Los Angeles as a staff veterinarian for a year. In 1985 she began her small animal surgery residency at Tufts University and Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA, moving back to the Bay Area in 1988. She was the staff surgeon in a multi-specialist group practice in Berkeley for 12 years before joining VCA ACC in 2000.
She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1997, and has given many professional presentations and is the author of several professional articles. Lisa has served on committees within the Surgery College and has been a consultant to the Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine for the State of California. Lisa appreciates the commitment at VCA ACC, at all levels, which is to provide the finest care for the patients. It is what brought her to VCA ACC and what keeps her here.