Dr. Louisa Cammidge joined VCA South County in 2014 as an associate veterinarian and took over the role as medical director in 2020. She spent her early years moving back and forth between England and Northern California. When her family settled back in the States, she adopted her first pet dog and a devotion to animals quickly followed. Though briefly interested in human medicine, she quickly realized that our beloved pets are often the best remedy for what ails us.
Dr. Cammidge spent several years working in a busy 24-hour practice in San Francisco where she developed an interest in dermatology, internal medicine and ultrasound. She went on to pursue a master's degree in public health, realizing the importance of veterinarians in emergency preparedness and zoonotic diseases. Dr. Cammidge spent eight years working as a small animal veterinarian in Arizona and worked several of those years at an integrative practice. She received certification in medical veterinary acupuncture when she saw the benefits it offered older arthritic pets. Although a dog lover first, cats are very close to her heart, and she makes sure to treat them with the respect and admiration that they deserve.
Dr. Cammidge has been an active member on the Mid-Coast Veterinary Medical Association Board for the last six years, helping organize continuing education for local veterinarians. She also enjoys volunteering with World Vets, who provide free veterinary services to underserved communities around the world. Recent trips include teaching surgery skills to veterinary students in Ecuador and a spay/neuter program in Albania.
In her spare time, Dr. Cammidge enjoys reading, running and exploring the central coast with her husband and two daughters. Her cat prefers to stay at home. In addition, she volunteers with local rescue organizations and has been involved with their kitten foster programs for several years.
In 2023 Dr. Cammidge was awarded the Don Low Fellowship in Medical Oncology at U.C. Davis. This opportunity expanded her knowledge of cancer treatments for pets and chemotherapy options for lymphoma.