Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Tamalpais Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

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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Lisa Killian
DVM Medical Director

Welcome to the team Lisa Killian!

Dr. Killian graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a degree in veterinary medicine, and through her passion for high quality care and patient focused goals, she was made Medical Director at Banfield for 5 years, eventually expanding to cover 7 states! In order to grow her impact and to work with those pets that are in dire need of help, she moved to California and became VP of Veterinary Services at SF SPCA Mission Campus for 6 years.

She started with VCA as a staff veterinarian at VCA Animal Hospital of Cotati before joining our team as a medical director. We are excited to join with her to provide an even higher quality of medicine that she can bring. Lisa also specializes in fear free handling, allowing us to increase all of our patients veterinary experiences, especially those who are stressed out coming to the doctor.

She lives in Marin with her daughter Taylor, two dogs she adopted from Muttville, a senior dog rescue, and one cat from SFSPCA. Lisa enjoys reading, yoga, the beach, and roller coasters. She really loves to employ low stress and fear-free techniques to make our visits easier for pets and their families, allowing us to increase all of our patients veterinary experiences, especially those who are stressed out coming to the doctor. We are so happy to add Dr. Killian's bright personality and high quality of medicine to our team!


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.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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