Our Team Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff to learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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Get to know us. 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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Rachel Castellanos
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Rachel Castellanos grew up in Central Florida and Southern California. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1995. She then graduated as a veterinarian from U.C. Davis in 2000. Before and during veterinary school, she worked as an emergency and intensive care technician at both VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at U.C. Davis. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Castellanos returned to VCA Animal Care Center as an emergency and intensive care clinician, where she worked for 13 years before transitioning to g...

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Angela Thomas
Hospital Manager
Angela has always had a love of animals, knowing from a young age that she wanted to grow up to help them. During her first job, delivering newspapers in adolescence, her favorite houses were those with dogs and cats that she could interact with. When she was in high school, she got a job at a vet clinic in her hometown where she could work in the kennels and assist the veterinary technicians. She continued to pick up hours at the clinic while she was in college, eventually working full-time in the treatment room as a veterinary assistant.

Angela moved to Santa Rosa in 2004, where she continued to work for vario...
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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.
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