VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

Doctors

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

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  • Leilani Ireland Way

    Medical Director
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Way grew up in Salt Lake City where she attended Westminster College for her undergraduate B.S. degree. She then moved to Fort Collins to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University.

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  • David Beadleston

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVD
    Departments: Dermatology

    Dr. Beadleston graduated from Veterinary School at the University of California at Davis in 1985. He performed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University

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  • Samantha Emch

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Samantha Emch grew up in northeast Ohio and went to Kent State University for her undergraduate studies, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. She attended Ross University School

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  • James S. Gaynor

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVA, DACVPM
    MS, Ohio State University
    Departments: Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

    Dr. Gaynor completed his undergraduate degree from The Colorado College in 1983 and received his veterinary degree (DVM) from The Ohio State University in 1988. He was in private small animal practice

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  • Debra S. Gibbons

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVR
    MS, Colorado State University
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology

    Dr. Gibbons received a DVM degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 1996. She went on to complete an equine ambulatory

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  • Carrie Ginieczki

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    MS, Purdue University
    Departments: Cardiology

    Dr. Carrie Ginieczki received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She then pursued a rotating small animal internship at Purdue

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  • John F. Huff III

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DAVDC
    Departments: Dentistry

    Dr. Huff grew up in Littleton, Colorado, graduating from Arapahoe High School. He attended Colorado State University for seven years obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with high honors in

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  • Kelli Kopf

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Iowa State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Master of Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Virginia Tech University
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Kopf spent her early years in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2005, and was accepted to the Iowa State University

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  • Jiyeun Rha

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Rha is an east-coast native. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland in 1991 and then received her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania, School

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  • Douglas Santen

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Iowa State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Santen is a graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and a B.S. in Biochemistry. He also attended graduate school for two years before enrolling in the Iowa State University

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Our Emergency Number - 303 366 2639

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital has been providing 24-hour emergency care to the community since 1971.  Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, there is experienced veterinary staff on site.  With our capable staff and advanced medical/surgical capabilities we are able to provide a wide range of lifesaving procedures to treat the seriously ill or injured animal. 

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