VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our wonderful doctors and learn more about them. They have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but all of them share the same goal of improving your pet's health through comprehensive and compassionate medicine.

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  • Andrew Espitia

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Espitia is a native of Northern California and has resided in the area since birth. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology in 2008 and went

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  • Anna Nomura

    Associate Veterinarian
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    As a Berkeley native, Dr. Anna Nomura dreamed of becoming a veterinarian from a very young age, and was an active volunteer in local veterinary hospitals and dog training clubs. She received a B.S.

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  • Megan Nyboer

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    BS, University of Arizona
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Clinical Interests: cardiology, feline medicine, and veterinary pharmacology

    Dr. Nyboer graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. In

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  • Koko Shishida

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Koko Shishida is a 2010 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent four years working as a general practitioner in Sacramento, the East Bay and the Peninsula before returning

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  • Karen Truong

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Truong is a native of San Francisco who returned to her hometown. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and completed a small animal internship at San Francisco Veterinary

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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

If your pet is having a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to bring your pet in. If you need to contact us, please call:

(510) 483-7387

We offer emergency and urgent care and critical care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays, allowing us to carefully monitor your pet and provide continuous medical care. We accept walk-ins as well as transfer cases from area veterinarians.

The Emergency Service is available exclusively to treat pets in an emergency, when the family veterinarian is unavailable. Once the pet's condition is stabilized, the patient will be released or returned to the regular veterinarian for continued care.

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