VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

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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  • Craig H. Maretzki

    Medical Director
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Craig Maretzki graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He completed an internship at the University of Georgia and a small animal internal medicine

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  • Maria Soltero-Rivera

    Medical Director
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DAVDC
    Departments: Dentistry

    Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera received her DVM from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After that, she returned to her native Puerto Rico for a year-long small animal surgical internship at Veterinary

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  • Stephen Atwater

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Stephen Atwater attended Lafayette College and graduated with a B.S. in 1981. He then attended Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he graduated

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  • Kristine Chan

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Cardiology

    Originally from New York City, Dr. Kristine Chan received her B.S. in animal science and DVM from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She then completed an internship at Angell Animal Medical

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  • Leslie Larson Cooper

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVB
    Departments: Behavior

    Dr. Leslie Larson Cooper graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1980 and became a member of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1995 (one of the very few in the country!).

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  • Lily Johnson

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVN
    Departments: Nutrition

    Lily received her DVM from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital

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  • Katie Kennedy

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Katie C. Kennedy comes to San Francisco from Colorado State University where she most recently completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center. She also received

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  • Jason Kidd

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Jason Kidd received his DVM from the University of California, Davis in 2007. He completed an internship at Colorado State University in 2008 and a small-animal medical oncology residency at

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  • Lisa Klopp

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Lisa Klopp has published articles on veterinary and human neurological problems and has advanced the technology and treatment outcomes for brain tumors in dogs and cats. She advocates the use

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  • Margo Mehl

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Washington State University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Margo Mehl obtained her veterinary degree from Washington State University in 1999 and continued on to Colorado State University where she completed a one-year internship in small-animal medicine

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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

In an Emergency ...

1. Contact your general veterinarian's office. They may be more closely located and available to assist you.

2. If it is after hours or VCA SFVS is more conveniently located, call us at (415) 401-9200 and provide the client service representative with:

  • Your name and your pet's name
  • Your location and estimated time of arrival
  • Your pet's emergency

3. Get support to safely transport your pet to VCA SFVS. If you have medical records related to your pet’s emergency, please bring those with you.

24/7 Urgent Care and Emergency Services

  • Complete intensive care unit (ICU) laboratory
  • Endoscopic foreign body removal
  • Full range of blood products
  • Oxygen therapy
  • 24-hour ICU monitoring by veterinary nurses trained in critical care, surgery and internal medicine
  • Emergency surgical service
  • Around-the-clock access to SFVS specialists
  • Post-operative care for referring veterinarians' surgical cases

We are committed to keeping your trusted primary care veterinarian informed and in the loop!

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