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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  • Tracy Sutton

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Tufts University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Tracy Sutton joins VCA SFVS following a Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she obtained her DVM degree. Originally from the

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  • Carlo Vitale

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Mississippi State University
    Certifications: DACVD
    Departments: Dermatology

    Dr. Carlo Vitale received his DVM degree from Mississippi State University in 1991. He completed a small animal internship program at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In

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  • Philip Watt

    Veterinary Specialist
    BVSc, University of Queensland, Australia
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Phil Watt graduated with honors from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1982. He completed a small-animal medicine and surgery internship followed by a small-animal surgical residency

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  • Laura West

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Georgia
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Laura West received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2007. She went on to complete a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, and

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  • Justin Williams

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

    A board-certified specialist in cardiology, Dr. Justin Williams obtained his veterinary medical degree in 2007 from Colorado State University, after completing his undergraduate degree at the University

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  • Winnie Ybarra

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Winnie Low Ybarra was born in Rangoon, Burma, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She worked as a veterinary technician prior to obtaining her veterinary degree from the University of

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  • Erin Burdette

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

    Dr. Erin Burdette was born and raised in middle Georgia. Growing up, she focused most of her energy on tennis and has competed around the world, including in the US Open. She went on to play tennis

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  • Elyse Hammer

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

    Dr. Elyse Hammer grew up in Northern California. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of California at Davis in 2007, before being accepted to the UC Davis School

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  • Samantha Keat

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Tufts University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr.  Samantha Keat grew up just outside of New York City in central New Jersey.  She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University before going on to veterinary school. 

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  • Thomas McEntegart

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

    Dr. Thomas McEntegart earned his DVM from the University of Minnesota after performing his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia. Upon graduation, Dr. McEntegart completed a rotating internship

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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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