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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  • Allegra Roth

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Western University of Health Sciences
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Allegra Roth received her DVM from Western University in Pomona, California. Her love of animals began in rural Half Moon Bay, where she spent her childhood riding horses. She earned her bachelor’s

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  • Emily Wong

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

    Dr. Emily Wong received her DVM from the University of California at Davis in 2006, where she also had completed her bachelor's in animal science in 2001. Dr. Wong went on to complete her small-animal

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  • Amalia Zacher

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Departments: Dentistry

    Dr. Amalia Zacher received her B.S. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). To pursue a career in veterinary medicine, she met prerequisite biology requirements by earning

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  • Leslie Hession

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Leslie Hession graduated with her DVM from the Ross University School of Veterinarian Medicine in 2016, completing her clinical year at Louisiana State University. Dr. Hession was born and raised

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  • William Joglar-Medina

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Tuskegee University

    Dr. William S. Joglar-Medina was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He obtained his DVM from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Some of Dr. Joglar’s fields of interest are

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  • Luke Johnston

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, University of Queensland, Australia

    Dr. Johnston graduated from Veterinary Science in 2015 from the University of Queensland on a little island known as Australia. After graduation, he took on a rotating internship in Australia at

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  • Alyssa Przydrozny

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Alyssa Przydrozny was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. From there she moved to

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  • Dana Schechter

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Ohio State University

    Dr. Dana Schechter is originally from Montclair, New Jersey. She did her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Sciences in 2012. Dr.

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  • Jacob Tupper

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, University of California, Davis

    Dr. Jacob Tupper is a 2016 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He originally graduated from Iowa State University in 2012, where he received a degree in biology and animal ecology.

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  • Joshua Van Geem

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, University of California, Davis

    Dr. Joshua Van Geem is a California native from the Sierra Nevada foothills. He graduated with his DVM from University of California, Davis in 2016 following obtaining his bachelors in Molecular

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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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