VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County

Doctors Overview

The staff members at VCA Animal Care Center are more than just professionals, they are real people with a passion for animals. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring your pet is comfortable and your experience is a positive one. After all, it isn't by chance that we have been caring for special family members for almost 40 years. We like what we do.

VCA Animal Care Center is a community resource that provides state of the art solutions to animal health care problems in a compassionate environment. Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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  • Michael Magne

    Medical Director
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVIM
    MS, CSU
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Magne received his DVM degree at the University of Illinois in 1981 and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery there in 1982. He was then at Colorado State University from

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  • Lisa Alexander

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Lisa received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and moved south to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine

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  • Cona Anwer

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

    Dr. Cona Anwer is originally from Massachusetts and completed her DVM with thesis at Tufts University where she earned the Award for Excellence in Feline Medicine. Dr. Anwer went on to complete a

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  • Melanie Campbell

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

    Dr. Campbell earned her DVM degree from the University of California at Davis in 2001. After completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital

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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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  • James Lavely

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

    James Lavely, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Neurology Dr. Lavely received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He then completed

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  • Kristin MacDonald

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Auburn University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    PhD, UC Davis
    Departments: Cardiology

    Kristin MacDonald, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM
    Dr. MacDonald is a board certified veterinary cardiologist in the College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and has worked at

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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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  • Sara Schachter

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

    Dr. Schachter received her DVM from the University of California-Davis in 1997 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York

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  • Phil Watt

    Veterinary Specialist
    BVSc, University of Queensland, Australia
    Certifications: DACVS
    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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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

VCA Animal Care Center provides round-the-clock emergency services to care for your pet when your family veterinarian is not available. We have six veterinarians and many technicians on staff that specialize in emergency services and critical care to attend to any type of small animal emergency including trauma, toxin exposure, surgical and medical crises, just to name a few. Our experienced staff continually receives advanced training specific to emergency practices and procedures to insure your pet gets the best care possible.

In addition to emergency services, we are able to provide intensive care for critically ill pets that have been referred by family veterinarians. Our clinicians are on staff 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays, allowing us to monitor and provide continuous care.

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