- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Good Samaritan is a full service companion animal hospital. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in:
-Routine preventative care for young healthy pets
-Early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages
-Complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
Our Doctors and staff genuinely care about each patient and are happy to make the extra effort to be sure that your questions are answered and that your pet gets the care that he/she deserves.
Michael Doe, DVM
Dr. Doe has owned Good Samaritan Veterinary Hospital since 1985. He is a graduate of UC Davis Veterinary School and his internship included concentrations in dermatology, ophthalmology, and board certified surgery. Dr. Doe's wife, Ruth Doe, is also a veterinarian, and she directs the Nob Hill Cat Clinic in San Francisco. They share their home with 3 active dogs, 4 indoor cats, and 2 outdoor cats. Dr. Doe has always been passionate about animals and veterinary medicine. As a matter of fact he knew, even as a young child, that he would be a veterinarian. He loves to stay active and enjoys yoga, skiing, mountain biking and wind surfing.
Alice Eklof, DVM
Dr. Eklof has been an associate veterinarian at Good Samaritan since 2004. Dr. Eklof grew up in southern California and graduated from U.C. San Diego in 1999 with a B.S. in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. She obtained her D.V.M. from Michigan State University in 2003 and then completed a small animal rotating internship at a specialty hospital in Tuscon, AZ. Dr. Eklof is an active volunteer at Fix Our Ferals and has served on the board of the Alameda County Veterinary Association. She lives in Oakland with her husband and three cats- "Simon", "Garfunkel", and “Tippy”. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, running and reading.
Mary Leeking, DVM
Dr. Mary Leeking officially joined our staff in August of 2009. We are delighted to call her our own! Dr. Leeking grew up in Southern California and did her undergraduate work at UC Santa Cruz. She graduated from vet school at UC Davis in 1992 and has practiced in Northern California ever since. She has served as Vice President for the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association for two years, and does volunteer work for Fix Our Ferals. She lives in Oakland with her husband and two cats, "Timmy" and "Nutmeg". In her free time she enjoys biking, gardening and cooking.
Mike, RVT/Management Team
Mike is Good Sam's Technician Supervisor and Practice Manager. He manages the technician staff, oversees many of the hospital's business operations, and is our general "go-to" guy. Mike started at Good Sam as a kennel worker when he was just a teenager. He is now a licensed Veterinary Technician. He also worked for many years in a busy emergency hospital. That experience is invaluable when pets come to us in crisis. Mike volunteers at a feral cat spay/neuter clinic and also at a local animal shelter. Mike is an avid hockey fan and attends as many Sharks games as he can. He also enjoys concerts, A's games, and spending time with family and friends. Mike is a native of the East Bay and currently lives in Castro Valley with his girlfriend Brenda, and their dogs “Kaedin” & “Odie”.
Hope, Receptionist/Management Team
Hope has worked at Good Samaritan for almost 20 years. She is a receptionist and also on the management team. Hope grew up in Michigan, and now lives in Castro Valley with her husband and two teenage sons. Their menagerie consists of 2 dogs ("Hector & "Roxie"), 2 cats ("Buster", & "Chandler"), and a fresh water aquarium. Hope enjoys paper crafting (she is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator), reading, traveling and camping.
Susan, Receptionist/Management Team
Susan has worked at Good Sam since November, 2006. She grew up in Walnut Creek and has been a life-long pet owner. She currently has 3 cats (“Cheeto”, “Scooter”, & “Stubby”), 2 rats, and a box turtle. She is very active in her church, Holy Cross Episcopal, in Castro Valley. She lives in Castro Valley with her husband and teenage daughter and son.