- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes the better
we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible
healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why
our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll
give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an
exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is
so important to your pet's long-term health. In every case, you'll be
served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our
veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel
are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest
veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients
get the best in prevention and healing methods.
History: The friendly, professional staff at VCA Palo Alto Animal
Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their
mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this
mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team
member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and
client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get very
complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest
network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word:
Teamwork! Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very
first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out,
our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming
experience for both you and your pet.
Specialties: We provide veterinary services for every stage in your
pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to
keep her happy and healthy. Our services don't end at our hospital
doors. As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to
extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge
base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of
over 2,000 VCA veterinarians. And if your pet ever needs truly advanced
veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These 40
clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical
therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as
stem cell therapy.
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Medical special interests: Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Dentistry. She also especially enjoys talking with children about being a veterinarian.
Personal interests and bio: Dr. Smith grew up in Bethesda, MD. After graduating from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology, she moved to the Bay Area & worked as a veterinary assistant in San Francisco & as a research coordinator at San Francisco General Hospital for several years. She then left the bay area to attend Ross University and become a veterinarian. After completing her clinical training at University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine & graduating from vet school in 2003, Dr. Smith practiced in New York City for 5 years, met her husband, Jordan, and then returned to the Bay Area. In her spare time (which isn't much these days), Dr. Smith enjoys running, gardening, reading & skiing. She is thrilled to be a part of the VCA Stanford team.
Pets and Family info: Dr. Smith lives in Menlo Park with her husband, 2 busy toddlers, and whatever outside creatures her 3 year-old decides to bring into the house. Her beloved island mutt, Iggy, passed away in December, and she is now waiting for hernext 4-legged family member to come into her life.
Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences
Internship: VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center, San Diego, CA - 1 year rotating internship.
Medical special interests: Dentistry, soft tissue surgery, general medicine.
Personal interests and bio: Giants baseball, hiking, biking, pleasure reading, going to the lake and/or beach, exploring new places, personal training.
Pets and Family info: Sate (7 y/o). Bay Area native (grew up in San Mateo). Currently live in Redwood City.
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis
Medical special interests: Companion animal medicine and surgery
Personal interests and bio: Graduated from Palo Alto High School and attended U.C. Davis veterinary school. Activities include tennis, hiking, and skiing. Dr. Weigel enjoys barbecues with friends and family and exploring new hiking trails in California.
Pets and Family info: He has 3 adult children.