VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital

Oakland Veterinarians

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.

  • Louisa Bynum

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Louisa Bynum grew up in Davis, CA, and always loved animals. She went to college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, then returned to Davis for veterinary school. She then worked in Santa Cruz before settling ...
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  • Juliana Sorem

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Sorem is a Bay Area native who spent fifteen years living in Boston, MA and Jackson Hole, WY before moving back to San Francisco in 1996. She holds bachelor's degrees from Boston University and ...
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  • Marci Ramos

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Ramos is an east bay native, completing her undergraduate degree from CSU East Bay and then earning her DVM degree from the University of California, Davis in 2001. She then joined VCA Sacramento ...
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  • Rachel Berkley

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    Dr. Berkley grew up on the East coast with her triplet brother and sister. She did most of her undergraduate work at SUNY Binghamptom and received her DVM from Iowa State University. She the completed ...
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  • Rebecca Arntz, CVA

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Rebecca Arntz is from the North Bay. She began her undergraduate work at Santa Rosa Junior College and finished at UC Davis. She attended vet school at St. George's University on the Caribbean ...
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  • Shelley LaMont

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. LaMont grew up in 3 states: Washington, Oregon, and California. She attended Oregon State University for her undergraduate degree. She received her DVM at Oregon State University and Washington State ...
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  • Tammy Maggy

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Michigan State University

    Dr. Maggy is a "recent" California transplant, having moved here February, 2000 from her home state of Michigan, where she lived and practiced in the Detroit Metro area. She received a BS in Biology at ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following emergency clinics:

Pets Emergency Treatment & Referral Center
Phone: 510-548-6684
1048 University Avenue - Berkeley

Bay Area Veterinary Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BAVs)
Phone: 510-483-7387
14790 Washington Avenue - San Leandro
 

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