VCA Forestville Animal Hospital

Jill Hoffman, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


As a little girl growing up in Fremont, my sister and I would spend hours and hours catching and taming the feral cats on our property and taking them next door to Fremont Animal Hospital to be spayed and neutered . I would watch the surgeries as a kid, and then when I was old enough I starting helping and worked for Fremont Animal Hospital throughout my childhood. My love of animals led me to study biology and zoology at Humboldt State University and then Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. I graduated from UC Davis in 2002 and have practiced as a small animal veterinarian in San Jose, CA  prior to joining VCA Forestville in 2013.

My husband and I have missed the North Coast ever since our years spent in Humboldt. We are excited to be in Sonoma County where we can enjoy the outdoors with our two dogs, Doja, a yellow Labrador retriever, and Makana, a German Shepherd Dog. Some of our favorite activities are hiking, camping, and going to the river and the beach with our dogs. We also enjoy travel to far off places and meeting new people or lounging on tropical beaches.

I am excited to be a part of the wonderful team of animal lovers at Forestville Animal Hospital, and I look forward to many new adventures here.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.