VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital

Kim Dean, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


In 2009 Dr. Dean graduated from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  In 2010 she joined VCA Holly Street shortly after completing a year-long formal, small animal rotating internship at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (SFVS).  At SFVS, she had the benefit of both excellent mentorship and exposure to one of the highest case loads in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This has afforded her the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and specialists.  Furthermore, the significant amount of primary emergency service responsibilities allowed her to strengthen her clinical skills, work independently as well as develop stronger client communication skills.

She currently resides in Burlingame with her husband Masao, infant Sofia and Ridgeback/hound mix Linus.  In her spare time she enjoys playing the guitar, running and eating lots of desserts.  She was born in Saigon, Vietnam and her parents immigrated to the United States in 1980.  She grew up in Northern Virginia and shortly after graduating from the University of Virginia, she joined a technology consulting firm in San Francisco.  She traveled along the entire west coast, providing Microsoft technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies.  After six years as a consultant she realized that she has a passion for working with animals and people and pursued a career in veterinary medicine. 


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 nearby emergency care clinics.

-San Carlos Pet Hospital - (650)591-5718 - 718 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

-North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - (650)348-2575 - 227 North Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401