VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital

Alison Barnstable, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Barnstable is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2011. She also holds a Master of Science’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While in veterinary school, she spent time working in developing countries to improve animal health and she organized educational programs for Philadelphia school children on animal care and safety.

Dr. Barnstable joined VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital in September 2012. She believes that veterinary medicine is an integral part of a community and that maintaining the human-animal bond is paramount to maintaining a pet’s health. Her professional interests include wellness and preventative care, senior care, and public health.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Barnstable enjoys spending time with her family, three cats, and timid dog. She also enjoys rowing, being outdoors, reading, and cooking.


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 care clinics.

[United Emergency Animal Clinic] [408-371-6252] [905 Dell Ave, Campbell, CA]

[Emergency Animal Clinic of San Jose] [408-578-5622] [5440 Thornwood Drive, San Jose, CA]