VCA Palo Alto Animal Hospital

Palo Alto 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.

  • Joanne Smith

    Medical Director
    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.

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  • Tiffany Stillian

    Associate Veterinarian
    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, ...
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  • Kenneth Weigel

    Associate Veterinarian
    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 ...
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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 South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Palo Alto at (650) 494-1461.