VCA Tender Care Animal Hospital

San Rafael 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.

  • Pamela Bouchard

    Medical Director
    Board Certification: DACVA
    Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Dr. Pamela Bouchard created Tender Care Veterinary Hospital in 1996 and is pleased to serve as our Medical Director. She has 30 years of experience in western medicine and enjoys internal medicine, ...
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  • Erin Connolly

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis
    Graduate School: Cornell University

    Erin Connolly graduated with a degree in Biology from Cornell University in 2005 and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. She attended the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, ...
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  • Rachael Griffith

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

    Rachel Griffith graduated from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and then completed an Internship in Medicine and Surgery at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. She has practiced in Marin ...
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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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.