Linda J. Siperstein (aka Dr. Sip), DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Siperstein received her BA from Northwestern University and her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in small animal medicine and surgery.

In addition to seeing dogs and cats, Dr. Siperstein has a special interest in exotic medicine and sees all kinds of domestic small mammals, as well as birds and reptiles.

Before attending veterinary school, she was a public radio producer in San Francisco. In her free time Dr. Sip plays goalie in a women's soccer league, does book-binding, and is learning archery and the banjo. She has two dogs, a cat, a parrot, and a turtle.

December 2014 -- After 10 wonderful years at VCA Wakefield, Dr. Siperstein has returned to Northern California to live near her family.  We will miss her, but we know she and her husband are enjoying this next life phase.  In her own words:

For nearly 10 years I have had the incredible privilege of working with the amazing doctors, technicians, and front desk staff of VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital. It has always made me proud to hear clients say how helpful a receptionist was with a question, how a technician went out of her way to get a client something he or she needed, or that the teamwork the doctors provided smoothed the way to a pet’s recovery.

It is no easy thing to leave such a wonderful and caring team and where I have had so much satisfaction in my work. But California is my home, where I grew up, and where my family lives. So it is time for me to be close to those people who have been so patient with my absence for over 20 years.

Whether I have served you simply with preventative health care, or you and I have dealt with your pet’s challenging medical issues, I want you to know how grateful I am for the opportunity to work with you. Please also know that while I am leaving, the entire team at VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital will be here to help. I have always said that I would have any of the doctors at VCA Wakefield treat my own pets. And really, the doctors have always worked as a team anyway, so you will continue to have that team at you disposal.

Many thanks for trusting me with your pet’s care, whether it was just once, or many times over the last 10 years.