Dr. Adam, Owner/Chief Clinician
Dr. Adam obtained his veterinary education at Cornell University and Caldwell College with specialties in nutrition and diet, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. He is a “foodies’ vet”, keen on promoting awareness of the benefits of fresh food-based diets for pets. His style has been referred to as thorough, patient, and supportive. Dr. Adam lectures monthly at Muttville; some of his past lectures have covered clinical nutrition and medical management of geriatric pets. Dr. Adam always has animals in his family; his current main buddies are his hiking companion Ricky, a senior black Chihuahua mix, and J.J., a sweet and intense Border Collie adopted from Muttville. When Dr. Adam isn’t at Healthy Pets or lecturing, he enjoys spending time with his partner, Eric and their sweet daughter, Sofia. Dr. Adam is fluent in Polish.
Fluent in Polish
Dr. Samantha earned her bachelors at Dartmouth College and veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis. After earning her veterinary degree, Dr. Samantha completed advanced training in a rotating internship at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group, spent a year in Dallas, Texas as an emergency/general practitioner, and the past 3 years working as a general practitioner in New York City. Dr. Samantha is originally from Orange County, California where she grew up swimming, playing water polo, and surfing. She is happy to be back on the West Coast, where she can enjoy her time with her amazing husband and their two dogs: a sassy Shih Tzu named Miss Daisy and a handsome Beagle named Jackson.
Dr. Lauren earned her bachelors at Cal Poly Pomona and veterinary degree from the Western University of Health Sciences. After earning her veterinary degree, Dr. Lauren worked at VCA San Carlos and VCA SFVS in San Francisco. Dr. Lauren is a California native originally from Mountain View, and now lives in Daly City with her husband Simon. Dr. Lauren loves playing ultimate frisbee, and enjoys hiking and camping all around the Bay Area. She is a proud fur-mom to her mischievous dog Rufus. She describes him as a quirky little dog who loves barking at the mailman, running on the beach and digging for gophers.
Western University of
Dr. Siobhan O'Connor has known since a very early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine after attending undergraduate school at Cornell
University. In 1996, she was board certified in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She successfully re-certified in 2005 and 2015 and has a particular interest in geriatrics,
cardiology and endocrinology.
Immediately after graduating from vet school, Dr. O'Connor moved to San Francisco, fell in love with the Bay Area, and has lived and practiced here ever since. Now that her son Leo has gone off to college, she shares her
home with her husband Jared and their two cats: Finn the red tabby and Aengus the Korat. In her spare time she enjoys singing with a small local band and volunteering with the wonderful folks at Muttville dog rescue.
University of Florida
Dr. Dane Whitaker has been practicing veterinary medicine in the San Francisco area for over 25 years. He completed his Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 2017, and is currently providing veterinary relief services for the marine Mammal Center in Sausalito CA. He also provides small animal clinical relief services across central California. Although a Bay Area native, he grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After graduation, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. His veterinary interests include small animal medicine, clinical pathology, marine mammal medicine and One Health. Dr. Whitaker is the president of the Pride Veterinary Medical Community and takes an active role in promoting the ideas of inclusion and acceptance for all members of the community in the veterinary profession.