Dr. Patrick Pierson draws on his deep experience in small animal medicine to provide exceptional preventative and surgical care for his clients. Originally from Paris, Dr. Pierson earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University. Since graduating he has focused on dogs, cats, pocket pets and rabbits, with a special interest in dentistry, soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Pierson enjoys playing soccer, gardening and traveling – especially to visit family and friends in France. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, daughter, a three-legged dog, and two cats. Dr. Pierson looks forward to seeing you at CVC soon.
Dr. Margo Reid was raised in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and grew up knowing veterinary medicine was her calling. Since she was 14, all of Dr. Reid’s jobs involved working with animals in veterinary hospitals. After high school, Dr. Reid moved to Berkeley to obtain a Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology from UC Berkeley. Aside from completing her undergraduate degree, she also learned to surf and snowboard. Dr. Reid then went on to earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the UC Davis Veterinary School of Medicine. Dr. Reid’s off-time pleasures include camping, snowboarding, road biking, music and gardening.
Dr. Parsley received undergraduate degrees in Avian Sciences and English at UC Davis. She went on to work with wildlife, banding and tracking birds ranging from eastern songbirds to threatened Spotted Owls. Missing medicine, she returned to school to earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Parsley grew up in Berkeley and happily returned to the Bay Area after graduating. Dr. Parsley loves dog and cat general surgery, and has a special interest in rabbit and small rodent medicine. In her free time Dr. Parsley enjoys gardening, bird watching, reading novels, and hiking along the coast. She currently resides in Oakland with her wiener pup Monty, three chickens, and an aquarium.
Rosa has always known she would work with animals. Growing up her home was filled with cats, dogs, and bunnies. A native of Santa Cruz, California, Rosa moved to Berkeley in 2012 to pursue her career in the animal welfare field. Now, her focus is on finishing her degree in Social Welfare with a focus on end of life care. Rosa enjoys drawing, reading, hiking and traveling. She shares her home with two rescued kitties: a sassy Siamese named Buena and a little Munchkin named Mr. LeatherReno.
Janice is a Northern California native. She has been in field since 2008 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010. She shares her home with her partner, daughter, and a zoo of cats, dogs and chickens. Janice loves to go backpacking in her spare time.
Melissa comes to us with a lot of experience in human and animal medicine. After working as a medical assistant for a number of years, Melissa decided animals where her calling and made the switch. While growing up, Melissa was not permitted to have a dog but she now has 4 dogs of her own and spoils them every chance she gets. During her down time, Melissa enjoys camping, hiking and beach trips with her husband and their pups, as well as arts and crafts, Nintendo, table top gaming, music, concerts, live theater, and getting cozy on the couch with a good book or movie.
Stephenie is a proud Oakland native. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from San Francisco State, where she was a student researcher in amphibian disease ecology. She got her start in veterinary medicine after volunteering in animal shelters and clinics in both Oakland and San Francisco. She now lives in Hayward with her family and a recently adopted doxie mix named Atticus.
Holly is a SoCal native and has been living in the Bay Area since 2012. She comes from years of experience in the client service sector. Holly has always been passionate about animals and has found a perfect fit in the veterinary field. She is looking forward to furthering her education in this area. Holly shares her home with a handsome black kitty named Binx. He loves playing fetch and sleeping on Holly’s face. In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, hiking, swimming, camping, photography, and gardening.