Dr. Patrick Pierson

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.

Margo Reid

Dr. Margo Reid

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. Ruthie Parsley

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.

Kim Cripe

Kim Cripe

Kim recently returned to the Bay Area after a decade long adventure with her husband Ralph, which led them from San Francisco to Hawaii to New Hampshire to Pennsylvania to Montana and back again. Originally from Illinois, where she earned a degree in Zoology, Kim has always considered San Francisco her home and is very happy to be back for good. She began her career as a vet tech 10 years ago on the big island of Hawaii where the majority of patients were large dogs and feral cats. In her free time Kim likes to hang out with friends, ride her bike around the city and cuddle with her three kitties; “Zipper”, “Brad” and “Big Puffy.”

Rosa Enriquez

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. She worked at a rescue organization where she was the Community and Foster Programs Coordinator. Now, her focus is on finishing her degree in Communications. 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.

SJ Miller

S.J. is our lead receptionist turned Veterinary Technician. She can often be found house and pet sitting for our clients. S. J. has one pet, Margarita (Rita), a sassy Chihuahua that she rescued. Her free time interests include shooting pool, reggae music, fashion design, and dance.

Rachel Brownell

Rachel Brownell

Rachel is a local to the Bay Area, born and raised in San Leandro. Her house was known as the “zoo on the block”. She was raised with everything from dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, reptiles, and even rats! At age 19, Rachel joined and served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Rachel was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in May, 2008. Rachel is working her way towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. When Rachel is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her pup Eleanor and kitties Jack, Benny & June, spending as much time outside as possible, reading and making time with her family.

Melissa Brown

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, she decided animals where her calling and made the switch. While growing up, Melissa was not permitted to have a dog but now Melissa has 4 dogs of her own and spoils them every chance she gets. On her off 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.

Jackie Hughes

Jackie has lived in Oakland her entire life. She received her diploma in Medical Administrative Assisting in 2004. She began her professional career as a supervisor at a community-focused non-profit. After 4 years, she decided to focus her career on animal welfare. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys gardening, cooking, watching movies, and hosting small get-togethers with family and friends. She shares her home with her son and a chihuahua named Sasha who she rescued from her backyard the summer of 2015 – they have been in love ever since.