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. Hannahbess has a diverse background caring for animals small and large from mice to horses, but her passion is small animal medicine with a special interest in dermatology and dentistry. She joins Campus Vet from Victoria, British Columbia, where she specialized in companion animals, pocket pets and exotics. Prior to that she practiced mixed animal medicine in her home country of New Zealand, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Massey University. Outside of the clinic Dr. Hannahbess can be found hanging from a cliff face, hiking with her partner, or training her goofy 2-year-old Shepherd mix Yarrow.
Dr. Lee has focused her career on treating companion animals, including cats, dogs and pocket pets. An East Coast native, she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts. After graduating from veterinary school she completed an intensive specialty internship for training in small animal general practice, emergency, internal medicine and surgery, before moving to the Bay Area in 2014 where she has been practicing ever since. She is USDA accredited and issues both domestic and international travel health certificates. In her free time Dr. Lee is an avid hiker and traveler. When she isn’t busy exploring the West Coast, she likes to relax at home with her fiancé and four rescue kitties.
Jamie grew up surrounded by a plethora of pets, including cats, dogs, guinea pigs and too many hamsters to count. She obtained her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2012, and over the years has developed a special interest in dentistry and pain management. In addition to working at small animal clinics, Jamie has volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center where she fell in love with elephant seal pups. In her free time, Jamie can be found exploring new eateries in the East Bay or relaxing at home with her husband and fur babies: Heidi the 170-pound pot-bellied pig and Bunsen, a pug-mix.
Diane Ahms has more than a decade of veterinary experience providing quality care for her furry patients. She spent the majority of her vet career as a Certified Veterinary Technician in Oregon, where she worked for general practice hospitals and the Humane Society. Diane has a strong interest in surgeries, and regularly scrubs in to assist with soft-tissue and orthopedic procedures. Her three cats and two dogs are very fortunate to have such a skilled and loving mama as Diane.
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.
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 achieving her Master in Social Welfare with a focus on end of life care, after just receiving her Bachelor of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. 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.
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 adopted doxie mix, Atticus, and adopted American Staffordshire Terrier, Beatrice.
Holly is a SoCal native and has been living in the Bay Area since 2012. After years of experience in the client service sector, she brings a strong focus on service for both clients and pets. 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 two handsome kitties. They love playing fetch and sleeping on Holly’s face. In her free time, Holly enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, swimming, camping, photography, and gardening.
Mimi is a native of the central coast but moved up to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley and ultimately pursue a career in educational outreach and wildlife rehabilitation. Since then she has worked with spiders at UC Berkeley, bats and river otters at the Oakland Zoo, neonatal kittens and puppies at the SPCA and native California wildlife at the Lindsey Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital. Mimi recently returned to the Bay Area after teaching in Japan for the last two years and is excited to learn a new set of skills at Campus Vet to further her work in animal welfare.
Tammy grew up in Oakland and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley in 2019. After volunteering at local vaccine clinics and animal shelters, she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine. Her desire to nurture and protect the human-animal bond motivates her to pursue her goal of becoming a veterinarian. In her down time, Tammy enjoys hiking, reading, baking, trying new foods, and spending time with her adopted miniature poodle mix, Honey.
Jasmine is passionate about her role as a CSR, supporting pet parents as they care for their furry family members. She has previously worked at several large emergency veterinary clinics. At Campus Vet she enjoys the neighborhood feel of the clinic where she can build more personal relationships. Outside the clinic, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her finance and daughter rooting for the Warriors and Oakland Athletics.