Dr. Debra Chen
Dr. Debra Chen has had the privilege of growing up and living in many different places, from Boston, Massachusettes to Hsin-chu, Taiwan, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now finally to San Jose, California, where she plans to plant her roots and settle down for the long-run. A graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, her special interests include preventative care, shelter medicine, behavior, and dentistry.
Dr. Chen lives with her fiance and two laid-back brown tabby cats, Khaleesi and Cairo. Her hobbies include dancing, camping, traveling, and sampling exotic cuisines. Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, so please come by to give her a ni hao!
Dr. Duha Murad
Dr. Duha Murad is a graduate of Baghdad University, Iraq. After finishing veterinary school, she came to the US with her husband and then went through a rigorous training process, obtaining her veterinary license in the US. She finished small animal externships at several teaching hospitals, including Angel Memorial in Boston. She then completed a small animal internship at East Bay Veterinary Specialists, where she immersed herself in small animal internal medicine and emergency. After doing relief work, Dr. Murad found a home at San Jose Animal Hospital with its most caring staff and interesting medicine. Her special interests include small animal internal medicine and ultrasound.
At her leisure time, Dr. Murad enjoys oil painting, collecting rustic pottery, and reading. Dr. Murad lives with her husband and her little boy, Ramiz, in Menlo Park.
Dr. Mark Doty
Dr. Mark Doty grew up in southwest Ohio, graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He then attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2009. After graduation, he practiced at a 9 doctor hospital in Cincinnati before moving to San Francisco and in Pacifica for a year. His special interest is in complex surgeries. He has received advanced training in ACL knee repair with the TTA-2 and IsoLock CrCL techniques, as well as medial luxating patella repair.
Dr. Doty lives in Burlingame with his wife (Ming), daughter (Penny), and 4 dogs and cats.
Dr. Cynthia Tao
Dr. Cynthia Tao is a bay area native and graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, she worked as a (human) ER nurse in Chicago, IL. Her special interests include shelter medicine, complementary therapies, and surgery. Dr. Tao has received advanced training in the TPLO surgical knee repair.
Dr. Tao is the proud owner of two rescued mutts, Hailey and Sunny, as well as a Bengal cat named Autumn. In her free time, she enjoys running, being outdoors wither her dogs, crafts, piano, field hockey, snowboarding, and paint-balling. She has completed several half and full marathons.
Dr. Megan Bystrom
Dr. Megan Bystrom is a recent transplant to the bay area and is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She is a graduate of Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery.
Dr. Bystrom has two rambunctious cats, Caspian and Amelie, and a new puppy named Crumpet. In her free time she enjoys hiking and running.
Dr. Andrew Ross
Dr. Andrew Ross is a bay area native graduating from the University of California at Davis with a masters in Pharmacology and then a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ross is married with a daughter, Olivia, a dog, two cats, and a fish. He enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Jaime Flores
Dr. Jaime Flores graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. After a few years working in his home country, he moved to California with his family and has been working in the San Jose area ever since. Dr. Flores is happy married, has 3 grown children, several pets, and enjoys beekeeping.
Dr. Leroi Boldon
Dr. Leroi Boldon holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from UC Davis. In 1968, he graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University, and in 1970 started Berryessa Animal Hospital, now home of San Jose Animal Hospital. On his days off, Dr. Boldon enjoys playing steel drums, traveling, playing tennis and soccer, and cooking.