Sandy Hazanow, DVM

Dr. Sandy Hazanow moved to the Bay Area after graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine near Boston in 1992 to complete an internship in critical care medicine and surgery. She then joined an emergency practice team in San Francisco and continued to pursue her interests through post-graduate practice and education. Dr. Hazanow has a style that incorporates an interactive and collaborative approach with advanced medical and surgical care. Sandy's professional interests include dentistry, behavior, surgery and internal medicine. Outside of practice, she is the SF delegate to the California Veterinary Medical Association, current president of the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association,  and past president of the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association. Apparently, that isn't enough so she gardens, plays ice hockey, loves most anything outdoors.  She share her life with three dogs (Roux, Zoe and Cowboy) and a bin full of compost worms. 

ALAN D. TOMKINS-RANEY, DVM

Dr. Alan D. Tomkins-Raney has been practicing companion animal medicine for over 23 years in the Pacific Northwest and the San Francisco Bay Area after earning his DVM from Washington State University in 1992. His breadth of expertise includes all aspects of general practice and the acute needs of pediatric and geriatric animal patients. He has worked mostly in private practice but he also spent three years in shelter and wildlife rehabilitation medicine where he worked with exotic species. In addition to being a skilled veterinarian he has taught biology, natural sciences, and biotechnology classes in Bay Area schools.  He is a current member of the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association, SFVMA, CVMA, & AVMA. When not practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family: husband Jim, dogs Mackenzie and Gretchen, and cockatoo Lily. 

Lauren Knobel, DVM

Dr. Lauren L. Knobel has been practicing in the Bay Area since earning her DVM at Colorado State University in 1990. She initially, practiced in the East Bay and owned her own hospital from 1995 to 2006. Dr. Knobel excels in internal medicine. She is also very interested in client education, behavior medicine and physical rehabilitation.  She is active in the Great Dane and German Shepherd Rescue Foundations.  Dr. Knobel enjoys spending her free time sailing the bay and beyond, traveling to far-off lands, spending time with family, cooking and playing with her 4 legged and feathered family.  (2 dogs: the wonderful whippet named Bugsy and his cohort in crime, Zeba, the cutest pitbull in the world; 1 cat, the best ratter around, Keiki Hula Girl;  a 30 lb African Sulcata tortoise named Leon; and 7 chicken that grace us with eggs when they set their minds to it. Yes, they all have names!. And there you have the Valley View Zoo!)

Dr. Sandy Hazanow enjoys photographing her adventures around the Bay Area and beyond.

Sandy Hazanow, DVM

Dr. Sandy Hazanow moved to the Bay Area after graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine near Boston in 1992 to complete an internship in critical care medicine and surgery. She then joined an emergency practice team in San Francisco and continued to pursue her interests through post-graduate practice and education. Dr. Hazanow has a style that incorporates an interactive and collaborative approach with advanced medical and surgical care. Sandy's professional interests include dentistry, behavior, surgery and internal medicine. Outside of practice, she is the SF delegate to the California Veterinary Medical Association, current president of the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association, and past president of the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association. Apparently, that isn't enough so she gardens, plays ice hockey, loves most anything outdoors. She share her life with three dogs (Roux, Zoe and Cowboy) and a bin full of compost worms.

Dr. Alan D. Tomkins-Raney also enjoys traveling, sightseeing, cooking, reading, riding his motorcycle all over California, volunteering with local rehab organizations and advocating for improved science education.

Dr. Alan D. Tomkins-Raney also enjoys traveling, sightseeing, cooking, reading, riding his motorcycle all over California, volunteering with local rehab organizations and advocating for improved science education.

Dr. Lauren Knobel's hobby includes traveling and sailing. Whenever possible, she will share stories of some of her favorite places in the world!

Dr. Lauren Knobel's hobby includes traveling and sailing. Whenever possible, she will share stories of some of her favorite places in the world!

Lauren Knobel, DVM

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Dr. Lauren L. Knobel has been practicing in the Bay Area since earning her DVM at Colorado State University in 1990. She initially, practiced in the East Bay and owned her own hospital from 1995 to 2006. Dr. Knobel excels in internal medicine. She is also very interested in client education, behavior medicine and physical rehabilitation.  She is active in the Great Dane and German Shepherd Rescue Foundations.  Dr. Knobel enjoys spending her free time sailing the bay and beyond, traveling to far-off lands, spending time with family, cooking and playing with her 4 legged and feathered family.  (2 dogs: the wonderful whippet named Bugsy and his cohort in crime, Zeba, the cutest pitbull in the world; 1 cat, the best ratter around, Keiki Hula Girl;  a 30 lb African Sulcata tortoise named Leon; and 7 chicken that grace us with eggs when they set their minds to it. Yes, they all have names!. And there you have the Valley View Zoo!)

 

Yuki Okada, DVM PhD

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Dr. Yuki Okada was born in Japan and raised here in the bay area. She graduated from University California Berkeley in 2000 with a Bachelor Degree in Integrated Biology. She moved to Lansing, Michigan where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Upon returning to California, Dr. Okada became certified in eastern medicine and acupuncture (Chi Institute). After practicing both eastern and western medicine in Marin for a decade, she became interested in nutrition and research, and returned to her home country to obtain PhD in veterinary biochemistry from Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University in Tokyo, while holding a faculty position as an assistant professor. Her research interests revolve around companion animal obesity, energy metabolism, and novel biomarkers for metabolic disorders and renal failure. She is published in many peer reviewed journals including, “Comparison of Visceral Fat Accumulation and Metabolome Markers among Cats of Varying BCS and Novel Classification of Feline Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome” (Front.Vet. Sci.) and co-authored the Textbook of Practical Small Animal Nutrition (Pharm press, Tokyo). Dr. Okada has lectured around the world and loves to travel. She has two rescue cats and one rescue dog.