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. Her special interests include shelter medicine and surgery. Dr. Tao has also 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 two cats, a Bengal and Brown Tabby (Autumn & Captain Meep). In her free time she enjoys running, being outdoors with her dogs, crafts, piano, field hockey, snowboarding, and paint-balling.
Dr. Sooah Goo
Dr. Sooah Goo was raised in the suburbs of La Crescenta, California and attended the University of California, Irvine for a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Following graduation, she volunteered at several local animal shelters and zoos, while working as a veterinary assistant for two years. In 2011, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the Drexel University Master of Laboratory Animal Program to pursue her interest in research and lab animal welfare. From there, she attended Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California and graduated in 2015. She then completed her one-year rotating internship in medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital where she developed an interest for emergency medicine. Dr. Goo recently moved to Northern California with her husband Brian. In her free time, she enjoys painting (mainly with watercolors), cooking, gardening, paddle boarding, playing with her dogs (Mr. Darcy, Ellie, and Penny) and wine tasting.
Dr. Kristen Pitsinger
Dr. Kristen Pitsinger graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 2014 and spent her first 3 years at VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital in Santa Clara. Prior to vet school, she was a laboratory animal technician at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, where she grew up. She enjoys half-marathons, accumulating Disney collectibles, traveling, and watching horror movies. Dr. Pitsinger has 2 cats: Maddy - a young tabby who loves eating and sleeping, and Scarlett - who loves watching birds.
Dr. Mark Doty
Dr. Mark Doty grew up in a small town in southwest Ohio before attending The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he practiced at a 9 doctor hospital in Cincinnati for 3 years, getting exposure to both general practice and emergency medicine. In 2012, he and his wife moved to San Francisco, where he practiced in Pacifica for a year, before joining San Jose Animal Hospital in 2013 and Warm Springs Pet Hospital in 2016. His special interest is in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Doty has received extensive advanced training in ACL knee repair (TPLO, CBLO, TTA-2, IsoLock CrCL, and lateral fabellar suture) as well as patellar luxation repair. Dr. Doty lives in Burlingame with his wife (Ming), daughter (Penny), and 2 dogs and 2 cats.