It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you ...View Article
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Dr. Sara Miller
Dr. Sara Miller has been with Sunset since August 2015 as an Associate Veterinarian. She did her undergrad at UC Davis and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a focus on dairy and beef cattle. Interestingly, she received a minor in Native American Studies and Literature and would love to talk about this very special area of personal interest. Dr. Miller received her BVMS (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery) from Glasgow University in Scotland. In addition to her education, she has done several internships in the UK and California in small animal and large animal medicine. During her undergrad she had the opportunity to work both on a racehorse ranch and a goat ranch. So her experience in the animal industry is pretty broad. She loves to do feline and small animal medicine (particularly the docile little pet rats that come in). Dr. Miller has a special interest in cases that involve neurologic and metabolic disease and interpreting radiographs.
She values her personal time hiking, reading and going to concerts to broaden her musical interests. She has a very close and small family that she shares her time with especially her twin-sister, grandfather, mother and father. Like all of us, she has a furry family made up of rescues that adopted her and her family. She has her kitties Mac and Nyx the sassy sisters, Seuss and Eddie the mischievous young boys, the matriarch of the group “Maggie” the Catahoula hound keeps them safe and all are ruled by the old tortoise shell “Cornelia Marie”. Her most recent addition to the family is “Harper” a very well behaved kitty that is a regular fixture in the doctor’s office with her cohort and sister “Tarot” (Dr.Cohen’s recent addition).
When it comes to Dr. Miller’s reason for coming to work every day, it comes down to seeing sick pets, helping them heal and watching them walk out with their owners happy and back to health. Also, walking into her rechecks of once sick animals giving them a clean bill of health and knowing that she made a difference for that pet and their owner.
Dr. Brittany Hill
Dr. Brandon Cohen
Dr. Brandon Cohen has been with Sunset Animal Hospital since July 2016. Even though he is a new veterinarian, he has 3 years under his belt as a veterinary technician. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry at Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay). Dr. Cohen received his BVMS (Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery) from Glasgow University in Scotland. In addition to his education, he has done several internships in the UK, United States, Thailand and Mexico, which in turn, gave him a broad range of experiences with veterinary medicine in different cultures. He continues to develop his special interests in Exotic medicine, Marine Mammal medicine and Emergency and Critical Care medicine through continuing education. Finally, to complement his education and experience he completed a rotating internship at Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles which covered Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency and Critical Care, Radiology and Cardiology.
Now that Dr. Cohen has finished his long journey of vet school and with the support of both families, he can focus on starting a family with his wife Leticia. When it comes to “me time”, he likes to read Stephen King novels, listen to music particularly rock, metal and his guilty pleasure Lady Gaga! To exercise his surgery hands, he loves to play all video games! Finally, to balance his life by getting outdoors he likes to run, hike and camp. The Cohen house is filled with a variety of “Pibbles” to love, starting with “Salma” who is a sweet pit bull that is daddy’s girl, “Patrick” a faithful pit bull that is momma’s boy, the protector of the house “Willow” a rescue kitty from his internship that never leaves his side, “Turtle without a name” a Red Eared Slider Turtle (yes, that is his real name) and two balls of furry Rat love “Talisker” and “Storr”.
Dr. Cohen’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being able to help a part of this world that cannot always help themselves. "One Health" is very important to him and he can use that concept in this field as he treats pets, while experiencing the grateful attitudes from the people who love them.
Dr. Lea Bové
Dr. Bové has been with us since May 2014, as a part time associate veterinarian. She comes to us with 30 years of experience in the veterinary industry! Her experience is in small animal medicine, surgery, spay and neuter, shelter veterinarian for Petaluma Animal Shelter and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture. She obtained her BS, at Cornell University and her MS and DVM, at Louisiana State University and has received a certification in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from Chi Institute. She is on the board for Forgotten Felines and has dedicated a great deal of her time to decrease the number of unwanted animals through spaying and neutering!
Dr. Bové enjoys spending time riding her horse Lingot, more specifically 3 day eventing! She loves to go on walks and hikes with her canine companions, Marcello an Australian Shepherd and Buck, a Chihuahua (that was rescued from the Petaluma Shelter). When Dr. Bové is not reading a good book, she loves to go biking on her road bike!
Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is doing surgery, because it is an immediate rewarding feeling to be able to restore an animal back to their original healthy and vibrant state! She also loves to watch the successes of integrating Eastern and Western medicine to yield a better outcome for patient care and client preferences.
Dr. Bill Davis
Dr. Anne Castro