“Dr. Eva” grew up in a rural area outside Reno, Nevada, surrounded by countless cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, goats, a cow that behaved like a dog, and horses (both domestic and wild). She learned at a young age about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for animals. It was those lessons that led her to a career dedicated to veterinary medicine.
After earning an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Eva attended veterinary school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon graduation, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in Sacramento, California, and in 1993, she moved to the Bay Area, where she lives today. Dr. Eva spent her first seven years at a feline-only veterinary practice before joining a South San Jose private dog and cat practice, where she worked for 19 years.
During her many years in private practice, Dr. Eva found that the most rewarding part of veterinary medicine isn’t all the “puppies and kittens” or the interesting medical cases. Instead, she found it gratifying to care for the whole pet and their family from beginning to end, including guiding families through their pet’s senior years. Understanding and respecting the strong bond between people and their pets and helping them make the best decisions for their pets is the most challenging part of pet ownership. After years of conducting euthanasias in the clinic office, she felt there is a better way to support clients and provide end-of-life care for pets . . . in the comfort and safety of their homes. Dr. Eva believes that all pets and their situations are different, and what is “best” for one pet’s end-of-life treatment may not be suitable for the next pet and their family. And though it is a sad event, making it comfortable, peaceful, and free of fear is crucial for the pet and its owner. Dr. Eva’s ultimate goal is to help clients and create the best possible final moments for their beloved pets.