Staff

  • Dr.
    Sandy Block - Veterinarian
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Sandy Block, our founder, has been serving the pets of the Tri-Valley area since 1990. She grew up in, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, a 4-year stay in Belgium before finally settling in Missouri.

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  • Dr. Liesl Peterson - Veterinarian
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Liesl Peterson grew up in the Bay Area. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara in Biology and then attended the veterinary School at UC Davis and graduated in 1997.  

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  • David Block - Hospital Manager
    Hospital Manager

    David grew up in the New Orleans area and moved to California with his parents in 1977 when his dad was transferred here with Chevron. He graduated from Clayton Valley High School and attended Cal State Hayward where he graduated with degrees in Public Relations and Business.

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  • Melinda Goularte - Registered Veterinary Technician
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Melinda started out with Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in September 2011 as an intern while she was in the Veterinary Technology Program at Foothill College.

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  • Leyanne Amos - Registered Veterinary Technician
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Leyanne Amos started in the veterinary field in 2001 as an assistant.

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  • Allie Meyer - Veterinary Assistant
    Veterinary Assistant

    Allie has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember. She has been involved in the veterinary business since she was 18 years old.

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  • Nina Bankhead - Registered Veterinary Technician
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Nina joined the Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital team in March 2010. She has been a RVT since 2005. Nina attended Western Career College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2007.

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  • Alina Angenete
    Veterinary Assistant
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alina has loved animals all her life. She grew up with birds, cats, dogs and reptiles and other small critters. Her first job working with animals was in 2007 as a Dog bather.

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  • Nicole Wolf - Patient Advocate
    Patient Advocate

    I have always had a special place in my heart for animals, especially cats. I began my career as a veterinary receptionist in 2003 and instantly knew I had found my calling - helping people and their pets!

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  • Jesse Funaoka
    Patient Advocate
    Patient Advocate

    Jesse joined the BCAH team in November 2019. She has been working in veterinary medicine since 2005 and is a licensed veterinary technician.

    She loves cats and all dogs but has a soft spot for French Bulldogs. When not at work, Jesse enjoys reading, crafting, and trying out new restaurants with her husband.

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