Staff

  • Dr.
    Sandy Block
    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. Liz Kestler
    Veterinarian

    Dr Liz Kestler grew up in the South Bay and has been practicing in the East Bay Area since 1994. She received her B.A. in Animal Physiology from UC San Diego in 1989 and her D.V.M. from UC Davis in 1993.

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  • David Block
    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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  • Adriana Akuma
    Receptionist

    Adriana was born & raised in the Midwest. At a young age, she started volunteering at animal shelters while doing some rescuing of her own. 

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  • Sean Drake
    Receptionist

    Sean started working at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in April of 2020. He has been working in reception since 2018. He shares his home with his wife, 2 dogs, and three cats, and fosters feral kittens outside of work.

  • Nicole Hausmann
    Receptionist

    Nicole has over 14 years of veterinary experience in management, animal care, and client services. She is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Dublin. 

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  • Melinda Goularte
    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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  • Allie Meyer
    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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  • Alyssa Moghannam
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alyssa started out at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital as an intern in 2016. She took a break for 2 years to study Dairy Science at SLO before returning home to work on receiving her RVT license.

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  • Christina Echavia
    Veterinary Assistant

    Christina was born and raised in the east bay. Her love for animals and interest in science began at a very young age. After shadowing a veterinarian in elementary school, she set out on a mission to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

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  • Catherine Reese
    Veterinary Assistant

    Catherine, grew up in Danville and has always loved living in the East Bay. She enjoys everything about the outdoors including hiking, surfing, camping, and traveling. 

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  • ​Jordan Brown
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jordan has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2019. Her passion for animals started as a kid, She had all kinds of pets growing up from horses to turtles. 

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  • Abby Yuan
    Kennel Technician

    Abby is a high schooler at Dougherty Valley. She started out during her sophomore year and has loved it ever since. Originally beginning as a volunteer, she wanted to gain experience and explore the occupations within veterinary medicine.

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