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Meet Our Staff
Dr. Joyce Pedersen, ACVIM
is board certified in small animal internal medicine. She joined Redwood Veterinary Clinic in 2003. Dr. Pedersen received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University. Dr. Pedersen is specifically interested in hematology, oncology,endocrinology, and dermatology as well as liver and kidney disease. Before moving to Sonoma County in 2003, Dr. Pedersen had practiced in New York as well as the San Francisco Bay area and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice.
Dr. Stacey Llanes, DVM.
Dr. Stacey Llanes was born and raised in Sonoma County, CA. She attended Sonoma State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Animal Physiology. Dr. Llanes attended the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and two children, horse back riding, and attending competitions with her family's German Short-Haired and German Wire-Haired Pointers.
Dr. Richard Hoskins, DVM
Doctor Hoskins joined the staff in 1990. His interests in veterinary medicine are broad. As a team member Dr. Hoskins offers a diversity of services, surgical and diagnostic, for the patient/client.
Dr. Sarah Lee, DVM
Dr Lee is a San Francisco Bay Area native. She received her B.S. degree in Psychology from U.C. Davis in 2004. After graduating from U.C. Davis Dr. Lee moved to southern California and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences Veterinary School in 2008. During school she worked with various local Humane Societies and animal rescue groups. Dr. Lee has a special interest in avian and exotic animal medicine. After graduating she accepted a position at Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital as a general practitioner with mentorship by Dr. Harkewicz, exotic animal specialist. Dr. Lee joined Redwood Veterinary Clinic in 2010 originally as an emergency clinician and now takes appointments week days for Redwood Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Cynthia Heiller, DVM
has been with the Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa, an affiliation of Redwood Veterinary Clinic, since 1999. Dr. Heiller began her veterinary career as a licensed veterinary technician. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. She has been a practicing veterinarian since 1972. Dr. Heiller spends much of her free time training and showing German Wirehaired Pointers with over ten dogs currently, most of which are actively in shows and trials!
Dr. Susan Ostapak, DVM
Dr. Ostapak joined our Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa staff in 1998 as an emergency veterinarian. She is also a veterinarian for the San Francisco Zoo and is active in many projects worldwide.
Dr. Sergio Espinosa, DVM
In August of 2015 we were thrilled to announce the addition of veterinarian Dr. Espinosa to the Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa's team and welcome him back! Dr. Espinosa was born in Mexico and moved to Sonoma County at the age of 4. he joined Redwood Veterinary Clinic in 2004 as a veterinary technician while attending Sonoma State University. In 2010, he left for veterinary school to attend St. George's University in Grenada and completed his clinical year at the University of Florida. After graduating in 2014, he went on to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship at Miami Veterinary Specialists in South Florida. he is happy to be back home in the Bay Area and practicing veterinary medicine here at the Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa.
Dr. Sean Wells, DVM,
Dr. Wells is a board certified veterinary surgeon that
comes into our clinic on call as needed. His surgical interests include orthopedic and oncologic surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, reconstructive procedures, and joint replacement. Dr. Wells is a welcome addition to the Redwood Veterinary Clinic team!
Theda is Redwood Veterinary Clinic's chief technician. She has been part of the Redwood Veterinary Clinic team since 1976! Her duties include surgical prep,surgical assistance, x-ray, treatments, inventory, purchasing, and supervising staff. Theda is a devoted horse enthusiast and our resident artist,entertaining us with her wonderful wood carvings and pottery. Ms. Mobley shares a keen interest of tortoises with a few other members of our staff.
Tiffany Rickert, RVT
Tiffany has been working in the veterinary field since 2001. She joined the Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa team in 2013 and now works mornings and early afternoons at Redwood Veterinary Clinic. She finds the most enjoyable part of her job to be meeting new patients and their families. She also enjoys the fact that there is always something new to learn in veterinary medicine. Ms. Rickert is experienced in emergency, critical care and general practice. Tiffany lives with her husband in Santa Rosa, sharing their home with 2 dogs, 2 cats and 7 fainting goats (Google them if you are unfamiliar with the breed - they are very interesting!). Tiffany has a very busy life - when not at Redwood Veterinary Clinic she is hard at work raising her two young children!
Lydia Nunez, RVT
Lydia has been a part of the Redwood Veterinary Clinic team since 2007. Working at both the Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa and Redwood Veterinary Clinic has given her a good overall view of our practice and led her into a supervisory role for us. Ms. Nunez graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College's Veterinary Technician program in 2009 and currently attends Dominican University to complete a degree in business. In Ms. Nunez's spare time she runs Special Pets Rescue - a dog rescue nonprofit. The link for this successful and helpful service is found on our link page.
Gail McGuffey, RVT
Gail has been a Redwood Veterinary Clinic staff member on and off dating back over 30 years. She returned in 2013 and works part time for the Emergency Animal Hospital of Santa Rosa. She is a well known dressage trainer and has competed and trained both nationally and internationally. Gail has rescued multiple Shar Pei pups.
Sarah Harris, RVT
Sarah is a vital member of the Redwood Veterinary Clinic team. She manages our lab and assists with surgeries and treatments. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, especially eventing which combines the three disciplines of dressage, cross country, and show jumping. She also loves to travel far and wide. Her side kick "Shelby", a very personable rescued chihuahua, keeps us entertained throughout the day.
I drive up from San Mateo to Dr. Hoskins for anything crucial for my 2 GSDs. The bulk of the vets I've seen pretty much follow a script and of course charge an arm and a leg for the simplest of services hint, hint Adobe. FYI the bulk of vets I've spoken to have very little knowledge of the German Shepherd Dog. It's comical you know, I work right next door to Veterinarian and after rudeness and a general bias towards purse dogs (and a $200 bill to clip a nail and add styptic powder) I've never been back. Though it's quite a drive, Dr. Hoskins is my dog's doctor. He always returns calls promptly, even on surgery days. Speaks to me honestly and professionally with the dog's best interest in mind. Prescriptions are never a problem. I've shopped around 50% less than peninsula area vets... well it's a no brainer.
Dr Hoskins is excellent. The receptionists and vet techs are great. They are really helpful and supportive. I traveled from San Mateo and the staff did everything they could to be supportive and available to the pet parent. I was able to get my questions answered. Also the fees were reasonable. We had to have an ACL and the vet did not add all of these excessive charges. My doggie is doing great and I highly. Recommend this group.
I've been with Redwood Veterinary Clinic for around 15 years. Dr. Hoskins is one of the best diagnostitions that I've ever dealt with and the rest of the staff is fabulous as well, Dr Lee and Dr Llanes are wonderful and I always feel comfortable with them if I can't get Dr. Hoskins. Their work is very much appreciated by me.