Happy weekend! We wanted to share the latest news from the hospital:
San Francisco, Calif., October 15, 2010 – VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (VCA SFVS) today announced that Craig H. Maretzki, VMD, MS, DACVIM, has been named Medical Director of the multi-specialty referral hospital. Dr. Maretzki joined SFVS in 1999 as an internal medicine specialist. Prior to SFVS’s merger with VCA Specialty Animal Hospitals in July 2010, he also was a partner in the organization.
Dr. Rick Watson, Group Vice President at VCA, said, “Since 1997, the doctors and staff at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists have been dedicated to providing top-quality, compassionate, specialized care to Bay Area pets. VCA is committed to continuing this legacy of excellence as reflected by the appointment of Dr. Maretzki, a longtime member of the SFVS team, as the new Medical Director. Referring veterinarians and pet owners can rest assured that they’ll continue working with the doctors and staff they’ve come to know and trust over the years.”
“I’m honored to serve as Medical Director of VCA SFVS. Thanks to the recent merger, we now have access to even more resources to continue providing the highest-quality care and services to our patients and clients,” said Dr. Maretzki. “We look forward to our ongoing relationships with our referring veterinarians, clients and patients as we strive to be a valuable part of the patient care team.”
As Medical Director of VCA SFVS, Dr. Maretzki works to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision, creates direction for the practice, and leads the medical and administrative staff members toward the goal of quality patient care and excellent client service. Specific areas of responsibility include overseeing standards of care, patient and client management, ethics, doctor scheduling, medical process, purchasing and inventory maintenance, physical plant standards, administrative and staff management, professional and financial responsibilities, staff productivity, and communication.
Dr. Maretzki graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He completed an internship at the University of Georgia and a small-animal internal medicine residency at UC Davis. Between 1995 and 1998, he was a post-graduate researcher in infectious diseases at Yale University and UC Davis. Dr. Maretzki served as a clinical consultant in both internal medicine and cardiology for a national clinical laboratory and cardiology consultation service for five years.