We wanted to share the latest from the hospital: Kathy Andres, DVM, a veterinary oncologist, has joined our medical team. You can read more about Dr. Andres in the press release that follows.
Welcome, Dr. Andres! We are happy to have you on board.
Veterinary Oncologist Kathy Andres Joins VCA SFVS
VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (VCA SFVS) has announced that Kathy Andres, DVM, has joined the hospital’s oncology department. Dr. Andres is now accepting appointments at VCA SFVS Monday-Thursday, and she will be adding twice-monthly Saturday appointments beginning January 2011 for increased client convenience.
Dr. Andres received her veterinary degree in 2000 from the University of California at Davis, where she earned multiple academic, clinical performance and oncology research awards. In 2001, she completed a one-year internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Here, Dr. Andres was recognized with the annual Human-Animal Bond Award for her gentle approach to pets and their human companions.
After returning to Northern California, she practiced as both a general practitioner and emergency doctor for six years. Dr. Andres completed her oncology residency at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists and is currently completing the board-certification process.
“I’m thrilled to be back in San Francisco, practicing oncology at VCA SFVS. I look forward to meeting special patients and their families and working hand-in-hand with our referring veterinarians,” said Dr. Andres. “My highest priority for patients is improving their quality of life using a combination of treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, while also managing pain and discomfort.”
“We’re honored to have Dr. Andres join the VCA SFVS medical team. We know that our referring veterinarians, patients and clients will appreciate her compassionate manner and expert care,” said Craig H. Maretzki, VMD, MS, DACVIM, VCA SFVS medical director.
VCA SFVS is committed to making referring veterinarians and clients part of the oncology team and to offering a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, including:
- Oncologic surgery
- In-house CT scanner; access to off-site MRI and radiation therapy by referral
- Holistic alternatives, in conjunction with the complementary and alternative medicine department
- Hospice care
VCA SFVS’s oncology team also includes Carlos O. Rodriguez, Jr., DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, who sees patients at the hospital Friday-Saturday.
Referring veterinarians: To refer a patient or to schedule a telephone consultation, please call 415-401-9200.