About Us

Dr Breanna Hillman
Dr Breanna Hillman

School: UC Davis

Special interests: General medicine, soft-tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and behavior

Pets: Kal (also known as Kalabunga, a calm sweet Shepherd mix) and Samantha (also known as Sammy girl, an energetic lovable Labrador Retriever).

I grew up in Southern California where at the age of 7 knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. I attended Cal Poly Pomona for my undergraduate, studying the Pre-Veterinary tract. I worked in Emergency Medicine during my undergraduate where I fell in love with emergency medicine and strengthened my desire to become a veterinarian. I then attended UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. I am very excited to join the Adobe team and continue offering high quality veterinary care. I currently have 2 dogs that I frequently take hiking or to the lake in my free time. I also enjoy running, mountain biking, reading, and spending times with friends and family. I look forward to getting to know you and your pet(s)!

My Personal Voicemail: TBD

Dr Sierra Friedman
Dr Sierra Friedman

School: UC Davis

Special Interests: nutrition, small mammal and exotic medicine, and low-stress handling

Pets: A Shepherd mix (Ansel), two cats (Foxtrot and Brilliant), four parakeets (Lima, Sapphire, Argent, and Pan), and a husband (Kit).

I grew up in NorCal, and was often at my grandparents’ horse ranch in the Napa foothills. I attended UC Davis for my BS in Animal Science, and along the way picked up minors in English and Psychology. After graduating, I worked as a tech assistant and inventory manager at a small animal hospital while taking night classes towards a Master’s in Biotechnology – once I’d started working in the veterinary field I couldn’t resist the lure, and decided to apply to vet school. After graduating I completed a rotating small animal internship at Pet Specialists of Monterey, where I then stayed as an emergency clinician. I am looking forward to building those long-term relationships with patients and clients (and of course the Adobe team!) as I move into practice at Adobe. I am excited to be part of a team with such diverse strengths and interests! My professional interests include nutrition, small mammal and exotic medicine, and low-stress handling – though I am interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine! In my free time, I’ll do pretty much anything that takes me outdoors but I particularly enjoy hiking, kayaking, and gardening.

My personal voicemail: TBD

Dr. Cristi Blackwolf
Dr. Cristi Blackwolf

School: UC Davis, 1994

Special Interests: general medicine, endoscopy, cancer, guinea pigs, rats, cats and dogs

Pets: Lucy (Golden Retriever), Tula (Pit Bull), Timber (Malamute), Boo (Boston Terrier), GiGi (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), Miguel Sanchez (Chihuahua), Garfunkel, Rose, Peter, Monty, and Winky – cats, two guinea pigs, five rats, and two horses.

I did my undergraduate and veterinary work studies at UC Davis. I received a B.S. in veterinary science my second year of school and then my DVM in 1994. I did an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital from July 1994 to August 1995. I have been at Adobe Animal Hospital since 1995. I have a special interest in endoscopy, and I enjoy working with rats, mice and guinea pigs

My personal voicemail: (408) 357 – 8013

Dr. Curt Nakamura
Dr. Curt Nakamura

School: University of California at Davis, 1996

Special Interests: reptile, rodent, avian medicine

Pets: Austin (mini dachshund), Colby (mini dachshund), Radar (corgi-chihuahua cross), Hyacinth (chicken), Rose (chicken)

I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. I lived there until I moved to Davis, California to complete my undergraduate and veterinary degrees. After my graduation in 1996, I moved to Santa Cruz where I practiced for two years at a small animal hospital. I joined Adobe Animal Hospital in May 1998.

In the past, to gain a lot of hands on experience, I have had many exotic pets from ball pythons, bearded dragons, sulcata tortoises, rainbow boa, day geckos, cockatiels, savannah monitors, king snakes, to even a hedgehog.

My partner and I currently live in San Jose with our boys (dogs) and girls (chickens). The chickens have been a very fun recent addition to our family. My interests outside of the hospital include cooking, gardening, reading and playing volleyball. I do like to stay active and enjoy being outdoors.

My personal voicemail: (408) 357 – 8011

Dr Jennifer Koga
Dr Jennifer Koga

School: Cornell University, 1988.

Special Interests: general medicine, soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography

Pets: 2 dogs , 2 cats, 1 turtle, 6 koi, 5 chickens, 3 parakeets

I attended undergraduate and veterinary school in Ithaca, a lovely college town in upstate New York. After graduating from veterinary school, I lived and worked in San Francisco for four years, then came to Adobe Animal Hospital in 1992. All aspects of small animal medicine interest me, and I have a particular interest in ultrasonograpy.

I love working at Adobe Animal Hospital. The people with whom I work are dedicated and gifted people. I truly appreciate being able to follow all my patients through the many stages of their lives. When not at work I cherish my time with my family (Sam, Helen, and Alexis).

My personal voicemail: (408) 357 – 8012

Dr Alexandra Philippine
Dr Alexandra Philippine

School: University of California at Davis, 2014

Special Interests: Small animal surgery, internal medicine, ultrasound imaging, and cardiology

Pets: 2 cats (Aria and B.B.)

I grew up in a small town in Romania, Europe.  I always wanted to be a veterinarian and when I moved to the United States with my family in 2001, I was able to pursue this dream.  Since then, I have been living in California and enjoying the beautiful weather.  I graduated from the University of California at Davis in 2010 with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Animal Science.  During my undergraduate studies, I was fortunate to take part in a few research projects involving feline genetics and endocrine disease in juvenile rats.

After graduating from veterinary school in 2014, I completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine, Emergency, and Surgery in Walnut Creek, at East Bay Veterinary Specialty and Emergency.

I love working with cats and dogs and getting to know the unique personalities from kitten and puppyhood all to way to adulthood and old age. I also enjoy the rewards and challenges associated with working closely with pet owners to achieve the best possible outcomes. My particular interests are surgery and abdominal ultrasound. I also enjoy cardiac cases and internal medicine. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, running, reading, cooking, playing with my two kitties, and of course watching TV with my family.

My personal voicemail: (650) 209 – 9371

Dr Denise Johnsen
Dr Denise Johnsen

School: University of California at Davis, 2000

Special Interests: general medicine; abdominal ultrasound; feline medicine

Pets: Buttercup (Chihuahua), Kodiak (Austrailian Shepherd mix), 5 cats (Maya, Westley, Colby Jack, Diamond, & Tiffany), 2 guinea pigs, and a freshwater aquarium.

I was born and raised in Ventura, California. I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. When I graduated high school, I moved on to UC Davis for my undergraduate work in hopes of accomplishing my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I obtained by B.S. in Animal Science at Davis in 1994 and went on to attend veterinary school there. After graduation in 2000, I married my long-time college sweetheart and moved to San Francisco where he was attending graduate school.

Prior to coming to Adobe, I worked at the San Francisco SPCA Animal Hospital for 3 1/2 years. I learned a lot at the SPCA, made many good friends there, as well as acquired two little dogs, who came to us with broken legs and ended up becoming permanent members of our family. I joined the Adobe staff in April 2004. I really enjoy working at Adobe with both the challenges and rewards of working in such a busy hospital. I enjoy all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but i am particularly interested in ultrasonography and feline medicine.

When I am not at Adobe, I can generally be found spending time with my family which consists of my husband, our young son, and our menagerie of pets. In our spare time we enjoy going to sporting events, hiking, camping, and being with friends and family. I have also enjoyed participating in the canine sport of Agility, both with my old dogs who have passed away (RIP Cricket & Meka) and with our Aussie mix, Kodiak.

My personal voicemail: (650) 209 – 9359

Dr Lindsay Connors
Dr Lindsay Connors

School: University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Pets: Moluccan cockatoos, chickens and German Shepherd dogs

As a native of the coast side, I am glad to be back in Northern California! My journey has taken me from UC Berkeley, where I earned a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology to vet school in Scotland. After veterinary school, I moved to Southern California to complete a rigorous small animal medicine, surgery and emergency internship at VCA West Los Angeles.

Throughout high school, college, and beyond, I was a competitive three day event rider and earned an A-level Pony Club rating. I hung up my spurs (temporarily) to move to Edinburgh, Scotland and travel.  Being abroad gave me the invaluable opportunity to visit Africa, Australia and Western Europe, but now I am happy to be home with the awesome team that is Adobe Animal Hospital!

My personal voicemail: (650) 209 – 9373

 

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