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Glynn Echerd, DVM

Dr. Glynn Echerd, doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), is a native Texan and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1986. He has been practicing at Los Altos Veterinary Clinic for over 20 years. His interests are internal medicine, endocrinology, anesthesia, dentistry and general surgery for cats and dogs. Dr Echerd lives near our veterinary clinic in Los Altos with his wife, Margaret. They have three crazy house cats and a white cockapoo. Together, Glynn and Margaret enjoy biking and hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains, traveling and cooking. Dr. Echerd is a past president of the Santa Clara Valley Veterinary Medical Association. A frustrated musician, Dr. Echerd claims he is just doing ‘this vet thing’ while he is waiting to get his ‘big break in rock and roll’.

Dr. Echerd is a wonderful Veterinarian and we are fortunate that he has cared for and nurtured our pets for over 20 years. Compassionate, caring and a great staff!

Edie

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Melissa Bryant-Neal, DVM

Dr. Neal is originally from the Sacramento area. She moved to Los Altos in 2010 after a 12 year adventure in Chicago and New England.

Dr. Neal is a former high school biology teacher who decided to pursue her childhood passion of becoming a veterinarian. She attended veterinary school at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and has a MA in Education from Stanford. She has been practicing in the Bay Area for ten years and joined the LAVC team in 2018.

Dr. Neal’s professional interests include internal medicine and preventative care for cats and dogs. Her most treasured aspect of the job is the quality relationships she builds with her clients and their animals. Having found a love for cats at an early age, Dr. Neal has a passion for feline medicine and surgery. She is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and strives continually to improve the experience for all feline patients who visit the clinic.

Dr. Neal lives in Los Altos with her husband, 2 very active children, and 2 orange cats. You may see her riding her bike around town or picking up take out from the local restaurants.

College
University of California at San Diego, B.S. General Biology

Graduate School
Stanford University, 1998

Veterinary School
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2009

Memberships
American Veterinary Medical Association
California Veterinary Medical Association
American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Christine Yee, DVM

Dr. Christine Yee was born and raised locally here in the South Bay. Knowing that veterinary medicine was her passion from a young age, she started working at a veterinary hospital in Cupertino when she was 13 years old. She attended Santa Clara University as a double major in Biology and Communication, before graduating from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with her veterinary degree in 2017. Dr. Christine loves being back home in the Bay Area serving the furry members of her community and building long lasting relationships with her clients. 

Dr. Christine is excited to join the LAVC team in the wonderful community of Los Altos. She has a special interest in pediatrics, surgery, and pain management. She was also involved in canine stem cell research during veterinary school and has received multiple research awards throughout her education. She strives to integrate clinical research into her practice to provide her patients with innovative and cutting edge evidence based medicine. 

During her free time, Dr. Christine spends time with her rescue dog, Kodi and her newly adopted kitten, Enzo. She is an avid hula dancer, pilates enthusiast, and amateur baker of pooch friendly desserts. 

College
College: Santa Clara University , B.S. Biology and Communication

Veterinary School
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2017

Memberships
American Veterinary Medical Association
California Veterinary Medical Association

 

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Denise Johnsen, DVM

Dr. Denise Johnsen is a Southern California native, hailing originally from the Ventura area. Knowing she wanted to be a Veterinarian from a very early age, she attended UC Davis for both her undergraduate studies in Animal Science and veterinary school, graduating from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After briefly living in San Francisco and working at the San Francisco SPCA, she moved to Palo Alto in 2004 and has worked in the Los Altos area for over 16 years.

Dr. Johnsen is very excited to be joining the LAVC staff! She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but is particularly interested in internal medicine, ultrasonography, senior pet care, and general feline medicine. She also sees small mammal companion animals and hopes to add this aspect to our practice soon.

Dr. Johnsen lives in Palo Alto with her husband and young son and their menagerie of pets, which includes 2 dogs (a Jack Russel Terrier mix & an Australian Shepherd mix both adopted via rescue), 5 rescue cats, rodents, and a freshwater fish tank. As a family, they enjoy going to local sporting events, hiking, camping, and being with friends and family. She also loves being active with her dogs, having participated in the canine sport of Agility with previous dogs, and also rally and nosework with her Aussie, Kodi, and hoping to return to Agility with both dogs.

College
UC Davis, B.S. in Animal Science, 1994

Veterinary School
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, 2000

Memberships
American Veterinary Medical Association
California Veterinary Medical Association

 

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Allison Bain, DVM

Dr. Bain is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She moved to Sunnyvale in 2008 after a 10 year career in wildlife conservation in various far-reaching locations, including the most remote of Hawaii’s Northwestern islands, Alaska’s Aleutian Island chain, Newfoundland and Labrador.

After having worked with endangered and threatened wildlife as a marine biologist, Dr. Bain decided to pursue a career change and become a veterinarian. She attended veterinary school at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada with clinical training at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, she has a M.Sc. in Biology from Memorial University in Canada. Dr. Bain has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Bay Area for over 13 years and joined the LAVC team in 2021.

Dr. Bain’s professional interests include internal medicine, preventative care, house call practice and nutrition.

Dr. Bain lives in Sunnyvale with her husband and enjoys playing tennis, skiing and backpacking in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains.

College
University of California at Santa Cruz, B.S. Marine Biology

Graduate School
Memorial University, M.Sc. 2003

Veterinary School
St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2008

Memberships
American Veterinary Medical Association

 

We have been bringing our pets to Los Altos Veterinary Clinic for 17 years and love Dr. Echerd and the staff at the clinic and wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Pam

Just love every part of the veterinary service provided by Dr. Echerd and his staff. He is knowledgeable and empathetic, a GREAT vet!

Jeff

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