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Dr. Shannon Cloninger Veterinarian, Co-Owner
Dr. Cloninger grew up in Mendocino County.
She graduated with honors from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and attended a surgical externship at Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Concord, California. After practicing in Portland, Oregon for four years, Shannon joined Analy Veterinary Hospital. She and Dr. Alexander purchased Analy Veterinary Hospital in January of 2009.Dr. Cloninger loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but her greatest interests are in surgery and pain management.
In her spare time, Dr. Cloninger enjoys spending time with her husband, their identical twin boys, and their two dogs.
Dr. Patricia Alexander Veterinarian, Co-Owner
Dr. Alexander is from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received dual bachelors degrees (French Literature and Language, and Biology) from the University of Virginia. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine with Honors. In 2001 she did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Alexander practiced in Portland, Oregon for several years before moving to Sonoma County where she spent three years at PetCare. Dr. Alexander is also licensed in veterinary acupuncture and is able to offer an integrative approach to veterinary medicine drawing from both Western and Eastern healing philosophies. She is dedicated to offering compassionate care and promoting balanced, healthy, comfortable, and happy lives for our pets.
In her free time, Dr Alexander likes to be outdoors, garden, travel, scuba dive, and of course, spend time with her kitties and her son.
Dr. Jessica Baldwin Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Baldwin is originally from the South Bay, although she spent several years on the East Coast in Virginia. Prior to attending Veterinary school, she worked as a veterinary receptionist and technician in San Francisco.
Dr. Baldwin graduated from UC Davis in 1992 with degrees in textile design and psychology. She then attended UC Davis School of veterinary
medicine and graduated in 2002. Dr. Baldwin worked in the Sacramento area for several
years after graduation, before moving to Sonoma County where she has been living and
practicing veterinary medicine for several years.
Dr. Baldwin enjoys working with many species including dogs, cats, reptiles and birds
(including chickens.) In her free time, Dr. Baldwin enjoys gardening with native plants and creating butterfly/bee habitats, camping with her family, and home construction projects using
recycled materials. She lives with her husband and two children, her
dog ,cats, two parrots, one frog, and 45 chickens.
Dr. Tanya Moeller Associate Veterinarian/Ultrasonographer
Dr. Moeller earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz. She moved to Kansas to attend veterinary school at Kansas State. After graduating, she completed and internship and residency in internal medicine at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City.
You may know Dr. Moeller from Petcare Veterinary Hospital where she has worked for many years in internal medicine. She has many interests including oncology and ultrasound, and has recently started a mobile ultrasound practice. Dr. Moeller lives locally and has many pets including dogs, cats, parrots, and chickens.
Dr. Moeller has become busy with her own ultrasound practice and is now only with us sporadically, but continues to consult on cases.
Dr. Becky Talcott Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Talcott was 5 years old when she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. When she told her parents, they responded in all seriousness that she could not be a veterinarian because "only men were allowed to be vets" and that she would be "taking a job away from a man that needed to support his family." Her grandmother declared that to be "utter poppycock" and told her that she could be whatever she wanted to be. Sheer tenacity and stubbornness must skip a generation! Years later, when she graduated from UC Davis in 1993 with her veterinary degree, 80% of her graduating class were women.
Dr. Talcott met her husband, Kent, in vet school. Dr. Kent Talcott is also a veterinarian and is s surgeon at PetCare in Santa Rosa. They have two kids, Ben and Taylor, and a multitude of pets. (SOME people in the family feel they are one pet away from being animal hoarders, but the kids disagree! LOL!)
Dr. Talcott started working at Analy Vet in 2018, and could not be happier to be here. For those who don't know her, she will be the one running around with a can of cat/dog food in her pocket. Sometimes, bribery is needed for the patients to see the virtue of going to the vet.
When not seeing patients, you could find Dr. Talcott gardening, reading a good book or backpacking in the Sierras.
Shelagh Hodges Front Office Staff
A long time veteran of Analy Veterinary Hospital, Shelagh is one of our dynamic receptionists as well as part of the administrative business staff. She can often be found up front, cooing over a newborn puppy or playing with a kitten, and never forgets a name or face! Shelagh is a people-person, dedicated to furthering client education and helping clients to overcome the daily hurdles that go along with pet ownership.
In her free time, Shelagh enjoys fishing, camping, and watching Giants Baseball, and playing with her two cats.
Lisa Ostello Front Office Staff info coming soon...
Caroline Barossi Front Office Staff info coming soon...
Kate Ross Lead Veterinary Technician
A 15+ year and multi-talented veteran of Analy Veterinary Hospital, Kate can be found training new staff, managing the hospitalized pets and incoming cases, and even intermittently filling in as reception - sometimes all three at once! She has a love for providing quality and compassionate care for animals of all sorts.
Kate's son, Orlin, is the focal point of her life outside of work. Kate grew up in Santa Rosa and she continues to live in the area with her son, her two dogs, and two cats.
Deanna Walker Kennel Attendant
Deanna was born and raised in Novato. When she is not taking care of the boarding animals at Analy Veterinary Hospital, she enjoys spending time with family, her animals, and gardening.
Animals have always been an important part of Deanna's life and she is a welcome addition to our staff.
Crystal Brown Registered Veterinary Technician
Crystal has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. She has worked in many settings, including emergency facilities and general practice. She recently took and passed the board exams
to become certified in the field. Crystal has a very easy going personality, which makes her a favorite for working with anxious dogs and grumpy kitties.
Crystal has two human children and a multitude of four legged "children."
Julia Trebilcock Veterinary Technician info coming soon...
Jamie Bruce Veterinary Technician
Jamie has been a vet tech for nearly 8 years. She has experience working in both large and small animal hospitals. She came to work with us in March of 2017. Jamie grew up in the East Bay but moved to Sonoma County about 15 years ago. Here, she has found her passion for helping animals and working with livestock. She graduated from Chico State with a B.S. in Animal Science in 2013. When not taking care of her own (MANY) animals including sheep, goats, fish, frogs, a parakeep, 3 dogs, and 2 cats, she enjoys working with sheep and being part of the local sheep dog trials. She shows her deep commitment to being part of our hospital team with her daily commute from her new home in Potter Valley!
Jayden Patton Veterinary Technician info coming soon...
Howard Volmer Registered Veterinary Technician info coming soon...