Just like the medical treatment of individuals, it may be necessary or advantageous to have your pet examined by a specialist—such as a cardiologist, neurologist, oncologist, pain management specialist,  or physical therapist. However unlike most medical referrals, the veterinarians and staff at Kirkwood Animal Hospital take a different approach.

As pets are a cherished member of the family, we do not believe in handing you a telephone number and your pet’s medical record when a specialist is required.

We can review the qualifications of any veterinarian you may be considering, or we can provide you with several exceptional specialists whom we trust. Once you select a specialist, we will contact them directly—sharing your pet’s medical records and speaking with the veterinarian to ensure they understand your pet’s situation. This approach results in a greater understanding of your pet’s condition leading to personal attention and superior care.

But our services do not end after the initial discussion. We will continue to be engaged by monitoring your pet’s care through doctor-to-doctor conversations, ensuring your pet receives the best possible care.

Our goal is to return your pet to health as quickly as possible while reducing the emotional and financial stress upon your family.

Below are exceptional veterinarians with whom we have worked and they are among the best in their field.

Dean Filipowicz DVM

Dr. Filipowicz is a Board Certified Surgeon providing Orthopedics and Advanced Surgery for pets at Kirkwood Animal Hospital. He has been providing exceptional pet care since 2008 and is currently the owner of Bay West Veterinary Surgery in Woodside, CA. Dr. Filipowicz earned his DVM from UC Davis and also holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of North Carolina.

Eric Garcia DVM

Dr. Eric Garcia is a Board Certified Radiologists providing Radiology and Ultrasound consultations for pets at Kirkwood Animal Hospital. He is a native of Los Altos, California. He received his BS from Cal Polytechnic, SLO and his DVM from Colorado State University. He completed his residency in Radiology at Kansas State University in 2015.

Rick Kienle DVM

Dr. Rick Kienle is a Board Certified specializing in Internal Medicine – Cardiology for pets at Kirkwood Animal Hospital. He has served as consulting cardiologist for Kirkwood Animal Hospital since 2000. Dr. Kienle graduated from Texas A&M University and is a board certified Internal Medicine specialist in Cardiology. His medical interests include treating cardiac disease and arrhythmias using Holter monitors and pacemaker implantation. For more information about Dr. Kienle, visit www.mvvc.biz.

Trevor Morimoto DVM

Dr. Morimoto is a Board Certified Radiologists providing Radiology and Ultrasound consultations for pets at Kirkwood Animal Hospital. As the Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Radiology Specialists, Dr. Morimoto has nearly two decades of experience helping pets. He earned his DVM from Washington State University and has also worked as a Radiologist for the Ryan Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Deb Sell DC

Dr. Sell provides Chiropracitcs and Laser Therapy services for pets at Kirkwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Sell is a California-licensed chiropractor with specialty training in animal chiropractics and has been practicing for over 20 years. Certified by the American College of Veterinary Chiropractors, Dr. Sell has practiced animal chiropractics on small animals at Kirkwood Animal Hospital since 2009. Dr. Sell supplements her chiropractic treatments with cold-laser therapy services. For more information about Dr. Sell, visit www.nextlevelanimalchiropractic.com.

Humphrey Yu DVM

Dr. Humphrey Yu is a Relief Veterinarian for Kirkwood Animal Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois. He lives in California with his wife, son and cat. Dr. Yu provides expert veterinary services throughout the Bay Area.