Full Circle: San Ramon Native Joins Hospital that Inspired Her to be a Veterinarian

PRESS RELEASE- San Ramon, CA (8/15/2013)– Today Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is proud to announce the hiring of Stefanie Wong, DVM. She joins a team of 15 highly skilled and collaborative veterinarians.  Dr. Wong’s friendly and approachable bedside manner exemplifies the high standard of care that is the foundation of the hospital’s reputation. She is currently accepting new patients.

Stefanie Wong is a graduate of the Veterinary School at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Prior to veterinary school she completed her undergrad at UCLA and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution. She spent time in the rainforests of Nicaragua studying the poison dart frog and subsequently wrote a paper on her research that was published. She also spent three months living and working in rural villages educating and dispelling rumors about HIV/AIDS in Tanzania with the non-profit Support for International Change. Dr. Wong completed a rotating internship at VCA West LA in Los Angeles and her special interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as emergency medicine and dentistry.

A San Ramon native, Stefanie took her pets to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care when she was young. On returning to the practice that inspired her career path, she says, I am so excited to be returning to the clinic where my childhood pets were treated growing up! Things that I especially like about Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center are the collaborative atmosphere, the high level of medicine and the fact that the vets here get to do lots of surgery. It is such a rewarding profession. One of the things I am looking forward to most with entering primary care practice is building long-lasting relationships with clients and their pets.” 

Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is one of the few human-equivalent veterinary hospitals in the Tri- Valley area. With 16 doctors on staff, the hospital provides primary care, emergency and urgent care, specialty and surgical services, acupuncture and boarding for dogs, cats, and exotic pets.  It is the largest such medical and surgical facility for pets in San Ramon and the greater Bay Area.

Established in 2000, Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and also works to support local animal rescue groups by donating tens of thousands of dollars in veterinary care every year.  They are the winner of Diablo Magazine’s Best in the Bay Veterinary Hospital as well as the San Ramon and Danville Express Reader’s Choice Award for Best Veterinary Hospital multiple years in a row. The hospital is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 10pm, and weekends from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.

For more information about Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care call 925-866-8387 or go to www.webvets.com. The hospital is located at 2000 Bishop Drive in San Ramon, California.

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