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VCA Madera Pet Hospital

VCA Madera Pet Hospital

5796 Paradise Drive | Corte Madera, CA 94925

Call 415-496-5185
Monday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

We're more than an animal hospital! We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets for superb veterinary care that sets new standards for quality and kindness. For pets and pet parents alike, a trip to our clinic is an opportunity to see how our neighborly, welcoming staff cares for your pet as if it were their own, and treats you with the friendliness and respect you'd expect from an industry leader.

Additional Services/Information:
- Full-service veterinary hospital | Serving the community for over 60 years
- Cats and dogs seen
-Appointments needed and available Monday - Saturday
-Major credit cards accepted
-New clients always welcome
-| Adult and Senior wellness
-Chiropractics and acupuncture
- Dental care, ear checks, health exams and nail trimming
-Orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery
-Prescription/premium diet pet foods
- Preventive medicine

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A.J. Kallet

Medical Director
Board Certification: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Veterinary School: Michigan State University, DVM

Andrew J. Kallet, DVM Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. A. J. Kallet graduated from Michigan State University veterinary school in 1979. He completed a one-year internship in New York City at The Animal Medical Center. He then finished a two year Internal Medicine Residency at UC Davis in 1982. In 1984, Dr. Kallet successfully attained Internal Medicine Specialty certification and continues to work at Madera Pet Hospital as our internal medicine specialist.

He enjoys many outdoor activities such as running and biking in beautiful Marin.

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Kimberly Casey

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis, DVM

Kimberly Casey grew up in Marin County and volunteered at Madera Pet Hospital while in high school. She graduated from U.C. Davis Veterinary School in 1998, and then did an internship at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to the Bay Area. Although she originally started practicing in the East Bay, Dr. Casey joined Madera Pet Hospital in 2004.

Dr. Casey loves all aspects of private practice, especially the relationships she builds with pets and their families over time and through medical challenges. She particularly enjoys surgery and emergency medicine.

Dr. Casey lives in Berkeley with her husband and 3 sons, as well as 2 cats and her ever charismatic Boston Terrier "Freddie". She loves running, skiing, cooking, playing with her kids, and occasionally attempting to garden.

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Paige Farnell

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Purdue University

Dr. Farnell is a California native. After completing a major in biology and minor in philosophy at Occidental College, she attended the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from Purdue with academic honors in 1998. She has been enjoying practicing small animal medicine since then. Her areas of interest are dermatology and internal medicine and she is passionate about educating pet owners about choices so that compassionate and informed medical choices can be made. She joined Madera Pet Hospital in 2008.

To keep her life balanced, in her spare time, Dr. Farnell enjoys travel, scuba diving, yoga, skiing, biking and hiking. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and daughter.

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Tamara Jacobson

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Minnesota, DVM
Graduate School: Cambridge University

Dr. Tamara Jacobson was raised in the Bay Area and studied sociology and history at the University of California, Davis. After college, she worked in sports and entertainment marketing and completed an international business credential at Cambridge University in the UK.
She soon realized that veterinary medicine was where her heart was.
This change in direction eventually led her to the University of Minnesota, where she obtained her veterinary degree and won an award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for clinical excellence. Following vet school, Dr. Jacobson moved to Denver to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. She is excited to be the newest vet to join the VCA Madera Pet Hospital team! Her interests include critical care, dentistry, internal medicine, wound management, and pain management.

Outside of work, Dr. Jacobson enjoys concerts, sports events, hiking, rock climbing, good food, her adorable nieces, and her two mischievous cats.

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Jerome Reinke

Associate Veterinarian
Board Certification: American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Veterinary School: Washington State University, DVM

Dr. Reinke was born in North Dakota and raised in Bellingham, WA. He graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine and was accepted at the Animal Medical Center for an internship and surgical residency. He was later accepted as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1985. Dr. Reinke has been working at Madera Pet Hospital since 1970 and continues to perform often times life-saving surgical procedures on dogs and cats in the Bay Area. Dr. Reinke feels rewarded when he sees an increase in a patient’s quality of life due to his work and knowledge.

Dr. Reinke lives in California with his colleague and wife, Susan, their Australian shepherd Tess and their 2 horses Red and Spot. Kara, his daughter is a human Dermatologist and his son, Darren is a business consultant.

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Kimberly Robertson

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis, DVM

Dr. Robertson has enjoyed working at Madera Pet Hospital since 1995. A native Californian, she has been in private practice since 1989. Before entering private practice, Dr. Robertson completed a two-year Small Animal Internal Medicine residency at U.C. Davis. Prior to her residency, she completed a one-year internship at the University of Pennsylvania. Before her acceptance to U.C. Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, she worked as a laboratory researcher at U.C. San Diego’s School of Medicine. Her undergraduate studies were completed at San Diego State University, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology. Dr. Robertson enjoys the emotional rewards of private practice where she is involved in the lives of her clients and their pets. As a veterinarian and lifelong pet owner, she appreciates the close bond people have with their pets, and embraces the challenges of keeping our clientele informed of current topics and options for their companion animals.

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Laurie Tassano

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis, DVM

Dr. Laurie Tassano was born and raised in Marin County. She decided she wanted to become a veterinarian at a very young age after a vet came to speak to her 3rd grade class on Career Day. She started working at a small animal hospital when she was 14 years old and spent time volunteering for such local organizations as the Marin Humane Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the Marine Mammal Center. Dr. Tassano did her undergraduate studies at U.C. Davis in Biological Sciences prior to entering their veterinary program. She graduated from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 number one in her class and received the School Medal for Outstanding Academic and Clinical Performance. After graduation she returned to the Bay Area and joined the staff at Madera Pet Hospital.
She is married to her husband John and they have two young daughters.

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Larisa Tempero

Associate Veterinarian
Board Certification: American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania, DVM

Dr. Larisa Tempero, born in England, was inspired by James Herriot’s wonderful tales set in the Yorkshire Dales. Becoming a veterinarian was the only career she ever considered. As a teenager, her family relocated to the East Coast and she lived on a sheep farm with her dog, five cats and two horses. It was her love of horses that drew her first to Cornell University, then onto New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with top honors in 1995, she pursued her equestrian interest in a mixed animal practice for a couple of years, but soon realized that she wanted to specialize in small animal medicine after all. Dr. Tempero really enjoys the relationships she develops with clients and their pets in a companion animal practice, and she especially enjoys the intellectual challenge of internal medicine, endocrinology and cardiology. In 2008, Dr. Tempero successfully sat for her ABVP boards, and she is now a board certified general practioner. Although horses remain a big part of her personal life, Dr. Tempero has spent the past fourteen years in general practice working primarily with cats and dogs. She relocated from Boston to San Francisco nine years ago with her husband and cat. Six years ago, she joined Madera Pet Hospital. Her free time is spent with her husband and three young children, and when possible riding horses and running.

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Meghan Wilhelm

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Michigan State University, DVM

Dr. Wilhelm grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed undergraduate studies at Carleton College. After trying out politics and moving to Washington, D.C., she returned to Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed a one-year, rotating small animal internship at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. Her areas of interest include emergency medicine, internal medicine, minimally invasive techniques and pain management. She is passionate about helping pet owners make the best medical decisions for each family.

Dr. Wilhelm lives in San Francisco with her husband and Labrador mix, Dylan. She enjoys travel, snowboarding, camping, hiking and scuba diving.

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