Meet the Doctors2019-12-13T11:38:58-08:00

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Laura Summers

My name is Dr. Laura Summers, I am a native Californian and a 1998 graduate of UC Davis Veterinary School. I have a background that covers multiple disciplines within veterinary medicine, with experience in small animal private practice, large animal medicine, teaching, exotic animal medicine, and scientific research.

Background
After being involved in many aspects of veterinary medicine, I observed a deficiency in the way end-of-life care is addressed with companion animals. These emotional and difficult times of transition are often best facilitated in a setting that is comfortable and familiar, to both the family and the pet.

Dr. Laura Summers

Teri Pate, DVM, CHPC

Dr. Pate grew up on southern California and along California’s central coast. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1989, majoring in psychobiology and minoring in mathematics. She went to veterinary school at UC Davis, graduating in 1998. After graduation from veterinary school, she completed an internship in Massachusetts, then returned to California where she has been practicing ever since. Dr. Pate works in a high volume specialty and emergency practice in Elk Grove. She is passionate about geriatric medicine and palliative care, obtaining her certification in this specialty from the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) in 2019.

In her free time, Dr. Pate seeks adventures bicycling and whitewater rafting. She also enjoys quiet time at home, knitting and crocheting, with her own dearly loved pets nearby.

Teri Pate, DVM, CHPC
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