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Welcome to Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists
serving San Jose and surrounding areas
(408) 649-7070


Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists a specialty and 24-hour emergency facility located in San Jose, CA.  We provide advanced surgical, medical, neurological, emergency/critical care for dogs and cats.  We work closely with general practice veterinarians throughout California to provide the highest quality of veterinary care 24 hours a day seven day a week.  We have an MRI (GE 1.5 Tesla), digital radiography, GE S7 ultrasound, CT Scan, laparoscopy and endoscopy equipment, and excellent in-house lab support among other support facilities.

Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your pets the care they deserve.

Our mission statement:

Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists is dedicated to providing high quality patient care with compassion and respect for our patients, clients, referring veterinarians and the communities we serve by employing a highly skilled team of well trained, caring professionals.

Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. If you have any questions, call (408) 649-7070 or email us and we will promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to. Please check out the map below

Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists  

7160 Santa Teresa Blvd
San Jose, CA 95139

(408) 649-7070

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Ravi Dhaliwa
    Oncology
    Dr. Dhaliwal was born and raised in India. His love, passion and affection to understand the animal kingdom began at an early age and he was heavily influenced by his grandparents to enter the veterinary profession.
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  • Dr.
    Michael Moore
    Internal Medicine
    Dr. Moore obtained his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University. After completing his post DVM education, he was on faculty at Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Moore accepted a position in private practice at All Care Animal Referral Center in Fountain Valley California and later became a partner. He is now excited to be in practice in San Jose at Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists.
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  • Dr.
    Robert W. Moore
    Surgery
    Dr. Robert Moore grew up in Florida surrounded by orange groves and family pets. After attending the University of Florida, he graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and then completed internship and surgical residency training at Colorado State University along with a Masters in Science during the same period.
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  • Dr.
    Sherry Appel
    Surgery
    Dr. Appel earned her first degree in mathematics/computational science from UCLA. Thereafter, she obtained her Juris Doctorate (law degree) from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley. Dr. Appel left her career as a corporate attorney to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian, taking her veterinary pre-requisites while working full time.
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  • Dr.
    Cheri Nielsen
    Surgery
    Dr. Cheri Nielsen has been providing innovative and compassionate surgical care in the SF Bay Area since 2006, and is thrilled to help South Bay pets at Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists. She has a particular passion for minimally invasive procedures (i.e.laparoscopy/thoracoscopy) and also for the advanced reconstruction techniques required with many cancer surgeries.
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  • Dr.
    Carrie Jurney
    Neurology
    Dr. Jurney completed her residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was boarded in 2009. She moved to the Bay Area and has practiced both locally and as a locum consultant.
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  • Dr.
    Lillian Good
    Emergency
    Dr. Lillian Good joined the team at SVVS as a Criticalist to better serve the needs of our most ill and injured patients. She completed her veterinary education at Cornell University, and pursued internship and residency training at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA.
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  • Dr.
    Ryan Wheeler
    Emergency
    Dr. Ryan Wheeler grew up in the East Bay always knowing he wanted to practice veterinary medicine. He graduated from Chico State University and attended veterinary school at Ross University with his clinical rotations done at the University of Minnesota.
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  • Dr.
    Nicole Pacheco
    Emergency
    Dr. Nicole Pacheco was born and raised in the south Bay Area. She received her undergraduate education in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Davis, graduating with honors. She continued on in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine to receive her DVM, where she graduated with Phi Zeta honors
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  • Dr.
    Beau Bedell
    Emergency
    Dr. Bedell was born in Monterey, and raised in Santa Cruz county. He attended high school at Monterey High where his father worked as a teacher and principal. Dr. Bedell earned a B.S. in Biology from Santa Clara University in 2004 and spent the next two years working as a veterinary technician while completing prerequisite courses for veterinary school.
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  • Dr.
    Amy Hoover
    Emergency

    Hoover was born in Walnut Creek and raised in Livermore. She received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from San Jose State University. She then moved to the south to receive her veterinary degree from Auburn University and graduated Cum Laude.

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  • Dr.
    Rebecca McQuitty
    Emergency

    Rebecca McQuitty was pursuing a research career in astronomy when her cat Bob got sick. After many trips to her wonderful veterinarian's office, Rebecca decided to change course and become a veterinarian. 

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  • Dr.
    Kristine Chan
    Cardiology
    Originally from New York City, Dr. Kristine Chan received her BS and DVM degrees from Cornell University. She completed an internship at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a cardiology residency at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, where she achieved board certification in 2009.
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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We came in with our 15 year old cat, he was in critical condition. Deep down we knew he wasn't going to make it. The doctor was very knowledgeable and gave it to us straight. It was very a devastating day knowing we had to put our lil Simba down. A week later we received a card from the staff. We really appreciate how kind and informative the staff was."
    Nikki G.
  • "Excellent loving care for our very large Bullmastiff who has anxiety with vet visits. I wish we could bring him here for all routine vet visits...I've simply never witnessed him being relaxed after a procedure. Timely follow up care check in calls. Highly recommend this clean, professional, kind, skilled vet hospital with reasonable pricing in an emergency as well."
    Stacy H.
  • "Took excellent care of our dog and made sure he made it through the night. He ingested something that made him real sick and he is only 3 lbs puppy. Thanks Silicon Valley Vet!"
    Steven A., Milpitas
  • "Took my 18 yr old cat Misty to see them on a Friday night, she had an open anal gland. they were very nice, caring, explained everything, and took great care of her. Grateful they are so close and convenient if I am to need them for future vet needs."
    Jenn F.
  • "Excellent facility with great staff. The Vet explained everything to us so we could understand. We would definitely return to this facility with an Emergency or for a specialist consult."
    Pat S.

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