Jill Christofferson, DVM
Dr. Christofferson received her bachelor’s degree in biology from UC Berkeley before receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 1993. Since then she has worked in general practice and emergency medicine. She has a special interest in dentistry and believes that your pet’s oral health is an imperative part of your pet’s overall health.
Dr. Christofferson was raised in Orinda and resides in the East Bay with her husband, daughter, and stepdaughter; their dog and 3 cats. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, working out in the gym and the occasional golf game.
Wendy Wallace, DVM, CVA, CVFT, ACVCHM
Dr. Wallace received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cal Poly Pomona and her master’s degree in animal science and reproduction from the University of Minnesota, before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 from UC Davis. In 1999 she became certified in veterinary chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In 2003 she was certified in veterinary acupuncture by the American Veterinary Acupuncture Society. In 2012 she was certified in veterinary food therapy from The Chi Institute and in 2016 she completed the Advanced Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine from The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies.
Dr. Wallace resides in the East Bay with her husband, 3 dogs, and 2 white Dorper Sheep. She enjoys hiking, biking and working her Shetland Sheepdogs.
Shann Ikezawa, DVM
Dr. Ikezawa attended UC Davis and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Since then she has worked in general practice, urgent care medicine and surgery before joining the WCVH team in 2017. She has a special interest in, and love for, brachycephalic breeds and their unique medical needs, as well as soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Ikezawa resides in the Bay Area with her husband and her dog. Originally from Oahu, many of her hobbies center around her culture, including Polynesian dancing and playing the ukulele! She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking, snorkeling and volunteering her time and skills locally and internationally.
Kelley Cayton, DVM, CVA
Dr. Cayton completed her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2012. In 2015, she became certified in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Her favorite aspects of general practice are preventive care and developing bonds with her patients and their families. She enjoys the collaborative relationship with clients and colleagues, and bases her practice on treating each one of her patients like her own family member.
Dr. Cayton resides in the Bay Area with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and two cats. Outside of work, Kelley enjoys getting outdoors with the dogs, camping with friends, dabbling with new recipes, improving her green thumb, and going on a nice day of antiquing.
Leah Isaacson, DVM, CCRP
Dr. Isaacson completed her undergraduate education at UC Berkeley and fell in love with the Bay Area. She attended veterinary school at Ross University and completed her clinical year at the University of Missouri. Dr. Isaacson enjoys surgery, dentistry, pain management, and geriatric care. She received her Certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee and loves tailoring recovery plans for patients experiencing chronic pain or recovery from surgery or acute injuries. She has a passion for general practice and the relationships that are cultivated with both patients and clients.
Dr. Isaacson was born and raised in Southern California and now resides in the Bay Area with her husband, whom she met in veterinary school; their 3 daughters, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. She enjoys reading, skiing, running, cooking, and taking advantage of any brief quiet moments to just relax.
Dana Thistlethwaite, DVM
Dr. Thistlethwaite completed her undergraduate degree at UC Santa Cruz before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2008. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but in particular, internal medicine.
She resides in the Bay Area with her husband, two daughters, one dog, and two cats. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking.