Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Louise Rathjen, DVM, CHPV
Dr. Louise Rathjen was born in London, England and lived in Houston, Texas prior to settling down in California. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in 2011 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital.
Dr. Karen Vine, DVM
Originally from San Jose, Dr. Karen Vine attended college and veterinary school in Virginia, earning her DVM from VA Tech in 2000. Since then, she has been in private practice in Northern Virginia. Working at the same hospital for 17 years, she developed many close relationships with clients and their families, and helped guide and support them through good and bad.
Dr. Helen Chuang, DVM
Born in North Carolina and raised in Utah, Dr. Helen Chuang came to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley and has lived here ever since. During her time in veterinary school at UC Davis, she was recognized for her commitment to the human-animal bond and for her work at the Pet Loss Support Hotline. After graduating in 1998, she worked in private practice for many years and enjoyed being able to treat pets over their entire lifetime: from their very first visit until their end-of-life care.
Dr. Patricia Lowe, DVM
Dr. Patricia Lowe was born in New York and raised in Northern California. She attended UC Davis and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2001. A 2005 graduate of Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Lowe traveled back west after graduation. For over a decade, Dr. Lowe has worked in small animal medicine both private practice and shelter medicine.
Dr Jennifer Case, DVM
Dr Jennifer Case was born and raised in Los Gatos. She attended UC Santa Cruz for her undergraduate degree, received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2006 at the Ohio State University, and completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic.
Dr. Eva Roehrkasse
“Dr. Eva” grew up in a rural area outside Reno, Nevada, surrounded by countless cats, dogs, chickens, ducks, goats, a cow that behaved like a dog, and horses (both domestic and wild). She learned at a young age about the responsibilities and rewards of caring for animals. It was those lessons that led her to a career dedicated to veterinary medicine.
Dr. Catarina Steele
Dr. Catarina Steele is originally from Florida and from a family of Portuguese immigrants. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida and then moved to Southern California to attend veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences.