Meet Our Doctors
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. Catarina Steele, DVM
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.