Ravinder Atwal, DVM, CCRP
Medical Director, Owner
Dr. Atwal is the medical director of South Bay Animal Hospital & Pet Resort. He immigrated to the US from Punjab, India in 1990 and started his clinical rotations and internship at Purdue University in Lafayette, IN shortly after his older son was born in September 1991. Once he finished his internship, he proceeded to pass all required national and state tests for certification and opened his own veterinary clinic in 1993. Since then, he has continued to practice the highest form of veterinary medicine here at South Bay Animal Hospital. He is multi-lingual in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is a current and active member of the AVMA, CVMA, SCCVMA, World Vets, SNIP, and much more!
Dean Filipowicz, DVM, MS, MBA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
After working for several years at a specialty hospital in the East Bay, Dean was asked to create the surgical branch of Veterinary Specialty Services in Fresno. Building on these experiences, Dr. Filipowicz formed West Coast Veterinary Surgical, a mobile surgical practice. Before long, West Coast was providing surgical service for all emergency clinics and most large practices on the peninsula. Dr. Filipowicz merged his company with two
- Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Residency - Small Animal Surgery Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- Internship - Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- M.S. - Veterinary Science Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- D.V.M -
Universityof California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
- B.S. - Mechanical Engineering University of Pennsylvania
- B.A. - Economics University of Pennsylvania
Dean is published in several veterinary journals, has co-authored book chapters, and has spoken at a number of conventions and symposiums. His
When not at work, Dean can be found enjoying all outdoor physical activities that the area has to offer, especially if they involve water or mountains.
Richard D. Kienle, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Cardiology
best possible individualized and ongoing care for animals with heart disease.
Dr. Kienle received his Bachelor of Science Degree, in veterinary science, from Texas A&M University in 1987. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, also from Texas A&M University, in 1990. Dr. Kienle completed a small animal internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group in 1991 and completed his residency in cardiology at the University of California, Davis in 1993. His intense training during that time focused on advanced cardiovascular diagnostics, acute and chronic management of cardiovascular diseases, and minimally-invasive interventional procedures. Dr. Kienle was board-certified, in cardiology, by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1994.
When not practicing veterinary cardiology Rick enjoys playing bass guitar with both secular (Los High Tops) and church bands (NHCC). Rick enjoys building basses/guitars, effects,
Rick has been married to his beautiful wife Betsy for 24 years. They have two adult children - Reed and Abby.
Filippo Adamo, DVM
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Neurology
Dr. Filippo Adamo is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology and has been board certified since 1997. In both Europe and the United States, Dr. Adamo has gathered extensive experience in neurology and neurosurgery in academia and private practice.
Dr. Adamo served as Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin from 2002 through 2007. He has since moved to California where he served as Chief of Neurology at the Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro.
As Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Wisconsin, he devoted many years of experience in research and clinical neurology and neurosurgery.
Dr. Adamo developed an alternative medical treatment for GME (Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis), designed a frameless guided stereotactic CT brain biopsy, investigated alternative medical therapy for brain meningioma in dogs and cats and most recently, developed and tested the first artificial disc implantation for the canine cervical spine geared towards curing Wobbler’s Syndrome.
Currently, Dr. Adamo continues to conduct research on artificial cervical disc implantation in dogs suffering from Wobbler Syndrome and cervical disc herniation.
His professional interests are the brain and cervical spinal surgery.
When he manages some free time, he enjoys spending time with his son, playing Brazilian rhythm music and surfing.
John Haburjak, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. John Haburjak graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1993 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. He practiced for 5 years before returning to academics to complete a combined surgical residency program in San Diego and the University of Illinois.
Dr. Haburjak is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and his research interests include orthopedic
Dr. Haburjak’s hobbies include SCUBA diving, Oakland A’s baseball, road cycling, and cooking (not to mention eating, too!). He shares his life with his wife, Aimee (also a veterinarian), daughters Eva & Emery, and a son Ian, Addison (bubble-headed Japanese spaniel), Poppy (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a freckled nose!) and S’mores the mini-Lop.
Amy Allen, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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