Ravinder Atwal, DVM, CCRP
Medical Director, Owner
Lauren Spencer, DVM
Rupashree Rao, DVM
I particularly enjoy Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and thorough Client Education. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care has always been my dream,. When I am not working, I spend time between Organic Gardening, cooking, yoga, and chilling with my family.
Jonathan Schaefer, DVM, DACVECC
Kristine Chan, DVM, DACVIM-Cardiology, FAHA
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 long-standing emergency clinics in the South Bay in 2014 after being hired to create a new specialty hospital. As medical director, Dean pushed for continuous improvement at all levels and prioritized patient care above all else. Different motivations and priorities allowed Dr. Filipowicz the opportunity to form Bay West Veterinary Surgery in 2017 and to continue to improve veterinary service in the Bay Area.
- 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 - University of 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 master's research investigated an emerging type of orthopedic fixation which has since become the gold standard in human and veterinary orthopedics. Dean’s special interests include fracture management, sports medicine, oncologic and reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and advanced, multi-modal pain control.
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
Dr. Kienle, founder of MVVC, has practiced cardiology in Northern California for almost 25 years. Dr. Kienle, who prefers to go by "Rick," believes in an integrated approach to veterinary care which includes efforts and collaborations between himself, the primary veterinarian, other specialists, and the family of the pet. This collaboration allows for the
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, and amplifiers. Rick also enjoys dabbling in restoration of vintage vehicles. His current projects include building a replica amplifier of a late 60's Ampeg B-15 and he is currently restoring a 1968 Ford F100 pickup. During the more temperate times, Rick can often be found cruising the back roads of northern California on his Harley Davidson Road King.
Rick has been married to his beautiful wife Betsy for 24 years. They have two adult children - Reed and Abby.
Amy Allen, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Amy Allen received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and her Doctor of Veterinary medicine from UC Davis. She completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Allen performs in-house endoscopic procedures, which include foreign body retrieval and biopsies or sampling from upper and lower GI, rhinoscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, vaginoscopy, and cystoscopy. As a board-certified internist, she is also available to consult on a number of different types of cases. Dr. Allen can be found spending time with her family in the North Bay and loves to play soccer and travel.
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