Our Veterinarians

Ravinder Atwal, DVM

Ravinder Atwal, DVM

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!
 Shanna Compton, DVM

Shanna Compton, DVM

Veterinarian

When I was 3, I wanted to be an astronaut. When I was 5, I saw what a veterinarian did for a living and immediately changed my career plans. When I was 10, I managed to talk the local veterinarian into letting me clean cages at his practice and decided that this was, indeed, the right place for me. It was not an easy path by any means, and I did work in the software field briefly before starting veterinary school. In 1996, I graduated from U/C Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and my life has not been the same since. I have worked at several different practices over the years, from San Francisco to King City, from Pacifica to Stockton, learning different techniques and approaches to help our canine and feline companions. I am excited to be part of this beautiful practice that is so close to my hometown of Los Gatos, with cutting edge equipment and a very progressive approach to veterinary care. I live in the Santa Cruz mountains with 5 chickens, 2 goats, 1 miniature horse, and I am a full-time servant to my two feline overlords who are named Rasputin and Buffy. In the times between work and home, I read fantasy/SF, knit, ride my motorcycle, and play tabletop role playing games. I am also the creator of this website, so if you have any comments please direct them my way!

Lauren Spencer, DVM

Veterinarian

I joined the South Bay team as an overnight emergency veterinarian, eager to help your pets while the rest of the city is asleep! Originally from Kansas City, MO, I attended the University of Missouri for my undergraduate studies in Animal Science and continued my education at the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine. I am new to California, and currently loving everything about the weather, landscape, food, and people! My veterinary passions include emergency and critical care, pain management, surgery, and oncology. I also love hiking, kayaking, bass fishing, hot yoga, baking decorative desserts, and rollerblading with my Australian cattle dog mix, Lola (pictured), and my Australian shepherd, Bennett.

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