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Dr Sara Andre

Dr. Andre attended UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated at the top of the class in 2009. After veterinary school, I completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and then went on to work as a relief veterinarian at several Bay Area practices. In early 2012, I joined Hill's Veterinary Hospital where I appreciate the opportunity to form long-term relationships with my patients and their people. While most of my patients are dogs and cats, I enjoy treating other small mammals, reptiles, and birds. I am also interested in sonography and internal medicine. When not at work, I spend time reading science fiction, gardening, exploring new places, and spending time with my fluffy cat Emily.

Dr.Andre is accepting new patients and will start seeing patients June 15th,2021 

Dr. Summer Godfrey

Dr. Summer Godfrey has been providing veterinary care for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, pot-bellied pigs, reptiles and equines since 2005 and is proud to be a part of the team at Amador Valley.

Dr. Godfrey graduated in 2005 from the U.C. Davis Veterinary School. Her first veterinary job was in Palm Springs working with horses (focusing on Polo horses) and small animals.

During this time she broadened her veterinary skills by treating pot belly pigs and goats. A lover of all creatures, great and small, Summer also treats exotic pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs. She has a great passion for Veterinary Dentistry and keeps current with yearly continuing education classes. She has been a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) since 2008.  Dr. Godfrey is now also certified in Canine Rehabilitation.

Summer lives with her husband, Steve, her children, Stevie Raye and Sterling and a houseful of dogs! When she isn't treating her four-legged patients, Summer can be found spending time at home with her family and dogs. She loves to visit her in-law's ranch in Gold Country or her parent's home in Palo Cedro.

Summer and her family are quite active and enjoy swimming, hiking and playing with the dogs outdoors! Summer's love and compassion for all animals began as she grew up; her parents always rescued and fostered animals. Growing up in this animal-centric environment paved the way for Summer to create and follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Her entire family has pets and Christmas time is especially fun and rambunctious - there can be up to 15 dogs at any given time!

Schedule: Monday - Friday

*Accepting New Patients

Dr. Daryl Wolf

In 1989, Dr. Daryl Wolf & his wife, Linda, started Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital (now Amador Valley Veterinary Center). Dr. Wolf's career path began as he attended Occidental College and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. He then pursued his veterinary education at the University of California, Davis and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.

Following veterinary school, he went on to complete a six-month, post-graduate externship at the Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan Zoological Park in Israel. Upon his return to the U.S., Dr. Wolf continued his professional career in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has been caring for pets in the greater tri-valley area since 1985.

Dr. Wolf's love of animals since childhood led him to become a veterinarian. He strives to provide the best care for each pet and help strengthen the bond between owners and their pets. He enjoys working with clients and their pets each day and is glad to know he is improving their lives. Dr. Wolf has special interests in internal medicine and avian, reptile, and exotic animal care.

Dr. Wolf and his wife Linda are proud parents of two adult sons, Aaron and Josh and share their home with several pets including three dogs, "Lyka" (papillion), "Sherman" (cairn terrier/pomeranian mix) and "Jasmine" (springer spaniel mix), two cats, "Nikita" and "Lando", and an amazon parrot, "Donovan". During his leisure time, Dr. Wolf enjoys taking kung fu and tai chi classes with Linda, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, reading, travel, and watching sci-fi films.

Dr. Wolf is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Contra Costa Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.

Schedule: Monday / Tuesday and Thursday / Friday.  Available on select Saturdays, please call to request dates.

*Accepting New Patients

Cassie Amato
Veterinary Technician

It's been a joy working for AVVC for 7 years (since April 2008)! Each day is filled with something new which keeps my job exciting! I enjoy getting to know new clients and patients and build upon existing relationships. I have been fortunate enough to see pets grow from puppies and kittens into adult animals and I learn something new every day from different people and doctors.

I have 3 dogs- Moose, Jesse and Beau and also have 2 cats- Ellie and Scarlett!

When I am not at work, I am spending time with my husband and daughter Charli. I enjoy doing work outside and spending time at the lake or hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. I also enjoy reading.

Shannon Hoel
Veterinary Technician

Shannon has been working in the veterinary field since 2010.  She grew up working in animal rescue; her mom fostered cats and kittens for as long as she can remember.  Shannon shares her home with her husband of 6 years, their son Austin, and their dog named Murphy - a two year old Pitbull mix.  When she is not working hard at AVVC serving our clients' needs, she enjoys playing with Austin, cooking, watching movies, reading, and crafting.

Pam Lingenfelder
Client Service Representative

I have been with AVVC since 2014.  I come from 20+ years in the dental field so the veterinary industry was completely new for me.  I have very much enjoyed learning all there is about animals and am still learning.  I love to see all the different types of animals that visit here.  I have 2 dogs, Lola and Teddy, and 2 cats, Tyga and Raider.  They very much keep us on our toes.  I enjoy spending my off time with my husband Greg and 2 daughters Nicole and Maddie.

Hospital Cat

Logan came to us at approximately 2 years old in 2009. He's a cuddly love bug but if you give him too much love he'll drool on you! Logan also has quite the purr motor on him and he can get revved up just by looking at him. One of his favorite things to do (other than sleep) is to keep any papers we leave on the tables nice and warm.

Hospital Cat

Lola is our oldest hospital cat; born in 2003. She was surrendered to us when she was only a year old. She loves attention from the staff (and anybody else who is around)and watches over them as they work. Lola also likes to say hello to our canine patients & make new friends. One of her fun qualities is she likes to sit in people's laps & knead their neck!

Christina Keas
Director of Human Resources

A graduate from CSUH with a degree in psychology, Christina has worked for Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care since its inception in 2000 and is now the Director of Human Resources for Amador Valley Veterinary Center (aquired by BRVC in 2015). 

An integral part in the growth of the hospital, Christina has held various leadership roles including reception, veterinary technician, and hospital supervisor.

Christina oversees the management over 100 employees. Christina lives with her two daughters, husband and their dog Colby, a rescued Labrador Retriever from Golden Gate Lab Rescue.

Cindy Lopez
Hospital Manager

It has been my dream to work in a field that has always put a smile on my face.  I have been lucky enough to be involved in the veterinary industry for over 12 years now!  It's an incredible feeling to be a part of a team that works together to help make positive changes in the lives of our four-legged family members.  I am dedicated to making sure that all patients, clients, and staff are taken care of and treated with the respect they deserve.

I love spending time with my family, pet sitting, and most of all going to Disneyland.  My free time is spent taking care of my fiance, my dog Kirah, who is a princess that hates windshield wipers, and a cat named Harley who rules the house.

Margaret Simuro
Hospital Director

Margaret is a graduate of UC San Diego and Purdue University. A veterinary technician for more than 10 years with experience in emergency and critical care, she has managed multiple veterinary hospitals.

Always on the go, she enjoys traveling, gardening, sailing and spending time with her German Wirehaired Pointer Kiel, her cat Vinny, and Captain Jack, a California Desert Tortoise.