Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team committed to providing exceptional veterinary care.
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.
She broadened her veterinary skills during this time by treating pot-belly pigs and goats. Summer is a lover of all creatures, great and small, and treats exotic pets. She has a great passion for Veterinary Dentistry and keeps current with yearly continuing education classes. She has been a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) practitioner 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! Summer spends time at home with her family and dogs when she isn't treating her four-legged patients. She loves to visit her in-laws' ranch in Gold Country or her parents' home in Palo Cedro.
Summer and her family are active and enjoy swimming, hiking, and playing outdoors with the dogs! 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 enjoyable and rambunctious - there can be up to 15 dogs at any given time!
Schedule: Monday - Thursday
*Only Accepting New Patients By Referral
Please welcome our newest team member here at Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Claire Brownstone.
Dr. Brownstone was born and raised in the Midwest, receiving her BA in biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2019, she graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a one-year internship at an equine hospital in Minnesota. Although the weather was below freezing, she loved the opportunity to work closely with horses.
What Dr. Brownstone enjoys most about being a veterinarian is problem-solving and connecting with people and pets.
She enjoys spending time with her horse, Argo, hiking, ice skating, and gaming in her free time. She is currently a Contributing Editor for the website gamerswithglasses.com.
Along with Argo, she has a dog (Chiweenie) named Little Man and a cat named Lúthien.
Dr. Brownstone is currently accepting new clients.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Shannon has been working in the veterinary field for close to fifteen years and developed her love of animals through working in rescue throughout her teenage years. Shannon lives in Pleasanton with her husband, two sons, Austin and Noah, and their three cats. Shannon runs a small business, making and selling custom-made tumblers in her free time. She also enjoys outings with her family, cooking, and reading.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Erin has been working in the veterinary field since 2017. Her interest in the veterinary profession grew from her love of animals and desire to become a DVM. Erin has a BS in Animal Science from Montana State University, obtained her RVT license in 2020, and is working on her Master's in Public Health. She has a Green Cheek Conure (Sadie), a Crested Gecko (Speck), and two Beaucerons (Mystic and Phawkes) at home. She enjoys gardening, competing, and training in dog sports (barn hunt/agility) and leather crafting in her free time.
Client Service Representative
Pam has worked for Amador Valley Veterinary Center since 2014. She comes from twenty+ years in the dental field, so the veterinary industry was a new experience. She enjoys learning all there is to know about animals and animal health and still learns something new every day. Pam loves to see all the different types of animals that visit her work. She has two dogs, Lola and Teddy, and two cats, Tyga and Raider, all of whom keep her and her husband on their toes. She enjoys spending her off time with her husband, Greg, and their two daughters, Nicole and Maddie.
Emily is a veterinarian technician who has worked with animals since she was sixteen. Her first job was at a ranch in the Saratoga Hills. While there, she took people on trail rides and children on pony rides and practiced barrel racing. Emily is now one of two anesthesia technicians at Amador Valley Veterinary Hospital. She spends her free time fishing, camping, and taking her dog, America, on adventures.
Logan came to AVVC 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 someone looking at him. One of his favorite things to do (other than sleep) is to keep any papers left on the tables nice and warm.
RIP Logan, we love you always!
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!
RIP Lola, we love and miss you!
Kiley has been working in the veterinary field since 2021. She loves working with and learning about animals because each day presents something new and exciting! Kiley lives with her dog, cat, and four guinea pigs. In her free time, she explores new parks with her husband, Mark, and their dog. They have a tradition of betting on how fast their dog can run laps around the parks they visit!
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.
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