Grand Lake All About Pets

 Dr. Lauren Knobel​​
Dr. Lauren L. Knobel came to California from Hawaii in 1980, completed her B.A. with honors at Mills college in Oakland in 1984, and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1990. She has practiced in Oakland since! Dr. Knobel has strong interests in client education, internal medicine, dentistry, behavior, and rehabilitative medicine. 

Dr. Knobel enjoys spending her free time sailing the bay and beyond, cooking, and playing with her 4 legged and feathered family of two dogs (Bugsy and Zeba), one cat (Keiki Hula Girl), a 30 lb African Sulcata tortoise (Leon), and 7 chickens that grace her little zoo with eggs when they decide to (and yes, they all a have names)!
 Dr. Eleanor Dunn​​
Dr. Eleanor Dunn graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has practiced in the Bay Area since 1986 and in Oakland on Grand Avenue since 1989.  In 2009, she completed certification in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.  She practices a holistic approach to veterinary health care. She is a supporter of the local community, an avid local historian, and is involved with the Friends of Sausal Creek.

She and her family share their lives with Zephyr the dog (adopted from The Milo Foundation) and Tiger-Lily the cat (adopted from Oakland Animal Services)!

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Anya is a proud native of Oakland. She has worked in the veterinary field for about ten years. She was ecstatic to join the Grand Lake Vet team when we opened doors on October 1st, 2013. Anya is passionate about animal care and the relationships built between our veterinary staff and our clients and patients.

​She is an artist, and enjoys painting and drawing during her free time. She and her wife share their home and lives with three sweet kitties (Oscar, Frida, and Caesar), a duo of odd goldfish (Bader and Ginsburg), and the friendliest little pocket-pitbull (Johnny Cake)!
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Melissa has been working with animals since she could walk: growing up in a family-owned wildlife rescue, breeding crested geckos, and volunteering with children's wildlife education programs.

She's been known to run into traffic to help turtles cross the steet safely, gather her ferrets into a "bouquet", and speak to every tiny living thing she encounters (animals, children, plants) in what can best be described as a series of happy high-pitched noises.

When she's not working, Melissa plays in a co-ed adult dodgeball league, attends EBBP, and attempts to turn her apartment into a tiny indoor forest.
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Spencer continues to make progress in his life long mission to pet every cat, and to tell every dog that they are a very good dog.

Spencer is working to advocate for the safety and humane treatment of the Bay Area's feral cat population. Through education about TNR programs and sharing feral cat resources, he hopes that we can help all cats in our community -- whether they be indoors, garden and ranch dwelling, or free roaming ferals -- live long, healthy, happy lives! 

In his free time, you might find Spencer singing loudly to himself as he walks through Oakland's graveyards and parks.
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Sarah grew up asking for a dog every year: for her birthday, Christmas, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick's Day, Flag Day... Her parents finally relented, stoking her lifelong love of all animals.

She enjoys cuddling dogs, cats, geckos, and the occasional mini horse.
Last year, she completed a through-hike of the Pacific Coast Trail. You can usually find her hiking, biking, or tossing a frisbee in her free time!

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Anthony was born in Memphis, then raised in Oakland.
During his childhood, Anthony was not allowed pets due to allergies, often leaving him envious of his pet-owning friends.

That all changed when Anthony was older, and took it on himself to adopt his first dog. Three dogs and a cat later, he keeps telling himself he's reached his limit on pets (but knows there will be more in the future). 

In his free time Anthony enjoys playing music, filming, cooking, eating, watching movies, and taking the dogs out on adventures. He's recently started an expedition to hunt down the elusive jaguar shark that ate his best friend.
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Angela has been apart of the grand lake family for a little over a year and continues to find more to love about her job every day.

She enjoys running, jumping and the occasional scratch behind the ear. Angela believes that every day is a good day when you get to do what you love!

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