your local veterinary pet store!
Everything in our one-of-a-kind shop has been carefully curated by our expert team of veterinary professionals to offer the very best for pets and their people
  Anya
Business Manager 

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)!
  Melissa
Store Manager
 
Melissa has been working with animals since she could walk: growing up in a family-owned wildlife rescue, breeding crested geckos, and running children's wildlife education/environmental conservation programs.

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

At the moment, the latter applies most to her kitten (Aeon), her fish (Otto Von Bismarck-E, Neptune, Saturn, Icarus, and Daedalus), and her twenty-ive houseplants (which all have names). 
  Spencer
Sales Associate 

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.
  Rizza
Sales Associate

Rizza is the newest addition to the Grand Lake family!

On her days off, she loves thrifting, collecting glass art, and watching documentaries - accompanied by long cat naps.

Rizza dedicates the rest of her spare time catering to her master (her handsome grey cat, Charlie). They regularly have deep philosophical conversations, trying to figure out if Charlie knows he's a cat.

  Anthony
Sales Associate 

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.
  Angela
Sales Associate

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 - both in the store, and in the hospital - 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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