Dr. R. Singh
Dr R. Singh Graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana in 2008. Before that he went for Masters program in Neurosciences at Washington State University , Pullman , WA. After Graduating for vet school he practiced in multi doctor small animal practice in Puyallup, WA for 3 years. He then moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he worked for 2.5 years in a small animal practice. In January 2014 he joined as an associate at an emergency small animal practice at Bakersfield, CA, where he practiced for 2 years.
Dr Singh’s areas of particular interest include Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. He is a member of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), CVMA (California Veterinary Medical Association), Indus veterinary Inc. and Veterinary Public Health (VPH)
Dr Singh and his lovely wife Navneet, have two adorable sons (Armaan and Waris) and a rescued cocker/labrador mix, Toby.
During free time he enjoys reading, volunteer work and running.
Dr. Melissa DiFrancesco
Dr. Melissa DiFrancesco grew up in California, spending most of her free time working on a horse ranch in the Napa Valley or hiking with her chocolate Labrador. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at University of California, Davis. During her undergraduate education, she was involved in the veterinary school in a variety of specialties, such as surgical research, small animal medicine, and large animal medicine. After completing her degree at Davis, she earned her veterinary degree in Massachusetts at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. In May 2016, she returned to Vacaville and began working as a mixed animal veterinarian at East Meets West Veterinary Services. In November, 2016, Dr. DiFrancesco joined our team at Family Pet Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys horse riding, hiking, cooking and travelling.
Dr. Peter Walsh, DVM, DACVS, MVSc
Dr. Peter Walsh is a 1994 graduate of Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He also has a Masters in Veterinary Science. Dr. Walsh joined the faculty at the University of California Davis where he rotated coverage for all three of the small animal surgical services, and was ultimately instrumental in developing and running the small animal surgical oncology service. Dr. Walsh is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and has a particular interest in surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery. He is considered one of the leading authorities on limb spare procedures in dogs with bone tumors.
Simply one of the best out there, as a doctor, surgeon, and human being.
Dr. Justin Uhl, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Justin Uhl, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in 2002. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in comparative pathology with emphasis in bone biomechanics in 2008 and completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2010.
After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Uhl pursued a rotating internship followed by a surgery residency at the University of Minnesota. During his residency he served for 2 years as chief resident and sat on the medical review board at the hospital. He finished his residency in July of 2014 and worked in private practice in Sacramento before starting Summit Veterinary Surgery Service in May of 2018. Dr. Uhl is trained in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Uhl has multiple publications in bone plate research, bladder stone trends, temporal lobe epilepsy, and osteosarcoma chemotherapy. He has also done research in the areas of interlocking nails and cranial cruciate ligament disease. He has spoken at many continuing education events around the world and is a reviewer for the Veterinary Surgery journal and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. He sits on the ACVS continuing education committee. He is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology.
When not in the hospital Dr. Uhl enjoys spending time with his wife Tracy and daughters Haley and Madison. He also enjoys spending time running, biking, and swimming and has 3 dogs and 1 cat at home.
Our Support Staff
Carrie Lee, receptionist and veterinary assistant, has been a long time employee at Family Pet, including the years she spent in college at UC Davis and Sac. State, receiving her Masters Degree in Psychology. She works full time as a psychologist, but we are fortunate to have her continue to fill in on a relief basis.
Heidi, lead receptionist, has been working at Family Pet for many years. Always sweet, efficient, and meticulous in her work, she does a superb job.
Nancy, receptionist, was an award winning science teacher. Nancy has M.A. in Education from California State University, Sacramento. When she decided to make a major career change, we were very fortunate to have her join our staff.
Pam, veterinary assistant, has been with us for many years. Her calm manner, compassion for people and pets, tireless energy, and good humor make her a joy to work with.
Marissa is a veterinary assistant. She is very hard working and diligent.
Daniel, veterinary assistant, is very hardworking new addition to Family Pet Hospital.
Shruti, veterinary assistant, is a hardworking, pre-veterinary student.