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Joe Fong, DVM - Medical Director

Dr. Joe Fong, DVM, san francisco veterinariansDr. Joe A. Fong is a General Practitioner and Medical Director here at Irving Pet Hospital. He attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Integrated Science and minored in Asian American History. He graduated with a BS in Integrated Science in 1993 and three years later began his veterinary studies at UC Davis where he earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has been with us since May of 2007.

Dr. Fong is also a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. A native San Franciscan, Dr. Fong says he could not imagine life as anything other than a veterinarian. "There is an honesty that animals bring to our lives," he says. "They accept us for who we are and don't judge. It is that bond and the excitement of science and medicine that makes every day a new day." Most of all, Dr. Fong enjoys being involved with the patients from the time they are a kitten or puppy through to adulthood and their senior years and in need of a bit more veterinary care.

At home, Dr. Fong has a number of pets that he and his wife enjoy taking care of. These are a Great Dane named Dottie, an Akita/Shepherd cross named Tonka, a Rag Doll Cat named Jake, and two chickens named Ling Ling and Huey.

Peter Sepp, DVM

Peter Sepp, DVM, san francisco vetDr. Peter Sepp is a general practitioner here at Irving Pet Hospital. He earned his undergraduate degree – a B.S. in Animal Science – at CornellUniversity in 2004. After graduating, he worked at the Westchester County SPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic in New York. In 2005, Dr. Sepp returned to his alma mater and entered the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduating, he completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Dr. Sepp entered general practice for two years in New York, until eventually the west coast was calling him. He has been a relief veterinarian since moving to the bay area in July 2012, and joined Irving Pet Hospital in April 2013.

Dr. Sepp’s areas of professional interests include pain management and surgery. He is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a volunteer at the local SPCA spay and neuter clinic and an alumnus of the veterinary fraternity, Omega Tau Sigma.

As a New York native, Dr. Sepp took an interest in studying biology in his youth. Over many years, he enjoyed spending time volunteering at local veterinary clinics and learning about different species. From building bluebird boxes at home to studying sea turtle conservation abroad, the wellbeing of animals has been Dr. Sepp’s passion.

At home, Dr. Sepp has a domestic short hair cat, Sparrow (also a New York native). He enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling and recently took up Rosetta Stone French. When the New York Mets are in town, be sure to look for him at AT&T Park. He’ll be proudly wearing his blue and orange baseball cap.

Anna DeVincenzi, DVM

Anna DeVincenzi, DVM, san francisco veterinarianDr. Anna DeVincenzi is a general practitioner here at Irving Pet Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degrees–a BA in Psychobiology with a minor in Psychology–at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995. During her undergraduate studies she volunteered at the Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz where she worked with sea lions for three years. She also worked as a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center in Moss Landing. In 2001, Dr. DeVincenzi entered University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

Dr. DeVincenzi's areas of professional interest include medicine and surgery. She is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, and the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association.

Raised in Los Altos, California, she says her desire to become a veterinarian started at a young age. "My family always had dogs and cats while I was growing up, and I experienced the joy that a pet can bring to your life," she says. "I realized then that my love and compassion for animals and their welfare could be best expressed by becoming a veterinarian. Being a veterinarian combines my love for animals along with an avid interest in science and medicine."

At home, Dr. DeVincenzi has a domestic shorthair cat named Clara. Beyond her animal care responsibilities, she enjoys most outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and biking. She also likes to travel, bake/cook, and dance.

Bill Rivers, DVM, PhD, ACVR

Dr. Bill Rivers, DVM, ACVR, Radiologiest We are very pleased to have Dr. Bill Rivers as our consulting radiologist. Dr. Rivers graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and, after an internship with Dr. Steven Ettinger in Los Angeles the following year, he practiced general small animal medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years. Dr. Rivers then completed specialty training and a PhD in Radiology from the University of Minnesota. He became board-certified as a specialist in Veterinary Radiology by the American College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After being on staff at two veterinary schools and a private specialty practice, he established his Bay Area Consulting practice in 1989.

Dr. Rivers performs the more complicated ultrasound examinations on our patients and helps us interpret our more complicated x-ray studies on our patients. His extensive training and experience helps us to provide the highest level of care for our patients.

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