Dr. Fong joined Irving Pet Hospital in 2007 and serves as the practice’s Medical Director. He received his DVM from UC Davis and is 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 says he enjoys being involved with patients from the time they are kittens and puppies and watching them grow up to become wonderful additions to the family. At home, Dr. Fong and his wife have a child in elementary school and many pets they enjoy caring for, including two Old English Sheepdogs named Pepper and Bobby and a long-haired Dachshund named Magic. They also have several birds including Bourke’s parakeets Gabbie, Cassie, Gucci, and Charlotte, as well as a Blue Pacific Parrotlet named Cheep Cheep.
Dr. Tam is a general practitioner with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of California, Davis. She worked in Research and Development in the biotech industry and then received her DVM degree from Ross University. Her areas of professional interest include animal behavior, medicine, and preventive care. She is a member of the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and California Veterinary Medical Association. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Dr. Tam grew up in a household where she was allowed her care for many types of pets (including hamsters, rabbits, and guinea pigs). Her passion grew into a desire to become a veterinarian to keep our furry loved ones as happy and healthy as possible. Aside from animal care and training, Dr. Tam enjoys hiking, painting, digital art, baking and cooking. She has one mixed breed dog from the Caribbean named Rover and 2 Domestic Short Hair cats named Gus and Thor.
Dr. Lau joined Irving Pet Hospital in 2015 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego in 2008 and receiving her DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Following graduation, Dr. Lau completed a one-year internship at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin in California, where she pursued her interests in emergency veterinary medicine, dermatology, and internal medicine. She is currently a member of the American Veterinary Association and San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Lau is a Bay Area native who loves being part of this community and building relationships with pet owners and their animal companions. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, exploring local farmer’s markets and craft fairs, and travel. She and her husband have two dogs: a Dachshund/Terrier mix named Chip she rescued while in vet school, and a Golden Retriever named Alfie, who you’ll see following her around at Irving.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. She grew up in a family full of cat lovers so her love of animals and desire to be a veterinarian started at a young age. She received her BS in Chemistry from Sewanee: The University of the South then went on to obtain her DVM from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After graduation, she worked in small animal general practice in Indiana before moving to the bay area in 2014. Since 2014 she has worked in small animal general practice at hospitals around the bay area. Dr. Jones’s professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine and neurology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time she enjoys hiking, baking, trying new foods, and spending time with her husband, her cat named Trevor and her Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Miles.
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.