Redwood City

(650) 366-9453

San Jose

(408) 265-8811


Staff

  • Dr.
    Diana Welsh
    Dr. Diana Welsh is a graduate of the University of California at Davis, where she received a B.S. in Zoology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. As owner and practitioner of Wildwood Veterinary Hospital, her goal is to bring quality care to pets and their families. Dr Welsh practices small animal medicine with special interests in the treatment of birds, reptiles, pocket pets, and exotic animals. Dr. Welsh is highly allergic to rabbits and chinchillas so unfortunately, we are unable to accept new rabbit and chincilla clients at this time.
  • Dr.
    Chris Sanders
    Dr. Christopher Sanders is a 1996 graduate from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine. He is certified with The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society as a veterinary acupuncturist and has used his skills to treat many dogs, cats, iguanas, and birds. Dr. Sanders has a special interest in treating birds and reptiles. Also, he has experience treating amphibians, fish, and insects.
  • Dr.
    Tiffany Azevedo

    Dr. Tiffany Azevedo is a California native and received her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology from UC Berkeley. She subsequently completed her veterinary degree at Michigan State University. While in veterinary school, Dr. Azevedo was the president of the Student Association of Veterinary Surgery, and on the board of the student chapters of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and Association of Shelter Veterinarians. She also completed two business certificates and was a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society during this time. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Azevedo has special interests in surgery, dentistry, exotic pets, and behavior (which led to her complete Fear Free training). She is heavily involved in working with rescues, animal shelters, and spends much of her time fostering animals. After practicing veterinary medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Dr. Azevedo relocated back to the bay and currently lives in San Jose with her husband and four cats (Theia, Kronos, Helios, and Asteria). Her interests include hiking, camping, bird watching, SCUBA diving, playing the piano, baking, scrapbooking, and making all sorts of crafts.

  • Marisa Salazar
    Receptionist
    Marisa is the original receptionist at Wildwood Veterinary Hospital. She has been with Dr. Welsh on and off since 1998. A native of San Jose, she has always loved animals. She always had a variety of animals, cats, hamsters, dogs, turtles, fish and even a pet moth. As one of Jehovah’s Witness, she spends much of her time teaching the bible to the spanish speaking community. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Ruben and their four legged children, the kitty cats. Saber and her twin, Cloudy, who are 12 years old. Anikin, who is 8 years old, George who is about 9 years old. Lastly her newest addition, Ninja , the red ear slider.
  • Shauna Garcia
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Shauna has loved animals of all shapes and sizes for as long as she can remember. After an unfulfilling career in sales, she finally turned that love into a new and rewarding career. Driven by her passion for exotic medicine and quality of care Shauna joined the Wildwood team in 2016 and obtained her veterinary technician license in 2019. Shauna is a self-proclaimed 'cat lady' who enjoys reading, crafting, and going to local music shows or concerts.

  • Jessi Foxhoven
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Bio coming soon.

  • Piper Thomas
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Piper joined Wildwood in 2021 as an assistant while finishing her veterinary technology program. She recently graduated and got her RVT license. She has two dogs at home, Koa & Lilo. In her free time, she enjoys watching tv/movies, and camping.

  • Cindy Chou
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cindy has always had an interest in animals for as long as she can remember. She would study and observe many species of animals for hours—especially exotic animals—from reptiles, fish, and aquatic creatures. After entering the Education field with a concentration in Biology, she realized that she wanted to work with animals hands-on rather than just teach about them. She pursued her passion and studied Veterinary Technology at PLATT college and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in 2021. Cindy loves working with reptiles, especially geckos and snakes. She currently has only one pet, her Crested Gecko, Neeko.

  • Ellen Welt
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ellen has loved animals since childhood. She has volunteered in animal rescue for over 30 years, including rescuing former lab beagles. After a 27-year career in education, Ellen has chosen to use her love of all animals and become a Veterinary Assistant at Wildwood Veterinary Hospital. In her spare time, Ellen travels, scuba dives, and enjoys hanging out with her 5 medically fragile dogs, 3 cats, and 1 rabbit.

  • Jennifer Arroyo
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer joined Wildwood in 2021 as a Receptionist. Before she joined Wildwood, she would volunteer at the Humane Society as a medical assistant. She earned her Veterinary Assistant certificate in June 2022 and is interested in applying for the Veterinary Technology program at Foothill next year. Her interests are binge watching shows, listening to music, playing video games, attending craft fairs, and hanging out with her 2 dogs Tulip and Frankie, and her hamster Brioche.

  • Monica Kim
    Receptionist

    Monica graduated from SJSU in 2019 with a B.A. in Professional and Technical Writing. She joined Wildwood in 2022 as a Receptionist where she assists in all manners of clerical work. In her spare time, Monica enjoys drawing, reading, writing creative fiction, and playing video games. She has a particular fondness for snakes and rats.

  • Lauren Wolf
    Receptionist

    Lauren is an SFSU graduate with a Bachelor's in Science. Their love of organization and carefully honed skills in customer service means they are happy and ready to help you schedule your next appointment. In their free time, they enjoy drawing, painting, video-games, and cross-stitch. They love all animals, but are particularly fond of cats and legally permitted ferrets.