Dr. Eva Radke, Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Radke is originally from Marin County and grew up down the road in Kentfield. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to starting veterinary school, she worked for a small pharmaceutical company developing new drugs for asthma and COPD. Dr. Radke received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 2008. She worked in general practice in Marin for 12 years prior to purchasing Ross Valley Veterinary Hospital. 

Dr. Radke’s approach to medicine tends to be conservative, but she strongly believes in preventative care with regular exams, vaccinations, parasite preventatives, and good nutrition. She has special interests in dermatology and infectious disease, as well as senior pet care. Dr. Radke’s ultimate goal is to provide high-quality personalized care for your dog or cat in order to maintain their individual health and your human-animal bond. She truly believes that this bond is an essential part of our lives and our own emotional well-being.

Dr. Radke now lives in Mill Valley with her rescue Pug Eloise (“Weezy”). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, and traveling.


Heather Heitz, Owner/Hospital Manager

Heather has been working towards owning her own practice for over a decade, even if she didn’t realize it in the beginning. Sixteen years ago, she started as a Client Services Representative at a very busy and growing veterinary practice in San Rafael while she worked towards becoming an RN. Quickly she realized that her love for animals, strong customer service skills, and appreciation for veterinary medicine was another passion to focus on. Applying her education in health sciences and business management to her career in the veterinary field was effortless, and she quickly moved her way up to Hospital Administrator.

After working together for nearly 10 years, Heather and Dr. Radke decided to step out on their own and build the practice they had always dreamed of working at. A practice that provides exceptional care, customer service, and a sense of community.

Heather is a Sonoma County native but has enjoyed working in Marin for the past 18 years. In her free time, she enjoys being outside gardening, hiking, or relaxing by the pool. She spends weekends with her favorite guys – her husband, son, career change Guide Dog, Great Dane puppy and a sweet little Siamese kitty.


Dr. Amy Sachs, Veterinarian 

Dr. Sachs graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include surgery, preventative medicine, geriatric care, and the human-animal bond. She has also used her skills as a veterinarian on animal welfare missions including animal rescue, spay and neuter clinics in Guatemala, veterinary relief after hurricane Harvey in Texas and recently treating animals affected by the Paradise fires in California.

Dr. Sachs is a Marin County Native who spent her childhood volunteering with animals at the San Francisco Zoo, Wildcare, and local veterinary hospitals. In her free time, she is usually in the hills of Marin with her dog Milo, gardening, or at home with her one-eyed Siamese cat Loki and her island cat Lucille.


Dr. Gabrielle Rosa, Veterinarian, cVMA

Dr. Rosa is from Chicago but moved to San Francisco early in her childhood. She graduated from the Western University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rosa has worked in general practice, emergency, and what she likes to call “street medicine” offering free clinics serving pets of the homeless across the state. These experiences contributed to building her determination to improve every animal’s quality of life which encouraged her to learn more about the benefits of integrative medicine and obtain her certification in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Rosa is now certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and practices it here in our hospital, along with massage and laser therapy.

In her free time, Dr. Rosa likes to hang out at home with her dog Charlie and her cats, Ani, Miles, and Willie.


Dr. Margaret Holiday, D.C., C.A.C.

Margaret Holiday, D.C., C.A.C. graduated from UC Berkeley and Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been a practicing chiropractor for over 35 years. In 2002, she completed advanced studies in Animal Chiropractic and attained national certification through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. For the last twenty years she has worked in close conjunction with many veterinarians in the Bay Area and here in Marin County serving both small and large animal needs.

She especially enjoys working closely with rehabilitation specialists to enhance recovery of strength and function after sports injuries, traumas and surgeries. She also loves working with the geriatric population to improve quality of life while aging. In addition to chiropractic Margaret specializes in craniosacral and trigger point therapy. She is excited to be part of the dynamic Ross Valley Veterinary team.

In her spare time, Margaret loves swimming , gardening and hiking with her Golden retriever Boz and Aussie mix Teo. She also adores her ginger tabby kitty, Zella.


Jenni, Registered Veterinary Technician

Jenni has been a tech for over 15 years, working with small animals. She graduated from Mills College with a double major in Computer Science and Psychology. She joined the Ross Valley family in April 2015. She enjoys positive interactions with clients, assisting in surgery, and is interested in veterinary dentistry and physical rehabilitation. She has taught dog training classes and behavior consultations at the Marin Humane Society and conducts private lessons.

Jenni lives in Novato with her husband, Dan, and her daughter, Olivia. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, and going to the beach with her dogs, Tule, Honey and Hank.

 


Erin, Registered Veterinary Technician

Erin was born in San Francisco, but raised in Marin, and is happy to call Ross Valley Veterinary Hospital her new home!  She joined the family in March of 2021.  Her childhood in Lucas Valley instilled a deep connection to nature, with Open Space literally in her backyard.
With plans to become a veterinarian, Erin began working as a kennel attendant in high school and went on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology, graduating from U.C., Davis in 2005.  Her career path took a slight turn when she fell in love with the hands-on aspect of veterinary technology, earning her RVT license in 2011.  She has a special interest in dentistry and radiology.
Erin lives in San Rafael with her husband, son, long-haired Torbie cat, Ruby and goldendoodle Willow.  Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and photography.

Jennifer, Registered Veterinary Technician

Jennifer was born and raised in Marin County. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2012 with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian but was unfortunately unable to graduate. She continued to work as a veterinary assistant until 2019 when she had the desire to become an RVT. In October of 2020, she obtained her RVT license and has loved all the opportunities she has had since then. One of them being able to be a part of the great team at Ross Valley Veterinary Hospital. Jennifer enjoys helping in surgery and is interested in dental and radiology.

Jennifer currently resides in San Anselmo with her husband, daughter, son and her three dogs – Adira, Neville and Panda.


Angelina, Registered Veterinary Technician

Angie has been in the veterinary field for 25 years. The only thing she has ever wanted to do is nurture animals where she sees need and feels inspiration. She has worked in dentistry since the start of her career. As her interest in dentistry grew it also evolved. Dentistry requires anesthesia. With anesthesia you need to be aware of detail and nuance, while keeping the whole picture in mind, this language speaks to her. She is honored to be able to help cultivate the ancient and sacred bond between human and animal through veterinary medicine.

Angie has worked in Sonoma and Marin county as well as New Orleans. She has spent the last 6 years helping run anesthetic cases from routine to complex in specialty medicine. She is thrilled to now be a part of this talented team at RVVH!

Angie lives in Marin with her husband, 3 dogs, 3 cats, flock of pigeons and koi. On her days off she spends time with her family, walks, reads and tends her water gardens. Pictured is Sake the “Wolf” – in memoriam.


Marina, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Marina was born and raised in Fairfax, spending the majority of her time working and living outdoors. She graduated from the University of Redlands majoring in History, Sociology, and Anthropology with a minor in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She grew up surrounded by animals small and large and spent several years teaching Hunter/Jumper lessons and directing Equine Summer Camps across the Petaluma countryside.

Marina started at Ross Valley as a Client Services Representative and quickly moved into the Veterinary Technician Assistant role. She loves working and connecting with all animals she comes across, including her two rescue cats Lucifer and Beau. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, sketching, and being in nature.

 


Patricia, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Patricia was born in San Francisco but moved to Sacramento at a young age. She has always had a fondness for animals and landed her first animal job in 2015. Since then, she has worked as a kennel technician, veterinary receptionist, veterinary assistant, and veterinary pharmacy technician. In 2020, she became a Licensed (human) Pharmacy Technician, but stayed in the animal field, as caring for animals is her passion.

Patricia has 2 cats (Luna, and Salem) as well as 3 dogs (Violet, Dottie, and Honey). In her free time, she likes beach hopping and photography.


Emily, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Emily was born and raised in Marin County and has been working with animals since childhood. From a young age, she began volunteer work at Marin Humane working at the adoption center, and by 17 years old, became a medical intern before leaving for college. Between volunteering at Marin Humane and school, Emily also interned at several clinics to learn about the veterinary field.

Emily recently obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science on a Pre-Veterinary track at CSU Chico in 2023 and recently moved back to Marin to work at Ross Valley Veterinary Hospital. She has a specific interest in preventative medicine and animal behavior.

In her free time, Emily loves to hike, bake, paint with friends, and spend time with her cat Littles.


Angela, Client Services Representative

Angie came to the West Coast from Wisconsin in 1997 and has been a part of the Marin County veterinary community ever since. Her favorite parts of her work include helping nervous patients feel more relaxed during their vet visits and sharing various pet care tips and tricks that she has learned over the years.

Angie feels super lucky to call San Anselmo home. When not at work she can be found working in her yard or browsing a local bookstore or consignment shop. She shares her home with her wonderful husband and seven feline friends. Meow!


Summer, Client Services Representative

Summer’s work with animals started over 23 years ago and has included positions at humane societies, veterinary hospitals, an animal advocacy group, animal rescue and her own dog walking & pet sitting business. She love all animals but has a soft spot for crusty old rescue chihuahuas.

In her free time, Summer enjoys spending time outdoors in the sunshine, visiting the beaches of SoCal and Hawaii when possible.


Natalie, Client Services Representative/Veterinary Technician Assistant

Natalie started working in the veterinary medicine field in 2015. Throughout the years, she has worked as a receptionist, pet nurse, and in management. She has a passion for providing compassionate client care and an interest in business development. Natalie feels that working in the veterinary field is a childhood dream come true and loves getting to care for all the animals she has met!

Natalie moved to West Marin at the beginning of 2023 to fulfill a dream of being engulfed in nature. Natalie feels honored to have joined the team at Ross Valley Vet and is excited to get to know all of Ross Valley Vet’s clients and their amazing animals!

For fun, Natalie enjoys all things outdoors and in the water. She is in the market for a mountain bike and a small sailboat if anyone has any leads. She lives with her two cats, Tina and Teddy.


Mike, Facilities Manager

Mike was born in San Francisco, California. Having lived in scenic Marin County since age three, he has always had pets when he was growing up.

He’s grown to appreciate the beautiful kingdoms of plants and animals we’ve been blessed with both here and worldwide.

Mike has been working at Ross Valley Veterinary Hospital since August 1993.