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We have assembled an excellent team of veterinary doctors to give the highest quality care to your pets.
In addition to our general practitioners, we have several specialists that we are able to access to ensure that the care your pets receive is of the highest caliber.


Linda JorgensenDVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Medical Director
Graduated University of CA, Davis in 1979
Internship, 1979-1980
Residency 1983-1985
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
Board Certified Internal Medicine 1986

Dr. Linda Jorgensen graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1979. From there she went to Cornell for a one year small animal internship until 1980. Linda joined Sequoia Veterinary Hospital as a general practitioner in 1980 and in 1983 she moved to New York to complete a residency in Veterinary Internal Medicine at Cornell University. In 1986 Dr. Jorgensen returned to California and has been with us ever since. For nearly 30 years she has been a well-known and respected board certified internal medicine specialist. She is referred difficult internal medicine cases from all over the Bay Area. She is skilled in cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, and soft tissue surgery. She is adept at and enjoys cardiac and abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and laparoscopy.
Dr. Jorgensen became the Medical Director at Sequoia Veterinary Hospital in January of 2005.  She and her husband Ross have two wonderful daughters, Becky and Amy.  Becky recently graduated from UCLA and is working on her Ph.d at UCSF. Amy is attending UC Davis just like her Mom, and is interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy. Their family also includes two dogs (Penny and Franck), Max the cat, two chinchillas (Kanga and Roo), and various fish.



Bill Rivers, DVM, PhD Radiology, DACVR

We are very pleased to have Dr. Bill Rivers as our consulting radiologist. Dr. Rivers helps us interpret our more complicated x-ray studies on our patients.

Dr. Rivers graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, and after an internship with Dr. Steven Ettinger in Los Angeles the following year, 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 and 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. Fun fact, Dr. River's favorite Rick & Morty is Pickle Rick.



Laura Sickafoose, DVM, DACVD

Veterinary Dermatologist

Graduated University of California Davis 2007

Board Certified Veterinary Dermatology 2010


Dr. Sickafoose attended UC Davis where she received numerous scholarships for academic excellence and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She went on to complete an internship in general medicine and surgery from San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, then her dermatology residency at Louisiana State University. Dr. Sickafoose has a special interest in feline dermatology and infectious diseases. Outside of dermatology her interests include running, hiking with her dogs, camping and spending time with her family.