Animal Advocates Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Vallejo CA area for everything pet related. Our veterinary hospital is run by Dr. Victor Liu, who is a licensed, experienced Vallejo veterinarian.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Animal Advocates Veterinary Hospital stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Dr. Victor Liu (OWNER/CHIEF OF STAFF)
Dr. Liu was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even at a young age he had a passion for the care of animals. He kept the cleanest tanks in the neighborhood and was able to raise a half dollar sized baby turtle to adulthood. This turtle was later to follow Dr. Liu through vet school.
Dr. Liu went to undergrad at The Ohio State University, where he became an avid Buckeye fan and started his pursuit of animal medicine with a Biology degree. He then completed his veterinary medical degree at University of Illinois - Champaign, Urbana and found his wife, Julia. He went on to complete an intensive internship at Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston, MA where he was trained in internal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine. He resided and cared for pets in Chicago, IL for 9 years before him and his wife decided to move out to the bay area with his family and buy his own practice.
Dr. Liu likes to live an active lifestyle by playing sports and is very much a family man who loves to spend time with his family whenever he can. He has two young children, Arden & Selah and a pom named Barnaby, who is obsessed with the game of fetch. At one time the household consisted of 2 dogs, a cat, 2 turtles and 3 fish and it was due to his wife's shared love for animals.
Dr. Liu is glad to provide the expert care for pets by using progressive medical knowledge, good intuition and current technology. He wants to provide pet owners with as much information as possible in order to help them make the best decision they can regarding the health and livelihood of their pets.
Jasmine (REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN)
Jasmine has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2006. She is especially fond of Chichuahuas, Pitbulls, and black and white cats. When not at work, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Meggie (VETERINARY ASSISTANT)
Meggie grew up with three loving and loyal Dobermans, a bunny, and a black kitty named Shasta. As a young girl she always wanted to work with animals. In 1999, as she entered middle school and with support from her mother, Meggie’s passion for animal care took off when she began volunteering at the Vallejo/Benicia Humane Society. After high school she worked as a veterinary receptionist/technician for 5 years before taking time off to start her family. After her beautiful daughter, Emalee was born, she focused on being a mom, yet kept her passion for animal care alive by volunteering at UC Davis picnic day and the Suisun Wild Life Preserve. It was during this time Meggie decided to further her career and enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program. For two years after completing the technician program, Meggie worked as a technician before welcoming her son, Jordan.
In 2012, wanting to work closer to home, Meggie joined the staff at Animal Advocates Veterinary Hospital. She believes in compassion and hard work to provide a clean and friendly environment for pets and their owners. Meggie strives to better herself and improve her skills to help those in need. In her free time she enjoys museums, parks, walks, and playing games with her fiance, Michael, and her children. Meggie’s four legged family consists of three cats, JR, Cozy, and Slugs.
Lacy (VETERINARY ASSISTANT)
Lacy has been a veterinarian assistant for 6 years. Her passion has always been working with animals. She grew up on a ranch where she had horses, cows, chickens, dogs and cats. She currently has 4 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. Lacy enjoys the outdoors and every chance she gets she is outside with her beloved animals. When Lacy is not outdoors, she is in school studying toward becoming a veterinarian.
As a youngster April wanted to become a Vet. But the fear of needles stopped her. :) Her love of animals, though, is still as strong as ever. Her pets include a bird, Razz who she rescued, a bunny named Mav who weighs 3lbs. Ask her about him. He runs the house and their world. And their latest edition is a Siberian Husky named Hemi. Not to mention her son, Chris. During her free time April loves to ride dirt bikes and go camping with her son and enjoys hiking with Hemi.
Charissa (RECEPTIONIST AND VET ASSISTANT)
Charissa was raised in the bay area, and recently moved to Solano County four years ago. She has two dogs: a Chihuahua, who is a charming, unofficial dog park "hall monitor" and a miniature poodle mix who manages to get out of trouble with a simple look from his puppy-dog eyes. She enjoys taking her babies to the Point Isabel dog park in Richmond or just going on small road trips in search of dog-friendly places tovisit. She's been working in a veterinary healthcare setting for about three years and the best part has been being able to meet with cute and hairy family additions and their humans.