Our Practice

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Lincoln, CA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Sheridan, Penryn, Newcastle, Rocklin, Loomis, and Auburn.

  • Dr. Jodi Van Tine MA, CVA, CVCHM


    Dr. Jodi Van Tine received a Master’s Degree in Cellular Immunology from San Jose State University in 1990. She earned the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1994. She practiced mixed animal veterinary medicine at the Animal Medical Center and Folsom Veterinary Hospital. In 2004, she elected to treat her pet with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and nutritional therapy. This inspired Dr. Van Tine to pursue a specialization in Eastern Medicine.

    Dr. Van Tine received certification in Canine and Equine Veterinary Acupuncture in 2006 and worked as an associate at the Integrative Veterinary Center from 2006-2007. In December 2009, she was the first veterinarian to complete the College of Integrative Therapies (CIVT), earning Certification in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine. She has since also received Graduate Diplomas in Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture. She teaches other veterinary professionals around the world through distance learning with CIVT. She unites Food Therapy, acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine with conventional medicine to promote wellness and prevent or treat disease in her patients.

  • Dr. Tiffany Azevedo


    Dr. Tiffany Azevedo graduated from Michigan State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Her special interests are in surgery, dentistry, exotic pets, and behavior. After practicing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for a few years, Dr. Azevedo relocated back to California where she now lives with her husband, three cats, and a giant great dane. She is bilingual, speaking both English and Mandarin Chinese. Her interests include making all sorts of crafts, hiking, camping, SCUBA diving, and obsessing over her plants.

    Mammals I will see: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, mice, sugar gliders, ferrets, hedgehogs, gerbils, degus, etc.

  • Dr. Megan O’Brien


    Dr. Megan O’Brien graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Animal Science in 2016. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from St. George’s University in 2022. After graduating, Dr. O’Brien spent two years practicing companion animal medicine in the Bay Area. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, surgery, and especially geriatric/senior pet medicine.

    She loves all things cats and dogs but will be especially happy if you’ve got a Beagle that she can see! When she’s not hanging out with her two favorite Beagles, Tiki and Casper, Dr. O’Brien loves walking, cooking, trying new restaurants, and playing video games.

  • Dr Irene Fujishima Nakaoka


    Dr Irene Fujishima Nakaoka, one of our Urgent Care doctors graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and her Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis. She then switched her career to veterinary medicine, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree from UC Davis. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, and is a specialist in Feline Practice. She was the 2012-2013 Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Service Donald G Low-CVMA Practioner Fellow. She is passionate about cats and dentistry, and enjoys helping patients in need of urgent care.

  • Ally

    Hospital Manager

    Ally has been in the Veterinary Field since 2006 starting off in general practice.  Shortly after, she moved to emergency medicine where she spent most of her career.  It was there that she held many positions, including triage nurse, hospital nurse and clinical supervisor.  Most recently, she has been excelling in a hospital manager role at Banfield, overseeing two separate locations. She has a passion for leadership, making sure her team, clients and hospital are taken care of.

    She is married and is a mom of 4 kids. 2 girls and 2 bonus boys. Obviously, there are lots of animals in their home. 2 French Bulldogs, 1 Yellow Lab and 2 cats. As you can probably assume, there is never a dull moment!

    When she is not working, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time in Half Moon Bay with her family and watching the Raiders play football!