Veterinarians of Park Animal Hospital

San Francisco VeterinarianRobert H. Arrick, DVM

Dr. Robert Arrick opened Park Animal Hospital in 1984 and was involved in every phase of the hospital's development, from the design of the building to the purchase of medical equipment. Before starting his own veterinary practice, he worked at a number of animal hospitals in the San Francisco area.

A San Francisco native, Dr. Arrick attended the University of California, Berkeley, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences in 1972. He continued his education at the University of California, Davis, and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Arrick completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Arrick's professional interests include surgery and internal medicine, and he also enjoys the management responsibilities that come with running a veterinary hospital.

Dr. Arrick and his wife, Jan, are the proud parents of twin boys Eli and Noah. He and his family care for a cat named Fuji Rascal, a Chihuahua named Kiwi and the many goldfish that live in his family's three outdoor ponds. A sports enthusiast, Dr. Arrick enjoys spending his free time playing golf, tennis and basketball, running, swimming and training. He also volunteers as a youth soccer and baseball coach.

Vet in San FranciscoJessica Holliday, DVM

Dr. Jessica Holliday joined Park Animal Hospital in July 2014. She is skilled, compassionate general practitioner and her knowledge and expertise in the art of acupuncture have allowed us to offer this alternative healing treatment to our patients. Along with alternative medicine, her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, geriatric care and pain management. She is a member of the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the California Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Feline Practitioners.

A true advocate for animals, Dr. Holliday finds great reward in being able to enrich the bond between pets and their caregivers and helping to give a voice to these furry family members. She especially appreciates the resilience of animals she has witnessed during her career.

"I have helped rescue birds, rodents, cats and dogs from various situations," she says. "Not only do they respond well to proper medical care, they are also able to move past abuse and neglect and appreciate the company of us humans again!"

Originally from Baton Rouge, Dr. Holliday attended Louisiana State University where she majored in Biology and Animal Science. Before graduation, she was accepted to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Holliday was a member of the Dean's List during her years as an undergraduate and a graduate student.

While Dr. Holliday grew up with pets, it was becoming a pet parent to her own dog, Tomba, at age 19 that inspired her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She also credits Tomba with prompting her interest in alternative medicine. "When he was 13 years old he was diagnosed with Irritable Bowl Disorder (IBD) that did not respond to Western medicine," she recalls. "His positive response to acupuncture treatments motivated me to learn about it so I could offer my patients that care." Outside work, Dr. Holliday enjoys hiking, running, yoga, cooking and gardening. She has four pets: Tomba, a Chow mix; Nelly, a Shepherd mix; and two cats, Opie and Lolita.

Keely Commins, DMV

Dr. Keely Commins was born and raised in San Francisco and is a graduate of Lowell High School. She earned her undergraduate degree (a BA in Anthropology with minors in Forestry and Celtic Studies) at the University of California Berkeley in 1996. Realizing that veterinary medicine would allow her to express her passion for animals, humans and science, she entered the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Commins has worked at busy small animal private practices in Napa, San Francisco and Marin.

Dr. Commins has a strong desire to nurture the human-animal bond. Her areas of professional interest include preventive medicine, infectious disease, dermatology and behavior. She is a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Commins is the owner of San Francisco Pet Behavior Consulting, providing house call appointments for dog and cat with behavior problems. She lives in San Francisco with her two young sons and a Chihuahua/terrier mix named Hazel. She enjoys spending time in nature and various athletic activities.

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