Veterinary Consultants

Keely Commins, DVM, Animal Behavior Consultant

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.

Amy Allen, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Dr. Amy Allen is the owner of Animal Internal Medicine, Mobile Endoscopy, which provides mobile endoscopy for cats and dogs in the San Francisco Bay area. We are fortunate to be able to offer Dr. Allen's skills and knowledge to our clients and their pets.

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure commonly used to evaluate the interior surfaces of your pet's organs through a small tube inserted into his or her body. An endoscopic examination can often accurately diagnose what is causing your pet's vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain or swelling, loss of appetite or respiratory problems.

Although anesthesia is required to keep pets still during the endoscopic procedure, the recovery time is minimal. The benefits of endoscopy over exploratory surgery include no incision, shortened anesthetic time, decreased inflammation, less stress and discomfort, and an earlier return to normal function for your pet. Accurate diagnosis of your pet's symptoms begins with our ability to put together as complete and accurate a picture of what is going on inside your pet's body as possible. For that reason, endoscopy is recommended when routine blood and urine tests, radiographs and ultrasound do not give us the complete diagnostic picture.

Sean Wells, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS

Dr. Sean Wells founded Nor Cal Veterinary Surgical in 2010 to provide mobile specialty surgery for pets in the greater San Francisco area. NCVS serves clients and patients that would not normally have access to specialty/referral services due to financial, logistical, or other reasons by providing specialty services at the patient's local veterinary hospital.

Dr. Wells' surgical interests include orthopedic and oncologic surgery, with a special focus on minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, reconstructive procedures and joint replacement. He also has extensive knowledge on peri-operative analgesia and oncologic staging techniques.

Originally from the mountains northeast of Ojai, California, Dr. Wells earned his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, he completed a general internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists, a surgical internship at Veterinary Surgical Associates and a 3-year residency in small animal surgery at Veterinary Surgical Associates. Dr. Wells also received his board certification in surgery from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Outside work, Dr. Wells enjoys surfing, hockey, snowboarding, and any activity involving the water. At home he enjoys cooking, home brewing and relaxing with his cats.

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