Dr. Moore knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was just a toddler. She couldn’t fully pronounce it, but she knew. She loved animals. She grew up splitting her time between Hayward and Groveland, a small town near Yosemite. She loved nature, and enjoyed caring for the family’s cats, dogs, chickens, turkeys, goats, and a neglected horse who lived in a pasture next to her family’s property. She “helped” baby chicks hatch (which was not always so helpful), and learned about life and death at an early age. She was fascinated with life, and how it worked. It was then she began her long journey to veterinary school, which took her many places, including the Army, where she served in the US Army Reserves as a Chemical Operations Specialist, working up from Private to the rank of Staff Sergeant. She graduated from San Francisco State University, Summa Cum Laude, with a BS in Physiology, minoring in Chemistry. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and went on to become a Captain in the US Army Veterinary Corps, serving in a deploying veterinary unit out of Fort Hood, Texas. While there, she trained soldiers, examined deploying military working dogs, and cared for pets of military families. Did you know Dr. Moore graduated from Army basic training first in her COED platoon?
Dr. Moore enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, her theatrical daughter, and animal loving son, three rescue cats, and is hoping to have a dog someday soon. In her spare time, she loves to create art and volunteer doing hair, makeup, and props with a local youth theater group. She is also the Alameda County coordinator for the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps, and the CVMA House Delegate for the CCVMA. She also volunteers for STEM events, and you may find her giving a talk at a local school, suturing or bandaging up a stuffed animal for a Girl Scout event, or teaching youth how to analyze labwork and radiographs to make a medical diagnosis. She has a strong interest in integrative medicine, surgery, and dentistry. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. She strongly believes in creating a work environment that is like a family away from home, where pets and their families feel welcome, while providing the best care for our furry patients.