Our Team

APPOINTMENT
Dr. Amanda Bloomberg

Dr. Amanda Bloomberg

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Amanda Bloomberg is a native to the Bay Area growing up in Fremont and attending Santa Clara University for her undergraduate degree. She attended veterinary school at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana. While she enjoyed her time in the Midwest, after graduation she came back to the Bay to be close to her family.

Dr. Bloomberg lives in Pleasanton with her husband Francisco, two dogs (Zooey and Pepe) and two kittens (Tito “Bandito” and Vino aka “Little Vinnie”). In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, crafting and painting but above all she enjoys spending time with her family. Family is her core and foundation in life and she wants to create a hospital with the same values.

Her professional interests include feline medicine and senior care but her favorite part of being a veterinarian is being able to form relationships with her clients and their pets. She has a passion for educating clients about their pets’ well-being and believes strongly in working as a team with them to formulate the best plan of action for their pets.

Dr. Bloomberg always knew she wanted to open her own hospital and she is excited she finally has the opportunity to create a family-focused, privately owned, small animal hospital with her partner and fellow Boilermaker, Dr. Melissa Hardy, in the town that she loves. She also has a passion for environmental sustainability and believes there is huge room for improvement in the veterinary field to create a hospital that strives to be as environmentally conscious as possible.

Dr. Melissa Hardy

Dr. Melissa Hardy

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Melissa Hardy, originally from Indiana, earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completing her degree she packed up her seven animals at the time and drove across the country to be close to her family whose careers brought them to California.

Over the past decade, California has become home to Dr. Hardy and she resides in the east bay with two boisterous French Bulldogs (Zoe and Oscar), a large lanky mixed breed canine named Otis, Jovial a 24-year-old bossy female Senegal, and two newer additions, Greenwich and Elmer, whom are male Eclectus parrots. When not caring for her furry and feathered family, Dr. Hardy enjoys spending time with her human family BBQing, going to the farmers market, gardening, fine dining, and exploring California.

Dr. Hardy has been involved in the East Bay community by volunteering and/or working with, Fix Our Ferals, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Solano Feral Cat Group, Tri-Valley Fix Our Ferals, VIP Pet Care, Vetco, and Human Society Veterinary Medical Association-RAVS. She is also an active member of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) and most recently provided medical care for animals injured by the wildfires in Paradise, California.

Professionally, she takes a special interest in French Bulldogs due to her own two Frenchies and has a special fondness for geriatric patient care. She is also an avid dental care enthusiast and a strong advocate of preventative medicine. While Dr. Hardy loves practicing veterinary medicine, she always knew ownership was her ultimate dream and can’t wait to meet you and your four-legged family members at Paws of Pleasanton Animal Hospital!

Jesse Funaoka

Jesse Funaoka

Lead Receptionist, RVT

Jesse was born and raised in Fresno, CA and has been working in veterinary medicine since attending San Joaquin Valley College to become a veterinary technician in 2004. After passing her Registered Veterinary Technician boards in December of 2005, she took on the challenge of working as an RVT 14 years!! Transitioning in a new direction, she decided to make the move to an administrative position so that she could spend more one-on-one time with clients.

Jesse has lived in Tracy, CA with her husband, her French Bulldog (Batman), and her 4 cats (Leo, Doug, Tonks, and Eilis) since November 2019. She enjoys reading, crafting, and traveling with her husband. She would say she is more of a cat person but has a special love for Frenchies and senior dogs. 

Jesse hopes to someday manage a practice and/or move to an island with 10 Frenchies and 20 cats.

Kassidy Honas

Kassidy Honas

Receptionist

Kassidy is a native to the bay area originally from San Ramon. She resided in Livermore for 23 years where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Kinesiology at Las Positas College. Soon after, she transferred to San Jose State University where she is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Today, she resides in Fremont with her partner and their spoiled cat, Bandit. In her free time Kassidy enjoys painting, gaming, and gardening.

Kassidy started her career in veterinary medicine in 2019 as a veterinary assistant for weekend vaccination clinics. During her time there, she met Dr. Hardy, and recently joined the Paws of Pleasanton family as a veterinary receptionist. Her strong customer service background is an asset and we are happy to have her join the team.

Quinn Petras-Yang

Quinn Petras-Yang

Lead Veterinary Technician, RVT

Quinn has always loved animals and can remember wanting to care for them since she was 9 years old. To this day, that desire has not changed. In 1999 she began her career in the animal health industry as a receptionist and gradually moved on to become a technician. She attended Oregon State University wherein 2001 she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Behavior. Later in 2009 she became licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician. While not tending to your pets she enjoys spending time with her two cats, both of which are rescues. Her original feral is a 7-year-old domestic longhair named Micah (pictured above) and her original stray is Shinta, a 15-year-old domestic shorthair brown tabby who elected to opt-out of the photo session!

Kari Dummer

Kari Dummer

Veterinary Technician

Kari started her career in Veterinary Medicine, in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1995. There she worked at a busy small animal practice which also catered to exotic pets. Additionally, she also worked with the local zoo veterinarian, seeing everything from snakes to tigers! So, she can handle the wildest of domestic pets!After moving to California in 2005, she worked for a short time in an emergency veterinary practice but decided to stay at home with her two kids, for close to 15 years. Family first! Now that her kids (Hudson and Ella) are more grown, in high school, and college, she has come back to what she loves, working with animals and their human parents.When not at Paws of Pleasanton, she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and watch her daughter play softball. Kari has 3 dogs and 2 cats. Additionally, she likes to spend time volunteering for the SPCA in Dublin, and NorCal Boxer Rescue (NCBR).

Hailey Duckworth

Hailey Duckworth

Veterinary Assistant

Hailey is a small-town girl from Sonora, California, and a veterinary technician assistant with the goal of becoming an R.V.T. She was just accepted into an RVT program which starts in August 2020. Congratulations Hailey! Throughout high school, Hailey was heavily involved in 4H and FFA which initially fueled her passion and interest in animal medicine. She has been in the field since 2017 assisting with a plethora of both large and small animals.

Her first position as a kennel technician with Mono Way Veterinary Hospital exposed her to many different aspects of the veterinary field and gave her opportunities to engage in different positions. Prior to moving to Pleasanton in September of 2019, Hailey also worked for Tuolumne County Animal Control where she learned the legal aspect of the veterinary field via shadowing many on-call animal control officers. If she wasn’t shadowing, she was at the shelter assisting with adoptions, cleaning, making the animals comfortable, and creating bonds with each pet she worked with.

Hailey is very passionate about patient care and loves all pets regardless of size or temperament. In her downtime, she loves to spend time with family, visit Sonora, and literally anything that gets her up and moving. 

Ella Dummer

Ella Dummer

Veterinary Assistant

Ella is a Junior at CAL high school in San Ramon where she enjoys and excels in science and math. She hopes to one day attend medical school and has an interest in pathology. She has been frequenting veterinary hospitals since in utero as Kari; her mother, is a veterinary technician. Throughout her years growing up, she has helped her mom rescue and nurse animals back to health. When not studying or hanging out with friends, she enjoys playing softball, volleyball, and spending time with her 3 dogs and 2 cats. Butters, pictured here, is her favorite!

Family-owned and operated veterinary care in Pleasanton, CA

Compassionate care for your four-legged family members.

At Paws of Pleasanton Animal Hospital, we know your pets are family. We strive to treat each and every patient who walks through our doors with kindness and respect. We offer cutting-edge medical technology to keep your pets feeling their best! We're also a proud member of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.

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Location

3128 Santa Rita Road, Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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