Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
Our Veterinary Team
Our team is here to help. At Animal Hospital of Sebastopol, we treat you and your pets like our family.
Animal Hospital of Sebastopol
Meet our Veterinary Team
Dr. Nicole Canon, DVM, MPVM
Practice Owner – Team Member since February 2002
Dr. Nicole Canon is an alumna of both UC Davis and Colorado State University. She completed her undergraduate degree and received her Master’s degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis and achieved her Veterinary degree in Colorado. She also lived in Springfield, VA while completing an extensive internship that covered small animal emergencies, internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and radiation oncology. Finally, she completed coursework in veterinary acupuncture. She came to work at the Animal Hospital of Sebastopol in 2002 and liked it so much, that she bought it in 2007. For fun, Dr. Nicole spends her time outside skiing, sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. She loves sharing her home with her husband, two cats, and a dog.
Dr. Charlotte Rockwood, DVM
Veterinarian, Team Member since October 2010
Dr. Charlotte Rockwood is a Sebastopol native. After graduating from veterinary school at the University of California, Davis, she completed a year-long intensive internship is southern California. During this time, she received additional training in internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, radiology and oncology. Dr. Charlotte jointed the Animal Hospital of Sebastopol in 2010. She enjoys being a pet’s primary care doctor, and focuses on preventative care with a special interest in geriatric care. Dr. Charlotte lives with her husband and two young children, their bossy terrier Iris, and cat Freya. When she has free time, Dr. Charlotte enjoys being outdoors, especially hiking and gardening, reading and cooking.
Dr. Gwen Miller, DVM
Veterinarian – Team Member since June 2012
Dr. Gwen Miller is originally from the San Diego area. She moved to Northern California to attend college, and decided it is the place to be! She completed both undergraduate and veterinary degrees at UC Davis and then relocated to the North Bay to pursue an internship at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital. She has been working here at Animal Hospital of Sebastopol since 2012 and enjoys the interactions with people and animals (both old and new!) that she gets here. She and her husband are kept busy at home with 2 small children. Rounding out the household are two mature kitties and a joyfully enthusiastic Great Pyrennes, Albi.
Dr. Giulianna Chierici, BVM&S
Veterinarian – Team Member since July 2018
Dr. Giulianna Chierici is a Sonoma County native, having grown up in Santa Rosa. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University, she pursued her life-long dream of being a Vet and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to attend the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. She has special interests in surgery and exotic animal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Giulianna loves to be active by doing yoga, hiking, and going to the gym. She also loves to cook and bake for her friends and family. She currently has a cat named Loki, but can’t wait to add a dog (and maybe a lizard!) to the group.
Dr. Jill Hoffman, DVM
Veterinarian – Team Member since July 2015
Dr. Jill Hoffman grew up on a koi farm in Fremont, CA next door to Fremont Animal Hospital. She and her sister spent their childhood swimming in the koi ponds and catching feral cats to be neutered next door. She completed her undergraduate degree at Humboldt State University and fell in love with the North Coast. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from veterinary school at UC Davis in 2002, she practiced as a small animal vet for 11 years in San Jose before she and her husband fulfilled a dream by moving to Sebastopol. Dr. Jill especially enjoys being a part of the human-animal bond and sharing that bond with her clients and patients through all life stages. She shares her home with three big dogs, three chickens, and her husband. Outside of work she enjoys reading with dogs on her lap, traveling with her husband, and taking the dogs to the river and beach for adventures.
Dr. Barbara Farrell, DVM
Dr. Barbara Farrell is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received her veterinary and Master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota. She worked as a veterinarian in San Francisco and the Bay Area for 18 years before moving to Sonoma County and coming to work at the Animal Hospital of Sebastopol in 2006. She loves all the variety and challenges of being a family practice veterinarian. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and traveling. She lives in Forestville with her husband and two house cats.
Dr. Rose Wingate, DVM
Dr. Wingate was born on the central California coast but moved when young to Pennsylvania, where she had an assortment of pet frogs, rodents, and two cats. One of her treasured memories was spending two weeks living with an Amish Family from whom she picked her first kitten and named him Lord Toffee Leopard Belly, who lived a long and adventurous life. She moved back to California just before college and attended UC Davis, majoring in biology, which fed her strong interest in both plants and animals. She was accepted by the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School but elected to go back to UC Davis for her veterinary degree. She shares her mini farm with rescue cats and dogs as well as horses, sheep, goats, and a partner that once said she could get a capybara once they are down to two dogs. She enjoys gardening, traveling, camping in their vintage trailer, and making gourmet pizzas with friends and family.
Dr. Annabelle Louderback, DVM
Dr. Annabelle Louderback grew up on a hobby farm in Santa Cruz County. She moved to Davis to pursue an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology and later earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis. During veterinary school, Dr. Louderback developed a special interest in working with exotic species. Meanwhile, she worked on projects centered around sustainability, diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the veterinary profession. Dr. Louderback lives with two cats, Little and Fifi, and a border collie named Riley. On her days off, you can find Dr. Louderback and Riley exploring trails or frolicking on the beach.
Meet our Veterinary Care Team
Veterinary Technician – Team Member since 2020
Ashley grew up in Cotati and has always wanted to work with animals. She moved to Los Angeles in 2015 where she lived for 5 years and began her career in veterinary medicine working at a hospital in Malibu. She has a golden retriever named Gander (pictured) who is her whole world. She enjoys camping, playing soccer, and of course, caring for any and all animals with a passion. She is currently in school working toward her RVT!
Veterinary Technician – Team Member since July 2023
Bio coming soon
Veterinary Assistant – Team Member since September 2021
Bio coming soon.
Veterinary Assistant – Team Member since July 2021
Bio coming soon.
Office Manager, Registered Veterinary Technician – Team Member since March 2003
Judy was born and raised in Sebastopol. She still resides on her family property with her husband, two dogs and a very robust cat. She attended SRJC where she completed the veterinary technician program to obtain her RVT license. She currently manages the hospital while still getting the pleasure of working with all of our sweet, furry patients. Outside of work she enjoys as much travel as possible as well as exploring the beauty of our own Sonoma County.
Customer Service Manager, Veterinary Assistant – Team Member since January 2018
Bio coming soon.