Meet the Team at The Castro Animal Hospital!

  • Dr. Sarah Inman
    Veterinarian & Owner

    Dr. Inman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her undergraduate degree in Genetics and Biochemistry in Melbourne before attending veterinary school at the University of Sydney. She relocated to San Francisco with her husband in 2016 and worked as an Associate Veterinarian at Avenue's Pet Hospital in the Sunset before founding The Castro Animal Hospital. Dr. Inman’s particular areas of interest are surgery and diagnostic imaging as well as being an advocate for animal welfare. Outside of work Dr. Inman loves spending her time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, mountain biking or skiing.

  • Dr.
    Heather Burns
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Heather Burns, a Bay Area native, was born in Oakland and spent her time growing up in the East Bay. From a very young age, Heather dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and that dream came true when she was accepted to the Royal College of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. Heather graduated in 2005 and immediately commenced a one year internship at Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in West Los Angeles. After completing her internship, Heather has been working in both specialty emergency positions and general practice across California, as well as a stint practicing on the East Coast. In 2011 Heather returned home to the Bay Area and has been a resident of San Francisco, where she lives with her two cats and her French bulldog, Josephine.

    In her spare time, Heather is active in the equestrian and live music community, enjoys music festivals, cooking classes, photography, cycling and exploring the great outdoors including fishing, paddle boarding and camping. 

  • Jason Wake
    Hospital Manager

    Jason is a Bay Area native & has been a San Francisco resident for over 13 years, living in the city with his husband, two Yorkies & two cats. He has 17 years of experience in the veterinary field working as a veterinary assistant & spending the last four years in the role of Hospital Lead Technician. Jason is currently completing his Certification in Veterinary Practice Management. 

  • Sara Colby
    Client Service Representative

    Sara has worked in customer service for many years, including for the veterinary ophthalmology group Veterinary Vision. Sara is also currently training to become a veterinary assistant

  • Emilee De Soto
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emilee is originally from Louisiana & has worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 6 years. Emilee's passion lies in animal behavior & she is a 'Fear Free' trained handler.  

  • Ashley Brech
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley is a new resident to San Francisco & lives with her dog & two cats. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 5 years & her main areas of interest are surgery & client education. Ashley attended Carrington Technical College for Veterinary Medicine where she trained to become a Registered Veterinary Technician, a qualification she will be taking later this year. In her free time Ashley enjoys spending days on the beach with her dog & exploring the city 

  • Karen Hu
    Veterinary Assistant

    Karen is a San Francisco Native & lives in the city with her two dogs Emi & Cookie. Karen studied Zoology at San Francisco State University before starting her training as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster College.

  • Kenny Ponds
    Client Service Representative

    Kenny was born & raised in San Francisco & currently lives in Oakland. He has worked in the veterinary industry for over 10 years & loves having a job that allows him to work with both people & animals. In his free time Kenny takes an active role in his Church community. 


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