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4111 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-493-2738
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Welcome to AHOPA.

We take pride in providing the finest general practice veterinary care along with consistently heartfelt patient care and outstanding customer service. We believe in working as a team to care for your pets. We are dedicated to giving our all every day and doing so with joy, integrity, and compassion. It is our privilege to go the extra mile to make each of our clients and patients feel safe, secure, and well-cared for.


Dr. Katherine Peden Statton, DVM
Veterinarian

Kathy was born and raised in Menlo Park and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Following her dream and love of horses, she went to Kansas, where she graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After a one year equine only internship in Colorado, Kathy moved to Rhode Island. In 2008, she changed her focus from horses to companion animals. After multiple moves, Kathy and her family have landed back in Northern CA and are loving every minute of it. Kathy enjoys veterinary ophthalmology and pain management while at work and gardening with the kids when away from work. Her family includes a wonderful husband, two kids full of energy, two cats full of patience and a golden retriever who enjoys spending time with the family anyway she can.


Tammy Steely
Office Manager

Tammy started working in the veterinary field over 20 years ago as a veterinary assistant. After several years of hard work and dedication ten years ago she was promoted to office manager. She has study dog behavior, training and all breeds of dogs. She has love and compassion for all animals. Outside of work, she dedicates her time to her three sons. Tammy’s family share their home with their three dogs an American Bulldog and two Chihuahuas. She enjoys hiking, watching movies and reading.

Estella Huang
Lead Technician 

Estella joined AHOPA in February 2016 and has been in the veterinary field for over 2 years. After 5 years of risk management she decided to follow her passion in nurturing animals. She is currently working towards her Veterinary Technician certification with an interest in anesthesia. Estella and her husband are humble servants of their two terrier mixes and a Jack Russell. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and taking her dogs on adventures.

Eddy Aristeo
Veterinary Assistant 

Eddy has been caring for pets since the age of 12. Living in a ranch in Washington state, he cared and bonded with many animals like sheep, horses, chickens, goats, cows, and lots of dogs and cats. He recently just graduated from Henry Gunn High school in Palo Alto. He is starting his career in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant. He cares for all of our animals that board with us and stay with us for treatment.

Jamieleigh Aban
Receptionist

Jamieleigh has always had a love and passion for animals from at a very young age. She started working directly with animals at an animal shelter where she worked as an animal care technician and volunteered as an animal behavior assistant for the past four years. She is a certified dog trainer and plans to start her own dog training business in the future; she is also studying to be a certified cat behaviorist as well. Now she has stepped into the medical field as a receptionist to further her knowledge in both the medical and animal behavior world.

Melanie
Receptionist

Coming soon.

Jazmine
Kennel Attendant

Coming soon.

Joe
Kennel Attendant

Coming soon.

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