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Meet Our Team

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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.
    Kristy Moding
    DVM
    Veterinary

    Dr. Kristy Moding is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina State Veterinary School.  Dr. Moding has a special interest in surgery, dentistry and laser therapy. She is dedicated to staying up-to-date on veterinary medical developments and spends much of her time outside of work reading veterinary research journals and articles.

    Dr. Moding is also passionate about volunteering to provide veterinary care free of charge to animals in developing countries and shelter pets in need. 

    In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and travel. Dr. Moding also enjoys part-time practice in equine medicine. She currently lives in Redwood City with her husband, children and their maltipoo, Pancake. She feels so lucky to work with animals and the owners that love them! 

  • 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
    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.
  • Joe
    Vet assistant

    Joe has grown up in this field, Having his mom work at Animal Hospitals his whole life he has learned a lot.He started working with animals at a young age. He started here at AHOPA in 2016 working as a kennel attendant and now vet assistant. He has always had compassion and love for pets having quite a few of his own dogs, cats, a hamster, and 2 bearded dragons. He enjoys his job helping out the pets and making them feel comfortable during their time at the hospital and boarding. 

  • Andrew
    Vet Assistant/ Kennel attendant

    Andrew Volunteered one summer and was hooked. He loves working with the day care and boarding dogs and cats.He has been here over a year and a half and is in training to be a vet. assistant as well. 

  • Jennifer
    Receptionist

    Jennifer has always wanted to work with animals, She is in school training to be a vet assistant. And has started her career here at AHOPA, She loves spending time with her own dog and all the pets that come in to AHOPA. 

  • Katherine
    Kennel Attendant

    Katherine (Kat)  joined AHOPA in January 2020. She has spent her entire life working with various animals and learning how to care for them. She began her work in wildlife rehabilitation and has since then cared for farm animals, exotic creatures, and domestic house pets. She aspires to care for every animal that comes her way as that is all she wishes to do. Outside of work, Kat loves to take her border collie, Santiago, on adventures or cuddle up with her guinea pig, Tina, and watch a binge-worthy series.

  • Receptionist

    Corrina joined Animal hospital of Palo Alto in 2019. Working with animals has always been a dream of hers and now that she is working at animal hospital of Palo Alto she finally gets to live it. She loves meeting all the cats and dogs that come in. When she is not at work you can find her on an adventure with her fur baby Miska.