A lifelong dream for Dr. Ashley McCaughan has finally become a reality - Marina Village Veterinary opens its doors February 2018 as Alameda's FIRST HOLISTIC veterinary hospital!
A graduate from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Ashley McCaughan enjoys working with all types of animals - dogs, cats, pocket pets, rabbits, and even horses. She practices veterinary acupuncture (trained at the Chi Institute) and is also certified in Veterinary Chiropractic. She is passionate about multi-modal therapy for pain management, using laser, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and/or chiropractic treatments, in addition to conventional medicines.
Dr. McCaughan gains great personal satisfaction from helping our companions live longer and often happier lives. Most recently, she completed a course in advanced dental procedures, so feel free to ask her about how to improve upon your pet's dental hygiene for fresh, happy mouths!
When not in the office, Dr. McCaughan enjoys hiking, mountain biking in Redwood Regional Park, swimming and competing in a horseback riding discipline called Three Day Eventing.
Dr. Kirsten Krick
Dr. Kirsten Krick is a Bay Area native and after graduating cum laude from Smith College, she worked and traveled all over the United States. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine cum laude from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2004, and received her acupuncture certification through CSU and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association that same year. She worked in both private practice and emergency clinics in the San Jose area. Her associations include the California VMA and American VMA, and she regularly attends continuing education seminars to stay at the forefront of veterinary medicine and surgery. Dr. Krick has a special interest in small animal pain management and offers individualized treatment plans blending Western medical options with alternative ones. Outside of work, Dr. Krick enjoys spending time with her family, travels as often as possible and reads voraciously. She always appreciates book recommendations!
Steph "Stormy" Falvo joins Marina Village Vet and Holistic care as she continues her journey in Holistic veterinary medicine. Stormy has worked as a veterinary technician for over 17 years ranging in care of dogs and cats to wildlife and exotics. Stormy has worked in large busy practices, private clinics, emergency and rehabilitation centers. Stormy's main focus is patient comfort, care and strengthening the bond between pets and their human family members, through education and support. Stormy resides in the East Bay along with her husband Sam and their three cats; Tabitha, Thirteen and Six Point Five. When she's not working, Stormy enjoys scuba diving, hiking, traveling and aviation. Stormy is happy to assist Dr. Ashley McCaughan in bringing excellent holistic veterinary care to the wonderful folks in and around Alameda!
Valerie Lukecart has worked in the high-tech industry for the past 25 years and finally decided she needed a job that would make her happy AND contribute to the community. What better way to do this then to spend each day surrounded by animals and animal lovers? It’s been a real treat working with such talented and compassionate people and getting to know the patients and their owners. A most refreshing change from high-tech.
When not working, Valerie enjoys singing old jazz standards, teaching ballroom dancing, and participating in Toastmasters.
Edward has worked over 5 years as a veterinary technician around the bay area and is excited to join the Marina Village Veterinary Team. Ed strives to form strong relationships with clients and their animals in order to provide excellent patient care. Ed lives in Oakland with his wife Sachi and their cat Lucy. When he’s not working at the clinic Ed enjoys hiking, skateboarding, paintball, Dungeons and Dragons, and going to San Francisco Giants games with friends.