El Gato Veterinary Hospital has been serving the Los Gatos, California area for 50 years and we’re proud to work with multiple generations within the same family! We’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website.
We’re proud to serve the Los Gatos area for everything pet related. Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your pets healthy year round.
We treat your pets like the valued family members they are!
Dr. Aurora Bibb, D.V.M.
Texas A&M 1988
Dr. Aurora Bibb, the owner of El Gato Veterinary Hospital, has been in practice for over 25 years. She loves working with pets and their parents. Her hobbies are all sorts of outdoor activities, including running and hiking with her dog Kodi. Dr. Bibb and Kodi are also a trained Search and Rescue team. At home, she has a family of seven pets including; Kodi, Willow, Charlie, and four feline friends.
Dr. Bibb has recently acquired a new Labrador retriever puppy named Roo, and she will hopefully be a perspective and different type of search and rescue dog than Kodi!
Dr. Christina Waller, D.V.M.
Dr. Christina Waller grew up in Huntington Beach, California. She moved to Davis, California, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of California at Davis in 2000. She remained in Davis and graduated in 2006 with her DVM from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Waller loves forming relationships and lasting bonds with her patients and their parents. She enjoys challenging internal medicine cases, surgery, and behavior.
Dr. Waller’s family includes her husband Mark, two daughters Anna and Emily, her black lab Brock Lee and two cats Hazel and Cantaloupe. Her spare time is mostly occupied by activities with her children including being a Girl Scout Troop Leader, volunteering at school and teaching Art Vistas. She enjoys traveling, trips to the beach, working out, hiking, running and spending time with friends.
Dr. Sarah Griffel, D.V.M.
Photo and bio coming soon.
Kathryn has been at El Gato Veterinary Hospital for over 30 years, and she loves it so much that it feels more like a hobby than a job. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been clinically trained by the best veterinarians in the valley. Kathryn loves to travel and spend time with her large Italian family.
Kathryn also shares her home with Louie (pictured), Millie, and Darla, a senior dog rescue, and her two cats, Clouseau and Mrs. Potts!
Heather recently passed her RVT exam and is a graduate of Carrington College. She has two rescue dogs, Odie and Mikey, and her two horses. When she isn’t working, she is riding her horses. She is dedicated to her job and always strives to learn something new.
Amber has been a vet tech for five years and got her RVT license in January 2018. She has two Chihuahuas, a cat, and four chickens. She and her husband enjoy taking their toddler hiking, disc golfing, and camping. She’s a huge Sharks fan and enjoys playing video games with her family.
KaraKara is a life long resident of San Jose. She brings 18 years experience to El Gato Veterinary Hospital, even working at hospitals out of state! Recently she finished school and is on her way to becoming a Registered Veterinary technician. She has worked as a phlebotomist, but found the veterinary field was always her true calling. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Chance who she has had his entire life of 21 years, (he just retired from years of traveling and doing cattle work with Kara), so now they trail ride to see the sunset or to the beach together. She also has a 3 legged cat named Binx who loves to cuddle. Kara, her husband and son Bryce enjoy being outdoors,camping, deep sea fishing on grandpas boat and hiking. They also love classic cars and are rebuilding Kara’s 1970 Chevelle together! Kara is always happy and has brought a great attitude to El Gato, we are so happy she is here.
Customer Service Specialist
Lisa has spent much of her life caring for animals and will continue to do so, as her love for animals is unparalleled. She comes to us with 18 years of experience in the veterinary field. When you call you will see Lisa’s passion through her hard work, knowledge, and dedication to you and your pets. Lisa’s friends and family describe her as a kind, generous and compassionate person and we are very happy to have her with us here at El Gato. Lisa shares her heart and her home with her own kitties: Remy, Harlo, Higgans, Peyton, Johnny, Kendall and a dog named Bob Barker. She also has a big, lovable Pit Bull named Luca!
Office Manager/Customer Service Specialist
Sandra has been with El Gato since January 2013, and as of recently, she is the office manager at El Gato Veterinary Hospital. Sandra brings 27 years of veterinary experience to our hospital.She shares her home with two Pit Bulls, Mack, and Xena, a 16-year-old chihuahua named Pepe, a guinea pig named Biggie, one cat, and five chickens. In her downtime, she enjoys hiking, all things crafty, kayaking, four-wheeling with her husband and camping and just being home with her family. Please feel free to call or stop by if you need anything; she is here to help.