Meet Our Team!

We’re dedicated to your pet.
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We’re one big family around here!

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 be the preferred Los Gatos vet for everything pet-health related. Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your pets healthy year round! If you have questions, we’ll be here to help.

We treat your pets like the valued family members they are!

Dr. Aurora Bibb, D.V.M.

Dr. Aurora Bibb, D.V.M.

Texas A&M 1988

Dr. Aurora Bibb grew up in Texas and attended veterinary school at Texas A & M University. Dr. Bibb started as an employee here at El Gato Veterinary Hospital, and then in 2012, she decided to buy the practice! She loves veterinary medicine and building strong client/patient relationships that last for multiple generations.

She also loves the outdoors, hiking with her dogs, traveling and running. She is also involved in search and rescue with her two Labrador Retrievers, Kodi, and Roo. Kodi is a search and rescue dog and Roo is a search dog in training for human remains detection. She also has two chihuahuas, Willow and Charlie and four cats.

Dr. Christina Waller, D.V.M.

Dr. Christina Waller, D.V.M.

Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Sarah Griffel, D.V.M.

Veterinarian

Dr. Griffel (or Dr. Sarah) was born and raised is Squirrel, Idaho on her families farm. This is where her strong work ethic and love for animals began. She followed her dream and graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After Veterinary school she became a large and small animal doctor, eventually starting a mobile large animal practice. Living in rural Idaho she has even practiced medicine on elk, buffalo, wolverines and grizzly bears!

In her “spare time” Dr. Sarah is deeply involved in “scent specific trailing” with her search dogs, Remi and Millie two wonderful Bloodhounds! They are trained to locate missing persons. Dr. Sarah is also our resident chicken doctor. She loves chickens and will be happy to help you care for your backyard flock! We are so happy to have her here with us.

Kathryn

Kathryn

RVT

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!

Johnathan

Johnathan

RVT

Johnathan is a graduate of the Foothill College Veterinary Technology program and earned his RVT license in 2013. Johnathan was born at Good Samaritan Hospital right down the road and has lived in San Jose ever since. Johnathan’s pets include 3 dogs and 1 cat. Johnathan’s hobbies are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, snowboarding, football, baseball and following Formula 1 racing and any other sports out there. He is enjoying life with his wife and brand new baby girl!
Heather

Heather

RVT

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

Amber

RVT

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.
Kara

Kara

Kara 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.
Lisa

Lisa

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!
Sandra

Sandra

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.

We’re here when you need us!

Address

El Gato Veterinary Hospital
15748 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Numbers

Phone: 408-356-2181
Fax: 408-356-5790

Hours of Operation

M-F: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Ready to schedule an appointment? Have a question? We can’t wait to hear from you!