Dr. Villard graduated from U.C. Davis in 2003 after completing a Master of Science in Biology at Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley.
Dr. Villard worked as a Veterinary Technician at Pets Unlimited for several years prior to veterinary school where he developed his interest in emergency veterinary medicine. After working at Castro Valley Companion Animal Hospital for his first year after graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Villard rejoined the Pets Unlimited (now SF SPCA Pac Heights Campus) team as an associate veterinarian in November 2004.