Dr. Emily Adamson grew up in San Diego and received her B.S. in Marine Biology from UCLA in 2007. She worked as a zookeeper and wildlife educator for 2 years before earning her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in St. Kitts, West Indies, in 2013. She spent her year-long clinical rotations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before completing a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Adamson joined the SF SPCA medical team as an associate veterinarian in 2014. Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, surgery, and wildlife/exotic medicine.
Dr. Adamson lives in San Francisco with her dog, Bobsy, and cat, Eliot, both adopted from St. Kitts! Outside of work Dr. Adamson enjoys hiking with her dog, snowboarding in Tahoe, traveling, and exploring the city with friends.
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.