SF SPCA – Mission Campus
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco CA 94103
SF SPCA – Pacific Heights Campus
2343 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Lauren Park majored in Psychology at U.C. Berkeley. After college, she did research and clinical work with adolescents diagnosed with ADHD and other conditions. She became interested in veterinary medicine when she was exposed to the emotional and physical benefits provided her client’s by their participation in animal assisted therapy.
She graduated with highest honors from U.C Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and moved to San Diego to complete a Shelter Medicine internship at San Diego Humane Society. Lauren joined the SF SPCA Shelter Medicine department in 2016. Her career goals are to decrease animal suffering and to promote animal welfare by addressing overpopulation, providing affordable medical care, informing the public about proper pet care, and strengthening the human-animal bond.
Lauren’s interests include surgery (orthopedic and soft tissue), population health, and infectious disease. The most rewarding part of her career is providing animals with a second chance to live a healthy, happy, full lives in their adoptive home. In her free time, she enjoys beer tasting, cooking, and hiking with her husband and two rescued pitbulls.
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. 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.