Dr. Nathan Cote grew up in New England, where his father trained veterinary technicians at a community college. He would accompany his father to work, and it was there that he fell in love with veterinary medicine.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, Dr. Cote worked in research labs in Maine and Boston before attending UC Davis Veterinary School. Afterward, Dr. Cote completed an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. He then moved back to the Bay Area, where he spent more than 10 years at Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos before joining the SF SPCA team.
Professionally, some of Dr. Cote’s interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, and endoscopy. Outside of work, he spends his time weight lifting, hiking, bird watching, traveling, baking, and working on his mixologist skills.
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.