Dr. Sheryl Owyang has been a member of the SF/SPCA veterinary team since 1994. She is a 1993 veterinary graduate of UC Davis. She completed a one year small animal internship at NC State and has been at the SF/SPCA ever since. Over the years, Dr. Owyang has witnessed tremendous advancements in veterinary medicine that have improved the lives and quality of care of our patients. She feels fortunate and proud to be a part of the SF SPCA’s role in the community in promoting animal welfare and the human-animal bond. Dr. Owyang is dedicated to providing compassionate, thorough, and quality services to both homeless and client owned pets. Her main focus is general canine and feline medicine and preventive care, soft tissue surgery, and abdominal ultrasound. Outside of work, Dr. Owyang volunteers regularly with Muttville senior dog rescue.
Dr. Owyang lives with her husband, Victor, and newly adopted retired racing greyhound, Megan. She is often on walks with Megan, socializing at the dog park, at the beach or on a hike with friends and their dogs. She especially loves traveling to new places and exploring nature parks and wildlife areas.
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.