SF SPCA – Mission Campus
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco CA 94103
SF SPCA – Pacific Heights Campus
2343 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Dr. Hwang grew up in Los Angeles, then moved north to earn a B.S. in Biology at Stanford University.
Dr. Hwang graduated from Tufts University Vet School in Massachusetts in 2002, then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. Prior to joining our staff at the Pacific Heights Campus in September of 2006, she worked as an emergency veterinarian at a specialty and emergency hospital in Brooklyn, New York for several years. There she developed interests in surgery, emergency medicine/critical care, and radiology.
Her personal interests include gardening, cooking, traveling, hiking, diving, knitting, and taking long beach walks with her dogs Willy, a mutt from the Bronx, and Junior.
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.