San Francisco SPCA Community Veterinary Clinic Exterior

Community Clinic

Excelsior Neigborhood.

Our Community Veterinary Clinic, located in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood, offers high-quality, low-cost preventative care to help companion animals live healthy lives and remain in their own loving homes.

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San Francisco SPCA Veterinarian Giving Exam to Dog at SF SPCA Community Veterinary Clinic

All Pets Deserve Care

We provide select services, including:

  • Vaccines
  • Flea, tick, and heartworm medication
  • Treatment of minor skin, ear, and eye issues
  • Treatment for minor illnesses such as vomiting and diarrhea
  • Spay/neuter consultations and scheduling (surgeries are performed at our Mission Campus)

Book an appointment online, or call (415) 429-5410.

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Important Note: The Community Veterinary Clinic does NOT provide emergency services, diagnostics (X-rays, lab work), adoptions, or health certificates. If your animal needs these services, please call (415) 554-3000 to make an appointment with our full-service hospital. 

Hours & Location

Community Veterinary Clinic

4527 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 429-5410

Open 8am–6pm, Wednesdays–Saturdays

Meet Our Doctors

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San Francisco SPCA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jena Valdez with cat

Jena Valdez, DVM Chief Medical Officer
Colorado State Universitiy

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jena Valdez oversees our most innovative and impactful veterinary care programs, which are designed to offer quality, compassionate care to shelter animals and affordable, non-judgmental veterinary care to clients and their pets.

In addition to overseeing veterinary services at the SF SPCA, Dr. Valdez pioneered the launch of the Community Veterinary Clinic, a first-of-its-kind, preventative care center in San Francisco’s Excelsior district (a longstanding veterinary-resource desert). She is also working to export the scalable Community Clinic model to under-resourced communities throughout California.

A graduate of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Valdez has extensive experience in private practice, sheltering, and high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter services. She’s a nationally recognized advocate for increasing access to veterinary care and increasing diversity within the fields of veterinary medicine and animal welfare.

Dr. Valdez shares her San Francisco home with her husband, their ball-obsessed Dachshund mix, and a regal brown tabby.

San Francisco SPCA Veterinarian Dr. Shirley Chan

Shirley Chan, DVM Community Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences

When I was five years old, I was playing outside and saw a wounded pigeon in the street. I picked it up and tried to bring it home, but my mom had me take it back outside. I put the pigeon down and never saw it again. I regretted not caring for the bird, and from that day, I vowed to be a voice for animals and to advocate for them in their times of need.

San Francisco SPCA Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Glass

Melanie Glass, DVM Community Medicine
Tufts University

Some of the most rewarding parts of my work as a veterinarian are advocating for my patients and finding medical solutions that make practical sense for each family. This can be a challenging field, so sharing perspectives and knowledge with other vets while fostering a supportive environment enriches my experience. And it’s gratifying to know we’re working together for the shared goal of advancing animal welfare.

San Francisco SPCA Verterinarian Andrea Montano Hernandez

Andrea Montaño Hernandez, MVZ Community Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico

San Francisco SPCA Dr. Divya Ravichandran

Divya Ravichandran, DVM Community Medicine
University of California, Davis