Hello from the Veterinarians!

Hello from Dr. Jennifer Hacker and Dr. Zachary Steffes!


We thought it was time for us to introduce ourselves! Dr. Steffes was born and raised in Minnesota, he moved to San Diego after his sophomore year in college to work at Sea World, and has been a California resident ever since. Dr. Hacker was born and raised in the Bay Area, and after 6 years of living and practicing in San Diego, is happy to be home again. We both are graduates of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hacker and Dr. Steffes have been a team ever since graduation. We both began our careers in San Diego, where Dr. Steffes focused on exotic animal medicine, while Dr. Hacker focused on canine and feline medicine. We worked at separate practices until 2013, when we finally decided to team up in the same hospital. After three years at a very busy exotic and companion animal practice, we decided it was time for a new adventure.

Dr. Hacker and Dr. Steffes are very proud to introduce Ohana Animal Hospital. We are a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital that sees companion and exotic animals in Livermore, California. It was very important for us to have all the newest equipment (ultrasound, endoscopy, digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, radiosurgery, etc.), but it was also important to us to stay family oriented. It was so important to us that we named our hospital Ohana, which means family. We all come from different backgrounds, and we all have different paths, but when you walk into the hospital you are Ohana, and we promise to treat you as such.

Our hospital is finally open, and we are incredibly excited. We invite all of you to stop in for a tour of the hospital if your pets are healthy, and we are open for appointments for anything else you may need. We see dogs, cats, reptiles (turtles, tortoises, snakes, lizards), rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, rats, hamsters, and most other exotic animals. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and also follow our blog to see what is going on at the hospital. Both Dr. Hacker and Dr. Steffes, along with Ayriel Steffes will be posting often.

See you soon!!



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