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  • Dr. Alan Stewart
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  • Dr. Alan Stewart

Dr. Alan Stewart received his BS from the University of Chicago and his DVM from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Stewart then obtained his residency in small animal medicine at the University of California at Davis, where he received awards for his research and teaching.


When Dr. Stewart started San Francisco Veterinary Specialists (SFVS) in 1997 in San Francisco, CA, it was the first specialty hospital in the city and the first in the country to specifically combine Eastern and Western specialists (Dr. Stewart is one of the few internists to be certified in veterinary acupuncture, and is a sought-after lecturer around the world). In 2010, the hospital was acquired by Veterinary Centers of America. The clinic has 20 veterinarians and a supporting staff of 86, as well as a hospital director and an assistant director.


Dr. Stewart’s areas of veterinary interest are integrative immune mediated and inflammatory diseases, and he enjoys combining integrative therapies to maximize the well-being of the patient and keeping geriatric animals as healthy as possible for the mutual enjoyment of the animal and the guardian. 


In his spare time, Dr. Stewart attends the theater, writes plays, scuba dives and supports wildlife causes. He was named Petplan’s Veterinarian of the Year in 2012.


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