Meet Our Veterinary Team in Alameda, CA
Our veterinarians are dedicated to your pet's physical health as well as their mental well-being. Most of our staff are Fear Free Certified Professionals who have the training and the techniques to help every pet have a positive experience with us. And as a Cat Friendly Practice, our staff went through additional training in cat behavior and medicine in order to better understand our feline patients and help them have a less stressful visit with us, too. Find out more about our extraordinary veterinary team in Alameda, CA!
You can also read our reviews to get a better feel for our team. Or, if you’ve been in to see us recently, we invite you to share your story and leave a review of your own!
I am a new client, and my visit exceeded expectations. Thank you!
- Tiffany M.
The staff always go above and beyond to meet the needs of their patients and their owners.
- Cordia L.
The vet tech was kind, knowledgeable, and very helpful.
- Kristine K.
The staff and doctor were very nice and comforting to me and my pet. They are my new vet for life!
- Gina T.
Open on the weekend! Great clinic and friendly staff! Thank you!
- Michael K.
Great staff and great service.
- Kevin P.
What a fantastic vet hospital and clinic! They were extremely friendly, professional, and reasonably priced.
- Nathan Y.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Miller grew up in San Diego and has loved animals from an early age, using his season passes at the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Sea World as often as possible. He earned his DVM from UC Davis in 1998. He moved to Alameda at that time and has worked as a veterinarian in Alameda and Oakland.
Dr. Miller and his husband, Steve, have lived in Alameda since 1998. They share a home with their two rescued cats Zinnia and Farallon. In addition to traveling and pop culture, he enjoys working on his home on locally famous Christmas Tree Lane. Dr. Miller is a board member of the Friends of the Alameda Shelter (FAAS).
Dr. Cassandra Clemens
Dr. Cassandra Clemens grew up in San Diego and attended the University of California Davis where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in animal science. She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, emphasizing in companion and livestock animals. She earned her veterinary medical degree in 2014.
Dr. Clemens has interests in general surgery, reproduction and obstetrics, dermatology, and internal medicine. She has a special interest in behavioral medicine and addressing issues such as separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, and aggression. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) and the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).
In her spare time, Dr. Clemens enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as her cat, Franklin, and dog, Natalie. She also enjoys reading, art, travel, and training for triathlons.
Dr. Kenichiro Yoshida
Dr. Yoshida grew up in Castroville, California —the artichoke capital of the world! — and started his training in veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant throughout high school and undergrad. He graduated from CSU Fresno with a B.S. in animal science, emphasizing in pre-veterinary medicine, and then worked for several years in biomedical research before earning his veterinary medical degree from Purdue University in 2016.
After graduation, Dr. Yoshida practiced mixed animal medicine for three and a half years up in beautiful Humboldt County before he and his wife decided to move down to the SF Bay Area to be closer to family.
In his spare time, Dr. Yoshida enjoys baking (his specialties are chocolate chip cookies and sourdough bread), practicing on his guitar, playing ice hockey, and strategizing with his wife to win cooperative board games on game nights.
Dr. Jocelyn Thurm
Dr. Jocelyn Thurm grew up in the SF Bay Area. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in biology. She worked as a small animal veterinary technician for the next two years while at the same time riding along with a horse veterinarian on a weekly basis. She graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Thurm worked steadily as a small animal veterinarian for the next several years. A year after her third child was born, she decided to take a break from work so she could be home with her young children and also help take care of her terminally ill mother. During this time, she started her own home-based business designing and selling sewing patterns for children’s clothing. She joined the Providence family in 2017.
Dr. Thurm enjoys sewing, crafting, reading, traveling, and spending time with her three kids and husband.
Dr. Randall Miller
Dr. Miller served in the Coast Guard from 1969-1973. He was on the original crew of Vessel Traffic Service that controls ship traffic in San Francisco Bay. He earned his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1980. He then served in the U.S. Army for three years as post veterinarian of the Presidio of San Francisco. In 1983, he joined a private practice. He joined Providence Vet Hospital in 1993.
Dr. Miller and his wife, Catherine, live in Alameda with two rescued Golden Retrievers, Lucky and Wally, and one cat, Ramona. Their daughter, Allison, lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Thad, son, Jack, and two rescued Golden Retrievers.
In his off time, Dr. Miller enjoys swimming, biking, photography, and collecting die-cast metal cars. He has participated in the swim from Alcatraz and the Bay to Breakers. He also tries to spend time at a family cottage in Pennsylvania when he can get away.