Companion Animal Hospital is committed to providing excellence in veterinary care, and stands out as leading veterinarians in the area. Our doctors use the latest in techniques to provide your pets with exceptional care:
Dr. Olson is an associate veterinarian for Companion Animal Hospital. She grew up in Placerville on a small hobby farm and made her way back after traveling to different parts of the world for school and pleasure. Dr. Olson developed a passion for medicine while treating various animals on her farm, as well as tending to her own pets.
Pursuing the passion of veterinary medicine and travel, Dr. Olson moved to the island of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine; followed by clinical rotations at Oregon State University (GO Beavers!). While in school, Dr. Olson worked on Amblyomma tick research, fish identification and assessment in the waters around St. Kitts; and presented her final papers on Traumatic Brain Injury.
Dr. Olson's husband, Joel, is a passionate ultra runner, as she enjoyes shorter runs, biking, horses, and other outdoor activities. Her daughter Olivia and son Bruce, love animals and spending time outside. Currently, Dr. Olson only has two cats, Ginny (17 year-old tabby, who she rescued when Ginny was only a couple days old and nursed back to health), and Whitney (four year-old Siamese Manx mix, who was adopted from the Oregon Humane Society). Surprisingly enough, both cats love people and Whitney frequently leash walks!
Dr. Olson also has a passion for complete care and preventative medicine, especially dentistry, as keeping the mouth healthly will help prolong the life and health of your pets.
Dr. Jae Yu, originally from Southern California, moved to this area to be closer to family and has loved every moment since. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests lie with acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, nutrition and diabetes. When she is not at the clinic she enjoys reading, traveling and hiking with her two Shih-Tzus, Harry Pawter and Ginny.