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The Mill Valley Difference

We know all animal are unique and you can expect a highly personalized approach to your pets care. We value our relationship with you and your pets more than anything.

Mill Valley Pet Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical clinic, located in Mill Valley, CA. Our team work to provide the best possible care for our highly-valued patients.

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Meet Our Vets

Jessica Hunter, DVM

Medical Director and Co-Owner

Dr. Jessica Hunter purchased Mill Valley Pet Clinic in 2019, after working as a veterinarian in San Francisco for 12 years. She grew up in Tucson, AZ, and was lucky enough to have parents that allowed a large menagerie of animals. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Geology, she attended UC Davis for her Veterinary degree. She is passionate about her patients and practicing veterinary medicine. When not at Mill Valley Pet clinic, she can be found exploring local beaches with her family, lost in a good book, or hiking the Marin Headlands with her exuberant dog, Lina.

Dr. Erika Gebhard, DVM, CVA, CCRT

Associate Veterinarian
Erika Gebhard was raised in San Francisco and has been a local practitioner since graduating from UC Davis Veterinary School in 2004.  To pursue her interests in mobility, geriatric medicine and pain management, Dr. Gebhard completed acupuncture certification (CVA) from Chi University and then physical rehabilitation certification (CCRT) from Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Dr. Gebhard works collaboratively with pet families to create individualized recovery and long-term management plans.

Dr. Gebhard is the rehabilitation veterinarian for the Oakland Zoo and has consulted with the San Francisco Zoo and California Academy of Sciences.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, including her shaggy dog Roxie.

Dr. Andrew Lie, DVM, DABVP- Canine and Feline Practice

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lie joined Mill Valley Pet Clinic part-time in 2021. Prior to that, he had practiced in San Francisco and San Rafael since 2006, when his wife and he relocated to the Bay Area from Minneapolis. He graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Tennessee.

In 2018, he successfully completed the requirements to maintain his credentials as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), specializing in canine and feline practice. Dr. Lie has a strong interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially infectious disease, endocrinology, dermatology, dentistry, soft-tissue surgery, and those fiendish international health certificates. He also collaborates with other specialists in our area.

Dr. Lie lives with his wife, a three-legged cat named Nigel, and a mostly well-behaved San Jose street dog Kaweah. In his free time, he can be found running on the local trails, backpacking in the Sierra and beyond, or cooking and baking in the kitchen.

Dr Paige Farnell, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

As a California native, Dr. Farnell began her veterinary journey in early life with animal rescue, and volunteerism.  She graduated with distinction from Purdue Veterinary School in 1998. From her early years working in animal hospitals as receptionist, kennel assistant and technical assistant, to later years as associate veterinarian and medical director, her veterinary experiences have led her through numerous veterinary environments throughout the US and abroad.   She has been practicing general veterinary medicine in southern Marin since 2008 and after traveling the world is happy to say she has found her forever home here.  She is passionate about helping pet parents navigate the myriad choices available in today’s veterinary environment and find the path that best suits their values.  In her off time she enjoys travel, anything outdoors, cooking and sharing all of the above with family and friends.   

Dr. Kelly Smith, DVM, CVSMT, CVMRT, CVA

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Smith has always had a love of animals, growing up in Southern California surrounded by cats, dogs, horses & more! After a detour through the world of business and a career at IBM, Dr Smith rerouted to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian, completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree @ North Carolina State University in 2005.

Dr. Smith worked as a general practitioner & emergency doctor for 9 years at veterinary hospitals in the Los Angeles & San Francisco areas. However, it was in 2010, when she completed her Acupuncture training @ the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, that everything changed for Dr Smith. Once the power of alternative modalities became clear, the holistic flood gates were open. Dr Smith has completed extensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, Tui-Na & is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (CVSMT)…aka chiropractic… and Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy (CVMRT).

Dr Smith lives in San Francisco with her partner, Tim, their Muttville rescue dog, Douglas Fur, & two rescue kitties, Prince & Crawford. She’s a bluegrass junkie from her North Carolina days but loves all music, especially at outdoor music festivals. She stays active through cycling, hiking, dance, yoga & anything adventurous or outdoors!

Dr. Mark Willett, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mark Willett grew up on the east coast, outside of Philadelphia, so he knows about cheesesteaks and hoagies. He went to vet school at UC Davis, graduating in 1997, and has been practicing in northern California ever since.  He did research for his Master’s degree in Papua New Guinea, and was project veterinarian for the Channel Islands National Park, helping to save the Channel Islands fox, an endangered species.

Charles Comella, VMD

Relief  Veterinarian
Years in Practice: 47
Education: University of Pennsylvania, Veterinary School
Interests: Skiing, Cooking, Reading, Wine Tasting

Meet Our Support Team

Nicole Snebold, RVT

Practice Manager and Co-Owner

Nicole grew up in Marin County, and knew at a very young age veterinary medicine was where she would spend her life.  She started as a kennel assistant at age 13 and hasn’t looked back.

She has held a variety of positions in the veterinary field including Technician in General Practice, Emergency, Critical Care and Specialty.  She has also worked in Pharmaceutical Sales.  For the past 10 years, she has been working as a Practice Manager.

She started at Mill Valley Pet Clinic in 1996 and worked here until her daughter was born in 2003.  She rejoined the team as Practice Manager in 2015.  In 2022, she became an owner of the pet clinic as well.

When not in the clinic Nicole can be found with her family ,  their 3 Sarplaninac pups, 2 cats and 8 chickens