Arroyo Animal Clinic

Veterinary Team

You can be sure that your pet is getting the best care possible with Arroyo Animal Clinic’s amazing team of veterinarians!

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Vet Near Sunnyvale, CA

We Look Forward to Meeting You And  Your Pet

Your pet will receive the attentive care they deserve at this clinic. The Doctor and her veterinary team are dedicated animal lovers who put your well-being above all else! Learn more about the team below.

Dr.Michelle Gonsolin
Dr. Michelle Gonsolin

Hello, I’m Dr. Michelle Gonsolin, a native to California. I have traveled internationally for vet school attending St. George’s University located on Grenada (one of the beautiful Caribbean islands). I graduated in 2006 from vet school and traveled back to my hometown in California. Early on in my career, I worked in shelter medicine at HSSV/Humane Society. I then soon after found Arroyo in 2007 when Dr. Paul took a chance on a newer graduate. I enjoyed it so much, that I took over the practice in 2016 when Dr. Paul retired. I have a passion for general and preventative medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. I pride myself in working side by side with the patient (and owner) in a calm and comfortable environment practicing Fear Free techniques. I believe in the human-animal bond and encourage pet owners to be an integral part of the decision-making.

I am married with 3 children. I have 2 cats (Roxy & Finn), a Bully mix named Ford (yes like the car!), and a bearded dragon named Gizmo. When I am not working, (somehow, I find the time!), I enjoy family time which usually includes travel soccer, camping/hiking, and keeping up with Grey’s Anatomy!

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Erica, Practice Manager

Hi, my name is Erica and I began working with animals at a very young when I was offered an amazing opportunity to work at a local animal shelter. My passion and desire to help animals only grew stronger, and I continued on to working in the veterinary community for over 10 years now. Almost half of that time has been spent at Arroyo Animal Clinic. I have thoroughly enjoyed developing meaningful relationships with both our clients and patients. I truly believe that it helps to impact the level of care and medicine we are able to provide. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children….and all our furry kids as well. We have our hands full with 4 dogs (Luna, Roxi, Milo, and Burrito) & 2 cats (Ash and Jack Jack). We enjoy taking trips together, spending time outdoors, and binge-watching our favorite shows/movies while relaxing at home.

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Corina, Receptionist

Hi, my name is Corina, and I have been a Receptionist at Arroyo Animal Hospital since August 2020. I have 9+ years of experience working in customer service and 5 years in the Veterinary field. I truly believe in the importance of making sure the client is happy as well as providing top-notch care to all our patients.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and our daughter.

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Cindy, Receptionist

Hi, I’m Cindy and I am one of the Receptionists at Arroyo Animal Clinic. I have been working in the Veterinary field since 2016. My love for animals all started when I got my first pet hamster, Sleepy. I am passionate about saving and rescuing all the dogs I can! As for myself, I currently have 2 dogs, Ellie and Wyatt. In the future, I would love to open either an Animal Shelter or a Rescue where I can continue helping animals in need.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my son and going on trips, especially to Disneyland.

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Mia, Veterinary Assistant

Hello, my name is Mia. I am a graduate of UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis on companion animals. I joined the Arroyo team in August 2021. Although Arroyo is my first working experience in Veterinary Medicine, I’ve volunteered with Mercer Clinic, Humane Society Silicon Valley (HHSV), and more throughout my college life. One of my favorite memories was volunteering in Guatemala. I enjoyed the breathtaking views while helping to control the local stray animal populations through neuter and spay surgeries. I also work at an Animal Emergency Clinic in hopes of expanding my knowledge in this field.

In my free time, I enjoy catching up with my favorite shows, drawing, collecting mystery boxes, traveling, and FOOD exploring! Food cures all.

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Rachel, Veterinary Assistant

Hi, I’m Rachel! I have been working in Veterinary Medicine since 2017. I got my start in Charm City (Baltimore) where I lived after completing a volunteer year with Americorps NCCC. I moved back home to California in June 2021, where I reside with my partner Tony and our adopted cats Berlioz & Simon.

I am fear free certified and am a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady! In my spare time, I enjoy video games, rock climbing, and listening to my record collection.

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Sam, Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Sam and I am currently in the process of becoming a licensed Veterinary Technician. I thoroughly enjoy working with animals and getting the opportunity to make their lives better. When I am not at work, I like to spend my time with my 13 year old Doberman, exploring new hiking trails or just cuddled up on the couch binge watching Netflix. You can also catch me out on the track playing Roller derby!

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Savannah, Veterinary Assistant
Hello! My name is Savannah and I have been working in the veterinary field for two years. I am currently in school working towards an Equine Science bachelor’s degree and becoming an RVT. My goal is to eventually work in the equine veterinary field. I grew up with animals and always knew I wanted to work with them when I got older. I currently have a dog (Athena, pictured), two cats (Ares and Hercules), a horse (Dancer), and a turtle (Crush). I spend most of my free time with my animals whether it be taking Dancerout for a trail ride or throwing the ball for Athena or simply taking a nap with my cats. My animals are my whole world and that is why I knew the veterinary field was for me.

When I am not tending to my animals, I enjoy reading, writing, and exploring new restaurants with my partner. I am also a huge fan of day trips to the beach or camping or anything out in nature. Overall, I don’t care too much about what I’m doing as long as I am in company of my partner and beloved pets!