Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Elisa Dowd D.V.M., Owner

Doctor Elisa Dowd graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. She has been practicing in Danville since 1989 and has been at Tassajara Vet since 1991, becoming sole owner in 2002. She and her husband, Doug, have two daughters and are active as 4-H leaders in Danville as well as being in the Danville Grange. Dr. Dowd has been a 4-H vet science project leader since 1991.

Dr. Jeff Johnson

Dr. Jeff Johnson joined Tassajara Veterinary Clinic in 2015. Growing up in San Ramon, he began working in the veterinary field as an assistant at the age of 15. He continued working at veterinary hospitals in the San Ramon Valley while completing high school and college. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where he received both his undergraduate degree in biological sciences and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After almost 10 years working at a newly built veterinary hospital in the central valley, he is excited to return to practice in his hometown. Dr. Johnson has a strong foundation in general medicine and surgery as well as a personal interest in exotic pet medicine. He enjoys the outdoors, running, hiking, and spending time with his family during his time away from the hospital. His wife and little boy enjoy a full house with two energetic dogs, Keira and Penny, several fish and an adopted king snake.

Dr. Jaclyn Miller

Dr. Miller (formerly Dr. Oppenheim) is originally from Southern California. She studied Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and continued her education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors in 2018. Dr. Miller has particular interests in dermatology, ultrasound, and internal medicine. Her experiences as a puppy raiser and volunteer with Guide Dogs of America have taught her about the strength of the human-animal bond, and she strives to support and enhance the bond between her clients and patients. While away from the clinic, Dr. Miller enjoys hiking with her husband and their black Labrador Retriever, Evie. She and Evie are a certified therapy animal team and look forward to volunteering in the greater Bay Area.

Meet Our Support Staff

Tami V

Tami has been a part of the TVC team since 2007.

Melissa L

Melissa has been working at Tassajara Vet since September, 2009.

Nicole V

Nicole has been working at Tassajara Vet since August, 2008.

Heather S

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
**Coming Soon**

Stacy N

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
Stacy has been a full-time RVT at Tassajara Vet since 2012.