Dr. Rachael Feigenbaum
Dr. Rachael Feigenbaum grew up on Cape Cod and developed a love of animals and the natural world from a very young age. She went to Wellesley College, where she majored in psychobiology and spent summers working in marine biology labs and veterinary clinics. Dr. Feigenbaum graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. While in veterinary school, she developed a special interest in holistic medicine and started a student chapter of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
After graduation, Dr. Feigenbaum moved to San Francisco. She completed her certification in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2003, and has since been integrating Eastern and Western modalities into her practice. Dr. Feigenbaum is committed to giving back to the community through volunteering with Pets Are Wonderful Support, where she has served on the Board of Directors, and with Veterinary Street Outreach Services, which provides free vet care to pets of the homeless population of San Francisco. In addition to holistic veterinary medicine, her professional interests include treating rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents, and other exotic mammals.
Dr. Feigenbaum lives with her son Ivan and their dog Millie and their cat Lou. She enjoys swimming, hiking at Fort Funston, writing poetry, and making stained glass and mosaic art.
Dr. Seth Dasho
Dr. Seth Dasho grew up in both Oakland and the Outerbanks of North Carolina. He attended UC Santa Cruz, pursuing a degree in physics. Dr. Dasho spent the better part of eight years working as a large and small animal technician while attending San Francisco State in order to obtain the prerequisites for veterinary school. Dr. Dasho graduated from the UC Davis Veterinary school in 2008.
After veterinary school, Dr. Dasho moved to the Peninsula to practice small animal medicine and surgery; working in both general practice and emergency settings. Seth loves all aspects of being a veterinarian, but has a passion for the rehabilitation and care of older animals.
Dr. Dasho currently lives in sunny San Bruno with his wife Cynthia, his children Owen and Isla, and his Shepherd-mix Whiskey. He loves riding and working on bikes in his free time, especially single-speed road bikes.
Dr. Kerstin Bastian
Dr. Kerstin Bastian grew up in Germany and went to veterinary school in Naples, Italy and in Munich, Germany. She received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Munich in 1992, and her doctorate in 2000. She worked at a shelter and small animal clinic in Germany and then moved to San Francisco in 1996. Growing up with holistic medicine in her family, she always had a great interest in integrated medicine and received her veterinary acupuncture and Chinese medicine degree for small animals and horses from the Chi Institute in 2014.
Dr. Bastian has raised 4 children and numerous foster animals. She volunteers at the Marin Humane Society and at Muttville in San Francisco. She has volunteered for the horse patrol program for the National Park service in Marin since 2010.
Dr. Bastian lives in Mill Valley with her daughter, Juliet, her 2 dogs Sparky and Toby, and her cat Mietzi. In her free time she enjoys live music and hiking the Marin trails with her dogs.
Dr. Jessica Holliday
Dr. Jessica Holliday grew up in Louisiana where there were always household pets between her and her two brothers and their large family with multiple farms. After getting her first dog in college she became fascinated with veterinary medicine and began working at a local veterinary hospital and devoted the rest of her college education to veterinary medicine. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She then moved to Nevada and practiced at a busy 24 hours hospital where she practiced for 4 years before moving to the Bay Area.
After moving to the Bay Area Dr. Holliday’s own dog became ill, and after seeing how integrative medicine was able to not only alleviate his clinical signs, but also give him a good quality of life for three additional years she began studying traditional Chinese medicine at the The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. She is currently studying nutrition and learning more about western herbal supplements.
Dr. Holliday currently lives in San Francisco with her two dogs, Nelly 11 year old shepherd mix and Elliot a 2 year old terrier mix. Her free time is split between visiting friends and family and staying active with her dogs.