Tiffany Wright, DVM
Dr. Tiffany Wright grew up in San Diego and attended San Diego State University for her undergraduate degree. She then went on to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in June 2004. She relocated to the Bay Area and joined Sunnyvale Veterinary Clinic the following September.
Dr. Wright works with cats and dogs. Her primary interests include general and preventative medicine, neurology, and behavior.
Dr. Wright has a special fondness for felines, and took on the challenge of obtaining official Cat-Friendly status for our new cat location, through the American Association of Feline Practitioners. We received this designation on April 15, 2016!
Dr. Wright is also a leader in staff and client education, regularly giving staff presentations about feline medicine and behavior, and writing client education brochures and articles for our blog.
Outside of work, Dr. Wright enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and history, and is currently learning French. She also loves spending time with her cat Coal, who she took in after finding him abandoned outside at about two weeks of age, and her cat Sofie who she adopted as a kitten from Humane Society Silicon Valley.
Why did Dr. Wright become a veterinarian?
"Growing up, I always knew I wanted to do something involving animals but I didn't know exactly what until I worked in a veterinary clinic after high school. Over the years I've enjoyed caring for both dogs and cats but more recently I've developed a special interest in feline medicine. I attribute this to my own cat, Coal, whom I found alone in the bushes on a cold winter's night 5 years ago when he was only 2 weeks old. I bottle fed him, taught him to use a litter box, and essentially raised him as my own. As he grew older, I got him to learn a variety of tricks. He can sit on command, high five, and point to his food ball when I ask him where it is. Needless to say, I have developed a unique bond with him.
My special relationship with Coal has made me see all animals in a new light. While they might not have the brains to take over the world, I discovered that they have a lot of the same emotions as we do. My veterinary education taught me that they can experience fear and pain but I also believe they have the ability to feel joy, love, and sadness. If there is such a thing as a soul, I believe animals possess one. This has influenced the way I interact with my patients and changed my life as a whole."