Bennett and Williams Veterinary Corporation purchased San Marin Animal Hospital in the early part of May 2015. It is a 2-veterinarian partnership that began as a friendship in 2002. Dr. Jeff Williams met Dr. Erin Bennett when she worked for him as a technician in a southern Marin vet hospital. As fate would have it, Williams inspired Bennett to become a veterinarian. After all these years, they finally joined forces. Luckily, a third veterinarian, Dr. Sarah Reardon, believed in their vision and graciously agreed to join their team at San Marin Animal Hospital.
Dr. Erin Bennett, DVM Practice Owner
Dr. Erin Bennett grew up in Terra Linda, attended Marin Catholic High School, and graduated from the University Of Colorado at Boulder. She spent many years facilitating veterinarians, one of which was Dr. Jeff Williams, before deciding to go to vet school herself in 2003. After spending the next 5 years at University College of Veterinary Medicine Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, she worked as a vet in Dublin for 3 and ½ more years, married her husband and moved back to California in 2011. After working as Chief Of Public Medicine at Sonoma Humane Society for 3 years, she decided to join San Marin Animal Hospital in 2014 and has been here since. She and her husband and their 2 little kids live in Sonoma County, with 7 cats, 3 dogs and 3 goats, 2 sheep and the list continues to grow. In her spare time…well, she cleans up after her toddlers.
Dr. Jeff Williams, DVM Practice Owner
Dr. Jeff Williams was born and raised in Fairfield, CT and graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1984 and Tufts University of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA in 1990. He worked in private practice in Derry, NH after graduation until moving to Marin County in 1993. He was in private practice in San Rafael and Larkspur. While there, he met Dr. Bennett 10 years before accepting the job as Veterinary Medical Director at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. in 2003. He lived in Novato for 8 years before moving to Woodacre with his wife and 5 year old son. They have a rescue dog named Amigo, Mr. Jones the cat and two chickens. He is an avid mountain biker, hiker and gardener.
Dr. Sarah Reardon, DVM Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Sarah Reardon was born in Atlanta and then moved to New England where she lived during her teenage years. She attended the University of Southern Maine where she received her pre-medical degree. In 2008, she married her husband, Keegan, and they moved to California to further her dream of going to veterinary school at Davis. In 2014, that dream came true when she graduated from UC Davis and joined the San Marin Team in the summer of 2014. In her spare time, she loves hiking, gardening, painting as well as doing Pit-Bull rehab and rescue. She recently added a son named Theodore to the family. She is owned by 4 dogs, 5 cats and 4 birds- it’s a zoo in here!
Cierra Larson, RVT Practice Manager
Cierra was born and raised in the small town of Sonoma. She started her veterinary career working for a local veterinarian in 2003. Since then, she has gained experience working at veterinary practices throughout Sonoma County. Cierra attended Santa Rosa Junior College and was enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program. She joined San Marin Animal Hospital in October 2014 and in March 2015 she received her registered veterinary technician license. She is our lead technician and practice manager as well! Cierra lives in Sonoma with her boyfriend, 3 dogs Roscoe, Cooper, both corgi cattle dog mixes, and the newest addition Izzy the pitty mix. She has recently decided to go back to school to finish her degree and further her training.
Kelly Pasero, RVT Practice Manager
Kelly was born and raised in Marin County. She worked for many years at the ski resort in Lake Tahoe. She also worked in the restaurant business before following her true passion working with animals. She has recently completed the RVT program at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Kelly is married with one stepson and is owned by a crazy chocolate lab Reba. Kelly truly loves what she does!
Samantha Wilson, Veterinary Assistant
Samantha has been in the veterinary field for the past three years. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program through the Santa Rosa Junior College. Her love for animals started when she was a little girl collecting stuffed animals and reading dog books. She plans on continuing her career in small animal medicine and extending it to large animals in the future. San Marin Animal Hospital is full of amazing veterinarians and staff; I couldn’t ask for a better team to learn and grow with!
Blair Behrendt, Veterinary Nurse
Is a new member to the San Marin family. She has worked at various hospitals in the field, including a mobile vet clinic and a non-profit animal shelter over the last 14 years. Her interests in the field are behavior/training, dental cleanings, and small animal nutrition. On her days off she works with and volunteers for Compassion Without Borders (a non-profit based in Santa Rosa). Various foster dogs can be found at her home, recovering from skin problems or in treatment for kennel cough until they are ready for adoption. Blair also shares her home with 3 pets: Chuleta (a 4-year-old pit bull mix), Ilsa (a 9-year-old chihuahua) and Twiggy (a 12-year-old cat) — all rescues.
Serena Cole, Customer Service Representative
Serena was born and raised in Sonoma County where she has worked in the Veterinary Field for the past 10 years. As a little girl, she couldn’t imagine doing anything other than working with animals when she grew up. She has a sweet dog named Duke and quite a few cats that keep her busy!!
Jessie Whitman, Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant
Jessie was born and raised in Napa. She has worked in the veterinary field for about 7 years working with horses, goats, sheep, pigs, cats, and dogs. Jessie has been riding horses since she was 4 years old! She is very involved in training, show jumping, dressage, and working equitation. Jessie has a horse named Nick that is a big puppy, a crazy Catahoula dog named Cash, and a cat she adopted at San Marin animal hospital named Leo!!
Carly Miller, Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant
Carly joined the SMAH Team in January 2018. She was born in Santa Rosa 25 years ago, and attended school at Santa Rosa Junior College and studied Social and Behavioral Sciences. She loves her animals Stanley a Vizsla, her Holland Lop Teddy, and her calico cat named Kitty. In her spare time, she enjoys playing rugby and volunteering at the Sonoma County 4-H as an agility instructor.