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Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital

Proudly caring for pets in Redwood City since 1979.

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Our Team

Dr. Cyndi Stiglich

Medical Director & Owner

Bio

Dr. Cyndi Stiglich was born in Michigan and moved to California when she was 6 years old. As a child she brought home every stray cat or dog she found and even raised ladybugs under her mom's kitchen strainer. She attended U.C. Davis for her undergraduate degree and then became a Registered Veterinary Technician. She was an R.V.T for 15 years and even managed a veterinary hospital for multiple years. She graduated from Ross University of Medicine in 2008 and joined Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital in 2012 as an associate clinician and then became the owner of the practice in 2015. Her special interests include dentistry, oral/facial surgery, general surgery, and internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, sailing, and riding horses. Dr. Stiglich treats dogs, cats, and pocket pets.

Dr. Alvin Hong

Associate Veterinarian

Bio

Dr. Alvin Hong is a Los Angeles, CA native and growing up, his dad would frequently come home with new animals for them to raise and care for. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in sociology and worked in the online gaming industry for several years before attending veterinary school. Dr. Hong graduated from Kansas State University in 2018 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and returned to California shortly after where he began practicing in Ventura County. He joined the Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital team in early 2021. In his free time, Dr. Hong enjoys fishing, hiking and honing his musical skills.

Dr. Laura Balgooyen

Associate Veterinarian

Bio

Dr. Laura Balgooyen grew up in Plymouth, Michigan. She spent the majority of her high school years at the local horse stable riding, taking care of the horses, and teaching horse-riding lessons. She attended Michigan State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and competed on the equestrian team. After continuing her studies at Michigan State to earn her DVM degree in 2015, she moved to Sacramento to complete a year-long small animal medicine and surgery veterinary internship at a 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital. Dr. Balgooyen’s special interests include many areas of internal medicine and also wellness care. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and hiking.

Jordan Wolf

Practice Manager

Coming soon!

Support Team

At Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital, we welcome the opportunity to meet talented individuals who value teamwork, client service, and caring for pets.  If you would like to learn more about potential career opportunities, please send your resume to the Practice Manager, Jordan Wolf, at jwolfwhipplepet@gmail.com.

About Us

History

Dr. David Cowan was the original founder who established Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital in 1979.  After a long and successful career, Dr. Cowan retired and sold the hospital to his Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Cyndi Stiglich.  Dr. Stiglich became the new owner of Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital in 2015.   

Our hospital is located in beautiful Redwood City.  At Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital, we strive to provide the best pet parent experience and medical care for your pet. We are a full-service veterinary hospital primarily caring for cats, dogs, and pocket pets.  We are grateful to our local community for their decades of support and look forward to meeting you and your pet!

Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Services

  • Preventative Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Dental Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Surgery, including Spay/Neuter Services

Community Involvement

Whipple Avenue Pet Hospital is proud to be a part of our local community.  We are always excited to partner with local businesses and animal rescue organizations to further the quality of care for pets within and enrich the human-animal bond.  Please contact us if you have any additional questions.   

Resources

Pet Insurance

We hope that your pet lives a happy and healthy life but there could be a time where your pet may have a medical event that could be costly. Because of this, it’s good to plan for the unexpected! We encourage pet parents to explore insurance coverage for their pet. We accept all pet health insurance plans. Most pet insurance plans are designed to reimburse you after payment has been made to the veterinary hospital. For more information on pet insurance, please visit:

TrupanionPets BestHealthy Paws

Helpful Links

Poison Control

Visit ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center website for any animal poison-related emergency

Poisonous PlantsTraveling with your Pet

Basic information on domestic and international travel of pets by the US Department of Agriculture

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCAVeterinary Oral Health Council