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Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Crystal Heath is a life-long animal lover and rescuer, having grown up on a small farm in Clayton alongside dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, and many other types of animals. She obtained her B.S. in Animal Science from U.C. Davis before continuing on to graduate from their veterinary school. Since then, Dr. Heath has worked as a veterinarian for public shelters and private animal welfare organizations all across Northern California. Her extensive experiences culminates in her exceptional knowledge of best practices.

Dr. Heath is passionate about providing affordable access and high quality care to as many animals as possible, and firmly believes that spaying and neutering is one of the most important things pet guardians can do to improve the quality of life for our companion dogs and cats. Dr. Heath has spayed and neutered over 10,000 animals in her career. 

In her spare time, Dr. Heath is an accomplished equestrian and currently competes in Dressage.

Crystal Heath, DVM

Crystal Heath, DVM

Sarah is a Bay Area native, heralding from Pleasanton but currently residing in beautiful Oakland. Sarah grew up with a cocker spaniel and a bunny, and spent a portion of her childhood convincing her parents to add more animals to the family, without success. Sarah graduated from the distinguished Carrington School in 2013 before joining Berkeley Humane, where she brings her passion, warm-heartedness, fun energy, and dedicated work ethic to the team. 

Sarah’s cats include the great Figaro, an affectionate and gregarious cat, and the magnificent Berlioz. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading and playing Pokemon Go.

Sarah Gray, RVT

Stay tuned for more about Jana!

Jana Hughes, RVT

Michelle has been with Berkeley Humane since January of 2017. Her previous experience includes a non-profit spay and neuter clinic for community cats and a private veterinary hospital. Additionally, Michelle is involved in additional animal rescue efforts outside of full-time job at Berkeley Humane, and she is the caregiver of multiple community cat colonies. She currently has a dog and three cats of her own. She say, “My love of animals provides me with the energy to do this all.”

Michelle Jewell