Meet Our Staff
Dr. Hilary Wheeler
Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Wheeler is The Whole Pet Vet's leading veterinarian and clinic owner. It has long been her dream to open her own practice. After many years of practicing in busy hospitals and clinics, she realized there was a greater need for a more personalized, family-practice approach to veterinary health care. With the goal of focusing on wellness and disease prevention, as well as providing comprehensive veterinary care for all stages of a pet's life, Dr. Wheeler's vision became a reality. She opened the clinic in October 2009 and offers a full range of traditional and integrative veterinary services.
Practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998, Dr. Wheeler's focus is on improving animal healthcare options, with an emphasis on wellness, preventative healthcare and strengthening the human-animal bond. Dr. Wheeler received a B.A. in Biology from U.C. Santa Barbara and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University school of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her IVAS certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2006. She also completed the Canine Rehabilitation Institute course in 2016 and is actively working on the completion of her case reports to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). She is a member of AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), CVMA (California Veterinary Medical Association), AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association), AAVA (American Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists) and IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society). Dr. Wheeler also has a full house. She is married with two children, three rescued dogs and two rescued cats. Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Wheeler enjoys volunteering in the community and working closely with rescue groups such as The Dancing Cat and Humane Society Silicon Valley.
Dr. Stephanie Sur
Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Stephanie Sur grew up in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. She is a Pioneer High School alumni who then attended the University of California Davis for her undergraduate studies. She earned two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Medical Microbiology, the other in Neuropsychology. Dr. Sur went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She then returned to California to practice small animal medicine, and completed her IVAS certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2010. Dr. Sur enjoys all aspects of veterinary internal medicine, and has a special interest in integrative and holistic approaches to healthcare, including acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutritional therapy. She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, AAVA, AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Assoc.), and HSVMA (Humane Society Veterinary Medical Assoc.). Dr. Sur lives in San Jose with her husband and two children.
Dr. Karen Lee
Dr. Karen Lee is a Bay Area native and completed her undergraduate studies with a B.S. in Biology at San Francisco State University. She has been practicing veterinary medicine and surgery in California since 2009, after receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lee has a strong interest in small animal preventative medicine, behavior, dentistry and surgery, and also enjoys working with pocket pets and exotic animal species. Dr. Lee is in the process of completing her certification in Veterinary Herbal Medicine through the renowned Chi institute, allowing her to use an integrative approach in the diagnosis and treatment of her patients. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Lee enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures- one of her favorite destinations is Hawaii. Dr. Lee, her husband and young daughter share their home with their dog "Ipo," a dachshund mix, and their cockatiel, "Ashton." Her favorite extracurricular activities include yoga, running, crafting and baking. Dr. Lee is an active member of the veterinary community, including memberships with CVMA and the local chapter, SCVVMA.
Dr. Nicole Scripps
Dr. Scripps grew up in Las Vegas and received her undergraduate degree from University of Nevada in Reno, followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at St. Georges University. She completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. We were fortunate to have Dr. Scripps complete an externship with us as she was studying for her California Veterinary Medical Board examination, then welcomed her to The Whole Pet Vet team in 2017. Dr. Scripps is an active member of the AVMA and CVMA, with a special interest in small animal internal medicine and general soft tissue surgery. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Scripps loves traveling, hiking, reading and fashion. She lives in San Jose with her husband, two active little boys and two adorable dogs.
Certified Rehabilitation Therapist
Dr. Jill Kuhl
Physical Rehabilitation Therapist
Dr. Jill Kuhl is a graduate of UC San Diego, where she majored in physiology and neuroscience. She went on to earn a Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the San Francisco State University-UC San Francisco joint program. In 2012, Dr. Kuhl obtained her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). She became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2018. She has a wide variety of experience working in both the human and veterinary rehabilitation field, including over 8 years with SAGE Specialty Centers, participating in non-profit work with Los Medicos Voladores (Flying Doctors) and as a Senior Physical Therapist at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Kuhl continues to balance a diverse caseload of animal, pediatric and orthopedic patients in the Bay Area.
Jo Cordes Brown
Jo is our Practice Manager and has worked with The Whole Pet Vet since our opening in 2009. She has over 30 years of experience working in the veterinary field, and is actively involved in many feline organizations. She has a passion for high quality, compassionate veterinary care, and helps to keep our practice running smoothly. Jo and her husband live in Morgan Hill with their Bernese Mountain Dog and a household of happy cats. Look for Jo to greet you with a warm cup of coffee or tea and a pocket full of treats for your pet.
Lead Registered Veterinary Technician
Jessica joined The Whole Pet Vet in 2018 and is our lead registered veterinary technician (RVT). She came to us with over 10 years of veterinary experience working with exotics and small animals, with experience in emergency medicine as well. Jessica has a special interest in veterinary dentistry and has pursued continuing educational opportunities to strengthen her skills in this field. One reason for this interest is the improved quality of life she sees in our patients following anesthetic dental procedures. Jessica lives with her family in downtown San Jose where they care for their cat, dog and gecko.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Amy is one of our registered veterinary technicians and previously worked with The Humane Society of Silicon Valley prior to joining our team in 2011. Amy has a special interest in anesthetic monitoring and pain management, and enjoys working with all species of animals. As the mother of two young adults and a multitude of "furry" children, Amy has a calm, gentle manner with both our patients and their "parents!" Amy and her family live in Sunnyvale.
Client Service Representatives (CSRs)
Delia (Dee) Angulo
Delia comes from many years of experience in the veterinary reception field, and we are pleased to have her working with our top notch office staff to provide you with personalized and friendly customer service. Dee works in the front office, ready to help answer questions and be sure your appointment experience goes as smoothly as possible. She also consults with clients on questions regarding their pet's health insurance and enjoys acting as a client service liason. Dee currently lives in San Jose with her household of dogs and cats.
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Julie has always been an avid animal lover, and joined our team in 2013 after several years of animal-related experience, including marine mammal rehabilitation, a pet sitting business and working in a veterinary clinic. Julie is now the head of our veterinary assistant team, working closely with our doctors and RVTs to help ensure that our patients receive the best care during their time with us. She has also successfully completed the CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant program, the only program of its kind in veterinary medicine.