Meet the friendly staff at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Shikher Singla is a General Practitioner and Co-Owner of Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Deepti is an associate veterinarian. She has about 14 years of veterinary experience . She enjoys the outdoor with her family and her rescue dog Goldy.
I started at Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital in August 2019. I've wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 7 years old, and I have been practicing now for over 20 years. I previously worked at a hospital in the Marina /Pacific Heights for 15 years and loved every minute of it.
I'm a San Francisco native and always joke that if I ever leave this city again it will be under the rubble of an earthquake. I attended Lowell High School and then went to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for pre-med, graduating cum laude with a Major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Tired of the cold, I returned to California to attend UC Davis for Veterinary School. There, I developed a real interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. I went back to the east coast to complete a surgical externship at the Animal Medical Center in New York and became TPLO and laparoscopy certified after eventually returning to San Francisco for good.
I now live here in town with my husband, two kids, and two cats. When I'm not at work, I can be found in divey cafes reading my newspaper, at home typing a letter on my typewriter, or listening to the Wood Brothers on my turntable. I illustrate for my writer friend on the side, and occasionally play gigs on the fiddle. I also try as much as possible to speak French and Spanish to people who won't cringe at my terrible accent. If your pets are bi-lingual, get ready... I am known to try my conversational skills on my furry friends as well!