Our caring veterinary technicians and support staff are the heart of our animal hospital. They work tirelessly to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for both you and your pet. From gentle handling to soothing reassurance, they go above and beyond to make every visit a positive experience.


We are committed to delivering exceptional veterinary care with a personal touch, ensuring that your pets receive the love and attention they deserve.


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Dr. William St. Lawrence, DVM

Dr. William St. Lawrence is the medical director and veterinarian at Village Square Portola Valley Veterinary Hospital. He has been practicing for 38 years and went to Colorado State University. He is proud of how big of a relationship he has with each of his clients and patients. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family.

Dr. Jamie Rosen - DVM
Dr. Jamie Rosen, DVM

Dr. Jamie Rosen has 20 years of experience. Something she prides herself in veterinary medicine is her connection with clients and being able to make the experience more comfortable for them. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and 2 kids as well as hiking and exploring with them.

Dr. Rachel Robbins - DVM
Dr. Rachel Robbins, DVM

Dr. Rachel Robbins has been practicing since 2021. She went to Colorado State University and enjoys the aspect of teaming with her clients to make tailored treatment plans for their pets. In her free time, she likes running, hiking, and spending time with her two Huskies.

Dr. Myriah Chase - DVM
Dr. Myriah Chase, DVM
Dr. Myriah Chase is a California native that graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical year at Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and came back to the Bay Area to be with family and to practice medicine. While interested in gaining more exposure to various fields of veterinary medicine, she also enjoys building strong relationships with both her patients and their pet parents. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, wine tasting, baking, and visiting friends and family when possible. Dr. Chase also loves spending time with her two dogs, Bunni and Mack, as well as her cat Boots.
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Dr. Laura Balgooyen, DVM

Dr. Laura Balgooyen (Dr. B) grew up in Michigan in the suburbs of Detroit. She attended Michigan State University where she earned a BS in Animal Science as well as her DVM degree. After graduating in 2015, she headed to sunny California to complete a year-long small animal medicine and surgery veterinary internship in Sacramento. She has been practicing in the Bay Area ever since. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and hiking.

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Dr. Kristy Moding, DVM
Dr. Kristy Moding is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina State Veterinary School. Dr. Moding has a special interest in surgery and dentistry. She is dedicated to staying up-to-date on veterinary medical developments and spends much of her time outside of work reading veterinary research articles.

Dr. Moding is also passionate about volunteering to provide veterinary care free of charge to animals in developing areas such as Nicaragua and the Marshall Islands. She also volunteers locally for shelter pets in need.

In her free time, she is fond of horseback riding and travel. Dr. Moding also enjoys part-time practice in equine medicine. She currently lives in Portola Valley with her husband and children. She loves being a veterinarian, working with animals and the owners that love them!

Violet Staat - Practice Manager
Violet Staat, PM

Violet is the practice manager at our veterinary hospital. She has been practicing for 15 years and knows the importance of caring for patients and customer service. In her free time, she likes to travel, paint, garden, and hang with her family/kids.


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Alisa, RVT Supervisor
Alisa has dedicated 14 years to the veterinary field. She takes pride in providing excellent care for the animals she oversees, consistently advocating for their welfare. She feels proud to ensure that every pet she encounters receives the highest standards of surgical and dental care. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, going to sporting events, and country concerts, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Jennifer - Registered Veterinary Technician
Jennifer, RVT

Jennifer has been practicing veterinary medicine for 22 years. She is a strong advocate for her patients and their well-being, tirelessly working to ensure they receive the best care possible. In her free time, she has a passion for travel and enjoys exploring new places. Additionally, Jennifer finds fulfillment in volunteering at animal shelters, dedicating her time to helping those in need.

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Gemma, RVT

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Tomas - Veterinary Assistant
Tomas, VA

Tomas currently goes to Canada College for Radiology Tech. He prides himself in making vet visits for patients as positive as possible. In his free time he enjoys playing video games and traveling all over the Bay Area.

Evelen - Veterinary Assistant
Evelen, VA/CSR
Evelen has been practicing for over a year now. She went to San Francisco State University and takes pride in making sure her patients are well taken care of. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family and boyfriend.
Jaslyne - Veterinary Assistant
Jaslyne, VA/CSR
Jaslyne Flores is one of our Veterinary Assistants, she has been practicing for 2 and a half years and is in school to become an RN. She pride’s herself in caring for and helping animals and in her free time likes to hang out with her loved ones.
Sarah - Veterinary Assistant
Sarah, VA/CST
Sarah went to the University of California, Davis. She thinks that bridging the communication between patient/client and doctors is one of the most important things in a veterinary practice. She also enjoys building relationships with the patient and client to provide the best care possible. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Toby, painting, and cooking.
Alexandra - CSR
Brigit Rile-Schmidt

Brigit has been practicing for 3.5 years. She enjoys creating a low steess enviornment for patients and providing quality care. In her free time she enjoys cooking, exploring the outdoors, art and spending time with her tortoise and 5 cats.

Alexandra - CSR
Amy, CSR
Hi! My name is Amy. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and love the San Francisco Giants! I’ve been working in the industry since 2017, and although I don’t have any pets of my own, I love working with animals and hearing the stories pet parents share. When I’m not working, I enjoy painting flower pots and going to Disneyland.