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HomeAboutRachel S. Boltz, MS, DVM, DABVP


Dr. Boltz was born and raised in the Detroit metropolitan area of Michigan. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cornel University in 1994, a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Oakland University in 1997 and graduated with honors from Michigan State University ‘s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After graduation, she moved to the Bay Area and entered general practice. The Morris Animal Foundation’s “Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet” contest named her the Best Veterinarian in America for 2008.

Dr. Boltz became board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Feline Practice in 2009, which coincided with being a Don-Low Practitioner Fellow at UC Davis in Small Animal Medicine from 2008-2009. She is a recent graduate of UC Davis’s Hemodialysis Academy in 2016. She has authored several book chapters on feline infectious diseases and lectured on feline specific disease, handling and practice.

Though her “first love” is cats, her experience has never been limited to one species. She has significant experience with both minimally invasive and non-invasive diagnostic modalities such as ultrasound, echocardiography, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and rhinoscopy for emergency intervention in dogs, cats, and some pocket pets. Dr. Boltz has experience with a wide variety of minimally invasive and invasive surgical techniques in a variety of species.

Dr. Boltz’s sixteen year career has been spent at general practices in the SF Bay area as a day-time practitioner. Her past experience informs her transition to exclusively emergency medicine and her new position at UVSE is one she views with great enthusiasm. Dr. Boltz centers her medical practice on open and honest communication between herself, the clients, and the referring veterinarians.

Her special interests include endocrinological and cardiovascular emergencies, as well as critical care management of sepsis, hemolytic crisis, complicated endocrinopathies, and all aspects of feline medicine/surgery.

Dr. Boltz lives in the Peninsula Bay Area with her family of cats. The cat in the photo (Charlie) has been with her since veterinary school.

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Emergency and critical care for pets in Campbell, San Jose, Mountain View and the San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley areas. Specialty Veterinary care includes cardiology, surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation. Call us of your pet is experiencing an emergency or requires specialty veterinary care.