Dr. Swarnjit Singh
Dr. Swarnjit Singh earned his Bachelor’s in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVSc&AH), followed by his Masters in Veterinary Science (MVSc) majoring in Immunology with a minor in Biochemistry, from the College of Veterinary Science of Punjab Agricultural University, India.
Dr. Singh then worked as an Assistant Professor of Immunology at his alma mater for two years, and practiced small animal medicine part-time. In 1994, he came to the United States to pursue a PhD in Veterinary and Medical Entomology at Oklahoma State University.
His studies focused on the immune mechanisms and effect of transmission of various diseases by insects and ticks to vertebrate hosts, with the focus on Lyme disease.
After finishing his doctoral program in 1997, Dr. Singh worked in academic research at the University of Georgia, the University of Arkansas, and the Centers for Disease Control in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2004 he resumed working as a small animal practitioner in Denver, Colorado (2004-2006) and then in Santa Rosa, California (2006-2010). Dr. Singh is the owner and Medical Director of the American Canyon Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Singh’s practice philosophy places major emphasis on prevention and early detection of disease processes. He lives in American Canyon with his wife Katya.
Julie has been in the veterinary industry since the year 2000. She started her career as a receptionist in a small practice in Sacramento, CA in, and quickly moved into the Veterinary Technician position.
Over the years, Julie gained experience in general practice, emergency medicine, as well as specialty (reproductive) medicine. She worked as a Receptionist, Technician, Supervisor, and is now our Practice Manager.
Julie has been with our hospital since the day we opened, and was originally our Senior Veterinary Technician as well as our Practice Manager. Over the years her passion for this practice has lead to a stronger passion for veterinary practice management so she has decided to further her career and is currently taking classes to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. She has a 7 year old daughter and one baby on the way. She has 3 German Shorthaired Pointers, a rescue Pit Bull, an old Shih Tzu and two cats! Julie and her wife also have Allentown Kennels in which they breed their pointers as well as show them.
Catherine grew up locally in Napa until she moved to Oregon in 2011 to attend Oregon State University. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Zoology. During her time in school she volunteered at a wildlife rehab where her love of animal care started to grow. She eventually moved back to American Canyon when her niece, Charlotte, was born. She has worked in many different forms of customer service, but found her place with American Canyon Veterinary Hospital in July of 2017.
In her spare time Catherine loves to be outdoors whether at the beach, hiking, or enjoying an outdoor concert. Her other passion in life is travel, both nationally and internationally. Thanks to Semester at Sea, a study abroad program, she was able to experience multiple countries throughout Asia and Africa, and more recently completed a backpacking trip across Europe. Travel aside she loves snuggling up on the couch with her two dogs Roscoe, Golden retriever, and Milo, terrier mix, and occasionally her cat, Rosie.
Amy joined the staff at American Canyon Veterinary Hospital in July of 2018, after relocating from Mount Shasta, CA. Having spent 14 years at the front desk of an emergency animal hospital from 1994-2007, she is very happy to be back in the field and a part of ACVH.
Amy is a Certified Life Coach and is in the process of earning her associates degree in communication studies. She also shares a pet sitting business with her daughter. In her spare time, Amy enjoys baking and spending time with her family, especially her two granddaughters.
Customer Service Representative
Kelly grew up in Napa before moving to San Francisco where she spent many years selling pet products and managing a local pet supply store. In 2015 Kelly started her veterinary career at a hospital in San Francisco and later worked at a hospital in Oakland. Kelly found her home with ACVH in April 2019 and is pleased to be working with such a fantastic team and wonderful clients.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys snuggling with her senior cat Athena, teaching and practicing yoga, and taking long nature walks.
Kelly Ann started her career caring for animals at a young age. Her love for animals blossomed from a variety of her own pets growing up. At a young age she stumbled upon pet sitting, while working at a pet store. It wasn’t long before she found herself working at her first animal hospital. Her immediate curiosities for what was going on in those surgery rooms lead to her taking the next steps to becoming a Veterinary Technician. Over the last decade, out of a pure love for what she does, Kelly has continued to grow her knowledge and skills by continuing her education in veterinary medicine. Kelly Ann's real passion is volunteering at wildfire devastated areas to reunite pets with their owners. When wildfire season is over, Kelly can be found fostering litters of kittens and puppies.
Kelly Ann has been in the field as a Veterinary Assistant for over a decade, starting with our practice in January of this year. Her obvious commitment to your pet's comfort and happiness has lead her to complete her Certification as a Fear Free Professional, and has set the bar high for the rest of the team to complete their certification, bringing us closer becoming a Fear Free Certified Practice!