avenues pet hospital

Our Practice


Welcome to Avenues Pet Hospital!

We have provided Veterinary care to Bay Area dogs and cats in the Sunset District of San Francisco since 1949.

We have been an AHHA accredited Veterinary Hospital since 1976. AHHA accredited hospitals are recognized as being the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. 

Our clients and patients receive a level of care that big veterinary corporations and unaccredited hospitals can't provide.  

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Scott Anderson, DVM

Dr. Anderson received his DVM degree from Ohio State University in 1969. He served as a captain in the US Army from 1968 to 1972. During this period, he was assigned to the White House (Nixon Administration) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Anderson joined Avenues Pet Hospital in 1972 and became owner of the practice in 1976. He served as chairman of the San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission from 1981-1988 and has been a consultant to the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) department of laboratory animal medicine since 1991. Dr. Anderson is an avid sports fan and, in fact, was a pitcher for OSU's NCAA championship baseball team in 1966. He is also a lifetime Dolphin Club member and a member of the AVMA, CVMA and SFVMA.

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Rick Schwach, DVM, MS

Dr. Schwach received his BS and DVM degrees from Michigan State University in 1974. After completing a one-year internship in a small animal group practice, he began his surgical residency at Colorado State University. While at CSU, he completed his orthopedic and general surgical residency and also earned an MS degree in surgery. He became board-qualified for the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 1977. Dr. Schwach joined Avenues Pet Hospital in August 1977 and became business partners with Dr. Anderson in 1983. He is a member of the AVMA and SFVMA.

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Brandy Vickers, DVM

Dr. Vickers grew up in Alabama with the constant companionship of cats, dogs, birds, frogs, and turtles. She studied zoology in Auburn University's Honors Program before graduating from the University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. While there she worked with birds of prey at the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center and was active in the Animal Welfare Action Committee performing exams and treatments for shelter animals. After graduation she moved to California with her two cats Blinky and Switch and joined Avenues Pet Hospital in 2005. Her professional interests include pain management and dentistry, and in her free time she enjoys skating, drawing, and sewing. She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, and SFVMA.

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Sarah Inman, DVM

Dr. Inman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her undergraduate degree in Genetics and Biochemistry in Melbourne before moving north to attend veterinary school at the University of Sydney. In 2016, she relocated to San Francisco with her husband and joined the Avenues Pet Hospital team. Dr. Inman’s particular areas of interest are surgery and diagnostic imaging as well as being an advocate for animal welfare. Outside of work Dr. Inman loves spending her time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, sailing or skiing.