Dr Vivian Chang
Dr. Chang graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She was the co-chair of the International Veterinary Student Association and orchestrated “International Night”, an educational dinner event prompting cultural diversity and awareness in the veterinary field. Dr. Chang has received multiple outstanding five star reviews for her superior customer service.
As a volunteer for the Feral Cat Coalition in San Diego, Dr. Chang has performed numerous spays and neuters to feral cats in the San Diego area. Dr. Chang has also received additional training in abdominal ultrasound through board certified radiologists outside of veterinary school and is able to perform various ultrasound procedures. Dr. Chang joined Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She has gained extensive experience in treating both medical and surgical cases.
Dr. Chang lives by the philosophy of first “Do no harm.” In other words, she carefully weighs the risks vs benefits of any tests and treatments she recommends. She is an extremely honest and conscientious person and believes in providing excellent medicine balanced with improving the patient’s quality of life while taking the family’s circumstances into consideration.
Dr. Chang was born in Southern California. She met her husband, Danny, while completing her undergraduate studies at UC San Diego. They have a three year old daughter, Hana, and are expecting a second child this year. They currently have three cats; Max, Izzy, and Arthur. Max is the most laid back and huggable Maine Coon mix, Izzy is the gorgeous but shy female of the mix, and Arthur is the young troublemaker of the crew. Two newer additions to her family include Elvis, a 5 month old Dalmatian puppy, and Sheldon, a 1.5 year old Sulcata tortoise. In their spare time, Danny and Vivian enjoy hiking, traveling, hanging out at the beach, snowboarding, and watching movies.
Dr. Chang’s immediate goals are to develop long lasting relationships with her patients as well as their families. She is also working towards mastering her skills in ultrasound to better serve her patients who may not be able to go to a specialist due to financial constraints. Her long term plan is to combine her love of travel with her passion for veterinary medicine by volunteering her services in other less privileged countries.
Dr Boyd Ervin
Dr. Boyd Ervin is a 2017 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, rated the #1 veterinary school in the world. Prior to veterinary school, he received a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from UCLA. As a veterinary student, Dr. Ervin served as an Event Coordinator for the Behavior Medicine and Animal Welfare Club, was Treasurer for the Class of 2017, and received the Nestle Nutrition Proficiency Award for outstanding performance in clinical nutrition. He also participated in the first ever Healer’s Art course at UC Davis, which explored the values of service, healing relationships, reverence for life, and compassionate care.
Dr. Ervin’s experience with animals stretches back to when he was a young boy in Omaha, Nebraska, where he helped his father care for livestock at the Boys Town Farm. At home, he welcomed a variety of other creatures into the family, including cats, chickens, rabbits, turtles, and frogs, to name a few. Since 2009, Dr. Ervin has worked at all levels of veterinary practice, starting as a volunteer in a small animal clinic. Since then he has held positions as a veterinary assistant, receptionist, and technician, all of which he feels have made him a more well rounded veterinarian. Throughout veterinary school, he cultivated an interest in animal behavior, and focused on learning about methods of behavioral modification beyond the scope of his formal education. Dr. Ervin joined the Best Friends Veterinary team in 2017.
Dr. Ervin takes great pride in making a personal connection with clients and their pets in order to provide a high level of individualized care. I enjoy educating and empowering my clients in order to strengthen the bond they have with their pets.
Dr. Ervin’s partner, Rachel, is a board-certified zoo veterinarian. Together they own one cat (Jiji) and two chinchillas (Pichu and Momo).
Since relocating from northern California, Dr. Ervin is getting to know the San Diego area. He hopes to become a trusted source of medical information and guidance to his clients, especially on behavioral concerns. As a former lead guitarist in a heavy metal band, he continues to hone his skills and would love to return to the stage in his time off!
Dr. Greenfield is a 2019 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her rigorous post graduate internship year at VCA Animal Specialty Group in San Diego where she developed specialty skills working closely with board specialized surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, neurologists, internists and emergency criticalists. During veterinary school, Dr. Greenfield was the fundraiser chair and nutritional representative for her class. Prior to veterinary school, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design at Florida State University and her scientific training at Florida International University.
Dr. Greenfield began working in the veterinary industry when she was 16 years old in small animal clinics. She has worked every position from a kennel helper to reception to technician, which have all shaped her deep appreciation for this field. Dr. Greenfield has special interests in shelter medicine as well as emergency medicine, which has brought her experiences from around the world. She has performed hundreds of spays, neuters and other surgeries for shelters in Australia, Canada, and all over America. Dr. Greenfield has worked with world-renown shelter
Dr. Greenfield believes that every pet should be treated as if they were her own. It is her philosophy to always be honest and do what is right by the animals first and foremost. Her love for this field and her patients fuels her passion to perform the highest level of medicine possible.
Dr. Greenfield was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she spent most of her life. While work brought her to sunny San Diego, the lifestyle convinced her to stay! She now lives in the city of San Diego with her cat, Cosmo and her sassy iguana named Luey. She enjoys learning to surf on her time off and experiencing the eclectic and cultural food scene.
Dr. Greenfield plans to continue her well-rounded experience in general practice, emergency and shelter medicine with goals of perfecting quick and efficient surgery techniques. Her ultimate goal is to be your friendliest neighborhood veterinarian being by you and your pet’s side throughout their lives.
Dr. Sara Reinhart
Dr Reinhart is a 2017 graduate of the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society, a team leader in the Wildlife Medical Center, a Zoo chair of the Non-Traditional Species Club, and has done volunteer charity spay/neuter events in rural communities.
Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr Reinhart worked as an assistant for a board-certified oncologist and internist in an emergency and specialty clinic. After graduating she worked as an emergency veterinarian in Pittsburgh for 13 months before moving to general practice. During this time, she also did some part-time work at the Humane Society in Pittsburgh. Dr. Reinhart joined Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in May, 2019.
Dr. Reinhart’s passion and compassion for all creatures big and small embodies her practice of veterinary medicine. She believes in positive fear free approach to patients and focuses on empowering clients to decide what is right for their pets through information, education, and communication.
Dr. Reinhart was born in Illinois but spent most of her formative years in Ohio. While attending the university of Illinois she met her husband Brian. The two most recently relocated to San Diego for Brian’s job. They share their home with their boston terrier Miley and very demanding, yet adorable pembroke welsh corgi named Zoey. In their spare time they love to travel, hike and work out. Sara and Brian are planning to take surfing lessons this summer!
Dr. Reinhart plans to pursue a certification in acupuncture and herbal medicine. She plans to continue to broaden and deepen her application of fear free medicine to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets (and clients). She hopes to join a musical theatre group in the near future.
Dr Travis Rollason
Dr. Travis Rollason was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. Travis earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at San Diego State University, graduating summa cum laude in 2012. While at SDSU, Dr. Rollason worked as a small animal veterinary assistant, and also participated in organized veterinary relief work to communities in Mexico. While there, he helped organize surgical procedures and provided medical supplies for animals in underserved areas. In 2017, Dr. Rollason achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian by completing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University California, Davis.
After graduating from the University of California-Davis Veterinary School, Dr. Rollason worked in two small animal practices in Sacramento, California, for two years and in Champaign, Illinois, for one year. Dr. Rollason joined Best Friends Veterinary Hospital as an associate veterinarian in 2020. He chose to join our team because he felt the hospital values aligned well with his.
Client relationships above all else. He considers pets as members of the family and believes that the human-animal bond is a very special component. He loves using modern medicine to improve the lives of both his clients and their furry friends.
Outside the hospital, Dr. Rollason enjoys personal time with his family, friends, and two pugs named Huckleberry and Abraham. His hobbies include exploring new hiking trails as well as traveling internationally to experience different cultures and taste different cuisines.
His interests in the field of veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preventative medicine. Dr. Rollason plans to pursue the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) certification to become a specialist in canine and feline medicine.