Dr. Rhonda Stallings has lived in Sonoma since 1992. She purchased Arroyo Veterinary Hospital in 1997 and was the sole owner until 2017 when Dr. Hart, along with a private investment group, purchased the hospital from Dr. Stallings. After graduating at the top of her class from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, she practiced emergency medicine in Akron for one year before moving to San Francisco. In the city, she practiced at Pets Unlimited for four years, becoming medical director, and then at Avenues Pet Hospital for 11 years before opening her practice in Sonoma. Many of her San Francisco clients still travel to Sonoma to see her. Her family includes her husband Rich, son Michael and daughter Abbey, as well as dogs Sandy, Scully and Paco along with Oranges the cat.