Dr. Melissa Hart
Veterinarian and Partner
Dr. Hart joined in the fall of 2012 after returning to Northern California from upstate New York where she practiced full-time for two years as an associate veterinarian at a busy, multi-doctor, AAHA accredited small animal practice and part-time at a local emergency clinic. In addition, she volunteered weekly at the CNYSPCA to perform spays and neuters and to provide wellness care for shelter animals. Dr. Hart graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She is highly skilled in diagnostics, emergency medicine and surgery. She resides in Santa Rosa with her husband, Michael, and two sons, Quincy and Emmett. Her four-legged family includes her canine kid Emmy and several feline kids.
Dr. Alina Amaral
Dr. Alina Amaral was born and raised in Sonoma, California where she was involved in the agricultural community, participating in 4-H and FFA. Upon graduating from high school, she attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a pre-veterinary concentration. Dr. Amaral graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2017. Dr. Amaral continues to support the agricultural community and spends her free time assisting the younger 4-H and FFA members with their animal projects. She continues to raise her registered Angus beef cattle and resides in Sonoma with her Australian Shepherds, Cinch, Remi, and Paisley. Dr. Amaral is excited to join the team at Arroyo Veterinary Hospital to start her career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Fallow Dowdle
Dr. Fallon Dowdle grew up in Encinitas, a beach town in San Diego. Upon graduating from high school, she attended UC Davis where she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a concentration in companion animals and behavior. During her time at Davis, Dr. Dowdle fell in love with Northern California and couldn’t wait to move back. She also received a master’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in agriculture business. In May 2018, Dr. Dowdle graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dowdle lives in Napa with her husband, Justin, and enjoys spending time outdoors with their two black Labradors Gus and Taw.