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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Originally from Lima, Peru, Dr. Alfonso Gerbolini attended Purdue University in Indiana for veterinary school, graduating in 2012. His primary interests are in small animal medicine, preventative care and dentistry. He thoroughly enjoys working closely with clients in an effort to help improve his patient’s quality of life and enrich the human-animal bond. He believes strongly that compassion and dedication are qualities of a good doctor and strives to have both characteristics centered in his daily practice. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Gerbolini enjoys the chance to speak it as much as possible and keep his skills sharp, socially and professionally.
Outside of his work at Arroyo Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Gerbolini lives with his wife in Petaluma and, since arriving in the Bay Area, he enjoys spending time with family, sailing and climbing. He and his wife recently lost their best, furry friend of 8 years and are taking a short break before welcoming another pet into their home.
Uniquely, Dr. Gerbolini has an affinity for donkeys and elephants and particularly admires their strength, loyalty and social abilities. Each summer prior to COVID, he volunteered with Equitarian Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps to train veterinarians in the mountains of Peru. Although his skills are the sharpest with dogs and cats, all creatures are special to him and he does his best to offer his expertise and improve his training in all areas.Read more
In 2017, Dr. Stallings decided after many years of ownership to transition Arroyo’s future to Dr. Hart and Curo Pet Care. A family-owned veterinary services company founded in 2015 and based in San Francisco, Curo collaborates with entrepreneurial veterinarians like Dr. Hart, to build and operate best-in-class small animal hospitals. Together in partnership with Dr. Hart, we look forward to decades more of serving the Sonoma community with the top-notch, independent care and local service our clients have come to know and love.