Dr. Sherman Wong
Dr. Wong was born (1947) and raised in San Francisco. He grew up in the Chinatown-North Beach neighborhood and attended the local public schools. His first job was a kennel attendant at a local veterinary hospital.
In 1970, he was accepted to the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation from U.C. Davis in 1974, Dr. Wong practiced one year before starting at Blue Cross Pet Hospital in 1975. He eventually became a partner with Dr. David M Strohauer and worked as a team for more than 30 years before Dr. Strohauer retired.
In 2013, after owning the practice for 38 years, Dr. Wong sold Blue Cross Pet Hospital to Dr. Wonjae Lee. He is currently working part-time at Blue Cross Pet Hospital and says he still enjoys being a veterinarian and seeing clients and their pets. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, golf, tennis, trying to stay in shape at the gym, following the Warriors, Giants, 49'ers and going on walks with his pug named Buddy.
Dr. Wonjae Lee
He earned his veterinary degree from Seoul National University in South Korea and continued his studies and completed senior clinical year at Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.
He joined Blue Cross Pet Hospital in 2009 after practicing in several general and emergency hospitals in Michigan,Oregon and South Bay. He is an active member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Deborah Thomson
Dr. Deborah Thomson was born and raised in New England. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors in Flute Performance from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. After teaching at a middle school in Quebec City, she entered Tufts Veterinary School in Massachusetts and graduated with a DVM Degree and a Certificate of International Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school, research grants afforded opportunities to work and travel in Nepal and Tanzania.
After an intensive internship at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, Dr. Thomson moved to San Francisco. Her professional passions include ophthalmology, dentistry, preventative care, performing surgeries, and promoting One Health (the collaboration of animal, human and environmental health professionals). She enjoys speaking to students at local middle and high schools about veterinary medicine and One Health. She has taught U.C. Davis Veterinary students during community outreach programs, volunteered with Foothill College's Veterinary technical programs as well as caring for pets of homeless people of San Francisco. Personal interests include learning languages (fluent in French and learning Spanish), traveling, participating in Toastmasters and enjoying the cultural life of San Francisco. Dr. Thomson looks forward to meeting you and your pet at Blue Cross Pet Hospital!
Dr. Siobhan O'Connor
Dr. Siobhan O'Connor has known since a very early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine after attending undergraduate school at Cornell University. In 1996, she was board certified in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She successfully recertified in 2005 and 2015 and has a particular interest in geriatrics, cardiology and endocrinology.
Immediately after graduating from vet school, Dr. O'Connor moved to San Francisco, fell in love with the Bay Area, and has lived and practiced here ever since. Now that her son Leo has gone off to college, she shares her home with her husband Jared and their two cats: Finn the red tabby and Aengus the Korat. In her spare time she enjoys singing with a small local band and volunteering with the wonderful folks at Muttville dog rescue.