At Parkway Veterinary Hospital, we truly enjoy caring for your pet. Our staff is very experienced and specially trained to provide exceptional attention to the needs of each individual animal. Our veterinarians and support staff are committed to a rigorous program of continuing education. Our goal is to provide your pet with the best possible medical attention.
A native of Tri-Valley area, Dr. Chuck Wraith knew from a very early age that he would become a veterinarian (perhaps because his parents have always had at least three dogs!) He attended California Polytechnic State University Š San Luis Obispo for his undergraduate studies in biological science. He then attended the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After working as an associate veterinarian in local veterinary hospitals, Dr. Wraith purchased Parkway Veterinary Hospital in 1995.
Dr. Wraith's professional interests include sporting dog medicine, ultrasonography, endoscopy and soft tissue surgery. He is a member and past vice president of the Contra Costa County Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Wraith is a veterinary consultant for Clorox Corporation, and has provided volunteer services to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and the East County Animal Shelter.
Reading historical military fiction, visiting the beach as often as possible and attending his sonÕs soccer matches are some of Dr. Wraith's hobbies. He has a daughter who is studying neuroscience and public health at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and a son who is a varsity soccer player and member of the Chamber Singers at San Ramon Valley High School. Both kids work at the veterinary practice during school breaks. The canine members of the Wraith family are Flynn, a golden retriever puppy, Ricky, a four year old golden retriever, and Rizzo, a ten year old Shetland sheepdog.
Dr. Demi Tanner has been practicing veterinary medicine at Parkway Veterinary Hospital since 1998. Dr. Tanner did her undergraduate work in Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.
Dr. Tanner's professional interests include pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice and chinchillas), dogs, and cats. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. On her day off, Dr. Tanner helps to teach “hands on&0 lab science at a local elementary school.
When she&2s not working, Dr. Tanner enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage son, who is into music and drama, but also aspires to be an astronaut. Her hobbies include photography, paper crafts and cooking. The Tanner family has a Shetland Sheepdog named Scamp (whose main job is herding airplanes!), an orange tabby cat named Teneya (for the Ahwahnee Indian Chief of Yosemite) and a calico cat named Chessie (for the “Chessie Cat&0 of the Chesapeake Ohio railroad line). The cats, of course, keep the dog in line, when they&2re not bird watching.
Dr. Patty Vogel is the newest member of the Parkway team of veterinarians, joining the practice in January of 2009. Dr. Vogel did her undergraduate work in animal science at Iowa State University. She received her doctorate in veterinary medicine, also from Iowa State University, in 2007. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Vogel completed a small animal internship at Encina Veterinary Hospital/East Bay Veterinary Specialists in Walnut Creek.
Dr. Vogel is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. She has professional interests in dentistry, emergency medicine and internal medicine. Running, hiking and traveling and spending time with her daughter are just a few of Dr. VogelÕs personal interests. She and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of Leah, who was born in November of 2009. They are expecting their second child in December, 2011.
The Vogel family has a zoo in their condo! Dr. VogelÕs husband has to remind her how small their home is when she wants to bring another animal home from the clinic. The avian members of the family are two cockatiels, Doodlebird and Doolittle. The feline members are Professor, a twelve year old tabby cat, and Annie, a very sweet six year old orange and white tabby cat who was rescued from a gravel road in Iowa with a litter of three kittens. Rounding out the family is YaYa, a four year old chihuahua that Dr. Vogel rescued during her internship. YaYa is always at the hospital with Dr Vogel, and goes pretty much everywhere with the Vogel family.