Aleisha Nesset, DVM, MPH
Dr. Nesset was born and raised in the Midwest and received her veterinary degree from Iowa State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Iowa. She has served on the Board of Governors with the California Veterinary Medical Association and is always looking for ways to be a better vet! She joined the West Valley team in 2010 and became the “team leader” officially in 2014, and has never regretted it.
On her off time (off time?), she enjoys traveling as well as exploring the Bay Area with her family.
The “Nesset Wild Kingdom” at home includes a dog (Indy), a cat (Bast), 2 toddlers, a husband and a mother.
Dr. Nesset’s professional interests: Surgery, dermatology, pocket pets, zoonotic disease and geriatric medicine.
Quote: “If you can learn one new thing, it’s a good day”
Valerie Brons, MRCVS
Dr. Brons celebrates her 10 year anniversary at West Valley Pet Clinic in 2018. Have you ever met a trail vet from the Iditarod dog sled race? Well, Dr. Brons is one of them! Aside from holding this coveted volunteer position, she is the former President of the Santa Clara Veterinary Medical Association and loves to attend conferences focusing on canine/feline medicine and surgery as well as avian and pocket pets. She has also served many times on the interview admissions committee of her veterinary school.
Originally from Monte Sereno, Dr. Brons graduated from London’s AVMA-accredited Royal Veterinary College in 2004 after finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Davis. She worked in mixed animal practice for 3 years in Europe before returning to settle first in Monterey, then in San Jose, California.
Professional Interests: Dentistry, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, senior feline medicine, canine dermatology, exotics (parrots to ferrets, hedgehogs to guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, and more).
Quote: “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.”
Danielle Olsen, DVM
Dr. Danielle Olsen, a 2007 graduate of UC Davis Veterinary Medical School, has recently returned to West Valley Pet Clinic where she originally began her career. After running her own house-call business for the past 8 years, Dr. Olsen looks forward to reconnecting with patients, old and new. She’s a true local, born and raised in Cupertino. Dr. Olsen says her vocation IS her vacation and often touts
that she has the best job in the world!
When not working, Dr. Olsen is involved in organized veterinary medicine and holds a position representing the local Veterinary Medical Association, advocating for animals at the statewide level. She also enjoys giving to underprivileged animals and has volunteered her time at various shelters doing feral cat spay & neuter clinics and even traveled to Uganda to do surgery at a preserve for orphaned chimpanzees.
Dr. Olsen’s Professional Interests: Behavior, geriatric medicine, pain management, exotics (especially rodents & rabbits).
Quote: “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”
Dr. Jenny Hsu, DVM, CVA
Dr. Jenny Hsu is a Bay Area native. She graduated cum laude in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 2007. She then went on to veterinary school at the University of California Davis, graduating with honors in 2011. Dr. Hsu joined West Valley Pet Clinic in 2018.
Dr. Hsu is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. She is very excited to be able to provide a complementary means of pain and chronic disease management in addition to those offered through western medicine modalities.
Dr. Hsu is Low Stress Handling Certified. She enjoys using low-stress techniques when helping scared dogs and cats. Dr. Hsu speaks Korean fluently.
Dr. Hsu’s Professional Interests: soft tissue surgery, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, and general/ preventative medicine.
Quote: “Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.”