Our Doctors

Team member Dr. Aleisha Nesset

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”

Team member Dr. Valerie Brons

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.

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Three critters and a fellow pet-adoring husband complete her household. When not working, Dr. Brons enjoys the opera, hot glass studios, ethnic cooking classes, and vacations that involve bird watching in rainforests.

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.

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On the weekends, you’ll find Dr. Olsen swimming in the ocean, surfing or hiking with her two boys and two dogs. Her menagerie also includes two ferrets and a cat. Dr. Olsen is known to adopt feline, canine and human children!

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.”

Team member Dr. Jenny Hsu

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.

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Outside of work, Dr. Hsu enjoys spending time with her husband and her fluff ball Maltese “Mochi”. Her favorite family activities involve the beach, outdoor spaces at new restaurants, and traveling.

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.”