Veterinarians

Meet the friendly veterinarians at All Creatures Hospital, Inc.!

  • Dr.
    Christopher Tsai
    Medical Director

    We are excited to Welcome Dr. Christopher Tsai as the new Medical Director of All Creatures Hospital!

    Dr. Chris Tsai grew up in the Washington D.C. area. After moving to the west coast for his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, he moved back east once again to earn his veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and practiced for two years in the Philadelphia
    area. Dr. Tsai missed the beautiful weather in California and moved again back to the west coast where he joined a 24 hour emergency hospital in the Los Angeles area. In 2009, Dr. Tsai transferred to a San Diego hospital to serve as the Medical Director. He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS),the California Veterinary Medical Association(CVMA), and American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and has strong interests in emergency & critical care medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and oncology.

    During his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, eating, and spending time with his family - his wife, their two sons and one daughter, and their dogs Maddie and Jelly Bean.

  • Dr.
    Nancy Norell
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Nancy Norell's love for animals, combined with a strong interest in biological science, physiology and medicine, led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Growing up, her family had Siamese cats, as well as hamsters and rabbits. While in college, she achieved her dream of owning a horse, and enjoyed riding for many years in San Diego County.

    After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animal Physiology from Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego, she pursued her lifelong ambition of becoming a veterinarian. In 1998, she received her degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis.

    Dr. Norell has enjoyed practicing high quality medicine, dentistry and surgery in San Diego County for the past 19 years. Her areas of special interest are dentistry, feline medicine, internal medicine, and preventive care. She is a member of the following organizations:

    American Veterinary Medical Association
    San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association
    American Association of Feline Practitioners
    Cornell Feline Health Center
    Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry

    Dr. Norell is a San Diego native and lives in Cardiff with her husband, Bob, and their four cats: Babu, Sven, Adelia and Anders. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.


  • Dr.
    Brandon Woods
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Brandon Woods is originally from Des Moines Iowa and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Iowa State University in 2012. His passion to care for all creatures started as a young child and he enjoyed learning about wildlife conservation during his semester abroad in Tasmania. He continued his education over the next four years by completing a dual-degree DVM - MPH program where he achieved his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Iowa in 2016.

    He enjoyed a unique college experience that combined his interests in animals, the environment and human health by investigating zoonotic parasites of orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo. Following graduation, he moved to California where he worked for the County of San Diego. Afterwards, Dr. Woods worked in a corporate practice before joining All Creatures Hospital in 2021.

    Dr. Woods likes building new relationships with clients and their pets. He enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, and supporting the arts. He and his partner have a dog named Tucker who loves to play at the beach!

  • Dr.
    Michael H. Mulvany
    Veterinarian

    Growing up, the Mulvany's lived all over the country with a variety of animals (chickens and cats, dogs and duck, rabbits, rodents and reptiles). By the 9th grade, Dr. Mulvany knew he wanted to be a veterinarian and began volunteering at a veterinary clinic in Point Loma. Playing baseball in high school and college gave him another career possibility.

    Background

    Dr. Mulvany gave up a career in professional baseball when he transferred his junior year from The University of San Diego to the University of California at Davis where he received the following degrees: BS (Animal Science, 1976); MS (Systemic Physiology, 1977); and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1983). After graduating from veterinary school, the Mulvany family moved to Santa Cruz for a one-year intensive medical and surgical internship at a 17-doctor hospital. In June 1984, Dr. Mulvany was hired at All Creatures Hospital as the hospital's Medical Director and Practice Manager. He has recently passed the torch to our new Medical director and is looking forward to having more time with his family and his Labrador Huckleberry. 

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All Creatures Hospital

Monday - Friday:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed