Dermatology Pet Care was opened in late 2021. Dr. Simoes, the owner and founder, had a vision for a dermatology clinic that offered exceptional veterinary medical care in a facility that was inviting, warm and filled with light
Dr. Simões earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, in Ohio, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 2009. After graduation, she completed a rigorous rotating specialty and emergency internship at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California with the intention of becoming a well-rounded general practitioner. After a couple of years in general practice, she soon came to terms with her love for dermatology. She immersed herself in the specialty, first pursuing a one-year veterinary dermatology internship in the New Jersey area, then a three-year residency with Dermatology for Animals in Arizona and California. In 2016, Dr. Simões completed her residency and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).
Dr. Simões started a successful satellite clinic in Oakland, CA for Dermatology for Animals and worked there for several years, until moving to the Sacramento area. For two years she worked in Rocklin and Modesto. In late 2021, Dr. Simões founded Dermatology Pet Care.
She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, and the American College of Veterinary Dermatology where she currently serves as Co-Chair of the Credentials Committee.
Some fun facts about Dr. Simões is she is a former Peace Corps volunteer, grew up in Portugal, speaks several languages, and has a serious sweet tooth. Outside the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her family and her spirited group of pets.