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Veterinary Street outreach services (vet SOS)


Dr. Margaret Hoppe, Volunteer

VET SOS’s Veterinary Services Coordinator, lead veterinarian volunteer Dr. Margaret Hoppe, provides medical oversight of the veterinary services we provide to ensure a high quality of care. She attends almost all of our clinics, where clients love consulting with her about their beloved pets. 


Mike Ward, Volunteer

VET SOS general volunteer, Mike Ward, says one of his favorite parts of volunteering at our clinics is getting to know the clients. He says his best VET SOS story is meeting a client who, while homeless, adopted a Rottweiler and her eight puppies. The client lovingly cared for all the dogs and found homes for each of them. Now he’s back on his feet and teaching music in public schools.


Dr. Phil Durfee, Volunteer

VET SOS’s very own “Dr. Phil” examines a pup at our Valentine’s Day clinic. Longtime volunteer, retired veterinarian Dr. Phil Durfee, has been a consistent presence in VET SOS for years.  He says he volunteers with VET SOS to help those who love their pets but lack the resources to pay for veterinary care.


Dr. Ilana Strubel, Volunteer

VET SOS founder and first Veterinary Services Coordinator, veterinarian Ilana Strubel, established key partnerships with all the major non-profit animal service providers in San Francisco, allowing our clients to receive services well beyond the capacity of any one agency. Dr. Strubel's family and friends were our first donors and her VET SOS legacy continues today.