Meet our Emergency Team


Dr. Mackenzie Adams

Dr. Mackenzie Adams is a native of Seattle and moved to San Francisco with her human and cat family. She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University and then pursued specialty training in Equine and Large Animal Surgery at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Realizing that her heart was with the smaller members of the animal kingdom, Dr. Adams has come back to the west coast to pursue small animal emergency medicine and small animal surgery. In her free time, Dr. Adams loves exploring the outdoors, running, and doing yoga. She is excited to be living in such an amazing and beautiful city.

Dr. Nate Kane

Dr. Kane is a Bay Area native, growing up in Oakland. He attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 2013, and pursued specialty training in avian medicine and surgery for several years following veterinary school. With a special interest in emergency medicine, applied physiology and surgery, Dr. Kane is excited to be working once again with dogs and cats (in addition to the feathered/'exotic' ones) in need of urgent care. In his free time Dr. Kane enjoys visiting with family, bicycle racing, home brewing beer, and live music.

Dr. Robin Kelly

Dr. Kelly completed veterinary School at UC Davis before entering private practice after additional internship training at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. She enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine and especially enjoys all things related to eyes! Her interest in ophthalmology may lead to specialty training in the future. When she is not at work, Dr. Kelly enjoys riding horses and exploring our beautiful city.

Dr. Melissa Ryce

Dr. Ryce is a Bay Area native but went to college in New Orleans, which she called home for many years. After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina she moved to higher ground in the California Sierra Foothills and worked as a veterinary ER nurse. She went to vet school at St. Matthew's University in Grand Cayman and performed her clinical year at the University of Illinois and at UC Davis. After graduating from vet school she operated the only emergency clinic in the city of New Orleans for a year before returning to her beloved San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked at San Francisco and Peninsula hospitals since 2015, including Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services in San Francisco and San Mateo, and Millbrae Pet Hospital. She loves the fast pace and gratification of emergency room medicine but also loves to be able to provide wellness and care for pets young and old in general practice. When Dr. Ryce isn't practicing veterinary medicine she enjoys horseback riding, exploring nature, cooking, and the many musical offerings of our culturally diverse Bay Area.