The team at Bayside Veterinary Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

Valerie Christiansen, DVM

ChristiansenValerie Christiansen, grew up in Fresno, California. She received her degree from U.C. Davis in 1989 and her Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Before purchasing Bayside Veterinary Hospital in January, 2006, she worked as an associate veterinarian in Napa for 13 years. Dr. Christiansen is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, the Napa-Solano Veterinary Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. Her family includes husband Barry, children Patrick and John along with many pets. She plays and sings in a church music group and enjoys gardening and bike riding with her boys.

Beverly Daniel, Practice Manager

Beverly (also goes by Bev) is our practice manager as well as a co-owner of Bayside Veterinary Hospital. She has worked in the veterinary medicine field for many years, of which she has spent the last 12 years here at Bayside. Her passion for animals extends far into her personal life, she will never say “no” to a cat in need and her desire to help animals even extends in to our community based pet organizations. She has a slight obsession for Australian Shepherds but will never fully admit it. When Bev has “free time”, she can be found running or scoping estate sales for “Diamond in the rough” antiques that she later sells at her Antique Mall in Benicia.

Barbra Leal, Office Manager/Receptionist

Barbra is a Southern California native who relocated to the Bay Area in 2001. With that comes her loyalty to her hometown hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings. She has been with Bayside since 2004. Her Goal is to make everyone’s visit to Bayside Veterinary Hospital as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.Barbra truly loves what she does, this is shown through her commitment to helping not only our fur clients but by being a genuine friend to everyone that comes to our practice. She started at Bayside as the receptionist and has blossomed into our office manager. She has a memory like no other. In her spare time she can be found chasing after her son Tristan, or enjoying her time with her partner Eric and their house of fur babies.