Adobe Pet Hospital, Livermore, CA - Where Pets Are Family!

Our Doctors

Robert Stannard, D.V.M.

Robert Stannard, D.V.M.

Dr Stannard graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from U.C. Davis in 1969 and received his D.V.M. from U.C. Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. He completed the Advanced Laser Surgery/Otoscopy program at U.C. Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards has recognized Dr. Stannard and has included him in their Registry of Approved Continuing Education (R.A.C.E.). Veterinarians attending his lectures are granted Continuing Education Credits. He is one of only six veterinarians that serve on the Executive Board of the American Heartworm Society, having been appointed in March, 2008. In conjunction with his duties on the Board, Dr. Stannard has served as the Moderator at "Heartworm University" presentations conducted at state veterinary association conventions around the country. More information is available at:

In 2003, Dr. Stannard was appointed a National Key Opinion Leader by Novartis Corporation and now serves on their Veterinary Advisory Council. As such, he is frequently asked to speak at veterinary meetings both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including zoonotic diseases, current practice protocols for de-worming and heartworm prevention and laboratory testing as it pertains to prevention and treatment of pet diseases.

Dr. Stannard has also been asked to give presentations for other companies in the animal health industry including the two largest veterinary testing labs in the country, Idexx and Antech Laboratories.

Dr. Stannard was one of the founders of the Montair Foundation, Inc., a non-profit educational foundation that has raised millions of dollars for public education in his children’s school district. He served as the president of the foundation for 6 years and assisted other parent groups throughout the state in creating similar non-profit organizations so they too could assist their schools and school districts in fundraising efforts.

Dr. Stannard and his wife were married in 1972. They have two children and share their home with “Champ,” a blue Oriental cat born in Australia, and a “family room” rabbit named “Stitch.”

Michelle Kapty, D.V.M.

Michelle Kapty, D.V.M.

Michelle Kapty, D.V.M. graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics with High Honors in 1988, and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She has been with Adobe Pet Hospital since 1996 and enjoys building relationships with clients and their furry family members. Her areas of special interest are internal medicine and geriatrics.

Dr. Kapty is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, Veterinary Surgical Laser Society, American Association of Feline Practitioners and the House Rabbit Society.

Dr. Kapty was born and raised in the Bay area. She lives in Livermore with her Greyhound mix “Gracie”, cat “Cheeky Rodriguez” and Yellow-Collared Macaw “Buddy”.

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