Dr. Angelique Cucaro has been practicing integrative medicine since becoming certified as an acupuncturist in 2010 through International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and has been certified as a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) since 2003.
She has been a veterinarian since graduating from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Following graduating, she pursued a small animal internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital from ‘89-’90. The following year, after having received a Rotary International Scholarship, she spent time at the veterinary school in Maisons-Alfort, just outside of Paris where she interacted with professors and veterinary students and perfected her command of the French language.
In addition to working at several emergency clinics in the Bay Area, she was a volunteer veterinarian at Wild Care, a wildlife rehabilitation center in San Rafael from ’92-’98.
Since 1992, she has worked full-time at Linda Mar Veterinary Hospital in Pacifica as a senior associate where she has been able to combine Western medicine and surgery with an Eastern approach. She found that integrating holistic medicine and acupuncture allowed for more successful management of both acute diseases and chronic conditions, especially in geriatric pets.
She also routinely does abdominal ultrasound after having successfully completed an internship at UC Davis in ultrasound in 2001 – 2002 through the Don Low – CVMA Fellowship.
In her downtime, she enjoys the companionship of her wonderful husband, Yann, and her delightful daughter, Katia, and their naughty cat, Zefer. In addition to trips to visit family in France, she appreciates the beauty of the Bay Area and loves attending opera, tackling new recipes, birdwatching, and painting.