Dr. Samar Khan




Dr. Khan grew up in the Bay Area and started working at Peninsula Pet Hospital at age 14. After graduating from from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine, she came back to work here as a veterinarian.

Through vet school she was able to work as a volunteer surgeon abroad in vaccine/spay/neuter clinics where she helped provide vet care to low income areas in both Costa Rica and Greece. In Islamabad Zoo in Pakistan, Dr. Khan noticed a lot of animal neglect, including an elephant named Kaavan, who was chained in the same spot for 28 years! As a result of the petition she started and the collective effort of people from Pakistan/around the world, including singer Cher, Kaavan, and the other neglected animals of Islamabad zoo were allowed to depart from the zoo. Dr. Khan was able to assist as a veterinarian in their relocation to animal sanctuaries.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her Goldendoodle: Pi (like the number π , not the dessert!), practicing martial arts (I’m a navy belt in Tae Kwon Do!) and traveling (I’ve been to 20 countries and counting).

“I’m looking forward to meeting with you and all your furry family members soon!”


Staff Veterinarian