Our goal is to help you help your pet to live a long, happy and healthy life. We believe good communication is important. Our doctors will listen closely to your concerns and questions and take the time to explain what’s happening and what should be done. We will work together with you to reach a final decision and treatment plan. We have an open door policy – we’ll take you anywhere in the hospital to show you what we can do and what’s happening to your pet. You’re invited to watch us bandage your pet’s hurt paw, draw blood to run some blood tests, clean your pet’s teeth, visit your sick, hospitalized pet, or scan your pet’s abdomen with an ultrasound. We want you to feel comfortable and informed about your pet’s condition and needed treatments. Your peace of mind is important to us.
Dr Susan A Cannon
A 1985 graduate of the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr Susan Cannon has owned the Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic since 1994. Dr Cannon is a general practitioner with a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Her mentor, Dr Ralph H Lewis, developed the first successful canine total hip replacement system as well as canine total elbow and total knee prosthesis’s. Dr Cannon has continued his work in total joint replacement, as well as bone plating and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.
Dr Cannon is a member of the Mendo-Lake Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and is a council member for the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE). She has also served as the Chairperson for the Lake County Animal Control Advisory Board, A lifelong resident of Lake County, Dr Cannon spends her free time practicing natural horsemanship and riding on the many beautiful trails available to horse enthusiasts around the lake. Her “family” includes two dogs, five cats, two desert tortoises, and a fluctuating number of horses, several whom have been rescued from abuse situations. .
Dr Chris S Holmes
After growing up and graduating from high school in Santa Cruz, I headed to UC San Diego to get my Bachelors degree in Animal Physiology. After graduation, I went to to UC Davis for Veterinary School. The day after graduation I married Lori, left on a honeymoon, came back and had to find a rental house in Lake County within a week of returning so that I could start working as a veterinarian in Lakeport. That was 1994, I have been here ever since. I should point out that I had never heard of Lake County before my job interview. It takes a while, but this place definitely grows on you.
I would like to say that my hobbies outside of work include soccer, surfing and wake boarding. But now that I’m over the hill I guess my hobbies include Dr Holmes soccer coaching my sons’ and daughter’s teams and being the boat driver for my kids. Through the kids, as well as through work, we have met and become friends with many wonderful people. We are proud to call Lake County home.
We treat our patients as they were our own pets and give our best to offer you the service that you desire and deserve.
We practice all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine
In Clinic Laboratory Services
Spay & Neutering
Wasson Memorial Veterinary Clinic
3083 Highway 175
Lakeport, California 95453
707.263.5380 fax 707.263.1525
If you are coming from the Sacramento Area:
North on Hwy 5, Hwy 20 West at Williams, 53 South to Lower Lake, 29 West to Lakeport, Left at the traffic light in Lakeport, Clinic is the first building on the right on Hwy 175.
If you are coming from the Bay Area:
101 North to Hopland, 175 East to Lakeport. The clinic will be on your left just before you reach Hwy 29, (Hwy 175 is a good road but very steep and winding). You may wish to proceed North on 101 and double back on Hwy 20 East to Upper Lake, then 29 South to Lakeport, then right at the stop light onto 175. We will be the first building you come to on the right.