Our Team of Veterinarians in Antioch
Every pet deserves a veterinarian that is committed to their needs and sticks by them from beginning to end. Our veterinarians at Antioch Veterinary Hospital are passionate about being lifelong partners and caregivers for pets and their family members! Read the biographies below to take a moment and meet our team of veterinarians, and be sure to give us a call at (925) 757-2800 to make an appointment today.
Dr. Howard Schutzman
Dr. Howard Schutzman received his DVM in 1981 from Cornell University. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Schutzman decided on a career in veterinary medicine while still in grade school. In 1986, he and his business partner, Dr. Arnold Gutlaizer, founded Broadway Veterinary Associates and opened practices in Oakland and Antioch. As a veterinarian, Dr. Schutzman finds the challenge of difficult cases most rewarding and is dedicated to offering all clients the highest level of care and service. Outside of work he enjoys travel, reading, basketball, backgammon, and spending time with his family. Dr. Schutzman and his wife have three adult children, two dogs, and two cats.
Dr. Jennifer Boyle
Dr. Jennifer Boyle received her DVM from UC Davis in 1996 and joined our team at Antioch Veterinary Hospital later that year. Raised in Petaluma, California, Dr. Boyle made the decision to become a veterinarian at age 10 after her beloved dog passed away. She finds working with animals and improving their quality of life extremely rewarding. She lives in Oakley with her husband Tom, their two children, and two Chihuahuas. When Dr. Boyle manages to get some free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, jigsaw puzzles, and traveling.
Dr. Ken Gonsier
Dr. Ken Gonsier decided he wanted to be a veterinarian when he was 10 years old. He grew up in New Jersey and received a BA from Dartmouth, and later earned his DVM from the University of California at Davis Vet School in 1989. He joined our team that same year. Dr. Gonsier finds helping people and patients very rewarding. He also thoroughly enjoys hiking with his family, and he loves coaching his daughter’s basketball team. He and his wife Lisa have been married for over 22 years and have two daughters, one cat, and one dog.
Dr. Rosemary Panduro
Dr. Rosemary Panduro earned her DVM from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, and joined our team at Antioch Veterinary Hospital that very same year. She has found that for her, helping animals and educating owners is the most rewarding part of being a veterinarian. Dr. Panduro enjoys meeting new people and learning new things. Her hobbies include salsa dancing, shopping, and traveling. She and her husband Gregory, an airline pilot, and their daughter share their home with three dogs.
Dr. Stacey Wright
Dr. Stacey Wright earned her DVM from Michigan State University in 1995. She has done relief work around the country, has owned her own mobile practice, and joined our team in 2013. She has a special interest in veterinary dentistry. Dr. Wright grew up in Orange County, California and went to school at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has two dogs as well as six cats. She enjoys NFL football, college football, college basketball, intramural softball, and gardening. Go Spartans!
Dr. Ryan Koopmans
Dr. Ryan Koopmans joined us in April of 2016 from Connecticut. He earned his DVM from Iowa State University in 2012. Dr. Koopmans grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and is therefore a diehard Nebraska Cornhuskers alumnus. In addition to being a veterinarian here at Antioch Veterinary Hospital, he is also a veterinarian with the Army Reserve. He has two daughters and a wonderful wife who is also a veterinarian. Outside of work, Dr. Koopmans enjoys soccer, spending time with his family, traveling, and having plenty of free time. Go Big Red!
Dr. Julia Olincy
Dr. Julia Olincy grew up in Southern California with cats, dogs, horses, chickens, and a pet duck, among others. Veterinary medicine is a second career for her. Although she always wanted to be a vet, she took a slight detour and became an attorney instead. During this period, she devoted much of her free time to non-profit animal rescue work, with a special interest in and focus on the medical aspect. This motivated Dr. Olincy to follow her true passion, and she graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School. She enjoys working with clients and their pets to solve cases and provide the best possible medical care. She lives with two dogs and three cats. Her favorite free-time activity is hiking with her dogs.