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. 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!