Dr. Sybil Murray grew up in Mill Valley and spent most of her life in the Bay Area. She has two adult children and currently resides and splits her time between Fairfield, CA, where her children grew up, and just west of Yosemite where she and her husband have property.
Dr. Murray received her BA and DVM from the University of California at Davis, in 1976 and 1983, respectively. She practiced in many veterinary clinics in the East and North Bay Area. She was the Medical Director of the Alameda and Solano County Animal Shelters, and worked with shelter staff and volunteers in order to ensure the health and well-being of lost and abandoned pets. Dr. Murray is certified in Veterinary Hospice and Palliative Care through the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (www.iaahpc.org), and has studied extensively in the treatment of veterinary pain.
She started her mobile veterinary practice in 1993 as this business allowed her to see patients while being a full time mom. Further, by observing pets in their environment, she is able to do a more holistic examination.
Dr. Murray enjoys gardening, hiking, photography, river rafting, and reading with her cat or small dog resting in her lap.
Dr. Murray’s Professional Practice
We are a house call veterinary practice that delivers traditional medical care to patients in their home environment. Additionally, we can have medications, and other pet care items delivered to your home or office.
With Visiting Vet, you are not just another appointment. We are able to offer more time and truly get to know the animals that are part of your family. We get to know their temperament, lifestyle, environment, and personality. All of this helps us better detect when they are just not feeling and acting like their normal selves.
We understand that you know your pet best. When you talk to us about your pet, we listen.
We want to see your animal live a long, happy, and healthy life. That is why we believe in preventive care and make it our number one priority. Physical examinations, at least once or twice a year are the most important preventative measure you can provide for your beloved animal friend.
Regular physical exams are crucial to keeping your animal in optimum health. These can detect and prevent problems at an early stage. Remember, your pet ages at a much faster rate than humans, so receiving an exam once a year may be equivalent to a human getting a physical exam every 5-10 years.
Animals often hide the signs of sickness and discomfort: This is very important in the wild as they cannot allow predators to perceive that they may be an easy target. An examination can pinpoint the first signs of illness well before you may notice them.