Sonoma Veterinary Clinic

21003 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476


Dr. Howard Rosner, Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Howard Rosner has been a practicing veterinarian for almost 30 years.  He graduated the University of Florida in 1988, then worked at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and the San Francisco Zoo.  He worked at a busy emergency hospital for 5 years, as well as a spay/neuter clinic.  He has been in private practice here in Sonoma for 24 exciting years.  

"I know most of our pets are part of the family, and I try and do my best to treat them with respect and love.  My philosophy is to create an environment, where both the owner and their animal companions feel secure and trusting.  We try and make every visit friendly and as stress and pain free as possible.  The bond we have with them is an unbreakable one. As a fellow pet owner and lover, I cherish meeting and greeting every pet as it comes in the door.  If I could talk to the animals, I would want them to feel reassured that their proper care and good health is my number one priority.  I always welcome feedback, and continue to love what I do!"

Dr. Rosner also assists Sonoma Wildlife Center with caring for injured wild birds, foxes, raccoons, etc. Dr. Rosner also treats and welcomes caring for injured wildlife.

Dr. Rene Butler

I grew up in Southern California, a city girl. My pets were mice, a rabbit and lots and lots of goldfish. Neighbors would often bring me orphan baby birds and kittens to nurse back to health. My mother's family were farmers in South Dakota, and we would visit there every summer. I was known as the crazy cousin from California, as I was always out playing with the calves and barn cats!

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a veterinarian. I was always very focused in school and graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1989. I have worked at several small animal practices in the Bay Area, and while the majority of my patients are cats and dogs, I also enjoy treating pocket pets, reptiles and birds. Working in Sonoma, we also see quite a few chickens, ducks, and the occasional turkey!

One of my favorite things about my profession is that I'm able to help my patients and also build lasting relationships with their families. Oh, and also all the puppy and kitten kisses!


Monica, Lead Veterinary Nurse:

Monica has been with SVC since 1997. She is skilled at handling many different types of animals, not just those we treat here at the hospital but numerous others, big and small. Working with animals comes naturally to her. Monica resides in Penngrove with her family of many pets. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse, Max.

Kathy , Office Manager

Kathy has been with Sonoma Veterinary Clinic since December of 2007. She has worked with pets for over 15 years,  volunteering at Pets Lifeline doing adoptions, assisting in veterinary care, trapping feral cats, and fostering kittens all year.  She lives with her four cats who always look forward to helping her socializing the little kittens she brings home. 

Bonnie, Veterinary nurse.

Bonnie has eight years experience as a vet nurse and 20 years with animal rescue.  She joined the team at Sonoma Veterinary Clinic in January 2015. She lives in Napa with her two rescue Pit Bulls, Zack and Sophie.

Kathy ( Kat ), Veterinary nurse. 

Kat has 20 years experience as a veterinary nurse, she joined the team at Sonoma Veterinary Clinic in Jan 2015. Compassion has been the utmost importance throughout her career. Kat lives in Napa with her husband Dave as well as a complete menagerie of critters. In her free time she enjoys getting dirty riding on her four wheeler. 

Pati , Veterinary Receptionist

Pati has been with Sonoma Veterinary Clinic since January 2012 She has been involved in animal care and rescue in the Sonoma area for over 10 years. She shares her home with four furkids (all feline!)

 Annette, Reception assistant and maintenance

Annette has been with Sonoma Veterinary Clinic since 2011. She has worked with dog rescue, rep for a two dog food companies. She enjoys her time with her two GSP and camping with her husband.

Uri, Candy Striper. RIP 1993-June 2011

Uri was with Dr. Rosner ever since he came from Pets Lifeline.  He came to be neutered and we just couldn't part with the little fluff ball. He was a special kitty and is missed by staff and clients alike.  He has a special place in all our hearts.



 Max, RIP 2001- March 7, 2017

Max came to us from a client who could not longer care for him. He is about 15 years old and loves to hang out on the reception desk greeting all the pet parents that come in.  Max and his house mate Bandit have cross over the rainbow bridge. They both will be missed.