Staff

Peninsula Animal Dermatology (PAD), Inc. was founded by Dr. Boyanowski in 1998. PAD is a completely computerized practice which enables us to quickly access your records, recall medications and tests instantly, and integrate digital images. Your veterinarian receives a letter summarizing your visit and therapeutic plan -- often the very same day of your visit.
 
Our Staff

Dr. Kim Boyanowski

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Registered Pharmacist
 
Education:
  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy), Northeastern University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors, Tufts University
Dr. Boyanowski is the owner of Peninsula Animal Dermatology, Inc. She started the practice in 1998 in Redwood City, CA. Dr. Boyanowski received her D.V.M. from Tufts University in 1995, completed an internship in general medicine and surgery from the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1996, and completed her dermatology residency at U.C. Davis in 1998. She received her board certification in veterinary dermatology in 1998. She has been the past president of the Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, Research Foundation Chairperson of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, and a guest speaker throughout the United States.  In addition to practicing dermatology and running her practice she is active in various non-profit organizations as a volunteer and fundraiser.

Dr. Laura Sickafoose

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science with highest distinction (Biology), University of California San Diego
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with highest distinction, University of California Davis

Dr. Sickafoose attended veterinary school at U.C. Davis where she received an award for outstanding aptitude in dermatology as well as numerous scholarships for academic excellence.  She was valedictorian of her graduating class.   She went on to complete an internship in general medicine and surgery from San Francisco Veterinary Specialists.  She completed her dermatology residency at Louisiana State University and is board certified in veterinary dermatology.  While at LSU she conducted a clinical trial on treatment of yeast dermatitis, which won a resident research award. Although she enjoys all areas of veterinary dermatology, she has a special interest in feline dermatology and infectious diseases. Outside of dermatology her interests include running, hiking with her dogs, and camping. She has a Chihuahua mix, a Pug (adopted from Pug Rescue of Sacramento with food allergy and atopic dermatitis) and a large orange tabby cat (with atopic dermatitis).

Dr. Alison Flynn

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology and Integrative Biology with high honors, University of California Berkeley
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis

Dr. Flynn completed her internship training in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Rancho Sante Fe, California. After her internship, she was a lecturer in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where she discovered her interest in dermatology and ear diseases. She completed residency training in dermatology at the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Flynn was a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida where she served as a clinical dermatologist and service chief in addition to leading a research laboratory and providing clinical and academic training to students, interns and residents. She built a successful private dermatology practice in South Miami prior to joining the team at Peninsula Animal Dermatology, Inc.

Deb Berwick is a registered veterinary technician. She joined the team in 1999. She provides skilled nursing care and is the coordinator of allergen immunotherapy. She is responsible for ordering, maintaining and compounding immunotherapy and allergy tests. 

Crystal Chandler is a registered veterinary technician (RVT).  She recently joined the team in 2010.  She provides skilled nursing care and client education.  In addition to working at PAD, she also has a private pet sitting and home veterinary nursing care business.

Sara Velez is a veterinary technician. She joined the team in 2007. She provides skilled nursing care and assists in client education. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 17 years. 

Aida Hess is a veterinary receptionist. She recently joined our team in 2009. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years.