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How we’re different:

  • Over 12 years experience in the veterinary care industry.

  • Completely tailored services, specific to your pets needs, including post-operative care.

  • No added fee for administering medication.

  • All breed inclusive!

Kerry “Alex” Vierra, Owner

San Jose native and owner of While You Were Out, Kerry “Alex” Vierra, has over 12 years in the veterinary care industry. For many years she worked as a doctor’s assistant, then as a surgical nurse, and most recently as a neurology nurse at the most respected specialty facilities in the Bay Area. This experience in both general and specialty practice gives her a unique and valuable skill set in caring for animals who require special medical attention and/or post operative care.

While You Were Out has been an idea since 2005, finally coming to fruition at the start of 2012 fueled by Alex’s inclination for entrepreneurship and, most importantly, her passion for animals. While You Were Out offers a variety of services benefitting both pets and their people, including dog walks while you’re away at work or on vacation, trail adventures alongside the Los Gatos Creek, doctor prescribed physical therapy session, and more. With Alex’s expertise, While You Were Out is able to identify situations that need medical attention, such as a pet in distress, administer complicated medications, and feels comfortable working with all breeds. Owners feel relieved knowing their pets are safe, in good company, and enjoying themselves with the While You Were Out team.

Alex lives in Willow Glen with her partner, Jaime, their two kids, Izzy and Wilder, and their rescue dogs, Ella, Ruby and Dakota.

Kelly O’Loughlin

Kelly has worked in veterinary medicine for over 12 years starting in general practice and then expanding her work to include specialty medicine – primarily oncology, internal medicine and critical care. She is comfortable administering medicine and meeting the needs of your pet! Not only does she have vast experience working in the industry, she has volunteered countless hours with marine and land wildlife. When she’s not working, you’ll find her adventuring the great outdoors – camping, hiking, biking, climbing and snowboarding. The light of Kelly’s life is her beautiful nine-year old grey tabby, Kaia.

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