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Meet Bill Sullenberger, DVM
Emergency Medical Director

Bill Sullenberger, DVM<br />Emergency Medical Director

Dr. Bill Sullenberger was born and raised in Walnut, California. Growing up he was fortunate to spend time in the emergency veterinary clinic that his father managed. After completing his bachelor’s degree in evolution and ecology biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2002, Dr. Sullenberger went on to earn his doctor of veterinary medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in 2009. During his fourth year, he completed a rotation of externships geared towards emergency medicine in specialty practice, he also trained with the Avian and Exotic Clinic of the Monterey Peninsula.

After working a few years in daytime practice and doing regular relief work at emergency clinics, Dr. Sullenberger took over the night shifts at Pet Specialists of Monterey (PSM) when the doors opened in 2011. As the Emergency Medical Director, he enjoys the challenges of difficult cases and busy nights managing toxicities, trauma, pain management and emergency surgeries.

Dr. Sullenberger and his wife, also a veterinarian, are parents to two young kids. They have two cats, one bird, and a pit-bull named Nabalo, who was born at Pet Specialists during an emergency c-section. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, disk golf, tennis, and fixing surfboards. Dr. Sullenberger is a family man, veterinarian, manager but also the tech guy and handyman around PSM.


  • Bachelor of Science (Evolution and Ecology Biology), University of California Santa Cruz
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

Professional Affiliations:

  • Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association (MBAVMA)
  • California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS)
  • American Association of Feline Practitioner (AAFP)