Dr. Avra Tracht is the owner of All Tails Wagging Veterinary Clinic. Along with Dr. Katerina Kidwell, they seek to provide the highest standard of quality and compassion in veterinary care for our patients, and welcoming, informative, and supportive service for our clients. Both Dr. Tracht and Dr. Kidwell create a Program of Care, customized to each patient and client’s individual needs.
Dr. Avra Tracht has been practicing medicine since 1979, when she graduated from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After working as a Veterinarian in Sonoma County for several years, Dr. Tracht purchased a practice in Bennett Valley, Santa Rosa, now called All Tails Wagging Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Tracht has advanced training and a personal interest in the areas of animal behavior and geriatric care. With an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology, Dr Tracht has special insight into animal behavior on a physiological basis. This understanding contributes to her strong abilities to educate and coach clients about specific behavior issues and how to best deal with them.
The second area of specialty, geriatric care, is a subject Dr. Tracht is also passionate about. She feels there is a lot we can do to improve the quality of life for older animals, and she derives great personal satisfaction by helping animals feel better and ultimately live longer.
Continuing education in areas such as vaccination protocols, cardiology, radiology, and geriatric care keeps Dr. Tracht and her team up to date with the latest research and techniques in veterinary care. Additionally, Dr. Tracht’s extensive training in interpersonal communication is evident in the great relationships she has with clients, and the effective coaching and education she provides on a daily basis.
Dr. Tracht has a wonderful dog named Lulu, who spends a lot of time greeting clients here at All Tails Wagging. She also has three gorgeous horses: Halona, Wellington, and Artie. Dr. Tracht enjoys riding her horses for pleasure as well as competing in dressage events.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine in 1988 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She began her veterinary career working with both large and small animals in the Yuba Sutter area. After a few years in mixed animal practice she turned her focus on small animal medicine and surgery.
In 2005 she and her family moved to Sonoma County. Dr. Kidwell lives with her 10 year old triplet sons; her amazingly patient Golden Retriever, Nutmeg; and her mischievous Siamese mix cat Milton.