About Us

Our Doctors

Dr. Lani Wieman, DVM

I graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and then traveled out to New York to continue my training as an intern at a specialty veterinary hospital. I live with my Shiba Inu rescue, Kea, and two cats, Bristol and Daniel. I enjoy scuba diving and traveling, and hope to start these up again now that I'm settled in the Bay Area. I spent the early years of my life living in Taiwan and am fluent in Mandarin.

Dr. Alice Chan, DVM

Dr. Chan, a native San Franciscan, graduated from The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a focus in avian and exotic animals. Since the beginning of her veterinary career, she has treated a multitude of species such as birds, reptiles, rodents, rabbits, cats and dogs. She prides herself in taking a thorough, comprehensive approach in treating all her patients and educating their owners. Prior to joining the Sunset Veterinary Hospital family, Dr. Chan worked as an exotics-focused veterinarian for several hospitals in the Bay Area, and is excited for the opportunity to serve the community in her hometown.

During her free time, Dr. Chan has volunteered at non-profit organizations such as the San Francisco SPCA, PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support), VetSOS (Veterinary Street Outreach Services), and a wildlife rehabilitation center. She enjoys training her parents’ birds to sing Christmas jingles, volunteers to perform spay and neuter procedures on adoptable exotic small mammals at a local veterinary technician school, and ventures around the city in search of the perfect boba milk tea. When she’s not exploring the Bay Area’s vibrant community, Dr. Chan enjoys traveling to far away places to learn about different cultures and cuisines.

Whether your companion has four, two or even no legs (snakes!), Dr. Chan would love to meet them.

Our Staff

Cherie Uyema, Veterinary Assistant

I came to Sunset Veterinary Hospital in Fall 2002. Previously, I had worked at a cat-only vet practice in Hawaii until I moved in 2001. Currently, my life is filled with kitty-love as I share my home with 3 cats (Piper, Speed Racer and The Emperor Gyoza--featured in this photo).

Nikki Akraboff, Veterinary Assistant

I grew up in the Sunset and have been bringing my pets to Sunset Vet for nearly 20 years. I currently live with my dog, Walter and my cat, Joey (pictured). I have a degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and have worked as an actress throughout the Bay Area. I am currently completing my prerequisites for vet school. I started at SVH as a receptionist and am excited to be getting more hands on experience working as a veterinary assistant.

Tabidoo, Clinic Cat 12/15/98 - 2/25/16

Tabidoo came to live at the hospital quite a few years ago. She used to sleep in her basket right next to the doctors while they wrote their records and kept the staff up to code at all times. She was such a special kitty and stole the hearts of all us here. She is missed very much but we know she is out there somewhere, sticking her tongue out and meowing for attention. Rest in peace, Tabidoo.