Our Veterinarians

Dr. Geni Manchester
Practice Owner, Veterinarian
Although she had wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a little girl and constantly rescued hurt or lost animals, Dr. Geni Manchester found herself working in the banking field during adulthood. While talking to her husband about how unhappy she was at her job, she came to a realization: her old dream of becoming a veterinarian was her true passion! Dr. Manchester never looked back—now, she’s the proud owner and operator of Redwood Pet Clinic.

Dr. Manchester grew up in the East Bay area, spending many summers at her grandmother’s hobby farm and taking care of the animals there. After making the choice to return to school for her veterinary studies, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in biological science while still working full-time and volunteering at the Oakland Zoo and the Oakland SPCA. Dr. Manchester’s hard work paid off and she was accepted into the University of California-Davis’s veterinary program; she graduated as a licensed veterinarian and has been helping pets and their owners ever since.

Dr. Manchester purchased Redwood Pet Clinic in July of 2008 and continues to provide the pet parents of the area with the top-notch, family-centered care that can only come from fellow pet owners. She’s especially fond of diagnosing and treating unusual or complicated maladies, and her favorite part of her job is getting to foster the incredible bonds between pets and their loving human parents. Dr. Manchester holds special certifications in Family Medical Practice, laser therapy, and acupuncture.

In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Manchester enjoys reading, hiking, bicycling, performing around town in her belly dancing troupe, and spending time with her husband, Stephen, and their many pets. The family has two German Shepherds, Arya and Drogo; a pair of cats who go by Merlin and Elphaba; a Mexican milk snake named Caduceus; and several fish in an 80-gallon saltwater tank. Dr. Manchester is also the proud owner of Pepper, Redwood Pet Clinic’s resident hospital Macaw.
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    • Ruth M.Ruth M.

      My Lucy Lou loves Dr. Manchester and the vet techs. They always take the time to be completely thorough and patient with Lucy and me. I feel that they are... Read More

    • Corey S.Corey S.

      We've been coming here for 29 years and two different owners. We moved from Corte Madera to north San Rafael over 20 years ago but stuck with them. They... Read More

    • Kimberly H.Kimberly H.

      It's small and can easily be missed. A friend has been taking his dog here for a while, and he trusts this place. You can get teeth cleaning and nail... Read More

    • Nancy Wierdsma GerardinNancy Wierdsma Gerardin

      I have been a client for 9 years and have been so impressed with their care and quality of service. I have had two pets that had been patients both short and long term that ultimately passed and I cannot thank the team, both past and present, for their sincerity and thoughtfulness through the most difficult times. The boarding care has been excellent and the entire team from the front office to the doctors have been beyond my expectations.
      Currently our two young puppies are patients and the personal care and attention continues with the entire team going above and beyond for service and attention.

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    • Ruth MillerRuth Miller

      The staff truly care about our animals. Our dog Lucy Lou gets so excited every time we go there. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this vet! I guess I forgot the stars but I would have given a 5❤️

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    • Dorette Franks RDDorette Franks RD

      Personal approach treating exotics and common household fur balls 😁. Dr. Manchester and staff take great care of our beloveds. From nail trims to teeth cleaning. We recently rescued a 22 YO Red Bellied Parrot who needed her annual; our Senegal Parrot along with our Red Heeler mix are also well cared by Redwood Pet Clinic. All pets are happy and healthy!

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    • Randall ContrattiRandall Contratti

      Most important, our dogs love to go here. They think the staff and the doctor are the best. We humans are happy with the knowledge, and the patience that they have while doing a difficult job. We also love and appreciate the extra time they will spend, knowing that these are our family members. Redwood Pet Clinic has been an important part of our family for over 15yrs, and counting...

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