Dr. Stacey N. Holz grew up in Danville, CA and has spent her entire life with Siberian Huskies by her side. She has always been drawn to animals and decided at the age of 8, that she wanted to become a veterinarian (or an astronaut, if that didn’t work out). During her school years, all of her reading and report writing focused on either animals or the family vet. Throughout her youth, animals continued to be fascinating and she enjoyed her various after-school and summer jobs assisting veterinarians and working with animals.
Following high school, Dr. Holz was accepted into the Washington State University Honors College undergraduate program and was awarded early acceptance into the College of Veterinary Medicine upon enrollment. While at WSU she was a member of the women’s cross-country and track teams for the WSU Cougars and participated in many veterinary service clubs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the WSU Honors College and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
Her enthusiasm and interest in dermatology began at a young age when her own dermatologist greatly helped her with her own chronic skin disorder and continued throughout veterinary school and her early career. In 2004, Dr. Holz completed her American College of Veterinary Dermatology Residency (at Dermatology for Animals in Campbell, CA). Dr. Holz is currently an active member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Holz published a journal article on the long-term use of cyclosporine for the treatment of canine atopic dermatitis and has lectured frequently on this, as well as various dermatology topics throughout the United States. She enjoys teaching and mentoring veterinary students; and in 2010 Dr. Holz started a dermatology clinical service and 4th-year veterinary student rotation at her alma mater. She continues to conduct this dermatology service and educational clinical rotation for the students, traveling to Washington State University every month.
Dr. Holz is very excited to provide dermatology services to the East Bay area at practices in Walnut Creek and Fremont. She enjoys seeing the positive impact controlling chronic skin diseases can have on both the patients and their owners.
When not working to help dermatology patients and their families, Dr. Holz loves to be outdoors hiking with her Huskies, mountain biking competitively, or spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Dr. Holz will be helping pets with skin problems soon at our clinic in Walnut Creek, California. Practice limited to dermatology.