Welcome to East Hills Veterinary Hospital! Many pet owners in this area regard their animals as members of the family; we feel the same way. We understand that your trust in us adds up to a special responsibility. We continually strive to offer the most up-to-date veterinary medical care available, including preventive and general medicine, general and orthopedic surgery, dental care and more. We’re confident you’ll be pleased with our services as your pet’s medical care provider.
Dr. Dean Brown
Dr. Brown graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University in 1986 and has practiced at East Hills Veterinary Hospital for over 25 years. He is married and has four sons. As a young man in Oregon he trained dogs of the pointing breeds. He currently has two Ragdoll cats and a domestic long-haired cat rescued from the Antioch Animal Shelter. Dr. Brown visits the Antioch Animal Shelter several days a week to assist them in their rescue efforts. He enjoys continuing education and has special interests in veterinary orthopedics and dentistry.
Dr. Neefe grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and was surrounded by animals. She loved taking care of the animals and trying to help them when they were sick—especially the dogs, cats and horses. Since age five, she has ridden and shown horses. She also participated in 4-H and went to the yearly state horse show.
She completed her undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During college, her academic interests were in science, and she continued to have a desire to work with animals which led her to apply to veterinary school at Madison. She got an early acceptance to veterinary school and after starting the program, she knew it was a good fit.
While in veterinary school, she came to California for a summer to visit her sister and to complete an externship. She fell in love with California and moved here right after graduation. She has been at East Hills Veterinary Hospital since 1999, and she enjoys working with a staff that she considers both knowledgeable and caring. When not working, Dr. Neefe takes care of her two beautiful daughters, two beloved dogs and six—yes six—cats! Her cats are sometimes referred to as her “herd”, which helps her to feel more at home. She hopes to someday have horses again, but keeps plenty busy for now!
Dr. Danny Brown
Dr. Danny Brown is an Antioch native and is excited to return and practice at East Hills. He attended college at BYU and majored in biology with a minor in business management. He attended veterinary school at Texas A&M University where he completed a combined degree program to earn an MBA in addition to his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Danny’s special interests are surgery, ultrasound, and practice management.
When he’s not at work, Dr. Danny likes to spend time with his two favorite Texans—his wife Megan and his daughter Piper. They like to go on outdoor adventures, explore the Bay Area, and cheer for the Oakland A’s. Dr. Danny also loves fishing, college football, working out, and going to the beach.