Dr. Lagerwerff is hands down the BEST veterinarian! I went through several vets on the Peninsula over the years before finally finding Dr. L, and he is without a doubt, the best of the bunch. Dr. L truly loves and understands animals. He involves you in the discussion and collaborates with you to determine the best care for your pet (e.g. he doesn't treat you like a moron). He communicates clearly and tenderly, especially in tough situations. He helped me relieve my beautiful cat of her misery this morning, quietly and peacefully. When I'm ready for a new pet, I will be happy to make the drive to Palo Alto from San Francisco to ensure my pet is getting the BEST care available. Hurray for Dr. Lagerwerff!