Our Veterinarians

Nancy Fischer


Dr. Fischer graduated from Michigan State University in 1982. After graduation, she worked in Michigan and then moved to sunny California! Dr. Fischer founded Westwood Animal Hospital in 1989, and as the business grew, she designed and founded Princevalle Pet Hospital.  Dr. Fischer has a special interest in surgery. She is a credentialed member of the Veterinary Family Practice Group.

Cynthia Fitzgerald


Cynthia Fitzgerald graduated from UC Davis in 1993. Before beginning veterinary school, Dr. Fitzgerald was a neonatal intensive care unit nurse for ten years, eight of those at Stanford Medical Center. She worked for several years at the Marine Mammal Center where she was the Assistant Director of Animal Care. Dr. Fitzgerald has a primary interest in internal medicine. She is credentialed member of the Family Veterinary Practice Group.

Garret Okumura


Dr. Okumura did his undergraduate study at Colorado State University. He continued his studies and received his DVM at Colorado in 1984. He practiced in the Los Angeles area for 3 years before moving to Northern California. He then worked in Campbell and San Jose before arriving in Gilroy. Living in Gilroy, he does not miss the daily commute up the 101.

While not working, Dr. Okumura enjoys bicycle riding and horseback riding. He has dabbled in fly fishing as well and hopes to land “the big one” some day! His furry friends include three horses, a pair of rescue dogs, and a cat. He enjoys veterinary practice because each day is different and he appreciates the human-animal bond.

Dog wearing a superhero mask: Veterinarians in Gilroy
Doctor carrying a kitten: Veterinarians in Gilroy