Kelle Kearney moved to the San Geronimo Valley at age 7 after she won a pony as a raffle prize. Her love of animals led her to veterinary medicine.   David Briggs

Inside the San Geronimo Valley Veterinary Clinic last Tuesday, an Australian shepherd named Teddy lay stoically on a stainless steel treatment tub as his teeth were cleaned. The six-year-old dog has been coming to Dr. Kelle Kearney for his entire life, and this time the veterinarian noticed an irregular bump near one tooth—of all 52 teeth . . .

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