Dr. Wickes has been a staff veterinarian at Geary Veterinary Hospital since 2000. She received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in New York and returned to California for an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital. Following that program she spent five years in emergency medicine in the East Bay, then returned to daytime practice after starting a family. Dr. Wickes lives in Walnut Creek with her husband, Dean and cats, Oscar and Otter. They have three children in college and beyond. The whole family is involved in competitive swimming, coaching and/or triathlons.