Meet Our Team at Broadway Pet Hospital
Our veterinary staff all have unique skills and talents that come together to make our team exceptional. We love caring for the pets of Oakland every day, and we can't wait to get to know you and your pet better!
Arnold Gutlaizer, DVM
From an early age, growing up in Amityville, New York, my parents instilled in me a love for animals as well as a strong work ethic. Veterinary school was inevitable, as I was certain my dream job would combine my interests in both medicine and animals. Since receiving my degree in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1981, I have been a proud Oakland resident serving the pet owner community for over 30 years. My favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are meeting all of the different members of the community, and utilizing the latest technology and methods to extend and improve the lives of their beloved pets.
Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy skiing, biking, and spending time with my two sons, Simon and Eli, as well as my Shih Tzu, Lulu, and two cats, Penny and Moseph. It is my hope that, like my father, I can continue to do what I love well into my 80’s (my father retired at the young age of 88).
Roger Schulze, DVM
I was born in, and have spent most of my life around, the bay area. During my childhood, I grew up in a farmlike setting with a menagerie of pets and have always enjoyed the companionship of various animals throughout my life. My hobbies include brewing specialty beers, martial arts, and mountain biking.
My focus is caring for both dogs and cats with an emphasis on preventative health and geriatric care. I think it’s important that you as a client are aware of preventative measures that can be taken to improve the overall health of your pet. My family includes my wife, son, daughter, a Boston Terrier, and an indoor cat.
Joan Wright, DVM
I grew up in Mason, Ohio. As a young girl, I fell in love with the stories of James Herriott and decided to become a veterinarian. After graduation from veterinary school, I headed west and worked as a veterinarian in Oregon for five years.
I moved to Oakland in 1999 to begin working at Broadway Pet Hospital. I enjoy teaching owners how to avoid medical problems with preventative care, and I also enjoy solving diagnostic challenges. In my free time, I love riding my bike and taking long walks with the world's cutest pug ever.
Dani Rabwin, DVM
I was born and raised in Southern California, but have really found my home here in Oakland. I am so happy to be a part of the Broadway Pet Hospital team. I love being a general practitioner because it allows me to practice all aspects of veterinary medicine. I have particular interests in abdominal ultrasound, clinical pathology/cytology, and managing chronic conditions in older patients.
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring all Oakland has to offer including hiking, farmer's markets, restaurants, and bars.
Katherine Schelble, DVM
I’m from Alameda, CA. I went to Encinal High School — go jets! I did my bachelor’s degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison in animal science with a certificate in global health. I’m an avid Badgers and Packers fan! I have just recently graduated from University of California – Davis with a DVM.
When I was at Madison, a black kitten captured my heart and has been with me ever since; his name is Nox. The intellectual reason for the name is that nox means “night” in Latin. My other reason is that he’s quite a talker and some even refer to him quite obnoxious! So, Nox for short! I grew up with dogs and cats all my life. I’ve moved around a bit to see other parts of the country, but the Bay Area has my heart! I’m so excited to be a part of the Broadway Pet Hospital team!
Nicola Cohen, DVM
Dr. Cohen is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland. She did her undergraduate studies at UC Davis. She then went to St. Matthews University in the beautiful Cayman Islands for vet school and did her final clinical year at Oklahoma State University. She is fear free certified and tries to incorporate low stress into all her visits. During her education, she's lived through earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados!
She returned to California to practice throughout the East Bay; from Fremont to Kensington, and now Alameda and Walnut Creek. She always planned to be a vet and from a young age, took responsibility for taking care of the family pets as well as neighbors' cats and guide dogs.
She currently has three rescue cats, Pyewacket the tortie, Montgomery the island tuxedo, and Caesar the tuxedo escape artist. A half-greyhound rescue named Murray and five guinea pigs round out the menagerie. When not at work, she enjoys hiking the many trails of the area's beautiful regional parks with the goal of completing the Bay Trail. To pass the time during the pandemic, she has also taken up crafting tiny houses!
Our veterinary staff are not only experts at their jobs, but animal lovers, too! Be sure to visit us soon so you can meet the team in person.