Our Veterinarians

The Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice, proudly serving the Pleasanton area. At Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

Dr. E at Pleasanton Animal Hospital

Dr. Michael Engelsgjerd
Managing DVM

Dr. Engelsgjerd graduated from the University of MN School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After two years at a private small animal practice, he joined Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2005 where he worked in multiple capacities including Associate Veterinarian, Chief of Staff, Traveling Surgeon and Medical Director. During this time he also spent 4 years as part owner of a Banfield Charter Hospital. Dr. E has a passion for mentorship and surgery, and constantly strives for the highest levels of quality in all that he does.

At home Dr. E is a devoted husband to his wife of 21 years, and their three children. The Engelsgjerds currently have 2 cats, Sweet Pea and Roxy, and an adorable Pug named Zippy. In his spare time, Dr E enjoys mountain biking, puzzles of all kinds, swimming, photography, reading and spending time with his family.

Lisa Shapiro at Pleasanton Animal Hospital

Lisa Shapiro

Dr. Lisa Shapiro was born and raised in San Francisco and grew up riding horses and volunteering at the local animal shelter. This passion for animals continued throughout her academic career and led her to a Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine both from UC Davis. Dr. Shapiro completed a one year rotating internship at a busy Bay Area specialty and emergency practice and has been enjoying practicing small animal medicine since then. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, dermatology, and anesthesia and pain management. She is passionate about helping pet owners make the best medical decisions for their family.

Dr. Shapiro lives in the East Bay with her husband, black Labrador, Hopper, and mischievous cat, Dusty. She enjoys traveling, backpacking, horseback riding and spending time with her family.

Shannon Brady at Pleasanton Animal Hospital

Dr. Shannon Brady

Dr. Shannon Brady was born and raised in the South Bay Area, right down the street from Apple Headquaters. Wanting to stay in sunny California, Dr. Brady decided to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She received her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, located in Southern California, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. Dr. Brady then went on to complete a 1 year small animal rotating internship at Dublin’s own IronHorse VetCare with concentrations in surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and ophthalmology. Since then, Dr. Brady has remained local, practicing both general medicine and emergency medicine part time.

Dr. Brady is a current member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. She is also accredited by the USDA for health certificate endorsements.

Dr. Brady now lives in the East Bay Area with her husband and adorable dog-like cat, Monkey. "Moo Moo" for short. Outside the professional environment, Dr. Brady enjoys traveling the world, experiencing different cultures and foods, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends, whenever she gets the chance.

Dr. Lauren Longley

Dr. Longley grew up in the heart of San Francisco. After graduating from Lowell High School, she moved to New England and received a BS with Honors in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at The University of New Hampshire. The Caribbean was a good antidote to the cold winters where she attended Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Florida in 2013. After working for a large veterinary corporation, Dr. Longley enjoys working at a smaller practice where she can develop strong bonds with her clients and patients, and is excited to join the team at Pleasanton Veterinary Hospital. Her interests include preventative care, surgery, and feline care. In her spare time she plays hockey, competes on the U.S. RollerSoccer team, and loves to travel. She looks forward to expanding her furry family as soon as approval is granted from her Ragdoll cat.