VetnCare and Petco Partnership

VetnCare is excited to be partnering with Petco to launch brand new, state-of-the-art hospitals within Petco stores in Northern California. We are delighted to be joining forces with this trusted brand! We believe in Veterinarians (not corporations) owning our hospitals and providing the highest standard of care. These hospitals will bear the VetnCare name and […]

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Dr. Jennifer Liang

Meet out new Veterinarian: Dr. Jennifer Liang!

Welcome to the Pinole Pet Family, Dr. Liang! I spent my childhood and teenage years growing up in the Bay Area. My undergraduate years were spent in Santa Cruz and Davis. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences, I continued my training by completing a rotating Small Animal Surgery/Medicine/Emergency internship in Irvine, CA. I […]

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Dr. Mari Breeden

Introducing our new veterinarian: Dr. Mari Breeden!

I grew up in the Bay Area and received a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Science at Cal Poly Pomona. I graduated from the University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and upon graduation, received the American Animal Hospital Association's Proficiency in Primary Care Award. I enjoy every aspect of general practice. In addition […]

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Top Tips to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful for Your Kitten

So, you just got yourself a cute, cuddly, new kitten (or maybe you'll find one under the Christmas tree?) Congratulations! … now what? Taking your new pet to the vet can be overwhelming for you and your new kitty. As technicians and doctors, we have the job of taking their temperature and looking in their […]

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Dr. Emily Lin: “My Vet’s the Best”

We are so excited to announce Dr. Emily Lin, of Pinole Pet Hospital and Hercules Pet Clinic, came 3rd in the annual  Pets Best "My Vets the Best" Contest! (3rd IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY!!!) Thank you for all your votes! The “My Vet’s the Best” contest recognizes outstanding veterinarians across the country, that have made a positive impact on their […]

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Enter Our Festive Holiday Photo Contest To Win $100!!!

Submit your photos by posting them directly to your hospitals Facebook page. Click on the links below: Alley Cat | California Pet | Disney Pet | Groveway | Hill's | Hercules Pet | Pinole Pet The contest starts today Monday, December 10th ,2018 and ends Monday, December 24th ,2018 at 12 noon. The winner will be […]

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Fear-Free Cat Visits to the Vets

It’s common knowledge that most cats would rather not go to the vet. Just getting them into the carrier can seem practically impossible! If you do manage to get the cat out from under the bed or detached from the living room curtains, by the time you get the carrier door closed your cat’s eyes […]

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Dr. Emily Lin: “My Vet’s the Best”

Dr. Emily Lin, of Pinole Pet Hospital and Hercules Pet Clinic, was just named a finalist for the Pets Best national “My Vet’s the Best” contest! The top-voted veterinarian wins $1,000 for animals who desperately need medical treatment. The “My Vet’s the Best” contest recognizes outstanding veterinarians across the country, that have made a positive impact […]

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Wellness Testing for Senior Pets

What are Senior Blood Screens? Just as we are recommended to have annual blood testing once we reach a certain age, so should our pets. Like in humans, as our pets age, they become increasingly at risk of various illnesses. It is especially important for our pets as they cannot tell us when they are […]

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Senior Pet Health: Arthritis

We all love our furry friends, the memories we’ve made with them, the time we’ve already shared. We look back fondly on the early days, the excitement of bringing a brand new pet home, naming it, and giving it all the love. Sadly, just like us, our furry friends get older, and with age comes […]

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Senior Pet Wellness

Helping Our Furry Friends Later In Life Thanks to the miracles of science and modern medicine, our senior pets are living longer than ever before. However, these advanced stages of life can present new issues for our pets. Most of which can be prevented or managed through frequent and thoughtful veterinary care. Today we will […]

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What do I do if my pet is having a seizure

What do I do if my pet is having a seizure?

Dogs and cats can have seizures just like humans. It is a scary occurrence that occasionally pet owners have to witness. In such situations, it is important to be able to recognize the signs of a seizure in order to make it as stress-free as possible for your furry friend. So what exactly causes seizures, […]

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Just in case... Emergency Preparedness

You can never be TOO prepared for an emergency of any kind. Whether it's an earthquake, rainstorm, fire... unfortunately, we see them all here in the Bay Area. We usually have an emergency kit put together for our human family but sometimes our furry family members get overlooked. Lately, there have been many national disasters occurring, […]

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It’s Summertime! Overheating in dogs

Summertime is a fun time for all families, including our pets! But it can also be a dangerous time if the heat is not taken into consideration. Heatstroke or Hyperthermia in pets is very common this time of year and should not be taken lightly. If a pets body temperature goes above 102.5 F degrees […]

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Safety First! Pet First Aid.

Over the next 6 weeks, we will be bringing you a series of blogs on pet first aid. What you can do at home or in a park to potentially save your pets life in an emergency. What Is First Aid? Basically put, first aid is the initial help given to the sick until full […]

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Meet our Student: Emily Castellanos

We believe that work experience is a very important part of a student’s learning. We also believe that working in summer can help reduce veterinary students mounting debt load! In providing students with real-life, in-hospital, hands-on experience they will gain invaluable skills and exposure to their chosen industry! Meet our Student! Name: Emily Castellanos Age: […]

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Meet our Student: Maggie Prittie

We believe that work experience is a very important part of a student’s learning. We also believe that working in summer can help reduce veterinary students mounting debt load! In providing students with real-life, in-hospital, hands-on experience they will gain invaluable skills and exposure to their chosen industry! Meet our Student! Name: Maggie Prittie Age: […]

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Meet our Student: Brenna Eikenbary

We believe that work experience is a very important part of a student’s learning. We also believe that working in summer can help reduce veterinary students mounting debt load! In providing students with real-life, in-hospital, hands-on experience they will gain invaluable skills and exposure to their chosen industry! Meet our Student! Name: Brenna Eikenbary Age: 19 Hometown: […]

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Why does my pet keep scratching? Ditch That Itch!

Did you ever wonder, why does my dog keep scratching so much? Especially if your pet is on a good flea medication? Did you know your dog can suffer from allergies? If these allergies go untreated for long they can lead to more serious problems such as skin infections, ear infections, and decreased quality of […]

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Canine Atopic Dermatitis

It is spring! Time for flowers, bees, butterflies, and, if you are unlucky, hay fever! Dogs don’t get hay fever like you or me, instead, they get a skin condition referred to as Atopic Dermatitis. What is Atopic Dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammation of the skin caused by environmental allergens. In dogs suffering […]

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