Senior Pet Check-Ups

One fact of life is that, unfortunately, time doesn’t stop and we all grow older. You know how your medical provider keeps reminding you to come in for your annual exam? Well, it’s because they have your best interest at heart. The same goes for the animal world. We want to give you all the […]

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Dangers of Leaving Animals Outdoors

Today we are talking about potential risks having your animals live outdoors and methods of protecting your independent pets well-being. Most notably, we will be talking about cats and dogs.  There are some common risks when you have a cat or dog live outside: Parasites: Parasites are an increased risk factor the more often an […]

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Noise Aversions in Animals

Does your dog cower in fear at the sound of Fourth of July fireworks? Or does your cat have accidents around the house when there is loud construction outside your house? What is noise aversion? Animals that tremble, try to hide, or vocalize in response to loud noises may have “noise aversion.” Noise aversion is […]

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Pet Safety in the Summer Time!

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Outdoor Anxiety

It never fails. I put Zeke's harness on, leash him up, get out the front door, and boom. There's one of my neighbors walking his dog at the EXACT. SAME. TIME. It honestly doesn't matter what time I walk him. Sometimes I fall asleep on the couch until late and Zeke doesn't get his last […]

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Meet our new Veterinarian: Dr. Rebekah Zahedi

I was born and raised just outside of Atlanta, Georgia and realized my love of animals early - at the age of six, I proudly announced that I wanted to become a veterinarian. After working at a small animal clinic in high school and shadowing as an undergraduate, I knew this field was for me, […]

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Meet our Student! Shanna Wade

We believe that work experience is a very important part of student’s learning. We also believe that working in summer can help reduce veterinary students mounting debt load! Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) is a collaboration of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and second and third-year veterinary students at UC Davis and Western University […]

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Savanna Lagomarsino Wins "RVT of the Year" Award!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Savanna Lagomarsino, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at Hill's and Groveway Veterinary Hospitals, has won the coveted "Outstanding RVT of the Year" award for Alameda County. She was announced winner at the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association's Staff Night in Jack London Square, Oakland on July 26, 2017. Savanna […]

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Meet our Student! Stephanie Kuo

We believe that work experience is a very important part of student’s learning. We also believe that working in summer can help reduce veterinary students mounting debt load! Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) is a collaboration of the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and second and third-year veterinary students at UC Davis and Western University […]

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AAHA Accredited and Celebrating!

We are proud to be an American Accredited Animal Hospital, which means your pets are taken care of by one of the top 12% of hospitals in the United States and Canada.AAHA has been recognizing veterinary hospitals for their commitment to maintaining high standards of care for over 80 years. To be eligible for AAHA […]

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Dr. Moffatt receives prestigious award!

Dr. Moffatt was named the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) "Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) Outstanding Veterinarian of the Year" on June 30th in Long Beach, CA.  Dr. Moffatt beat almost 10,000 veterinarians in the state to the title and was presented with the award at the CVMA’s annual industry awards ceremony. The award was presented […]

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DA2PP - Part 2!

Last month, we went more into depth on the first half of what DA2PP vaccine means. This time we’ll be taking a look at what the two 'Ps' stand for. D- Canine Distemper Virus A2- Adenovirus-2 P- Parainfluenza P- Parvovirus Parainfluenza, the dog flu, is another virus that causes a highly contagious respiratory infection. It […]

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Rabies: Detection, Exposure, Prevention

Do you know what to do if you ever encounter an animal that is suspected to have the rabies virus? The first step is to contact your local animal control office. The Alameda County Vector Control recommends that you do not touch the animal, especially if it is a skunk or bat: both are high-risk […]

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What the... FVRCP?

FVRCP, also known as the feline distemper vaccine, or the three-way vaccine, is an important core vaccine that all cats should be kept up to date on. It’s made up of three separate vaccinations, FVR (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis), Calici, and Panleukopenia. Do you know what your cat could be facing if not vaccinated? Here are […]

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Memorial Day Hospital Hours

We will be closed on the following days in observance of Memorial Day: Alley Cat Small Animal Hospital Closed Saturday May 27 - Monday May 29 California Pet Hospital Closed Saturday May 27 - Monday May 29 Groveway Veterinary Hospital Closed Monday May 29 Hill's Veterinary Hospital Closed Monday May 29 Pinole Pet Hospital Closed […]

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DA2PP - Part 1

Vaccines are used to prevent diseases in humans as well as companion animals. Core vaccines are recommended for all puppies and dogs with unknown vaccine history. The canine core vaccines include rabies, distemper virus, adenovirus-2, and parvovirus. These diseases are widely distributed, and have significant mortality rates in the animals affected. The vaccine DA2PP, commonly […]

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Congratulations Dr. Moffatt!!!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Dr. Moffatt has been awarded the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) Outstanding Veterinarian of the Year! This award recognizes Dr. Moffatt's hard work and dedication to his patients, clients and staff alike. Dr. Moffatt was nominated by the Groveway Veterinary Hospital team and the […]

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Parasites - What's eating your pets?

As the new season starts to unfold the air starts to become warmer, the air crisper, and the plants begin to blossom. There is so much beauty to be had in Spring! Regrettably, the rising temperatures also means that something else is brewing. And it's the type you can’t see with your own eyes. Parasites. […]

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The Heart of the Matter...

Have you heard of Heartworm disease in dogs?  Ever wonder what it is? Heartworm disease is a condition in which microscopic, parasitic worms enter the bloodstream of dogs, and as they mature over time (approximately 6 months), they can clog the major blood vessels within the heart when they become adults.  Often times, many dogs […]

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. Children are, by far, the most common victims […]

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