Arthritis and Your Pet

Osteoarthritis or arthritis is a progressive and irreversible condition that results from the deterioration of the cartilage that allows joints to operate smoothly. This condition affects many of our senior pets and most commonly occurs due to misalignment of bones or abnormal forces placed on the joints due to a previous injury or a genetic […]

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Meet the Team... Dr. Lauren Hoffman

Where is your hometown? Minot, ND How long have you worked at Groveway? Since July of 2013 What is your favorite animal? Cat lover from the age of 4!   What pets do you have? Mango and Brooklyn, my mischievous felines... What would people be surprised to know about you? I originally wanted to be […]

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Castro Valley: Hikes and Trails

It's Summertime and what better time to take our dogs to have some fun in the sun! There are plenty of places to take our furry friends right here in the Bay Area. There are many dog friendly places that include hiking, walking, swimming, and playing. One of the most popular regional parks to take […]

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Lyme Disease - Big Bad Borrelia Burgdorferi!

Lyme disease, is caused by the bacteria: Borrelia burgdorferi. It is an infection spread through the bite of the common tick. Dogs and humans are the most common species affected in the United States. In humans, a typical infection indicator is a large red “target” or “bulls-eye” shaped rash around the site where the tick […]

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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. This gives us a chance to raise a topic that can be intimidating and worrying for many pet owners.  It is important for owners to know what to look for when screening for cancers and also to know what things can be done to decrease […]

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February is Pet Dental Health Month!

February is rapidly approaching, and we want to remind owners that this month is Pet Dental Health Month! We can’t underestimate the importance of the oral health of our pets. Dental disease is one of the most common findings on physical exams of pets of all ages. Dental disease runs the spectrum from gingivitis (mild inflammation […]

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The Importance of Pet Insurance

Sadly many pets are abandoned because their owners cannot afford care for them. Pets do not understand why they no longer have someone to love, shelter and feed them. Many abandoned animals can be very ill or near death and may have to be euthanized. Pioneering veterinarian, Jack Stevens, started the nation’s first pet insurance […]

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Yuletide Terrors

Decorations and decorative plants during the holiday season can bring cheer to the family, but may also make for a less than festive trip to the vet’s office. Decorations are hazards! Many pet owners are unaware of the dangers of the holiday season when it comes to their furry family members. Some of the more […]

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Dr. Russell Hackler

To our dear clients and friends of Groveway Veterinary Hospital, It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of Dr. Russell Hackler. After 40 years at Groveway Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Hackler, 68, lost his life in a plane accident on Friday, November 23rd 2012. Dr. Hackler was a pillar […]

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Tis the season to be jolly! …and vigilant!

The holidays tend to be a busy and joyful time of year for most people, but they can become dangerous for your pets. There are always lots of people buzzing around leaving doors open for animals to escape. Delicious food and seasonal plants tempts them and there are plenty of presents, decorations and toys to […]

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Please Welcome the New Owners of Groveway

Exciting news! Please welcome the new owners of Groveway - Dr Jerob Leaper and Dr Andrew Moffatt! Having established GWVH in 1972, Dr. Russell Hackler has finally decided to pass his outstanding hospital onto two of his younger associates, Dr. Jerob Leaper and Dr. Andrew Moffatt. Dr. Leaper has been with GWVH for 3 years […]

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