Award winning Groveway Veterinary Hospital has been a pillar of the Castro Valley community over the last 40+ years. It was established by the late Dr. Russell Hackler in the 1970’s on the foundation of compassionate care, community involvement and the desire to help both pets and their owners. To this day we proudly hold these values true to our hearts. If you are looking for a veterinary hospital in Castro Valley, we are very happy you’ve found us!
In June of 2017 Dr. Moffatt our Clinical Director, was awarded the California Veterinary Medical Association’s “Outstanding DVM of the Year”. This award recognizes Dr. Moffatt’s hard work and dedication to his patients, clients and staff alike and rewards his focus on education, training and progressive medicine. All the team at Groveway are incredibly proud of Dr. Moffatt’s achievement!
How do we provide compassionate care?
It starts from developing a quality team of individuals that are caring, respectful, motivated & highly skilled.
Our team is our greatest asset: It starts with our friendly and helpful Client Service Representatives – the advocates for our clients, to our technical team that holds the crucial responsibility of providing nursing care to our patients – the advocates for your pets. Our highly educated veterinarians have not only their vast medical knowledge, but the passion to help every pet that walks through our doors. We feel that high standards of clinical care is something our whole team embraces and your furry friends benefit from.
We offer all of our clients a very high standard of medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. We are proud to have been an AAHA-accredited hospital since 2016. Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain this accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets, because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet by visiting: aaha.org/petowner.
In addition to providing exceptional care to each and every pet we treat, we provide an amazingly high quality of medicine. We encourage each and every one of our team members to further their knowledge through more advanced education. Our staff has received further training on everything ranging from dentistry to anesthesia to ultrasound. As a result, we are proud to be able to provide a higher level of service here at Groveway. We see pets of all shapes and sizes! From dogs and cats, to birds and snakes, even pigs and goats!
We immerse ourselves in the Castro Valley community and support our local animal charities as much as we can. We are members of the local Chamber of Commerce, to keep our finger on the pulse of the needs of our community. We provide educational talks to our clients here at the hospital, have created online videos to further educate our clients on their pets and will be seen at all major community events. Strong bonds have been developed with Guide Dogs of America and Canine Companions for Independence to provide assistance for these amazing organizations. We are even a trusted partner of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, providing care for the Canine Deputies.
The Dr. Russell Hackler Memorial Fund was established in 2013 to honor the late Dr. Hackler and to help pets in need. In the last year alone the RHMF has raised over $7000 and helped 7 pets and their families.
The people and the pets of the Greater Castro Valley area are our passion. Our team comes to work every day to provide the best care possible for your furry companions and family members!