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Best Veterinarians in Oakland, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Oakland Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Berkeley, CA 94710

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4.0 (495)

Why choose this provider?

The friendly, caring doctors and staff at University Veterinary Hospital have been taking care of pets for more than 30 years, with a range of high-quality services designed to give cats and dogs years of happy living. The company's doctors perform complete examinations and checkups, as well as providing required vaccinations and spaying and neutering services. Additional services include dental care, dermatology for skin issues, and nutritional support to keep animals at a healthy weight and provide options for sensitive stomachs. The company also provides pain management and arthritis care, geriatric care for older pets, and state-of-the-art stem cell therapy to speed up healing after injuries.

Oakland, CA 94610

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4.5 (146)

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The team of caring doctors and staff at The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital welcome every pet like a member of the family, providing top-quality care in a clean, inviting environment. The full-service company provides state-of-the-art care and services like in-depth checkups and diagnostics, necessary vaccinations, and medical grooming for all-over health and wellness. Medical services also include expert dentistry, on-site surgeries, and alternative treatments such as laser therapy for arthritis, dysplasia, and disc disease, acupuncture for chronic pain, and canine massage to help relieve pain and stress speed up healing. The company also has an online pharmacy for customer convenience.

Oakland, CA 94602

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4.0 (283)

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Woodminster Veterinary Hospital is the area's go-to source for quality animal care at competitive prices. The company provides an extensive selection of pet care services such as annual wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and grooming, as well as specialized service like boarding, tail docking, and ear cropping. The company's doctors provide care for every stage of a pet's life, from the first exam to specialized senior care. The company provides surgical, dental, and diagnostic services for injuries and disease, and provides listings of local pets in need of adoption. Customers can check the company's website to find current specials and money-saving coupons, and use the online contact form to schedule appointments.

Berkeley, CA 94704

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3.5 (573)

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Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital provides top-quality pet care, 24-hpur emergency service, and more than 100 years of experience in keeping animals healthy. The company's doctors care for all kinds of pets, including birds and exotics, using the latest state-of-the-art tools and medical knowledge to give pets the best possible care. Services include advanced dentistry and dental cleanings, annual checkups and vaccinations, and Eastern alternative therapies like acupuncture for chronic pain, joint disease, behavioral issues, and infections. Customers can call or contact the company on the website to get information and schedule appointments.

Oakland, CA 94602

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4.5 (101)
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4.8 (28)

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Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center is a team of caring and experienced animal care specialists that use a customized blend of modern and traditional medical services to help pets enjoy years of healthy, happy living. The company's doctors work with each customer to provide the best possible care, using an individualized approach to choosing an ideal vaccination schedule to match the animal's needs and lifestyle. Services are available for all kinds of pets, including cats and dogs, pocket pets, reptiles, birds, and small farm animals. The company uses common Western medical practices as well as alternative therapies like chiropractic adjustments, prolotherapy, and acupuncture for chronic pain, injuries, and joint issues. Homeopathic medicine is also available.

Oakland, CA 94619

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4.0 (110)

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Oakland Veterinary Hospital has been providing the highest level of care to area pets for more than 20 years, with a caring staff committed to helping pets live happy, healthy lives. The company offers professional healthcare for dogs and cats, including in-house diagnostics, ultrasounds, and x-rays, as well as annual exams, vaccinations, and nutritional counseling. The company's doctor is highly experienced in animal surgery and performs necessary procedures to repair injuries and keep pets healthy. The company also sells a range of products for issues like flea control, special diets, heartworm prevention, and pain management.

Oakland, CA 94611

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4.5 (147)

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Thornhill Pet Hospital has been keeping pets healthy since 1966, with an extensive selection of high-quality services and a friendly, experienced staff providing the highest level of care. The company offers a range of services for every pet's needs, like annual checkups and exams, microchipping, vaccinations, flea prevention, and nutritional counseling. The company also offers medical services like dental care and surgeries, in-house ultrasounds, and x-rays, and surgical procedures like spaying, neutering, and orthopedic surgeries. The company's website offers tools and portals for customer convenience, including downloadable new patient forms, a medication refill request tool, and online scheduling form.

Oakland, CA 94618

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3.5 (253)
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4.4 (152)

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Claremont Veterinary Hospital has been serving area customers since 1918, providing expert medical care, 24-hour emergency service, and a warm, caring staff dedicated to keeping pets happy and healthy for years to come. The company offers a range of services for dogs, cats, and small mammals, including annual checkups and exams, spaying and neutering, and an on-site pharmacy equipped with the latest medications and specialized foods. The company also provides complete surgical services to treat injuries and disease, as well as a comfortable boarding facility to keep pets safe while they heal.

4920 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

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4.7 (342)
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3.5 (266)

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VCA Broadway Animal Hospital serves the veterinary needs of pets in Oakland. It offers various primary and preventive care solutions to help animal owners keep their fur babies healthy and strong. The clinic performs general surgeries to remove lumps, gastrointestinal foreign bodies, and bladder stones. It also provides pain management, dental care, microchipping, parasite control, and cold laser therapy services. The medical director, Arnold Gutlaizer, has been in the veterinary field for more than three decades.

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Oakland, CA 94610

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4.0 (246)

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East Bay Veterinary Clinic is a full-service pet care hospital with a staff of highly experienced doctors and technicians dedicated to helping pets live happy, healthy lives. The company offers a range of preventative medical services like vaccinations, spaying, and neutering, and regular checkups to catch problems early. The company's doctors take care of common dental issues and have a fully equipped diagnostics lab to diagnose diseases and other issues. The company works with a local compounding pharmacy to create customized medications for each pet's unique needs, and offers a range of medical diet solutions for optimum health. Customers can call or use the contact form on the company's website to get information and schedule appointments.

Oakland, CA 94611

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3.5 (311)
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4.4 (238)
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4.7 (93)

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Montclair Veterinary Hospital is an Oakland pet care center that offers a range of professional services and a highly experienced staff committed to keeping pets happy and healthy. The company's doctors and staff have earned great reviews from customers for "wonderful follow-up" and excellent care, and offer a range of medical services for every stage of a pet's life. Customers can find and download new patient forms on the company's website to make checking in easy, and a CareCredit program is available to make paying for services easy. Medical care is available for a range of animals, including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and small mammals like rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as specialized care for exotic pets.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
University Veterinary Hospital
The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital
Woodminster Veterinary Hospital
Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital
Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center
Oakland Veterinary Hospital
Thornhill Pet Hospital
Claremont Veterinary Hospital
VCA Broadway Animal Hospital
4920 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
East Bay Veterinary Clinic
Montclair Veterinary Hospital

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.