VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital

Justin W. Allen, DVM, DACVIM/Cardiology, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
Departments: Cardiology


Clinical Interests: emergency therapy of heart failure/arrhythmias and interventional procedures such as pacemaker implantation and PDA occlusion

Dr. Justin Allen grew up on a farm in central Illinois. After graduating from the University of Illinois, he traveled to Los Angeles, California for an internship program at a private practice; he then moved to California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles for a 3-year private practice residency program in Cardiology. He received board-certification in 2010 and worked for a year in the Chicagoland area prior to returning to California.

Dr. Allen moved to the Fremont in 2011, and has enjoyed his time getting to know Northern California with his family �" his wife Kimberly, son Nathaniel, 4 cats (Peeps, Ganon, Creamy and Peanut) and one vocal Shiba Inu (Jasmine). Most of their time has been spent raising Nathan (who turns 3 in December already!), but they’ve found some time to sample many of the delicious foods in the area and have explored some of the (kid-friendly) attractions the Bay Area has to offer.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

If your pet is having a medical emergency, please do not hesitate to bring your pet in. If you need to contact us, please call:

(510) 483-7387

We offer emergency and urgent care and critical care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays, allowing us to carefully monitor your pet and provide continuous medical care. We accept walk-ins as well as transfer cases from area veterinarians.

The Emergency Service is available exclusively to treat pets in an emergency, when the family veterinarian is unavailable. Once the pet's condition is stabilized, the patient will be released or returned to the regular veterinarian for continued care.