VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital

Patients and Visitors

Emergency/Critical Care

You DO NOT need an appointment.  Please bring your pet in immediately if you are having an emergency. Emergency/Critical Care services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays.

New Patient Appointments

We ask that you arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to fill out a New Client/Patient form, or you may bring a completed form with you to your appointment. Please be sure that we know who your pet's referring doctor is so that we may obtain any medical records prior to your appointment. We also ask that you please bring any previous x-rays (film or CD) to your appointment.


Please remember to not feed your pet anything after midnight (12AM) the night before your appointment. You may leave water out for your pet.

*If you have any questions regarding your pet's appointment, we are available 24 hours a day to assist you: (510) 483-7387


We welcome you to visit your pet while he/she is in the hospital. We ask that you limit your visits to 30 minutes twice daily. This will allow your pet to rest and allow our medical team to provide your pet's treatments with minimal interruption.

Our recommended visiting hours are from 9 AM to 3 PM and 5 PM - 12 AM.

We do not permit visits after midnight for the security of your pet and our overnight team.

If you are calling for a status update on your pet, please do not hesitate to call to ask. We are staffed with doctors and technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays.


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.