VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital

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  • In Memory of our Sadiegirl

    -Jim and Gail Ehrhorn from Livermore, CA
    Pet Name: Sadie

    For the last 14 months our Sadie was treated through the Oncology Department. All the doctors and staff were so supportive and caring. When it came time to put her down, they had a room quiet room for us to be with her. We highly recommend anyone who is looking to have their animal taken care of in a supportive and loving manner VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialties & Emergency Hospital. We thank each of you for the care she received from your hospital.

  • Thank You

    -Frances from Castro Valley, CA
    Pet Name: Halle

    Pet Image I am so grateful for all the great care BAVS gave my puppy, not to mention that everyone I met was so nice. I can't imagine taking my pets anywhere else in the event of an emergency. Thanks again!

  • Willie is a miracle

    -Sue from Kentfield, CA
    Pet Name: Willie

    Willie's primary care veterinarian (AJ Kallet, VCA Madera Pet Hospital Corte Madera) discovered an anal sac carcinoma during a routine physical in January, 2012. Dr Kallet referred me to Bay Area Veterinary Specialists when he got the cancer diagnosis from the lab. Willie was seen immediately by Oncologist Dr. Cecile Siedlecki and her staff. Because of their wonderful care, Willie is with me four years later. Willie has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy with little discomfort and wonderful success. He is happy, active and runs in agility competitions four years after the cancer was discovered. Willie has an excellent quality of life. I recommend Dr. Siedlecki and the VCA BAVS team without hesitation.

  • VCA Rocks

    -Louie from Alameda, CA
    Pet Name: Louie

    Pet Image My name is Louie, and I'm my pet parents pride and joy. Last night I got very sick. The folks at VCA Emergency San Leandro were extra nice to me and my mom and dad. I love the staff and I hope I never have to come back, but if I do I know they will take good care of me. Your biggest fan, Louie


    -Phil N from San Leandro, CA
    Pet Name: Madison

    Thank you for the kind, caring, compassionate treatment that I received when my sweetie pie, Madison passed away. You were respectful, gentle, considerate of the way I was feeling. But most importantly you treated my little Madison as a member of my family...and yours. Thank you again, all of you are angels. I am so grateful for all the great care VCA BAVS gave my puppy, not to mention that everyone I met was so nice. I can't imagine taking my pets anywhere else in the event of an emergency. Thanks again!


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.