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Veterinary Services in Oakland, CA
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Questions about your pet? Call us right away at (510) 339-8600!

Montclair Veterinary Hospital is proud to have been a member of our community for over 50 years! We have been caring for the pets of Oakland and the East Bay since 1961.

At Montclair Veterinary Hospital, our sole focus is on providing the best quality medical care for pets and the highest level of customer service for the people who care for them. Our highly trained and experienced staff of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and support staff treat each of our patient as if they were our own.

We top notch medical services for dogs, cats, birds, snakes, guinea pigs, etc. Our newly renovated facility creates a comfortable and quiet environment so you and your pet can have the most positive experience possible.

Our services include wellness and preventative care, vaccinations, surgery, dentistry, day hospitalization, etc. Our doctors utilize in-house lab equipment, diagnostic laboratories, ultrasound, and digital x-ray to provide rapid and efficient diagnosis and treatment.

In addition to the high level of conventional medical care we provide, our sister facility, Holistic Veterinary Care, offers a full range of holistic and alternative treatment options including acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, chiropractic, pulsed signal therapy, and more. Our goal is to provide your furry family members with a full range of integrative health care options that will enhance their quality and quantity of life.

Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care together provide the full spectrum of integrative health care. If you have any questions, call (510) 339-8600 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Oakland office is very easy to get to—please see our Contact Us page for directions! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Oakland pet owners.

At Montclair Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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Oakland Veterinarian | Montclair Veterinary Hospital | (510) 339-8600

1961 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611

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  • Dr. Gary Richter

    Gary Richter, MS, DVM is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic. As owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland, California, Dr. Richter understands the benefits of both conventional and holistic treatment methods. His professional goal is to provide a center where pets can receive effective holistic and regenerative therapies in conjunction with the highest quality Western medical care. He also places great emphasis on the well being of the pet owner, knowing that a sick pet can cause great strain and strong emotions. He instills this understanding in his staff and works to ensure that both pet and owner are treated with the utmost care and respect.

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  • Dr. Cynthia Lynn

    Cynthia Lynn, DVM, grew up in Minnesota, where she had a wide variety of pets growing up. After attending Carleton College in Minnesota, earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Yale. She subsequently attended U. C. Davis, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1997.

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  • Dr. Byron Bowers

    Byron Bowers, DVM, holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Piano Performance and German. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2012. As a Bay Area native, he was eager to return home, and completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency in 2013. Dr. Bowers did local relief work before joining Montclair Veterinary Hospital in 2014.

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  • Dr. Amy Crain

    Dr. Amy Crain received her BVMS from the University of Glasgow and her CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist) from the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. Dr. Crain is interested in all forms of pet healing and wellness and is currently working towards certification in veterinary nutrition and Physical Therapy. At home she has two animals: her cat, John Cougar Meloncat (Johnny), and a Frenchie named Timber. Miraculously, they were both born on the same day! While these are her only current pets, Doctor Crain also used to have an Ornate Box Turtle named Bert.

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  • Dr. Dana Thistlethwaite

    Dana Thistlethwaite, DVM, grew up in Sonoma County and received her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz. After a brief stint as a dog walker in San Francisco, she decided to pursue her love of animals further, and returned to school to become a Veterinarian.

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  • Dr. Kelley Cayton

    Dr. Cayton is an East Bay native. She graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and returned to California to receive her veterinary degree from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson in Arizona.

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