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Veterinary Services in Oakland, CA
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Call us at (510) 339-8600

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. An-Khanh Ives

    Dr. An-Khanh Ives grew up all over the United States, realizing her love of animals early in life.  In childhood she would bring home found creatures to her not-so-thrilled mom and began shadowing at her local vet clinic at 8 years old.   Following high school and a year studying Mandarin in Taiwan, Dr.Ives attended University of Massachusetts- Amherst for a dual Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and a Bachelor’s of Arts on Chinese Literature and Language with the goal of becoming a researcher to develop optimized targeted chemotherapy delivery systems.  After graduation, she attended NYU- Poly for a year of post baccalaureate education in Biomedical Engineering.  By the end of her first year, it was clear to Dr. Ives that her true calling was in veterinary medicine all along. She soon accepted a position as an emergency technician at the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Knoxville, Tn.  During this time with the referral center, Dr. Ives had the opportunity to experience veterinary medicine hand on, reaffirming her calling.

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  • Dr. Aeshna Rajmaira

    Aeshna Rajmaira, DVM is originally from Indiana and completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science. She then attended Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary medicine in Massachusetts. Upon graduation from vet school, Dr. Rajmaira completed an internship in medicine and surgery at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY. She recently moved to San Francisco with her husband and cat, Elo. 

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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. 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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    Our new patient appointment with Dr. Noël Grandrath was fantastic. I feel like she really got to know our senior dogs and all their bumps and quirks. Her approach was reasonable with out being aggressive. I am sure all the other doctors are great but we really thought she was the cats meow."
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