The doctors and staff at Montclair Veterinary Hospital are highly qualified and educated to provide the best care possible for your pet.
Dr. Richter and his team at Montclair Veterinary Hospital, received many awards from the community, including Best Veterinarian in the East Bay from Oakland Magazine, East Bay Express and KRON 4 TV.
Below is a full list of the awards Dr. Richter and the Montclair Veterinary Hospital received.
Oakland Indie Awards
- 2011 recipient of the “Pillar Award” for exemplifying outstanding community service and social impact in Oakland
East Bay Express
- Best Veterinarian in the East Bay- 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Best “Mayor”, Montclair Pet Mayor Fundraiser- 2010
- Best Veterinarian in Northern California- 2008, 2009, 2010
- Best Veterinarian- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Best Annual Event, Montclair Pet Mayor Fundraiser- 2009
Bay Woof Magazine
- “Beast of the Bay” winner for Best Veterinarian- 2009
- “Beast of the Bay” winner for Best Veterinarian- 2013
Pet Plan Insurance
- Dr. Gary Richter named one of the “Top Ten” veterinarians in the country- 2012
Dr. Gary Richter is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Science in Veterinary Medical Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with honors, Dr. Richter moved to the Bay Area in 1998. His expertise and experience includes time as a full-time emergency medicine clinician in Berkeley at Pet Emergency Treatment Service and as a general practitioner at Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital. Dr. Richter has been the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital since 2002. More recently, Dr. Richter has been integrating alternative and holistic medicine into the medical repertoire at Montclair Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Richter is now a certified veterinary acupuncturist and certified veterinary chiropractor.
Dr. Richter’s professional interests are in emergency, general practice, alternative care medicine and wildlife rescue. Dr. Richter volunteers his time on the Board of Directors for the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association and is currently serving as president. He is also the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Alameda County representative regarding animal disaster planning.
Dr. Richter enjoys outdoor activities, world travel and vegetarian cooking. He loves to spend time with his family, which includes his wife, Lee, his daughter, Abbey, dogs Leo and Charlie, and recently adopted cat Frieda.
Dr. Cynthia Lynn earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Yale before receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from the University of California at Davis in 1996. Dr. Lynn is a native of Minnesota, but she stayed in California after graduating and made the Bay Area her home.
Her professional interests are in small animal and exotic medicine and surgery.
She has an excellent rapport with animals that is immediately obvious to people whose pets she treats. Dr. Lynn and her son enjoy traveling and spending leisure time outdoors. She also has two cats and lives with a retired Seeing Eye dog.
Dr. Elinor Granzow received her BS from Cornell University in 2002 and her DVM from UC Davis in 2007. After vet school she completed an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ and then stayed on at Red Bank working as an emergency doctor and in the exotics department until moving to the Bay Area in 2010. She started at MVH in Spring of 2011 and has a special interest in avian and exotic medicine and behavior.
Elinor and her partner Emily share their home with two cats and three parrots. She loves cooking, drinking wine, reading and listening to NPR.
Dr. Noël Grandrath earned her Bachelor of Science from St Lawrence University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis. She began practicing small animal medicine in the Bay Area and joined Montclair Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2009. She enjoys general practice and especially likes puppy check-ups and working with large dogs.
Noël and her partner Diane share their home with dogs Nikki and Murphy and cat Chester. She enjoys most outdoor activities including hiking, trail running, cycling, skiing, and swimming. She also likes to watch professional sports, especially the Oakland A’s.