VCA Albany Animal Hospital

Deborah Clyons, Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Clyons spent most of her childhood years in San Diego where her love of animals was encouraged by her parents. Volunteer work at the local animal shelter when she was just 13 years of age made an everlasting impression and that point became committed to a career in animal welfare.

She attended the University of California at Davis where she received a B.S. in Evolution and Ecology as well as a Minor in Art History. Afterwards she moved to the Bay Area to work at several small animal hospitals and after a few years became a Registered Veterinary Technician. In 2001 she went abroad to realize her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

She graduated from the University of London's Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and returned to the SF SPCA  to start practice as a shelter veterinarian. She has since developed her skills in general practice, emergency and critical care medicine, feline internal medicne, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.

Dr. Clyons lives with her two cats in Oakland. Enjoys worldwide travel, surfing, hiking, playing and listening to music.  She has been with VCA Albany since May 2013. 


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Pets Emergency Treatment & Referral Center:  510-548-6684   1048 University Avenue -  Berkeley

Bay Area Veterinary Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BAVs): Phone # 510-483-7387   14790 Washington Avenue -  San Leandro