VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital

Phone: 510-654-8375
Fax: 510-547-7799
4501 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Business Hours
Walk- In Hours: Monday Through Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome to VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital! We look forward to meeting you and your dog, cat, rabbit, and other furry family members!

Our experienced staff believes in teaming with our clients to provide the best possible care for our patients. Our veterinarians are knowledgeable and compassionate and, by offering thorough explanations and advice, will help you make the best possible choices for your pet's care. To further assist our clients, our staff can communicate in Spanish and Cantonese.

At VCA Bay Area, we welcome our clients, both new and long-term, to come in for a tour of our state of the art facility to meet our staff and veterinarians. We know your pets are a part of your family, which is why we treat them like they are a part of ours!

New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.  To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.  And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Rebecca Arntz, CVA
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Arntz is from the North Bay. She began her undergraduate work at Santa Rosa Junior College and finished at UC Davis. She attended vet

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Dr. Shelley Lamont
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Washington State University

Dr. LaMont is a West coast native growing up in Washington, Oregon, and California. She attended Oregon State University for her undergraduate degree.

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Worth the Drive
Karyn Mitchell from Walnut Creek

I began visiting VCA many years ago, to take advantage of Dr. Harvey's expertise with rabbits. Since then, I have trusted VCA with my entire pet family...bunnies, cats, and dogs. Every doctor I have seen has been knowledgeable, professional, kind, and genuinely concerned. Even under those terrible circumstances that every pet owner dreads, I was so grateful to have the VCA staff on our side. I have tried vets closer to home, and I always end up making the drive back to Oakland. I will forever appreciate the great care they take of my loved ones!

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
510-654-8375 or request an appointment.