VCA Bay Area Animal Hospital

Rachel Berkley, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Iowa State University


Dr. Berkley grew up on the East coast with her triplet brother and sister. She did most of her undergraduate work at SUNY Binghamptom and received her DVM from Iowa State University. She the completed a small mammal internship in Walnut Creek, where she focused on oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, and dentistry. She has been a part of the VCA Bay Area family for 2 years and loves the variety of cases she sees. Her special interests are anesthesiology and managing patients with metabolic diseases, such as hyperthyroidism and renal disease. In her free time, she stays active with her spouse and her dog, Andi. They also share their home with their tuxedo cat named George.

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, please contact one of the following emergency clinics:

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

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