VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital

James Bower, DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director

DVM, Michigan State University
Certifications: DACVIM


Dr. James Bower received his degree from Michigan State University and pursued advanced study at the University of Pennsylvania as a small animal intern and the University of California at Davis as a resident in small animal internal medicine.  Following completion of these advanced studies, he became a certified specialist in small animal internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).  Dr. Bower has particular interests in gastrointestinal and respiratory problems of dogs and cats.  He has extensive experience in ultrasound and endoscopic diagnosis and provides consultation services at VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital as well as by referral from local veterinarians on the Peninsula.  Dr. Bower has practiced in San Francisco and the Peninsula for 30 years and joined VCA Holly Street Animal Hospital to continue providing primary care and referral internal medicine services.

Special Interests: Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Kidney Disease,  Endoscopic and Ultrasound diagnosis of diseases of dogs and cats. 


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 nearby emergency care clinics.

-San Carlos Pet Hospital - (650)591-5718 - 718 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070

-North Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic - (650)348-2575 - 227 North Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94401