VCA Monte Vista Animal Hospital

Margaret Bivens, D.V.M., DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Bivens grew up in Southern California and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. While attending UC Davis Veterniary School, she also worked on a Master's Degree in Animal Science Genetics. She completed her DVM Degree from UC Davis in 1988. Dr. Bivens loves general practice, taking care of dogs, cats and the occassional "pocket pet."
While not at VCA Monte Vista, Dr. Bivens enjoys camping, boating and spending time with her daughter, Katherine, her Labrador retriever Breezy and raising Savannah 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 call:

Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialities and Emergencies

1410 Monument Boulevard Suite 100

Concord, CA 94520

Call 925-627-7243


East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency

2803 Ygnacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Call 937-5001