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2020 Winner of Alameda Magazine's Best Veterinary Clinic Award.

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I am very excited to kick off 2021 as the new owner of Alameda Pet Hospital! I have been an Associate Veterinarian here for the past five years, and I've had the privilege of working with Dr. Karen Buchinger during this time.

Our hospital and culture will be much the same as it has been all along: we will continue to provide your animals with high-quality veterinary care mixed with love. Our staff genuinely enjoys our animal visitors, and nothing brings us greater joy than passing puppies and kittens around for hugs and giggling over the silly antics of your dogs and cats during their visits. We treat every animal as an individual and strive to get to know each one for who they are. Our veterinary team is one of the best in the Bay Area, and we will continue to provide you with information and options so that you can make the best medical decisions for your animal family.

It is with great joy and a sincere heart that I welcome you to our hospital.

—Dr. Laura Wagner

What to Expect During Your Visit to APH During COVID-19

We are dedicated to continuing our service of caring for animals during the pandemic. In our efforts to keep our staff and clients safe, we are asking for your cooperation and patience during this time.

Upon arrival, please STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE and call our front office at 510-523-1626. Because of high call volume, please be patient as the call wait time may be longer than normal. Our front office staff will verbally guide you through the next steps in the check-in process. Unless otherwise directed, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE. If you are unsure whether you may depart and pick up your animal later, please contact our front office to clarify.

MASKS ARE MANDATORY. We will refuse service for those without masks. Please comply.

Only animals are allowed inside the pet hospital for the exam. Our veterinarians and amazing support staff will continue to provide excellent care of your animals and will communicate with you about the findings and recommendations from our exam. We realize that separating animals from their human parents may be difficult for all, but we are all in this together, and we look forward to a day when we can return to in-hospital exams.

Our veterinary staff has been working diligently and tirelessly during this pandemic to care for you and your animals. We are consistently working to make this process better for all. Please be kind to our staff. This pandemic has taken its toll on everyone.

Thank you for your cooperation. And, please stay safe and well.

Nutrition & Behavior Information Links

We've been getting lots of questions about nutrition and behavior for puppies and kittens. Here are some great links to helpful information:

WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee: Pet food recommendations
The Savvy Dog Owner's Guide: Nutrition on the internet
The Savvy Cat Owner's Guide: Nutrition on the internet

Dr. Sophia Yin: Veterinarian, animal behaviorist, author's blog
Fear Free Happy Homes: Preventing fear, anxiety, and stress in pets
Behavior Vets: Free behavior webinars on demand

Wellness Exams

Please call us for an appointment if your pet needs a wellness exam. They are available during our evening hours in addition to earlier in the day.

Prescription Refills

If your pet needs a prescription refilled, you might want to try our online pharmacy so that your order can be delivered directly to your home. And please call or email us if you have specific questions about your pet.

Coronavirus Information

For the very latest information on COVID-19, you can check these sites:

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
WHO – World Health Organization
WSAVA – World Small Animal Veterinary Association

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Office Hours

Monday through Friday:
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday:
8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Evening hours are exclusively for wellness exams at this time.

We are closed on January 1. Happy New Year to all!

Schedule an Appointment

Online scheduling is currently not available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

If you’d like to check your pet’s medical records online, you can still log in to your Pet Portal account below. If you don’t have an account yet, you can also click on the link to sign up.

Rapport Pet Portal Login


Contact Us

(510) 523-1626
alamedapetstaff@gmail.com

Alameda Pet Hospital
2275 Buena Vista Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
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