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Holistic Veterinary Care

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4382 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: 510-339-2600
Fax: 510-350-1278

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
MondayClosedClosed
Tuesday10:00am6:00pm
Wednesday10:00am6:00pm
Thursday10:00am6:00pm
Friday10:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am4:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Welcome to Holistic Veterinary Care!

Click Here to register a new patient online.

What to Expect

On your pet’s first visit, one of our associates will meet with you to discuss your concerns and assess the patient’s medical status. We will make a comprehensive recommendation for care, which may include holistic treatment and/or conventional veterinary care.

In many cases, holistic care alone can successfully treat your pet’s condition, promote healing and provide relief. If a combination of services is determined to be the most effective and desirable approach, we will either administer all treatment or work closely with your general practice veterinarian. 

You can expect clear communication and a gentle approach. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the stress and emotion involved when a pet is sick or in pain. We do our best to make sure your concerns are heard and addressed at the deepest possible level.

What to Bring With You

Please bring any supplements and medications that your pet is taking, as well as a list of foods and treats they are eating.

To expedite your first visit and minimize your pet’s wait time in our office, please either complete the Online New Client Registration Form or download, print and complete our client registration form and bring it with you to your first appointment. If you are bringing your pet for a rehabilitation appointment, please also complete the Rehabilitation Functional Questionnaire form (online or pdf).

• Online New Client Registration

 New Patient Registration Form (pdf)

• Online Rehabilitation Functional Questionnaire

• Rehabilitation Functional Questionnaire (pdf)

What to Do Next

Holistic care is most effective when the pet owner is an active participant in the healing process. The best way to contribute is to keep a close eye on the moods, behaviors and movements of your pet in the days and weeks following an appointment. Often pet owners find it helpful to keep a notepad or journal handy so they can jot down observations and rate symptoms and improvements. Holistic treatments gradually bring the animal’s body back into balance, so even subtle signs of changes – good or bad – can be meaningful to your holistic doctor.

Payment Options

1. Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.

2. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) checks and cash. All cards must be signed by the owner of the card.

3. When unexpected illness strikes a pet, unexpected expense strikes as well.  Holistic Veterinary Care understands this and is able to make some special arrangements through the CareCredit program. It takes just 5 minutes to complete an application and will allow you to break down your payment into 6 monthly installments.  You can either apply at our hospital, where we'll call in your application over the phone for immediate approval, or apply yourself online at:  www.CareCredit.com

Highlights of the CareCredit program:

  • Low Monthly Payments (3% of the Total Balance)
  • Interest Free For 6 Months
  • Determine Approval in a Few Minutes
  • No Annual Fee

Insurance For Your Pets

Another popular option for your family and pet is insurance coverage. To learn more, please visit the  following pet insurance websites:

www.Trupanion.com

www.PetCareInsurance.com

Veterinary Resources

Holistic Veterinary Care is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet.  Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites.  We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.

Emergencies

VCA Bay Area Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Hospital (VCA)
www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/bay-area-specialists

Additional Resources

dogresources.pngAmerican Animal Hospital Association
www.aahanet.org

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
www.abvp.com

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
www.acvim.org

American Kennel Club
www.akc.org

American Veterinary Medical Association
www.avma.org

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
www.aavmc.org

Agility Information
www.cleanrun.com

Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/cvm/

California Veterinary Medical Association
www.cvma.org

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
www.ahvma.org

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
MondayClosedClosed
Tuesday10:00am6:00pm
Wednesday10:00am6:00pm
Thursday10:00am6:00pm
Friday10:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am4:00pm
SundayClosedClosed

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