VCA Broadway Animal Hospital

Our Story

At VCA Broadway Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. And we believe great veterinary care shouldn’t start and stop at our animal hospital doors. That’s why we make it easy for you to reach out to your veterinarian on-the-go or from the comfort of home to connect with our team – seven days a week. Whether you have a pressing question or require our services, we're here for you. 

Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners in Oakland, Rockridge, Piedmont, Montclair and surrounding communities.

Hometown Care at VCA Broadway Animal Hospital

Our team delivers the care your pet needs in a friendly, low-stress environment that prioritizes their comfort. We offer life stage wellness care, preventative care, dentistry, and much more to enhance and extend your companion's life. Furthermore, we provide extensive emergency vet care during our regular hours and have an after-hours calling service through GuardianVets, which can give you much-needed emergency advice.

Fear Free Certified for a Better Vet Experience

At VCA Broadway, we’re determined to give you and your pet an exceptional veterinary experience. For pets, that starts with reducing their fear and anxiety at veterinary visits. With over two-thirds of our staff being Fear Free Certified Professionals, there’s no better place in Oakland to bring your pet for a less stressful experience.

How We Lessen Stress for Your Pet

Each cat and dog is unique, so our Fear Free Certified Professionals tailor their approach to your pet’s individual needs. With a variety of fear-free techniques, we aim to recognize anxiety and address it before it gets worse. Techniques we use include:

  • Giving cats and dogs their space. Dogs can view direct eye contact as a threat, while cats will often hide in their carrier in fear of new people and a new environment. To help put them at ease, we address you first, asking you about their medical history, behavior changes, and more, giving your pet time to get comfortable with us.
  • Low-restraint handling. When it is time to examine your pet, we’ll use only the most gentle, compassionate techniques to handle them, so they don’t feel panic from being constrained.
  • Friendly pheromones. If pets are stressed or scared, they will emit pheromones that communicate this stress to other animals, too, as a warning. We clean our exam rooms thoroughly after each patient to remove these and replace them with synthetic pheromones that mimic your pet’s natural “happy” pheromones.
  • Food motivation. What pet doesn’t love treats? We use their favorites strategically to reward them for good behavior and distract them from exams and services so we can do what we need to do quickly, safely, and efficiently.

Important COVID-19 Information

Our hospital is fully open for in-person visits. Please let us know if you'd like an in-person appointment or curbside appointment.

  • For an in-person visit, please come to the front desk to check in.
  • For curbside, please call or text us from our parking lot.
  • Please note that all vaccine-only appointments are also curbside-only. Please wear your mask when you're interacting with staff members. Thank you!

We care about your pet's health and we are here to help. Please call, email or text us if you need assistance with care for your pet or a prescription refill.

Helpful Resources

Lionbridge provides over-the-phone and video interpretation services for non-English-speaking and American Sign Language (ASL) clients. In real time, veterinary providers can enlist an expert Lionbridge interpreter to facilitate a clear exchange of information between themselves and clients. Lionbridge’s on-demand, remote interpretation services enable effective and accurate communication with clients. This service empowers clients to be heard and spoken to in their own language, which in turn facilitates a deeper understanding of the care your pet needs.  

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