- Caesarean Sections
- Post-partum Monitoring & Neonatal Care
- Semen Collection
- Chilled semen collection, processing and shipment
- Semen Freezing
- Artificial Insemination (fresh, chilled and frozen semen)
- Transcervical Insemination (TCI)
- Surgical Insemination
- Ovulation Timing
- Infertility Evaluation
- Ultrasonography for Pregnancy Diagnosis
- High-Risk Pregnancies
- Prostate Diseases
- Uterine, Vaginal and Mammary Diseases
- Treatment for Pyometra and “Mismating”
Reproductive Handouts and Information
Contact Information & Scheduling Appointments
As with many things, “timing is everything”, especially when it comes to canine reproduction. Dr. Cain makes every effort possible to be available for patient’s 7-days a week when reproductive procedures cannot wait, such as artificial inseminations, TCI, Semen Collection for fresh-chilled shipments and emergency Caesarean sections. You are encouraged to call or email Dr. Cain with any pressing medical questions or concerns.
Janice L. Cain, DVM
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cain during regular office hours, please call 925-866-8387.
Appointments may be scheduled outside of Dr. Cain’s regular office hours for procedures that cannot wait and should be scheduled directly with Dr. Cain on an as-needed basis.
Home Voice Mail
In the event Dr. Cain is not available for an emergency procedure, pets can be brought into the hospital during regular office hours and will be treated by an attending veterinarian. Staff veterinarians will consult with Dr. Cain and review your pet’s complete medical history. The hospital provides 24-hour care for any pet requiring hospitalization and overnight care.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Cain graduated from the Veterinary School at the University of California, Davis in 1984. Following a residency there she became board certified in Internal Medicine in 1989. Her special interests are Internal Medicine, Oncology, Endocrinology, and Canine Reproduction. She is a nationally recognized expert in Canine Reproduction and has lectured at veterinary conferences around the country. She lives in Pleasanton with her husband, 3 children and their dog.
Kristin Unger, Assistant to Dr. Cain
Kristin has been with Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care since 2006, working primarily with Dr. Janice Cain. She has been active in conformation dog shows for over ten years, showing Dogue de Bordeaux, making her a perfect match for Dr. Cain’s reproductive clientele. She can be found assisting in reception and treatment on days that Dr. Cain is not in the office. Kristin lives in Walnut Creek with her Dogue de Bordeaux Wallace.
Age: 4 years
Diagnosis: C-section / Puppy Evaluations
Lola was bred through artificial insemination. After her initial ultrasound exam (which revealed 5-7 fetuses), progesterone testing and ovulation timing, Dr. Cain was able to predict an accurate c-section date. One month later, Dr. Cain successfully delivered all seven puppies via c-section. The ability to accurately schedule a c-section date ensures that the puppies are delivered healthy and without the complications of a natural delivery. Today Lola is doing well and her puppies have been placed in pet and show homes.
Lola was closely monitored by Dr. Cain from the time of her initial exam to delivery. Dr. Cain also provided veterinary evaluation exams when the puppies were six weeks old. Veterinary evaluation exams include a physical exam and a thorough report detailing the puppy’s weight, health, physical condition, treatments given, vaccinations and microchip information. These reports provide invaluable information for the breeder, and for the new owners when selecting a puppy for adoption.
Age: 3 years
Breed: Belgian Tervuren
Procedure: Transcervical Insemination
Marji's owner requested she be inseminated using the Surgical Insemination method. Marji’s owners elected to try the TCI procedure and committed to every other day progesterone testing. The frozen semen was sent in advance and after interpreting the progesterone results and determining the right time for breeding, Dr. Cain successfully performed two TCI procedures 24-hours apart.
Marji returned for a mid-term ultrasound appointment which revealed she was carrying 5-6 fetuses. Marji delivered 5 happy and healthy puppies a few weeks later.
Dr. Cain works with her clients to develop customized breeding programs and will recommend procedures that work best for owners and their pets. In Marji’s case, there were two options available for insemination. Both the surgical and TCI methods achieve the same result by allowing deposition of semen into the uterus, however, anesthesia is not required for TCI -- thus reducing the risks to the pet. In addition the owner will appreciate another benefit of TCI: the cost is significantly lower than surgery.
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is a quality
veterinary clinic and pet hospital located in San Ramon,
California. With 15 experienced veterinarians on staff with over
25 years experience, Bishop Ranch Vet has been serving the
Tri-Valley and greater Bay Area since 2000. We care for and serve
pets from the San Ramon Valley and the surrounding areas;
Danville, including Blackhawk, Alamo, Diablo, Livermore,
Pleasanton, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Concord,
Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Oakland, and San Francisco. Offering
comprehensive professional pet care services including urgent
care, primary and preventive care, internal medicine, exotic pet
care - including rabbits, reptiles, guinea pigs, hamsters,
chinchillas and ferrets, pet boarding, medical boarding,
microchipping, routine and advanced surgical procedures including
spays and neuters, orthopedic surgeries, knee and cruciate
surgeries, gastropexy, as well as minimally invasive surgery and
diagnostics including laparoscopy, endoscopy, ultrasound and
digital x-ray. The experienced and compassionate vets at Bishop
Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care work with you to provide
the highest quality general and emergency veterinary care for