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April 23, 2015
With climbing temperatures and sunny days already upon us, summer is right around the corner. In order to cool off, people and pets alike can be found jumping into pools, lakes and oceans. Swimming is great exercise for pets – it’s something that we highly recommend especially for furry friends with arthritis or joint issues, as it doesn’t require weight bearing. It’s important to be aware that even the most adept and enthusiastic of swimmers can run into problems – here we review the most important things to be aware of when swimming. Read More


February 10, 2015
Meet Murray. He looks like your typical short haired cat but there is more to this handsome ginger tabby than meets the eye. To put it simply, Murray is a hero. This unassuming house cat gave his blood in order to help a fellow kitty in need. That's right, Murray is a blood donor! Read More


February 2, 2015
This past November marked the 14th Anniversary of Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care providing premium, dedicated, compassionate and innovative veterinary care to Bay Area residents. This past December marked the 25th Anniversary of Dr. Utchen and me opening the practice that is now BRVC in San Ramon! Read More


February 1, 2015
This is Barnacle! He is smiling because he is about to donate blood to help save a fellow dog's life. This is not his first time donating so he isn't nervous at all; in fact he doesn't even need to be sedated. Read More


January 28, 2015
Our receptionists are the ambassadors of BRVC. They are the first to greet you and your pet as you walk through the door and the last to say goodbye as you leave. They are the custodians of the client experience; while our technicians are treating our pets, our receptionists are making sure you are taken care of. Our receptionists are responsible for so much - from insurance forms, messages to doctors and appointment requests to something as simple as making a cup of coffee and grabbing a box of tissues for those in need. This month we honor someone who, to many of our clients, represents the face and voice of BRVC – Cheri DesChamps. For over ten years she has greeted our clients and their pets with warmth, compassion, and humor. Read More


February 25, 2015
Wolves and coyotes in the wild eat bones, so it is a common thought that our pet dogs can eat bones as well. Thankfully, most owners are aware of the dangers of cooked bones, especially chicken bones for example. The cooking process makes these bones more brittle, and when chewed they often splinter into multiple sharp fragments that can cause damage as they are going down the hatch. However, it’s important to know that all bones – cooked or raw, regardless of what type of animal it comes from – can present real dangers to your pet. Read More


January 12, 2015
Our first 2015 Employee of the Month performs a job often invisible to most of our clients. The Overnight Technician is essential to our hospital and the wellbeing of our hospitalized patients. Nicole Ross is outstanding in this role. Each night she cares for sick and wounded pets needing round the clock treatment and observation. Your pet is never alone (even in the wee hours of the morning) because Nicole is lovingly watching over them and caring for their health. Read More


December 31, 2014
We here at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care would like to wish all of our wonderful clients and their families a safe and happy New Year! We truly believe we have the most loyal, caring clients in the Bay Area. Thank you for always inspiring us to do the best we can do! We hope that 2015 brings health, love, and happiness to you and your pets. Read More


December 17, 2014
When Big Girl kitty chewed her way out of her carrier and darted under a car in our parking lot, BRVC staff came to the rescue! Big Girl had crawled up into the engine of an SUV and she was determined to stay put. Read More


December 10, 2014
Our annual BRVC Ultimate Holiday Pet Gift Guide is back!

We've organized the guide for every type of savvy shopper. Whether you're buying on a budget or splurging, there is something for everyone!
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