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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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April 1, 2015
Like many people who work at BRVC, Michelle Ouellette has felt drawn to animals all her life. Michelle grew up in Contra Costa County and worked for several years in the mortgage industry. But she didn’t truly feel satisfied. It was her special connection to animals that led her to the realization that what she really wanted to do was work with animals. She left her job and registered at a veterinary technician school in order to pursue her dream. Read More


August 31, 2015
As Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care continues to grow, we’re proud to share wonderful staff personnel stories from our partner practices! This month, our employee of the month is Janet Jimenez, a wonderful Veterinary Technician, working at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center and Amador Valley Veterinary Center. Read More


October 9, 2014
Max is a typical Labrador retriever—sweet, lovable, and very active. One day he was so excited to get started on his daily jog he just hit the ground running (on the asphalt)! Pretty standard behavior for most dogs! But he may have been a little too eager that morning or maybe the asphalt was a little rougher than usual because this time he injured himself. After his jog he started walking on his tip toes and Max’s owner knew something was wrong. Read More


January 23, 2015
For this month’s article, we polled our technicians to see what are some commonly asked questions they get from pet owners. One of the questions they get asked a lot is: how much should I be feeding my pet? Read More


April 5, 2016
Tuffy was rushed to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care after being bit twice by a rattlesnake in the face! She was treated immediately with pain medication and stayed overnight for care. Her severe swelling had to be constantly monitored and measured to ensure she was improving... Read More


August 29, 2014
With good preventative medicine, pets are living much longer than they did in the past. An annual physical exam, annual blood work, good nutrition and better dental care are just some of the factors involved in extending the golden years of your pet’s life. Read More


September 25, 2014
Did you know that just like people, some dogs are allergic to bees? Whether it’s because they stepped on one, were investigating a bush too closely or were thinking that the bee was a fun toy to play with, dogs will frequently get stung. Their reaction can vary from mild (treated with Benadryl and then at home monitoring) scaling all the way up to severe (requiring IV fluids and hospitalization). Read More


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


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