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Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care Blog

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Heatstroke and Hyperthermia

Heatstroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. Generally speaking, if a pet’s body temperature exceeds 103°F (39.4°C), it is considered abnormal or hyperthermic. Body temperatures above 106°F (41°F) without previous signs of illness are most commonly associated with exposure to excessive external or environmental heat. The critical temperature where multiple organ failure and impending death occurs is 109°F (42.7°C).


Summer Pet Safety: Dangers of Blue-Green Algae

Many pet parents don’t realize the severity of the threat these toxins pose to animals, and it’s easy to overlook. During this recent spike in blue-green algae cases, we want to make sure you have everything you need to know to keep pets safe.


Our Hospital Hours Are Changing Starting May 1st

As many of you know, due to our increasing caseload of emergency cases, it has been necessary for us to prioritize those daily appointments for the pets we see, and consequently, it is sometimes difficult for you to make a same-day or same-week appointment for non-emergency problems with your pets.


A Message from Dr. Kristi Peterson

To all of my wonderful clients (and to all of their beloved furry friends), It is with some sadness and a good amount of nostalgia, that I'm writing to inform you that I have resigned from my position as veterinarian and medical director at Bishop Ranch. After 12 wonderful years, I have decided to move on to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with my family.


Pet Insurance March 2022 Update

As the number of pet owners with insurance has increased, so has our demand for claim submission.


Hospital Reopening Update!

Although we do not have a re-opening date, we are planning on providing clients a monthly update on our status of reopening. Based on safety guidelines, number of staff vaccinated we are hopeful we can open in the next few months.


Announcing Dr. Larry Gilman's Retirement

It is with genuine heart-felt gratitude, and sadness, that we announce that Dr. Larry Gilman has decided to retire from veterinary practice as of May 1, 2021 after a wonderful career of 37 years, the last 16 of which have been with Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center and Urgent Care.


Dr. Gilman Retirement Virtual Run/Walk/Swim to benefit Golden Gate Lab Rescue!

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Larry Gilman retiring from an extraordinary 37-year career as a veterinarian by walking, running, or swimming a 5K with your dog, your friends, and/or your family members to benefit a rescue close to Dr. Gilman's heart: Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue.


We are meeting you at your car and more important updates!

The threat of Coronavirus ( COVID-19) has generated understandable concerns in our community. The health, safety and well being of our BRVC Team staff and clients is our top priority. Currently, we are remaining open during a recent shelter in place guidelines with normal hours of operations. Monday - Friday 7 am-10 pm and Sunday 8 am-8 pm


Special Message from Dr. Kristi Peterson

We are working on several things to help with continuing to provide veterinary care and services under these challenging times


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