Canine Reproductive Services

At Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, our reproductive team recognizes the commitment, emotional and financial investment, and pride involved in showing and breeding purebred dogs. We provide state-of-the-art reproductive services including insemination (vaginal, transcervical, and surgical), semen collection and evaluation, semen freezing, infertility evaluation, c-sections, and neonatal care.

With over 30 years of experience in canine reproduction and pediatrics, Dr. Cain offers reproductive services to breeders seeking professional expertise in developing individual breeding programs. Dr. Cain provides reproductive services for novice and professional breeders to meet the special needs of both dog and owner. She is available for internal medicine consultation, reproduction/fertility procedures, and general veterinary practice.

Dr. Cain General Information

Reproductive Services

Reproductive Services

  • Cesarean 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”

Cardiac Screenings

Canine Pre-Breeding Cardiac Screenings are now available on a regular monthly basis by Certified Cardiologist Bethany Jackson, DVM, ACVIM-C. Dr. Bethany Jackson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, followed by a cardiology internship and residency at MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets in Worthington, OH. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Cardiology.

Dr. Jackson's interest in cardiology stemmed from experience with her own dog being under the care of a veterinary cardiologist. She saw firsthand how access to specialty consultation can help to further patient care. Her goal is to provide timely, accurate, and detailed cardiology consultations to allow accurate diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in pets so they can live long, fulfilling lives.

Frequently Asked Questions about your pet's referral to Dr. Bethany Jackson and heart disease.

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 patients 7 days a week when reproductive procedures cannot wait, such as artificial inseminations, TCIs, semen collection for fresh-chilled shipments, and emergency cesarean sections. You are encouraged to call or email Dr. Cain with any pressing medical questions or concerns.

Office Hours
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cain during regular office hours, please call 925.866.8387 or email

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.

Our Team

Our Team

Janice L. Cain, DVM

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, has lectured at veterinary conferences around the country, and recently authored the chapter on ovulation timing and breeding management in a new veterinary medicine textbook. She lives with her husband and their three children when they visit from college.

Kristin Unger

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 twenty years, showing Dogue de Bordeaux, making her a perfect match for Dr. Cain's reproductive clientele. As the Reproductive Service Coordinator she manages the scheduling of all the reproductive procedures and appointments. Kristin lives with her husband, 2 Dogue de Bordeaux Phoebe and Wyatt, French Bulldog Isla the Bean and German Shorthair Pointer Bodie.

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