Canine Reproductive Services

At Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, our team recognizes the commitment, emotional and financial investment, and pride 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.

Our veterinarians have special interests in the latest techniques and procedures for breeding dogs and are recognized for their expertise among veterinarians and breeders. We offer complete reproductive services at our animal hospital, ranging from pre-breeding exams to high-risk or planned cesarean sections. Our areas of expertise include:

Reproductive Services

Reproductive Services

  • Cesarean Sections

  • Post-partum Monitoring & Neonatal Care

  • Semen Collection

  • Chilled semen collection, processing, and shipment

  • Artificial Insemination (fresh, chilled, and frozen semen)

  • 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”​​​​​​
  • OFA Breeding Screens & Testings​​​​​​​

Contact Information & Scheduling Appointments

We provide varying degrees of reproductive services seven days a week. If you are new to our hospital and want to move forward with breeding and meeting our team, please use the link below to schedule a pre-breeding appointment ($86).

If you are already a client, you may also use the link below to schedule ultrasounds, semen evaulations, chilled semen shipments, artificial inseminations and progesterone testing.

Click Here to Schedule a Canine Reproduction Service Appointment

If for any reason you are unable to make a timely appointment, please call (925) 866-8387


Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care provides 24-hour care for any pet requiring hospitalization and overnight care. If you have an emergency with your dog, please call our hospital at (925) 866-8387.

Kristin Unger

Dr. Cesar Vega

Coming back to BRVC was a true homecoming for Dr. Vega! He originally worked at BRVC as a technician supervisor while getting his veterinarian license. Dr. Vega worked closely with Dr. Utchen and Dr. Delano and is happy to be returning to work with his wonderful colleagues and clients.

Dr. Vega has been working in Reproduction for the past 7 years. The biggest joy of his job is the daily interaction with pets and clients. Dr. Vega enjoys being a part of a team that supports each other and are willing to work together to resolve challenging patient cases.

Veterinary medicine has always been a passion of Dr. Vega. As a boy, he wanted to help and cure his pets and when they weren't well, he tried everything to make them feel better! It's important to Dr. Vega that all pets live a happy and healthy life. When not at work, Dr. Vega enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, and of course, taking care of his 2 dogs and 3 cats!

Kristin Unger

Dr. Adam Scott

Dr. Adam Scott is a graduate of the Veterinary School at the University of California, Davis. Prior to veterinary school, he completed his undergrad at the University of Texas where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. He grew up in Weatherfield, TX and enjoys cycling (both road and mountain), as well as hiking, running, traveling, or just relaxing with a good book. He lives with his wife, Dr. Erin Scott, their two spunky cats, Pi & Kylar, and their terrier rescue Rupert.

Kristin Unger

John C. Baine III, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Baine is a 1985 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University and has been practicing veterinary medicine in Contra Costa County for 30 years. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois veterinary school in 1986, where he met Dr. Frank Utchen. Dr. Baine founded, owned and practiced at Plaza Pet Hospital and Surgery Center in Alamo for a number of years before joining BRVC in 2011.

He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice). His special interests are in general and orthopedic surgery as well as internal medicine.

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