About Us


Encina Veterinary Hospital has been providing extraordinary pet care for the Walnut Creek and surrounding East Bay areas since 1977. We pride ourselves on the exceptional client and pet care we provide to our four-legged friends and their parents each and every day. Forming doctor-doctor assistant-client teams creates collaboration and a close relationship with your veterinarian. This approach, along with our warm and compassionate atmosphere gives our clients the comfort and confidence that their special family members are receiving the very best care. Go to Meet Our Founder and Philosophy to read more about our founder and business philosophy.

As a leader in pet health care, Encina Veterinary Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment similar to those found in many human hospitals.  Throughout our 28 years of business we’ve remained an innovator of technology by researching and regularly upgrading to the most advanced equipment and techniques.  So, whether your pet’s needs are routine or more complex, we offer a full-service hospital staffed by experienced and caring veterinarians, board-certified specialists, doctor assistants and technicians.  Some of our services include: wellness exams, vaccinations, surgery, dentistry, senior care, and advanced diagnostics such as ultrasonography, endoscopy, radiology (x-rays), and an in-house laboratory.

An added service to our clients, we offer extended appointment hours during weekends and evenings. A doctor is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for pet emergencies and urgent care issues.

With our knowledgeable staff, comprehensive diagnostic equipment, extended appointment hours, emergency services available 24/7, and our new on-line services.