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San Francisco Veterinary Housecalls, SFVH
Your Housecall Veterinarian in San Francisco, California

Call us at 415-931-SFVH (7384)

veterinarian_dog.pngProviding personalized, detailed, and compassionate medical care and consultations for you loved ones, in the comfort, convenience and stress-free environment of you own home.

[ SFVH WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEKS OF APRIL 9-23, 2017]


Our service offers more personalized care [ALL CALLS AND EMAILS ARE ANSWERED BY DR. LUM ONLY, and I will be your single veterinary contact for ALL your pet’s appointments and follow up…you will not see different veterinarians, at different appointments…] and are ideal for households where your pets become anxious leaving the home, if you have multiple pets, don’t have available transportation, and desire a more private, peaceful, comfortable, at home euthanasia.

Please see our ‘Services’ page for all the other services that SFVH has to offer. Our ‘Resources’ page offers links to many other pet and veterinary related services in our local community- such as veterinary emergency hospitals, veterinary specialists, pet sitters, dog walkers, pet classes, grooming, boarding, pet artists, pet stores, and much more. Look out for the future ‘Blog’ column where articles of interest to the San Franciscan pet owner will be available. And please check out out ‘Testimonials’ under that tab, and on Yelp.

Don’t fret trying to organize a trip to the vet’s office, have the vet. come to you, via his mobile veterinary house call practice.

Dr. Calvin G. Lum DVM, has over a third of a century of experience in small animal practice, as a U. C. Davis grad from the Class of 1987, School of Veterinary Medicine. He has come full circle, being born and raised in San Francisco, and now offering his veterinary housecall services to its diverse inhabitants and community of his hometown. He has fulfilled his dream of a caretaker for those who cannot speak for themselves, and a teacher to their guardians, helping clients to maintain, promote, fulfill, enjoy and love their human-animal bonds.

Dr. Calvin G. Lum

San Francisco Veterinary Housecalls, SFVH,

415-931-SFVH (7384)

email: DrLum@SFVetHousecalls.com

1819 Polk St. #377, San Francisco, CA 94109 [mailing address only]


The new website for SFVH, is still in transition, with editing etc.; please call or email me, if you have other questions or concerns.




Meet the Veterinarian

Your sole practitioner for your pets needs

  • Dr.
    Calvin G. Lum,
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Calvin G. Lum, a San Francisco native, was awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of California at Davis in 1987. As a young child, I developed a strong curiosity and love for animals. My growing interests in teaching, biology, and physiology led me on a natural course to a career in veterinary medicine.

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San Francisco Veterinary Housecalls Hours

*Open One Saturday Per Month [ Voicemail Available 24/7 ]

Housecalls Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Phone Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Community

Veterinary Topics

Testimonials

  • "“Dr. Lum is a terrific vet… took more time and care, and was more up-to-date on recent developments and research on kitty illnesses and treatments. Having him come to our home was a great convenience… it saved us a 100-mile round trip to our former South Bay vet and a lot of stress on our 3 kitties. Very highly recommended.”"
    CatFolks SF
  • "What a wonderful experience to stay home with your beloved, be present for her entire exam and treatment, and have a relaxed conversation with a very knowledgeable vet. Doctor Lum was great with us. He and my dog bonded. Dr Lum clearly understands and enjoys pets and people. He articulated what he was doing throughout our well pet check up. He examined in a non intrusive way. He was thoughtful of my pet’s comfort. He was thoughtful in his manner with me. He competently examined and advised."
    L.B

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