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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

Featured Articles

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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