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Veterinary Resources


Available 24/7:

Consult11.jpgSan Francisco Veterinary Specialists, Emergency Services: A 24 hour Referral Hospital and Critical Care Facility
600 Alabama St. at 18th, Mission/Potrero Hill district, (415) 401-9200
ASPCA Poison Control: (888) 426-4435
AIMSS, Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services:
1333 9th Ave at Irving, Sunset district, (415) 566-0540
Pets Unlimited–> SF SPCA, Pacific Heights Campus:
2343 Fillmore Street at Washington, Pacific Heights area (415) 554.3030

Norcal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital:
2201 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City (650) 488-7363 or (415) 413-7363


San Francisco Veterinary Specialists: A 24 hour Multi-specialty Referral and Critical Care Facility

600 Alabama St. at 18th, (415) 401-9200

AIMSS, Animal Internal Medicine & Specialty Services:

1333 9th Ave at Irving, Sunset district, (415) 566-0540

Norcal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital:

2201 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City (650) 488-7363 or (415) 413-7363

Veterinary Visions, Animal Eye Specialists:

210 Industrial Rd. #100, San Carlos, CA, (800) 427-5367

1235A Taraval St. San Francisco, CA, (800) 427-5367 {M,W,F,Sat}

Aggie Animal Dental Service:

487 Miller Ave., Mill Valley: (415) 389.5917

Veterinary Cardiology Partners: Dr. Lori Drourr ; Can do housecalls! 510.318.1692.

Veterinary Behaviorist: Dr Jeannine Berger DVM, board certified behaviorist, at the SFSPCA, Mission Campus (415) 554.3030


sunset-goodbyes1-150x150.jpgAnimal Memorial Service: cremations- individual and communal. (888) 255-1002
Pet Loss Support Hotline: – grief counseling: staffed by UC Davis veterinary students: (800) 565-1526
Grieving the Death of a Pet, by Betty J. Carmack, Ed.D., R.N.:
Pet Relationships, Grief and Loss, Ryan Horvath, MFT: 415.663.6286

S.F. Pet Loss Support Groups

a place for healing where others understand and support you in your grief.

Downtown San Francisco, 3rd Thursday of every month, 7:00-8:30pm;

Led by Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD;

To RSVP, call (415) 401.7405 or email

San Francisco SPCA, 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:00pm;

Led by Betty J. Carmack, Ed.D, R.N.; No RSVP required.

243 Alabama St.

Pet Net Support, ” We’re here for you, so you can be there for them”; 800.590.2512


SFVH home delivery service through VetsFirstChoice:




PET SITTERS/ WALKERS/SERVICES Emy Sakai (415) 202-4157 Erin K. Meyer, veterinary nurse/petsitter (415) 596-4247 Melodi Liskey pet services (415) 846-5558 Rhonda Lenore (415) 661-7749 Shelly Ross (415) 990-2440 Aldyth Beltane (415) 504-7332 Jenn Lyons Mary McCarthy (415) 871-5559 Matt Miller (415) 746.9672 Emily Leduc, dog walker, veterinary nurse experience (415) 498-0607 Courtney and gang, 415.517.6063 Cat and House Care, Claire Silver (415) 435.7936

Lydia's Nob Hill Cat Purrfect (415)515.5281

VETERINARY INSURANCE - this is recommended for most pet owners!

An unbiased website to help you research Pet Insurance:

An independent site run by a veterinarian who has compiled a list of the benefits, coverage and ‘gotchas’ of every policy available in the U.S.


Trupanion 800.569.7913

Pet’s Best Insurance 877.738.7237 – our clients receive a 5% discount from Pet’s Best Insurance.

VPI Pet Insurance 800.872.738

Pet Assure, is a pet membership vet referral program, pet care saving’s plan; 888.789.7387

24PetWatch 888.897.7387

Purina Care 877.878.7462

AKC Pet Insuance 866. 725.2747

PetPlan 866. 467.3875

ASPCA 866. 861.9092

Pet First Healthcare 866. 937.7387

Embrace Pet Insurance 800.511.9172

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance 800.453.4054

Pet Premium 800.935.7280



Hazel & Gertie’s

3385 22nd St., San Francisco, (415) 401-9963

Cheeko B pet boutique

611 Post St., San Francisco, (415) 440-1221

Cheengoo pet boutique

2250 Union St., San Francisco, (415) 337-8481

BowWowMeow pet specialties and grooming

150 Polk St., San Francisco, (415) 440.2845

Cole Valley Pets 910 Cole St. , San Francisco, (415) 564.8811


Golden Gate Grooming, 415-566-PAWS (7297)

Aussie Pet Mobile of San Francisco (415) 877-1779 / 1-888-764-8613

Shear Pets, mobile grooming salon [cats and dogs] 888-503-8007

Mudpuppy’s tub and scrub, 536 Castro St., SF, CA 94114 415-431-8899

Sleeping-kitten-and-bloodhound-150x150.jpgBOARDING FACILITIES

High Tail Hotel

2275 Revere Avenue, San Francisco; (415) 913-7101

Pet Camp Cat Safari

3233 Sacramento Street, San Francisco; (415) 567-0700

Pet Camp – Main Campground

525 Phelps Street, San Francisco; (415) 282-0700

SF Hound Lounge

2825 Mariposa Street, San Francisco; (415) 255-1170

Fog City Dogs

Lodge: 2280 Shafter Ave. SF, CA ; 415-642-DOGS (3647)

Daycare: 1488 Lombard St. SF, CA; 415.409-DOGS (3647)

Feline Wishes and Caviar Dreams

600 Bryant Street, San Francisco; (415) 543-KENL (5365)

Embarkadero Social Club

1766 Mission St. , SF, CA; 415.431.3647

Kitty Chateau A family owned, feline only, luxury bed and breakfast. in the heart if the Castro.

4406 18th St., SF, CA; (415)529-1819

dogtraining-150x150.jpgPET CLASSES / TRAINERS

SF Puppy Prep

251 6th Street, San Francisco; (415) 618-0828

A Better Way Dog Training, Bob Gutierrez

(415) 648-DOGS (3647)

Sirius Dog Training 800.419.8748

Smarty Pup (415)730.5149

mark-rogers-photography.jpgPET ARTISTS

Mark Rogers Photography, who did some of the pictures on this website:

Pet Poses with Personality - (415) 378-8602

Jesse Freidin Photographs, Fine Art dog portraits - (415) 370-5054

Pet Poses Photography, witness and illuminate the love you feel with your special animal friend –

(415) 846-9983

Pet Picasso, by David Barnett, colorful custom pet portrait acrylic paintings; he did my beautiful dog ‘Remy’ as depicted here. (415) 505-5466


SF Animal Care and Control, for dog licensing: 415.554.6364
[At SFVH, we can honor the first free exam/consultation for newly adopted pets; please call SFVH for more information].

The San Francisco SPCA

2500-16th Street, San Francisco, (415) 554-3000; the hospital: (415) 554-3030

[At, SFVH, we can honor the first free exam/consultation for newly adopted pets;please call for more information].

Asians for Humans, Animals, and Nature Is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on animal and environmental welfare.

BADRAP Securing the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.

Family Dog Rescue Dedicated to the proper care and socialization or our rescued animals and to making a great connection between dogs and humans!

Grateful Dogs rescue Our mission has been to save the lives of dogs at San Francisco Animal Care and Control that are at risk of euthanasia.

Milo Foundation To rescue adoptable at-risk animals, match them to homes best suited to provide lifetime care, rehabilitate those who need it, offer sanctuary to those who are not placed, and educate the public about responsible pet guardianship, including spay/neuter.

Muttville To change the way the world thinks about and treats older dogs and to create better lives for them through rescue, foster, adoption and hospice.

Pets in Need To bring a loving, healthy home within paw’s reach of every adoptable dog and cat in our community.

Rocket Dog Rescue Is a volunteer based organization serving the greater Bay Area, dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs from over crowded animal shelters.

Wonder Dog Rescue We are a dedicated volunteer group, serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and rescuing dogs from all over Northern and Central California.


VET SOS, that Dr. Lum occasionally volunteers his services for:

A volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans.

Best Veterinarian: BAY WOOF’s, Beast of the Bay Awards 2009 winners:;

And runner up in same category for 2010!

Examiner Article 9.14.08, that Dr. Lum was in:

The Guido Gazette, start your day the Guido way; adventures of the Italian kitty, see review by Guido of Dr. Lum, blog entry March 1, 2009.

Josie’s Bake Sale, locally and sustainably handmade, healthy, and super delicious human-grade baked treats for dogs (415) 830-5909

Small Batch, a natural alternative, using fresh organic and free-range ingredients grown and raised in the Bay Area (415) 285-4729

Paw Patch Pastries, freshly baked daily, natural organic gourmet treats for dogs. Gluten, soy and corn FREE! We offer cookies, and special cakes for any “Paw-ty” & occassion… (415) 500-4205

Paco Collars, handmade leather goods for you and your pet (510) 848-PACO

Frenchy-in-a-Paco-collar-150x150.jpgPET HEALTH INFORMATION

Up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community. Virtual Pet Behaviorist for free solutions to common pet behavior problems

ASPCA Poison Control: (888) 426-4435a

A Great website about Pets and Zoonoses, animal diseases that humans can get:    https://www.wormsandgermsblog


Interstate and International travel with your pet from the US, and within the US


Dr. Justin Davis, the House Doctor:

24/7 – call (415) 834-5364

TACT MASSAGE with Corey Petersen, licensed massage therapist: exceptional quality in Therapeutic deep tissue massage. (415) 686-2051


Lake Tahoe area:

Dr. Bree Montana, Agate Bay Animal Hospital, Kings Beach area, 530.546.7522;

San Francisco:

**the first two local SF veterinary hospitals listed below, to consider for Dentals

**Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital, 5264 Diamond Heights Blvd, 94131, 415.642.7200;

**Presidio Way Veterinary Hospital, 3619 California St., 94118, 415.387.6752;

Bay Area Bird Hospital, 2145 Taraval St., 94116, 415.566.4359;

… Birds, Reptiles and Small Exotic Mammals, oh my!


Sequoia Veterinary Hospital, 1409 El Camino Real, Redwood City, 94063, 650.369.7326;

Evergreen Veterinary Clinic, 1611 Capitol Expressway, San Jose, 95121, 408.238.0690;


Other HOUSECALL vets outside of SF:


Dr. Anthony J. Smith of Rainbow Bridge Pet Services, 510.381.3389;

Dr. David Grant, 510.524.3062

Dr. David Bennett of Dr. Bennett’s Veterinary House Calls, 510.758.7921;


Dr. Beverly Ort of San Bruno Pet House Calls, 650.588.4291.

Dr. Jennifer Martin of Wise and Wonderful Vet Housecalls, in San Mateo, 650.522.9838;

Dr. Barbara Kollin of Palo Alto, 650.321.6797

Dr. Janet Lawson, of Coastside Veterinary Clinic, in Half Moon Bay, 650.726.9738;

Marin County:

Dr. Ken Steele, of San Rafael, San Anselmo, 415.451.4838.