A Change at APH
We have important news to announce. After eight years of dedication to Alameda Pet Hospital’s incredible clients and patients, Dr. Kristen Harris will be departing to take time off for herself and her family. Some of you may still see her around town or possibly doing some relief shifts and procedures here in the future. We are sad to say goodbye, and we are grateful for her skills and the tender loving care she bestowed upon our animal patients. Dr. Harris has a personal note for our clients:
To our wonderful APH clients,
It is with mixed emotions that I am letting you know that my last day at Alameda Pet Hospital will be Friday, June 17th. I have decided to take some time to focus on family.
Thank you for letting me be a part of you and your pet’s lives. I have sincerely enjoyed these past eight years. I know you are in great hands with the fantastic team at Alameda Pet Hospital.
Give your critters an extra treat from me!
Dr. Kristen Harris
Fleas, Ticks, & Foxtails
As we all begin to move about more this summer, it’s very important to keep up with our pet’s parasite prevention plan. Fleas don’t take a break for a pandemic, and if you start hiking the trails again, there will be ticks to worry about too.
Simparica Trio or the combination of NexGard and Heartgard will kill fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites and also prevent heartworm disease. For any of these flea/tick medications, we are cautious with dogs that have a seizure history, but there are few side effects otherwise.
Pets that spend time outdoors can end up with foxtails in their fur, eyes, ears, and feet this time of year. The best prevention is to avoid areas where there are foxtails, but if you can’t, carefully screen your pet when they come inside. If your dog or cat is shaking their head or sneezing violently or licking their feet, please call us for an appointment. It’s important that we see your pet quickly, as foxtails can migrate throughout their body and be difficult to find.
Cara’s Travel Tips
A PDF of Cara Yanussi’s experienced advice for taking a road trip with your pet(s) is available here.
Alameda Pet Hospital is now hosting in-person examinations for pets of vaccinated clients on a limited basis. We are also continuing our curbside care. We still require all clients to call or text us upon arrival, even for those who plan to enter our building for their animal’s examination. Masks are required.
When you arrive, please call us at 510-523-1626 and select option 2
text the phrase “I’M HERE” to 510-523-1626. Be sure to include your first name, last name, and your pet’s name.
Exams & Non-Urgent Questions
We are utilizing several alternatives to phone calls due to our extremely high call volume. Please reach out to us via email at email@example.com or text us at 510-523-1626 for refill requests, non-urgent questions, or appointment requests. Please include your full name and your animal’s name when texting us. We will get back to you within 1-2 business days.
We require 24 hours notice minimum when canceling an appointment. There may be a fee for a violation of this policy. Please communicate with our staff if you are unable to keep your appointment.
Due to increased demand for services, we require a deposit for new clients. This fee will be applied to the first veterinary visit. If the appointment is canceled more than 24 hours in advance, the funds will be refunded to the card used. If the appointment is rescheduled, the deposit will roll over to the new appointment.
If your pet needs a prescription refilled, you might want to try our online pharmacy so that your order can be delivered directly to your home. Medication refill requests may also be submitted via email or text (510-523-1626). Requests received before 12 pm for medications with refills previously authorized will be available for pick-up after 4 pm the same day, otherwise the next day. Medications without previously approved refills must be approved by one of our veterinarians. Please allow an additional business day for approval.
For the very latest information on COVID-19, you can check these sites:
If you need veterinary care for birds, reptiles, or small mammals, click here for Dr. Granzow’s list of local exotic vets.
Our New Office Hours
We will be closed on Monday, July 4.
8:00 am–6:00 pm
Our reception area will be closed daily from 12:30–2:00 pm for training and lunch breaks.
We are happy to announce that we are again accepting new clients!