The East Bay SPCA operates a full-service Veterinary Clinic and two low-cost Spay and Neuter Surgery Centers.
Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic
Our full service Veterinary Clinic is a public clinic offering excellent care and services to thousands of animals each year! The Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic received accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association in September 2014. This voluntary accreditation is held by only 12% of veterinary practices in Canada and the U.S. We excelled on more than 900 standards including medical protocols, facilities, customer service and patient care. Book your appointment today.
Please note: Our Full-Service Veterinary Clinic will close at 3pm on Monday, August 1 and closed on Saturdays through September 3. We apologize for any inconvenience.
8323 Baldwin St., Oakland, Ca 94621
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If you have a medical emergency and need immediate care, please call Bay Area Veterinary Specialists at 510.483.7387 (San Leandro) or Vetcare Specialist Care Center at 925.556.1234 (Dublin), or a nearby emergency facility.
Spay and Neuter Surgery Centers
The East bay SPCA offers low-cost Spay and Neuter surgery for dogs and cats at our Oakland and Dublin Spay and Neuter Surgery Centers.
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SPAY AND NEUTER tatToo
Starting on August 1st, 2016, the East Bay SPCA Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinarian Clinic, Dublin and Oakland Spay/Neuter Centers will all participate in “tattooing” shelter, rescue and client owned animals that are in our care for spay/neuter surgery.
Why a tattoo?
- To identify that an animal no longer has internal reproductive organs (spayed or neutered). A scar at the site of a spay/neuter surgery does not necessarily mean the animal was fixed.
- Quickly identify if an animal has been spay/neutered and avoid unnecessary surgery of the abdomen.
What does the tattoo look like?
- A small, green, straight-line applied to the spay/neuter incision while the animal is under anesthesia.
- Green ink is used because it can be recognized easily and cannot be mistaken for natural pigmentation. The tattoo ink does not increase the risk of infection.
Benefits of tattooing during spay/neuter surgeries:
- Helps animals avoid future unnecessary exploratory surgeries.
- Discreet and painless, the tattoo is performed while the animal is still under anesthesia – does not require another procedure.
Rescue Groups or Clients:
- If you do not want to have your animal tattooed during the spay/neuter procedure, we recommend that you have the surgery performed at the veterinary hospital of your choice.