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Welcome to Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarians in the San Ramon Valley
Call us at (925) 866-8500

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If you live in the SAN RAMON VALLEY and need trusted veterinarians to care for your 4-footed children – look no further. Dr. Sandy Block & Dr. Ashley Atkin have years of experience providing exceptional, personalized care in treating serious conditions as well as regular pet wellness exams. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the attention and treatment they deserve.

Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service veterinary hospital. We make our hospital comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax and look forward to meeting our veterinary staff.

We are a national award-winning hospital and also accredited by AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association). AAHA developed the Standards of Accreditation as benchmarks of excellence. Only the top 15% of practices in the country meet the standards. Our commitment to the AAHA Accreditation, assures you we have the doctors, equipment, staff and protocols that are important in practicing the highest quality of medical care.

All this, combined with our caring and compassionate staff, is why the San Ramon and Danville Police Department K-9 Units choose Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital to provide the best possible medical care for their devoted four-legged partners. Additionally, we are the principal veterinarians for Dogs for Diabetics.

Our focus is also on educating you, the pet-parent, with correct information. We are happy to offer resources that enable you to better care for your pet. Please feel free to browse our website, particularly the informational articles and Pet Health Library.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital | (925) 866-8500

400 MONTGOMERY ST
SAN RAMON, CA 94583 4777

Featured Articles

  • Is Your Cat's Personality Influenced by Coat Color?

    Are orange cats friendlier than black ones? Coat color may play a role in personality. ...

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  • Can My Pet Get Depressed?

    Has your pet been a little moody lately? Find out if depression may be to blame. ...

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  • Could Those Sniffles Be a Symptom of the Feline Flu?

    Can you spot the signs of feline flu? ...

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  • Does My Pet Dream?

    Are humans the only mammals who dream? Find out if your pet experiences dreams and nightmares. ...

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  • What to Do If Your Pet Eats Grass

    Wondering what to do if your pet eats grass? Take a look at a few ideas. ...

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  • Bloat in Dogs

    Bloat may end your dog's life if you're not aware of the symptoms. ...

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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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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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Meet Our Team

  • Sandy Block - DVM
    DVM

    Dr. Sandy Block, our founder, has been serving the pets of the Tri-Valley area since 1990. She grew up in, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, a 4-year stay in Belgium before finally settling in Missouri.

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  • Ashley Atkin - DVM
    DVM

    Dr. Ashley Atkin joined Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in 2015 after serving the Pleasanton area for 3 ½ years.

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  • David Block - Hospital Manager
    Hospital Manager

    David grew up in the New Orleans area and moved to California with his parents in 1977 when his dad was transferred here with Chevron. He graduated from Clayton Valley High School and attended Cal State Hayward where he graduated with degrees in Public Relations and Business.

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  • Nina Bankhead - Registered Veterinary Technician
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Nina joined the Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital team in March 2010. She has been a RVT since 2005. Nina attended Western Career College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2007.

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  • Allie Richmond - Veterinary Assistant
    Veterinary Assistant

    Allie has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember. She has been involved in the veterinary business since she was 18 years old.

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  • Melinda Goularte - Registered Veterinary Technician
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Melinda started out with Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in September 2011 as an intern while she was in the Veterinary Technology Program at Foothill College.

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  • Laurie Elliot - Patient Advocate
    Patient Advocate

    Laurie has always been an animal lover and has been involved in the veterinary industry off and on since she was in high school. Laurie started working for Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in September 2014 as a patient advocate and loves seeing all of the many 4 legged kids that come through the door.

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  • Lindsay Harris
    Veterinary Assistant

    Lindsay has been volunteering at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital each summer since 2011 and has recently started working full time as a veterinary assistant while applying for veterinary school.

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  • Leanne Amos - Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)
    Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

    Leyanne Amos started in the veterinary field in 2001 as an assistant.

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 AM-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 AM-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "Over our twelve years, and two boxers, we have always received the utmost in care. They are loving, yet so professional with a high level of expertise, diagnosis, and followup. One cannot ask better in veterinary care."
    Janet C.
  • "I appreciated the knowledgeable and friendly staff, who welcomed our huge crew of family: three kids a puppy and myself, all at one time without even batting an eye."
    Erin
  • "Take all 3 of my dogs here. Only two doctors I would trust with them."
  • "There has never been a time when the receptionist wasn't professional and helpful when I visited. I have complete confidence in Dr. Block. She's been our veterinarian for many years"
    Beverly B. / San Ramon, CA
  • "You are all so professional, knowledgeable, friendly and handle my Eddie as if he were the most important cat in the world. Cannot speak higher about Dr. Atkins. Best doctor I've encountered."
    Amy H. / San Ramon, CA
  • "Dr. Block is one of a very few who treat Guinea pigs. She's kind and genuine."
    Jackie K.
  • "Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital's tagline is Caring. Competent. Compassionate. And that says it all."
    Allison C.
  • "Extremely satisfied with everyone and everything at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital. I love the VIP treatment!!!"
    Sharon S. / San Ramon, CA
  • "We are so happy with Dr. Block and are willing to drive from Livermore to San Ramon."
    Leo P. / Livermore, CA
  • "I drive a long way for my pets to be taken care of by this staff and it's well worth the drive!"
    Lynn C. / Alamo, CA
  • "Dr. Block always takes the time to make sure my pets are comfortable and that I understand all option's for my pet's care."
    Mary Jo F. / Castro Valley, CA
  • "Dr. Sandy and the staff are the best!! Mr. Wiggles is given "VIR" (very important rabbit) treatment."
    Sharon S. / San Ramon, CA
  • "Dr. Atkin has always provided Benji with excellent care and clearly answered every question and concern I have voiced."
    Divya P. / Castro Valley, CA
  • "The service and care is amazing. From the moment you walk in to when you leave, you know your pet has received the best attention."
    Maria M. / Concord, CA
  • "Dr. Atkin is the best! I love the way she will hold my pet, Ash and give him a kiss. Such a sweet person and excellent vet."
    Maureen H. / San Ramon, CA
  • "Just changed vets and I am very glad that I did."
    Elena J. / San Ramon, CA
  • "Every time I visit I feel we are family and all their staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I love the coffee and my pets love the treats."
    Rhonda W. / Pleasanton, CA
  • "Dr. Atkin listens carefully to my concerns and offered several options for further treatment."
    John T. / San Ramon, CA
  • "Have been bringing my dog to this practice for over five years. We always feel so welcomed, loved, and well-cared for it each time we visit."
    Jackie K. / San Ramon, CA
  • "There are no words adequate enough to say how wonderful Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital is. The caring Dr. Block and Dr Atkin have given our two cats the very best care."
    Lynn M. / Danville, CA
  • "You guys are great! Saved my girl Rosie's life a couple weeks ago. I will be forever grateful."
    Gen