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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. Liesl Peterson, and Dr. Liz Kestler have years of experience providing exceptional, personalized care in treating serious conditions as well as regular pet wellness exams. Your pets’ health and well being 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

  • Preparing for Your Kitten’s Developmental Milestones

    Need to hone in on your kitten knowledge? Check out the milestones your new pet will reach during its first year. ...

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  • What Is Ataxia in Dogs?

    Could balance or gait issues mean your dog has ataxia? ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Sandy Block
    Veterinarian

    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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  • Dr. Liesl Peterson
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Liesl Peterson grew up in the Bay Area. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara in Biology and then attended the veterinary School at UC Davis and graduated in 1997.  

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  • Dr. Liz Kestler
    Veterinarian

    Dr Liz Kestler grew up in the South Bay and has been practicing in the East Bay Area since 1994. She received her B.A. in Animal Physiology from UC San Diego in 1989 and her D.V.M. from UC Davis in 1993.

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  • David Block
    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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  • Trisha - Receptionist [email protected]
    Receptionist

    Trisha new to the Bay Area has worked in the veterinary field for the past 30 years. Originally from New Hampshire, she has lived in Texas and recently moved to California from Ohio.

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  • Adriana Akuma
    Receptionist

    Adriana was born & raised in the Midwest. At a young age, she started volunteering at animal shelters while doing some rescuing of her own. 

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  • Sean Drake
    Receptionist

    Sean started working at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital in April of 2020. He has been working in reception since 2018. He shares his home with his wife, 2 dogs, and three cats, and fosters feral kittens outside of work.

  • Melinda Goularte
    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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  • Allie Meyer
    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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  • Imelda Mendoza - Veterinary Assistant [email protected]
    Veterinary Assistant

    Imelda Mendoza grew up in Bakersfield CA, moved to the Bay Area in 2017 to go to school at CSU East Bay to major in Biology. 

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  • Alyssa - Veterinary Assistant [email protected]
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alyssa started out at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital as an intern in2016. She took a break for 2 years to study Dairy Science at SLO before returning home to work on receiving her RVT license.

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  • Christina - Veterinary Assistant [email protected]
    Veterinary Assistant

    Christina was born and raised in the east bay. Her love for animals and interest in science began at a very young age. After shadowing a veterinarian in elementary school, she set out on a mission to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

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  • Abby Yuan
    Kennel Technician

    Abby is a high schooler at Dougherty Valley. She started out during her sophomore year and has loved it ever since. Originally beginning as a volunteer, she wanted to gain experience and explore the occupations within veterinary medicine.

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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

  • "Just changed vets and I am very glad that I did."
    Elena J. / San Ramon, CA
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital's tagline is Caring. Competent. Compassionate. And that says it all."
    Allison C.
  • "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.
  • "Take all 3 of my dogs here. Only two doctors I would trust with them."
  • "We are so happy with Dr. Block and are willing to drive from Livermore to San Ramon."
    Leo P. / Livermore, CA
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Dr. Block is one of a very few who treat Guinea pigs. She's kind and genuine."
    Jackie K.
  • "You guys are great! Saved my girl Rosie's life a couple weeks ago. I will be forever grateful."
    Gen
  • "Extremely satisfied with everyone and everything at Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital. I love the VIP treatment!!!"
    Sharon S. / San Ramon, CA
  • "Dr. Sandy and the staff are the best!! Mr. Wiggles is given "VIR" (very important rabbit) treatment."
    Sharon S. / 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
  • "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
  • "There are no words adequate enough to say how wonderful Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital is. The caring Dr. Block has given our two cats the very best care."
    Lynn C. / Alamo, CA
  • "You are all so professional, knowledgeable, friendly and handle my Eddie as if he were the most important cat in the world. Best doctor I've encountered."
    Amy H. / San Ramon, CA