Veterinary Clinic

Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic

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East Bay SPCA – Oakland Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone:(510) 569-1606
Fax:(510) 569-1609

Hours

Monday-Saturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm by appointment only
We are closed Sundays and holidays
Standard appointments are 20 minutes in length (with veterinarian).

To schedule your appointment, call (510) 569-1606

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 near you.

Veterinary Clinic Services

  • Annual Wellness Exams
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy and Flea Control Treatments
  • Vaccinations and Microchipping

Meet Our Veterinary Staff

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Mike Sozanski, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Chief Veterinarian
Dr. Mike Sozanski graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1979. He moved to the Bay Area in 1980 and does not miss the winters in upstate New York at all! Although he enjoys all aspects of being a veterinarian, he is especially interested in surgery. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners since 1988. At one point he had 4 cats, a dog, 3 birds, a rat, a rabbit and 3 teenage girls at home— but now has just one dog, Ivy. During his spare time he enjoys trail running, swimming, travel, photography, and developing web applications.

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Gwen Gadd, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Gwen Gadd is a card carrying, non-skiing Colorado native who decided to experience life in the Bay area. She graduated with her degree in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 1996. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has treated everything from stray chickens and hedgehogs to the more conventional dogs and cats. On a personal level, Gwen loves getting lost with her dog Roo, photography, short story writing and pretty much anything that allows her to learn new things.

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Nozomi Watanabe, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Watanabe is a Bay Area native, and graduated from veterinary school at University of California, Davis in 2006. She enjoys performing surgeries as well as meeting and playing with her dog and cat patients! She has two cats (Snowshoe and Milkyway) and one dog (Tofu). Dr. Watanabe spends her free time scrapbooking, rock climbing, hiking, and going on new adventures with her family.

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Christine Tang, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Christine Tang is originally from New York, and transplanted to California in 2010. She received her veterinary science degree from Michigan State University, and completed a year-long small animal rotating internship at Bay Area Vet Specialist (BAVS). Dr. Tang is glad she is part of the East Bay SPCA team! Outside of work, Dr. Tang enjoys being outdoors, and traveling.

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Rochelle Morrissey, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Rochelle Morrissey grew up in Berkeley, and attended the University of California, Davis for both undergrad and veterinary school. Following graduation, Dr. Morrissey spent several years practicing in the Bay Area, before relocating to Pennsylvania for the past 5 years. She is excited to have relocated back to the warmer California climate with her husband, daughter, and cat Domino. She enjoys small animal medicine and its varied challenges, particularly dermatology and ultrasound. When she’s not practicing she is an avid Oakland A’s fan, and also enjoys playing softball, skiing, and travelling.

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Jeannie Grijalva, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Jeannie Grijalva hails from San Jose, California and attended Cal Poly, SLO for her undergraduate degree where she received a BS in Chemistry. She has always had an affinity for animals and she knew in her heart she wanted to be a veterinarian so she pursued her higher education at St. George’s University. Dr. Grijalva did her clinical year in Scotland at the Royal Dick Vet in Edinburgh where she had many interesting adventures including trying haggis. After graduating, she moved to Arizona and worked at a busy private practice for several years and came to three conclusions: 1. It was hot! 2. She missed her family and friends 3. Her heart belongs to California! She made her way back to northern California working in several other private practices, gaining more experience and knowledge while keeping things lively along the way. She feels lucky to work with the supportive crews of the East Bay SPCA and looks forward to having many new adventures while helping more pets than she dreamed possible. On her off time she likes to travel, hike, read and watch her cats wrestle though not necessarily in that order.

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Jennifer Kwan, D.V.M.

East Bay SPCA Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Kwan graduated from UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and is excited to work at the East Bay SPCA. Her veterinary passions include shelter medicine, animal behavior and small exotic mammal medicine. Her myriad of animal companions include dogs, cats and rabbits. In her spare time, she enjoys training animals, watching Broadway musicals, hanging out with friends and spending time with her nieces.

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.

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Where to Find us

Oakland

Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
510-569-0702

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Saturday
(by appointment)
510-569-1606

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)
510-639-7387

Dublin

Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
925-479-9670
Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
Wednesday - Thursday
925-479-9674
(by appointment)

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We are a non-profit organization that has obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and participates in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94-1322202.

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