Welcome to University Veterinary Hospital, an Animal Hospital in Berkeley

University Veterinary Hospital has served Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, Oakland, Richmond, El Cerrito and El Sobrante for over 30 years. Led by veterinarian Dr. Jas Mattu, our veterinary team is proud to continue a tradition of excellence and compassionate animal care for cats and dogs.

berkeley_animal_hosital.jpg

Our animal hospital's services include wellness care, sick pet care, vaccinations, spay & neuter services, and dental care.

Wellness Care, Sick Pet Care, and Spay and Neuter Services

At University Veterinary Hospital, we believe that prevention is truly the best treatment. Wellness care is a major focus at our pet hospital. Our goal is to correct underlying problems that may lead to disease or injury in your pet before these conditions compromise your pet's health. During a routine check-up, our veterinarian will perform a full physical, make sure your pet is up-to-date on all vaccinations, and test for heartworms and intestinal parasites.

We also provide full-service animal dentistry for dog dental care. If during your routine appointment we find issues, we will schedule a full dental oral health visit. We will check for plaque build-up, polish and clean your dog's teeth and subgingiva, and remove calcium and plaque that can lead to gum infections. In house dental x-rays will let us explore any periodontal pockets, and we will provide treatments based on what we find.

As your pet ages, our special animal geriatrics care will ensure your pet remains comfortable and active for as long as possible. Preventive care is especially important for older cats and dogs. We recommend semi-annual check-ups for senior pets. Regular health screenings allow us to identify and many age-related conditions early, including arthritis, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, and thyroid imbalance.

Our Berkeley veterinary team can also diagnose and treat common allergies in your pets. Itchy skin, frequent scratching, skin rashes or ear infections are all signs that your pet may be suffering from an allergy. If your pet is diagnosed with a skin or food allergy, our veterinarian can help you find the right shampoos and natural, preservative-free food diets to relieve your pet's allergy pain.

At University Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive medicine and proper nutrition. Our goal is to help pet owners understand the warning signs of illness and educate them about the best way to keep their pets healthy. If you have general questions about your pet, feel free to call or email us at any time.

We also invite you to sign up for our veterinary clinic's e-newsletter, featuring pet care tips and the latest in veterinary health news. Our veterinarian, Dr. Mattu, personally selects the topics for this bi-weekly e-newsletter.

Dr. Mattu and our Berkeley veterinary team look forward to welcoming your pet into our Berkeley animal hospital family. Use our online appointment request form to schedule an appointment or give us a call at 510-841-4412.


Hills Coupons!

Check out coupons for Hills Prescription and Wellness diets!

Doctors' hours are different and by appointment only.

Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Mattu
    DVM
    Veterinarian, Practice Owner

    Dr. Mattu grew up in a farming family with a special love and compassion for animals. He graduated with his Veterinary degree from Punjab Veterinary College in North India and then finished his internship at Iowa State University. To serve his patients better, Dr. Mattu has attended and continues to attend various educational courses to enhance his skills in advance medical modalities like ultrasound, endoscopy, dentistry, Internal Medicine and chronic skin and ear problems.

    Read More
  • Dr.
    Fosbender
    BVSc
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Laura Fosbender grew up just outside Chicago and earned a BA in History from Carleton College. In 1998, she moved to San Francisco, where she spent several years working in various software and analytical roles for startups and the University of California system while she volunteered with dogs and cats in her free time.

    Read More
  • Dr.
    Mike Sozanski
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    Mike Sozanski DVM, Dip. ABVP did his undergraduate and veterinary education at Cornell University. He has practiced in the Bay Area since 1980 and has been board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in small animal practice since 1988.

    Read More
  • Lisa
    RVT
    Senior Technician, Technician Supervisor

    From as far back as she could remember, Lisa always found refuge and friendship in what she affectionately refers to as the 'triangular-eared creatures.' Countless cats, dogs, fish, a guinea pig, a newt, and a frog all have been a part of her life. She's fostered cats and kittens for many years, plus volunteered with Fix Our Ferals, Hopalong Animal Rescue, and the Oakland Animal Shelter.

    Read More
  • Holly
    RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Holly grew up in Turlock, California with many adopted feathered and four-legged friends that she had found on farms, on the streets, in pounds and through the rescue groups that she and her parents worked with.  She grew up wanting to be a veterinarian and spent one exchange year in New Zealand during high school living on a sheep farm and volunteering for a mixed-practice veterinarian there.

    Read More
  • Mirna
    RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Mirna's love for animals started very young, after an 8-week-old Chow Chow named Lassie came into her life and helped her overcome her fears of dogs. Ever since her furry friend entered her life, she has commited her life to helping and loving animals.

    Read More
  • Sierra
    Veterinary Assistant

    With a mom for a veterinarian, Sierra literally grew up in a veterinary hospital in Fresno.

  • Leslie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Come meet Leslie, one of our newest veterinary assistants!

  • Nicole
    Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole grew up in the Bay Area and has yet to leave it, except for a rare vacation out of state.  She has had some sort of pet since first grade, and her family has had an Australian Shepherd, a Netherland Dwarf rabbit, goldfish, mice, rats, and hamsters at various points in her life.  Her most recent pets are a past beloved rat named Snuggles (not very snuggly, but had lots of sass) and one current 10 yr old Australian Shepherd named Booboo.

    Read More
  • Madeline
    Client Service Representative

    Madeline was born in Berkeley and raised in El Cerrito and Albany. She is the second oldest in a family of 10 (5 boys and 5 girls -- her dad said he wanted to get it even!)

    Read More
  • Karin
    Client Service Representative

    Karin Adams grew up in a working class family in Sonoma County and has been establishing roots in Oakland for the past five years. Karin has a long and fond history of working with marginalized communities and their pets. Having worked most recently with homeless youth in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco she prioritized both meeting the myriad of complex needs the youth self-identified and celebrating in the profound relationships they had with their pets.

    Read More
  • Natalie
    Client Service Representative

    Born on a sunny April afternoon, Natalie came out the womb an animal lover. Every generation in her family has had a soft spot for animals. Her grandfather, great grandfather, and so on -- all had farms in the Swedish countryside where they would spend lots of time with their animals.

    Read More
  • Affiliates

    Dr. Sean Wells is a board-certified veterinary surgeon who comes to our practice for specialty procedures; most commonly, knee surgery. 

    Dr. Mark Matteucci owns Bay Area Veterinary Imaging. He and his associate Dr. David Detweiler are board-certified veterinary radiologists who provide ultrasound services for our patients. Dr. Matteucci, Dr. Detweiler and their associates also provide online consultations, ensuring that every x-ray we take has an advanced specialist interpreting the film.

  • Maui
    Housecat

    Many of our clients have already had the pleasure of meeting the newest addition to the UVH family, Maui. In July 2009 Maui came to us with a severely fractured leg which would require extensive surgical repair. After much consideration, Maui's previous owners found that the surgery and aftercare were beyond their means and made the difficult decision to euthanize him. This, however, didn't happen. Instead of euthanizing Maui, his owners agreed to let us adopt him as our newest house cat. We, in turn, would give him the treatment and care that he required.

    Read More

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

Newsletter Sign Up

Testimonial

  • "This is a vet hospital with a heart, truly."
    Samantha