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.


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.

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