Groveway Veterinary Hospital
2423 Grove Way | Castro Valley, CA 94546Call 510-731-6005
|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 2:00pm|
- Small Animal Hospital
- Exotic and Pocket Pets
- Digital Dental X-ray
- Convenient Location, Free Parking
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Large Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Groveway Veterinary Hospital in Castro Valley, California is a full service companion pet and exotic animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
In April 2013 we successfully achieved accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This makes our hospital among only 12% of veterinary practices throughout the US and Canada that have made this voluntary commitment to excellence.
I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Apparently at the age of five, I told my mother, with firm committment that I wanted to be an "animal doctor". Some 20 years later I graduated with a degree in Veterinary Science, from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand in 2006. It was at Massey University that I met Dr. Leaper, and we first spoke of owning a Hospital together.
I began my veterinary career at Cliffe Veterinary Group in East Sussex, United Kingdom. It was here that I met my wife, Joanna. Together we moved to London and I took on the role of Clinical Director at Chadwell Heath Veterinary Practice, whilst I completed my Executive Masters of Business Administration degree at the world-renowned Cass Business School, London.
After receiving my Masters, I joined The Village Veterinary Group as Clinical Director, managing four busy hospitals and 55 staff. In between these permanent positions I have worked in another 20 hospitals for varying lengths of time. I made the move to California in fall 2011 and live in San Francisco with Jo, and our black and white cat Monstey. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, fly-fishing, cycling and diving.
I try to offer my clients and their pets health care advice that is honest, ethical and compassionate. I have strong experiences in advanced medical cases and imaging techniques such as ultrasonography, and also see exotic and farm species such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, pigs, goats and fish!
Hello! In 2007 I received my B.S. in Animal & Poultry Science from Tuskegee University with a minor in Biology. Immediately following graduation, I began studies at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since then, I have enjoyed working in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Mongolia during my summer months. Following completion of veterinary school, I worked as an associate veterinarian for Banfield, where my main focus was preventative care, quality medicine, and enhancing the lives of people and the pets they cherish.
I currently reside in the Hayward area with my PlayStation 3 and my three year old Red-tail Boa Constrictor, Smiley. She can be a bit temperamental at times. As a young boy watching Animal Pet and Mutual of Omaha, I decided to become a veterinarian. Although I am not quite on a Safari, I have come to realize a small animal practice can be its own type of jungle.
In my spare moments, I enjoy spending quality time with my lovely girlfriend, nearby family, and friends. Horseback riding, fishing, camping, and cycling are long-term interests. As a well-received scholar and athlete engaged in outreach programs, I still continue my involvement to this day. My athletic interests have expanded from football, baseball, and basketball to include softball, golf, and an occasional kabaddi match to keep my competitive edge.
I am truly honored to be part of the Groveway Veterinary Hospital team as we strive to better serve our community and become a staple in your lives as well.
Greetings! I recently received my DVM from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and am thrilled to be a part of the Groveway team!
While working as an animal keeper at a wildlife sanctuary, I was inspired by the amazing work the veterinarians were doing for the animals and decided that veterinary medicine was the ultimate career for me. I love treating cats and dogs, but also have an interest in exotic medicine as well.
My husband, son and I are new to the Bay Area after living in Cambridge, MA and San Francisco for a few years each. We love to explore new neighborhoods, eat delicious food, and go hiking. Our two mischievous cats, Brooklyn and Mango, are our loveable furry family members.
I�m looking forward to meeting you and your animal companions!
My journey to becoming a vet began in fifth grade, when our little dog was attacked and severely wounded by a larger neighbor dog, and our local veterinarian was able to save her life. I helped to nurse her back to health, and in high school I was fortunate to be able to work for the same vet.
In college I continued to work at both large and small animal veterinary clinics. I also had several other jobs before becoming a vet, including teaching college biology and zoology lab courses, working for the department of health as a clinical microbiologist, designing life-like animal organ models out of silicon for veterinary surgical training, and even bagging groceries at the supermarket to help pay for school!
After graduating from vet school, I completed a rotating internship with a focus in emergency medicine, and then practiced as an emergency veterinarian before joining Pinole Pet Hospital. I love working with dogs and cats, and I am keen to learn more about treating reptiles, birds, and small mammals, and to develop further skills in acupuncture, and other alternative medicine modalities.
I share my home with a Chihuahua, a Mexican hairless, a cat, 2 ball pythons, an Argentine horned frog, a tarantula, along with my partner and high school sweetheart who is completing her residency in �human� medicine. When not at work, I like to kayak and do crafty things like painting, drawing and sculpting.