The Orinda Veterinary Clinic was founded by Edward West Gills Jr, DVM in 1965. He dedicated his professional life to building a veterinary clinic that would provide quality, competent and compassionate care for pets throughout Lamorinda and its surrounding communities. The passing of Dr. Gills in 1987 resulted in Gerald Dzendzel , RVT, DVM purchasing the clinic from Dr. Gills’ widow after his graduation from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He was uniquely qualified to carry on the clinic tradition, having worked as Dr Gills’ veterinary technician for nineteen years. There have been many changes through the years and many advances in veterinary medicine but the principles upon which the clinic was founded and it’s mission have remained the same… “To serve this and future generations of families and their pets with a constant and persistent commitment to improve the quality and value of patient care provided.” Recommendations for medical care are given based on practical observation and history of clinical signs, which are then confirmed by experience based diagnostic testing. We attempt to solve our patients’ medical problems with the invaluable insight and information their owners provide based on knowledge of their pets daily routine and behaviors. We strive to offer a comfortable and continuous learning environment where doctors, staff, patients and their owners can acquire techniques to enhance the human animal bond. The entire family is encouraged to be involved with the health of their pet and we want each member of the family, including the furry members, to feel comfortable and welcome at all times.
The following are some of the many services available to you:
Interactive client education about patient health, safety, and nutrition
Complete and continued medical care for all stages of life
Immunizations based on patient exposure and risk factors
Weekly training and socialization classes for puppies and new dog owners (see Puppy Class tab)
Geriatric screening for advanced life stages
Extensive experience with referrals to clinicians with advanced training
Digital x-ray, digital microscopy, and ultrasound
Surgical services both advanced and routine
Complete oral examinations, digital dental x-ray, dental prophylaxis
Pharmaceuticals, prescription and maintenance diet foods, and pet care products
Online medical record access including immunization history. Click Here
Email reminder services for appointments and immunizations. Contact us to sign up.
23 Orinda Way, Suite M, Orinda, CA 94563
Conveniently located on the Village side of Orinda, across from the Orinda Library and Community Center