Orinda Veterinary Clinic

Serving Lamorinda Since 1965

                                               Welcome to Orinda Veterinary Clinic online!

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History and Mission

      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


23 Orinda Way, Suite M, Orinda, CA 94563

Conveniently located on the Village side of Orinda, across from the Orinda Library and Community Center




Phone: (925) 254-0211

Fax: (925) 254-0137

Email: orindavet@gmail.com

Website: http://www.orindavet.com/



Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Holidays Closed Christmas day and New Year's day

For other holidays please call the clinic at (925) 254-0211