Central Veterinary Hospital Offers Veterinary Services From Experienced Veterinarians

Central Veterinary Hospital

Fremont, CA - Veterinary Services

Also serving Hayward, Castro Valley, Newark, Fremont, San Leandro and Fairview

Veterinary, Veterinarians – 5245 Central Ave.

Central Veterinary Hospital

5245 Central Ave.

Fremont, CA 94536

(510) 894-6685

(510) 894-6685

What We Do

Comprehensive Care for Your Pet

Central Veterinary Hospital has provided medical care for dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, reptiles and exotics since 1959. We provide 24-hour nursing care for all hospitalized and boarding pets. Our modern  veterinary facilities include surgical areas, on-site lab and comfortable exam rooms. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Call us at (510) 894-6685 today. Our veterinarians will provide your pet with the highest quality veterinary care!

At Central Veterinary Hospital, we believe in preventive wellness care, including physical exams, dental care, vaccinations, flea control and blood testing. Our veterinarians handle any type of pet surgery, from simple spaying and neutering to fracture and ligament repairs. Our pharmacy carries prescription diet pet foods from Hill's, Royal Canin, Purina and Harrison's Bird Foods. It also carries over-the-counter flea control products such as Advantage and Advantix.

Make sure your cat or dog is healthy inside and out with our pet grooming services. Along with trims, we offer nail care, ear cleaning, skin care and more. Regular grooming can prevent excessive shedding, skin problems and painful matting.

Help Your Pet Live a Long and Healthy Life!

(510) 894-6685

Service Area

Hayward, Castro Valley, Newark, Fremont, San Leandro and Fairview

We offer full-service medical care to dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and other pets. Our services include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Surgical Services
  • Dental Care
  • Heartworm, Flea and Tick Preventives
  • Dietary Advice
  • And More

We also offer grooming services, such as:

  • Nail Trimming
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Ear Cleaning
  • And More

Entrust Your Pet's Health and Happiness to Us!

Dr. W.H. Bentham, Director of Central Veterinary Hospital

Since the Bay Area was his origin, it was a given that Dr. Bentham would return to Fremont after his graduation from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 1960. Here he joined his father, who had been practicing at Central Veterinary Hospital since 1959. For more than 40 years, Dr. Bentham has been at this location, where he initiated the concept of 24-hour care for hospitalized pets in the area. His primary interests in pet medicine include surgery, dermatology and pet weight control.

Dr. Bentham has an avid interest in horses, especially in the sport of endurance riding. As a past president of the American Endurance Ride Conference, a national organization dedicated to the sport, he continues to ride, judge and evaluate horses in competition and on trail rides. When not on a horse, he enjoys history, fishing and other outdoor activities.

As the director of Central Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Bentham wants to continue the hospital's tradition of providing the most compassionate medical care for its clients.

Dr. James Dunlap

Dr. James Dunlap is originally from South Buffalo in Western New York. He acquired his passion and love for animals growing up on a small farm with beef cattle, dogs and cats.

Dr. Dunlap graduated from Cornell University in New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and Iowa State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1999. He has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery at Central Veterinary Hospital since August 1999. He sees small animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits and small mammals.

Outside of the hospital environment, his interests include reading, hiking and gardening. He is married to a wonderful woman named Anne and has two cats named Duncan and Toady.

Dr. Victoria Bruno

Dr. Victoria Bruno is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Pittsburg, California. She graduated from UC Davis in 1983 as a Regents Scholar with a summa cum laude degree in biological sciences. She chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because it combined her passions for medicine, diagnostics and animals. She attended the UC Davis Veterinary School and graduated in 1988. She has served on the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Dr. Bruno has worked the swing shift at Central Veterinary Hospital for more than 20 years. She finds the routine and emergency cases rewarding and challenging. Her mission statement is to provide the same care and options to all of her patients as she would hope another veterinarian would provide for her own sick or injured pets. She firmly believes it is of utmost importance to educate clients about every aspect of their pets' conditions, so the best choices can be made for the pets.

Dr. Bruno's professional interests include mastering the art of medical diagnostics and performing soft tissue surgical procedures for dogs and cats. She especially enjoys the aspects of dermatology and senior animal care. She is the lead veterinarian for the San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Club.

Her personal interests include gardening in her tropical yard, gourmet cooking, visiting tropical areas, remodeling her home and spending time at the beach in Half Moon Bay. She shares her life in Fremont with three dogs, multiple koi fish in her backyard pond and many diverse saltwater fish in her reef aquarium.

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Hours of Operation
Monday 8:00AM - 9:00PM PST
Tuesday 8:00AM - 9:00PM PST
Wednesday 8:00AM - 9:00PM PST
Thursday 8:00AM - 9:00PM PST
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM PST
Sunday 8:00AM - 5:00PM PST

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Cash, Checks, Visa, Amex, Debit, Mastercard, Discover


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