Our Community Involvement in Alameda, CA

We have a long history in Alameda. Our Hospital first opened in 1947 and we’ve been supporting the pet community here and in our surrounding cities of Oakland and San Leandro since. It’s thanks to this community that we can do what we love day in and day out, and for that, we are dedicated to giving back! Providence Veterinary Hospital & Clinic are involved in several community initiatives that help us improve the lives of pets in Alameda, Oakland, and beyond.

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Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter

The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter was founded in 2009 by a small group of volunteers who wanted to raise funds to cover the medical care for the animals at the Alameda Animal Shelter. When the shelter was threatened with closure due to city budget cuts, the volunteers expanded and launched a Save Our Shelter campaign which resulted in FAAS taking over the management of the Alameda Shelter in 2012. The mission of this wonderful organization is to care for abandoned companion animals, find them new homes, and prevent animal cruelty through education and community programs.

Our involvement with FAAS runs deep. Our owner and veterinarian, Dr. Michael Miller, has served on the board of directors for a number of years. In addition, our veterinarians and staff volunteer their time to provide low-cost spays and neuters, physical exams, vaccines, parasite prevention, and more to help these pets get healthy and ready for adoption.

Free First Exams for All Adopted Pets

Another way we support area shelters and encourage adoptions is by offering a free first exam for adopted pets from FAAS or any shelter! Your new family member will receive a full physical exam at no cost to you.