About Us

Groveway Veterinary Hospital has been a pillar of the Castro Valley community over the last half-century. Our hospital was established by the late Dr. Russ Hackler in the 1970s on the foundation of compassionate care, community involvement, and the desire to help both pets and their owners. We are able to care for pets of all shapes and sizes! From dogs and cats to birds and snakes, and even pigs and goats!

We are equipped to assist you with 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 their lifetime. We can manage your pet’s care here at our facility and solve most ailments in-house, which saves time and, most importantly, potentially your pet’s life.

Our team immerses ourselves in the wider Castro Valley community and are proud supporters of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. The people and the pets of the Bay Area are our passion. Our tight-knit team comes to work every day to provide the best care possible for your furry companions and family members!

How do we provide compassionate care?

It starts with developing a quality team of caring, respectful, motivated, highly skilled individuals.

Our team is our greatest asset: our friendly and helpful Client Service Representatives – the advocates for our clients, and our technical team, who are responsible for providing nursing care to our patients – the advocates for your pets. Our highly educated veterinarians use their vast medical knowledge and passion for pets to help everyone who walks through our doors.  Our whole team embraces high standards of clinical care, and your furry friends benefit from it.

Our AAHA accreditation means that our hospital has been evaluated on over 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain this accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. Your pets are our passion. And keeping them happy and healthy is our #1 priority.

Learn more about AAHA and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet by visiting aaha.org/petowner.

We strive to make every visit as gentle, pain-free, and stress-free as possible for your pets. We are proud that many of our hospital team members are Fear Free Certified®! To become certified, veterinarians and team members must complete a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam. To learn more about what being Fear Free Certified® means for you and your pet, please click here!