Our Role and Responsibility Navigating Through COVID-19:

Communities throughout the world are grappling with a viral outbreak of global scale and impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is no higher priority to us than the safety of our colleagues, patients and pet parents. As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise nationwide, including in the communities we serve, we have an obligation to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

As veterinarians, a key part of the oath we took was to protect and promote public health. Each one of us takes the oath very seriously and is working with our teams and colleagues to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. In our effort to keep our hospitals open to provide care for our pet patients while also protecting ourselves and the public, we are working within the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and County Public Health Departments to keep our hospitals and staff free of the virus.

We have implemented additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures that meets or exceeds CDC recommendations, to include disinfecting all surfaces more frequently, especially surfaces touched by the public, such as door handles and our front counters. Frequent hand washing, using gloves and avoiding touching our nose, eyes and mouth are protocols we are following, and we encourage you to do the same. We will also not be shaking hands or hugging to prevent viral transmission.

We have instructed staff not to come to work if they or someone in their family is sick, coughing or has a fever. At times we may be short staffed, causing increased wait times for your pet to be seen. Our emergency service works on a triage basis and the more critically ill patients will be treated ahead of those deemed less ill, meaning pets may not be seen in the order of arrival. Please be patient and understanding if it takes us longer than usual to have your pet seen and treated. Our front desk staff will do their best to keep clients informed of wait times.

Finally, please do not personally come to our hospital with your pet if you or a member of your family have a fever, cough, or cold-like symptoms. If possible, please stay home, tend to yourself and send your pet with another person to be treated. If you are ill and cannot find another person to bring in your sick pet, please call us once you arrive in the parking lot so we may utilize appropriate protocols to protect ourselves. To limit exposure, we may take your pet to be treated and ask you to remain in your vehicle and we will not accept toys, bedding, or other personal items for your pet if hospitalized. Furthermore, we ask that all persons not necessary for the decision making regarding your pet’s care stay at home or in their car to decrease the density of people in our lobby and exam rooms. These and other protocols are in place for the safety of you, your family and our colleagues.

While there is currently no evidence that pets become ill from COVID-19 nor that they transmit it to other animals, including humans, we may take extra precautions with your pet if there is a family member displaying symptoms.

We want to be available to help you and your pets now and in the future. Please help us to protect our staff, our families, and our pet parents who are at increased risk of severe complications. We need to work together to protect everyone.

Thank you from each one of us at Belmont Pet Hospital.

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Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Peninsula & South Bay

Your pet’s health and well-being is our only concern. Whether your animal is a dog, cat, avian or other exotic pet, Belmont Pet Hospital offers a full range of animal care, including medical, surgical and dental services. As a Bay Area animal hospital, we also offer cat and dog bathing services as well as boarding for your cats, dogs, birds and exotic pets. Our veterinarians are certified by the California Veterinary Medical Association, so you know your pet is receiving the highest quality animal care right here at a California pet hospital. Whether your animal care needs include vaccinations, nutrition, medications, first aid or beyond, we have highly trained staff to help. We also have access to animal specialists across the country. No matter your pet’s species – dog, cat, avian or other exotic pet – we welcome them here at Belmont Pet Hospital for all their animal care needs. We are easily accessed from all parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Atherton, Redwood City, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Jose, San Mateo, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Half Moon Bay.

Routine &
Dental Care

Our highly trained staff is here to help with all your routine and preventive health care needs; including nutrition, vaccinations, parasite control, spays and neutering.

Advanced Care
& Surgery

When your pet is not feeling well or has had an accident you want to know he or she will be in the right hands.

Exotic &

Just like cats and dogs, your exotic pet needs ongoing veterinary care to maintain optimal health. Belmont Pet Hospital has the expertise to treat your bird, reptile, amphibian and small mammal such as hamsters, mice, rats and gerbils.


BPH is the best pet boarding facility I’ve ever dealt with. I’ve been bringing my three dogs and cat here for boarding over the last 7 years. This is the *only* place I trust to watch my animals while I have to be away for a few days, or extended trips. The staff has almost no turnover! They know my dogs’ names just by sight, even when I haven’t had them boarded for many months. My dogs always try to haul ass down the hallway to the kennels when I turn over their leashes to the staff. It’s really insane … that doesn’t happen anywhere else! The kennels and runs are clean and secure. The people are great to me and to my pets. They even let me know when my pets’ shots are due, and can take care of administering shots while they’re boarded. And if there’s ever a problem (which was always a concern for my eldest dog), they’re a vet, they can take care of it. 5 stars for the staff, service, cleanliness, and safety!




~ Chris W

Great service. Friendly staff. Smart Vets. Compassionate, caring office who doesn’t make you feel like a lousy pet owner because your Golden has ANOTHER ear ache. They actually care for the animals and don’t expect that you have nothing else in the world to live for except your dog. Now don’t get me wrong. I love, love my doggies, but I will admit to taking care of husband and child before the furry kids. Belmont Pet Hospital also has board and care facilities for previously established patients. And should the end come for your best friend, I can speak from two experiences that they handled us with care and concern, and let me cry in the room to say good bye. They also handled all of the cremation and made available to me the remains in a beautiful cedar box. Great service from beginning to end. Truly. They are also specialists in exotics… like birds and lemurs.




~ Jennifer M

My daughter had a pet rat. Yes RAT! She had Roo-Roo for 2 years and just adored him. One day we found Roo-Roo lying lethargically in his cage. We rushed him over to Belmont Pet Hospital and they rushed Roo-Roo in, but unfortunately he did not make it. My daughter was devastated. The doctor consoled her and was very compassionate. The office staff were all wonderful. They even sent my daughter a sympathy card.




~ Therese P

I have worked for this hospital for about 6 years before moving to be a teacher but this hospital give the best care they also do grooming and boarding with lots of people using this hospital they work hard on getting you in to see the doctor as fast as they can.




~ Tammy J

I have used Belmont Pet Hospital since I’ve been in the Bay area (8 years). They provided excellent care for my aging dog through all his numerous geriatric problems toward the end of his long life. I now have a new pup and they have been great keeping him healty and providing excellent care when we’ve boarded him there. They also specialize in exotic pets.




~ Rick H

I took my rat here and saw Ava Ackerman. She was incredible! I highly recommend her, and I have had rats for more than half my life. She listens, she really takes the time to diagnose and to think through possible treatments, and she does not rush. The animal truly is her priority. She also is holistic in her treatment, and by that I mean that she considers the animal’s environment, not just its cage but also the home itself, including humidity, temperature, etc.




~ Jennifer F