Meet Dr. Gary Richter
Gary Richter, MS, DVM
Dr. Richter is a certified veterinary acupuncturist, certified veterinary chiropractor and certified veterinary herbalist. Having experience as an owner and medical director of both western and integrative medical facilities, Dr. Richter understands the benefits of both conventional and holistic treatment methods. His professional goal is to provide a center where pets can receive effective holistic therapies in conjunction with the treatment and care from their general practice veterinarian. He also places great emphasis on the well-being of the pet owner, knowing that a sick pet can cause great strain and strong emotions. He instills this understanding in his staff and works to ensure that both pet and owner are treated with the utmost care and respect.
Award-winning for over a decade, Dr. Richter and his team have received accolades from the community, including America’s Favorite Veterinarian and Best Veterinarian in the East Bay from Oakland Magazine, East Bay Express, and KRON 4 TV.
Dr. Richter’s professional interests are in emergency, general practice, alternative care medicine, and wildlife rescue.
Dr. Richter has volunteered his time on the Board of Directors for the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association as the president. He has also served as the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Alameda county representative regarding animal disaster planning.
Dr. Gary Richter is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Science in Veterinary Medical Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with honors, Dr. Richter moved to the Bay Area in 1998. His expertise and past experiences include a full-time emergency medicine practitioner in Berkeley at Pet Emergency Treatment Service, a general practitioner at Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital as well as the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Richter enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and vegan cooking. He loves to spend time with his family which includes his wife Lee, daughter Abbey, dogs Sammy and Marty, and Frieda the cat.
Dr. Richter is now an international best selling author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide.