Codornices Veterinary Clinic

Care, Compassion and Commitment. Dedicated to the pets in our community since 1978.

Codornices Veterinary Clinic

Codornices Veterinary Clinic

Dear Clients,

Thank you so much for being patient and understanding with us during these uncertain times. We are grateful that we can still provide excellent care to your pets during this pandemic. Unfortunately, coronavirus cases in the Bay Area are continuing to increase which means we have to be all the more careful. We will need to continue our curbside service as we have been for the past few months. Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation. Our top priority is the health and safety of our team and clients while providing compassionate care to all our patients!

The Codornices Team


Don't you wish there were an easier way? We can say that about a lot of things - your pets' diet shouldn't be one of them! Did you know that Codornices offers simple online shipping of all of your animals' veterinary prescription diets? After all, we are all trying to stay home more right now, anyway. You might as well get that cumbersome 40lb bag of prescription kibble delivered right to your front door, or that brick-like case of veterinary-specific dog food.

As long as you and your pet have purchased the particular diet from us in the past, you can now visit our online pharmacy and put in your request. (Side note: please make sure that you use the email address that we have on file for you when setting up your account) And, no worries, our Veterinarians will still review your requests to make sure that your Fido, Max, and Annabelle are getting the diets that they need. (And not just diets; the Pharmacy also carries most veterinary drugs - all delivered directly to your home.)

It's nice to be able to simplify some things right now, and Codornices is here to help.

We thank our veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and receptionists for taking care of our pets during this difficult time❤️

Do you have a brachicephalic (broad, short skull) animal?
Summer is approaching and is very important for these breeds to stay away from heat due to their shorten nasal cavity.

Codornices Veterinary Clinic

Fear-Free Dog Nail Trimming Online Course

Dear Clients,

Please read this message If you would like to learn how to trim your pets' nails at home. We have a great resource for you at the bottom of this message!

Since the shelter-in-place orders began, our governor and the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) have given veterinary clinics clear directives: Veterinarians are only to provide urgent and medically necessary procedures until further notice.

Therefore, unless there is a medical problem involving a pet's feet and/or nails, we cannot make an appointment just for a nail trim.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we are doing the best we can in these unusual times.

One of our veterinary colleagues, Dr. Julie Buzby, has created a step-by-step nail trimming guide for owners. Her course is available to ANYONE for FREE until May 31 with the code LOVEMYVET.

We hope that with her guidance you can trim your pets' nails at home with minimal frustration and stress!

Dr. Buzby's DIY Dog Master Course: Nail Trimming Without Fear Ready cut your dog's nails? Fearful of hurting your dog? This online master course is for you! Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby shares her proven, step-by-step techniques to properly cutting your dog's nails. By the end of the course, you'll be trimming your dog's nails safely, confidently,....

Codornices Veterinary Clinic

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Update on COVID-19: Two cats in New York and one dog in North Carolina have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading SARS-CoV-2. The risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. It appears that in rare instances, people can spread the virus to certain animals.

Current expert understanding is that SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted person-to-person.

However, the CDC recommends that until we learn more about how this virus affects animals, treat pets as you would other human family members to protect them from a possible infection.

-Do not let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household.
-Keep cats indoors when possible to prevent them from interacting with other animals or people.
-Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least 6 feet from other people and animals.
-Avoid dog parks or public places where a large number of people and dogs gather.

If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed by a test), you should restrict contact with your pets and other animals, just like you would with people.

-When possible, have another member of your household care for your pets while you are sick.
-Avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food or bedding.
-If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wear a cloth face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.
-If you are sick with COVID-19 and your pet becomes sick, do not take your pet to the veterinary clinic yourself. Call your veterinarian and let them know you have been sick with COVID-19.

Routine testing of animals for COVID-19 is not recommended by the AVMA, CDC, USDA, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV), or the National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials.

For more info: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

Anybody working from home or staying home due to COVID19? Can you relate to this? ☺️

Show us a picture of what your pet is doing right now to be featured in our profile photo


A reminder to all of our clients while we are still Sheltering-In-Place and Socially Distancing😷 :

Codornices maintains an online pharmacy to allow for easy (and sometimes free) shipping of most of your pet’s medications. It’s a great option for those of you honoring the Shelter-in-Place requirements, and is just generally a good way to receive your medications.

And you can rest assured knowing that the supplier of these medications has been vetted (get it?!) by us directly (as it is one of our suppliers/vendors).

Visit our online pharmacy today! We’re in this together! Our online pharmacy remains open to prioritize you and your pet’s needs during this crisis. We are experiencing delivery delays due to high demand. Learn more

What does your dog or cat think about COVID19? 😊

[03/21/20]   Dear Clients,

We have been closely monitoring the rapid progression of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We all need to work together to "flatten the curve" and slow down the spread of this novel virus. In order to keep our staff, clients, and pets safe we have updated our protocols.

We are no longer allowing clients to enter our hospital unless it is for a euthanasia. We are taking this precaution to protect you as well as our staff. We thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter. Please read our updated protocol below:


-When you arrive for your appointment, stay in your car and give us a call at (510) 524-3062. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment time in order to accommodate for these precautions.

-A staff member will come and get your pet from your car. Please keep an eye on our front door so that the staff member can easily find you.

-Stay in your car while you await further communication from us. A Doctor or technician will call you to get further information.

-After examining your pet, the doctor will call you to discuss findings and recommendations.

-Our staff will return your pet back to you when appropriate.

-A receptionist will check you out over the phone.

Again, thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while still providing excellent patient care.

🐶Codornices Veterinary Clinic🐱

[03/17/20]   Dear clients,

As a precautionary measure during the coronavirus outbreak, we are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of our clients as well as our staff. We are trying to practice social distancing as much as possible, especially in the next 3-4 weeks.

-We ask that no more than two people accompany your animal to the appointment.

-If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms or have been around others who have, please cancel/reschedule your appointment.

-We are limiting our appointments to urgent/necessary appointments. If your animal is due for a wellness exam/vaccines, we recommend that you make the appointment for at least 4-6 weeks out from now.

-When you arrive to your appointment, remain in your car and call us at 510-524-3062. (For this reason it is very important that you plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of all scheduled appointments.) We will have our staff come get you when an exam room becomes available. When the exam is over we ask that you go back out to the car and wait to get checked out.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

Codornices Veterinary Clinic

Anyone out there running out of toilet paper?


Dear Clients:

The World Health Organization recently declared the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) a global pandemic as it is rapidly spreading across the world. The CDC considers this virus a VERY SERIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT.

We at Codornices are taking preventive measures to avoid exposure to the virus by following CDC’s recommendations such as frequent hand washing, not shaking hands, not touching the face, coughing/sneezing into the elbow, staying home if sick, and increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in the clinic.

If your pet has an appointment but you are having respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, fever, etc), we ask that you either have someone else bring your pet in or cancel the appointment. There will be no penalty for canceling.

How to keep yourself and your pets safe:

-Follow CDC and WHO’s guidelines for avoiding exposure.

-If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 (the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2), you must minimize contact with both your human AND animal companions. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals (other than source bats) becoming sick with COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. If you are ill with COVID-19, be sure to tell your physician and public health official that you have a pet or other animal in your home. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with your pet or service animal. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home.

-Make sure you have an emergency kit prepared, with at least two weeks’ worth of your pet’s food and any needed medications. It will be good to have an emergency kit prepared in the case of quarantine or self-isolation when you cannot leave your home.

Helpful websites:

Thank you,
Codornices Veterinary Clinic
(510) 524-3062
[email protected] Promote health. Save lives. Serve the vulnerable.

Officials warn dog owners of unusual rise in distemper virus in wildlife

Attention Dog owners: unusual rise in distemper in wildlife. Make sure you keep your dogs up to date with their vaccines, specially distemper. Distemper can cause respiratory, neurologic and gastrointestinal illness.

I’m sure you know who this is?! It’s Dr. David Grant 😊. He’s been in the veterinary field for 27 years. He started in a mix animal practice farm in Central Valley, CA. Dr Grant has been with Codornices for 17 years. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and 2 kids, 3 😺and 2 🐶. In his free time he likes to spend time with family, gardening and going to the 🐕 Park.

“Joey”, 3 month old Lab. Ret. puppy came to visit us today to get his vaccines.
Show us your puppy pictures (new or old) 😊

“Stretch” and the team of Codornices will like to wish you all a Merry Christmas 🎄


Say it’s carol singers... 🤫 #owlkitty #loveactually
Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful year.
Love, The OwlKitty Family
#christmas #9gag #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #putowlkittyonellen

"Oakland Animal Control told us that there is a distemper epidemic in the Bay Area, as well as in southern CA, at this time.

If you spot a gray fox, skunk, opossum or squirrel in your yard whose behavior is odd, please call the police non-emergency number. If you describe the animal as "wildlife that is injured", Animal Control will respond immediately.

PLEASE get your pets vaccinated ASAP if they are not up to date! Distemper is highly contagious and often fatal.

*Foxes and other wildlife transmit distemper though their own urine.

*It can be transmitted from the ground, or in rain puddles.

*Humans can contract an asymptomatic CDV infection, but if they have been immunized against measles, they are protected from CDV as well.

*To learn more about distemper and how to protect your pets and you, contact your own veterinarian or physician."

Tomorrow Codornices Veterinary Clinic will be closed. If you have an emergency, please refer to Pet emergency hospital in Berkeley or OakVet in Oakland. They are open 24 hours.
Codornices will open again Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Wishing you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving to you all from the Staff at Codornices!

Have you had your checkup yet? Kaweah would like to remind you to call our office Mon-Fri 8-5:30 and Sat 8-4pm if you haven’t yet 😉 #kaweahlovespictures

Be aware of the coyotes and take extra precaution around your pets.

This is our lovely vet tech Sheila.
She has bee in the veterinary for years.
Sheila is from Richmond and currently lives in El Sobrante with her family, 4 dachshunds and 5 cats.
She loves cooking, baking (sometimes we benefit from the baking as well), hiking and going on walks with friends.

Jessica is our lead receptionist.
She’s been in the field for 8 years and has been working for Codornices for 5 years.
Her home country is Kenya. She’s currently residing in El Sobrante.
She lives with her husband, kids, dog named Saba, 3 cats and a horse.
Jessica enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her 🐴 “Scandal”.

“An extra hour of 😴 they said”
Kids and pets don’t understand THAT extra hour of sleep 💤 😒

Have you met our “new” veterinarian, Dr. Andrew Lie?
He has been in the vet field for 17 years. He was a relief doctor for Codornices for about 3 years before coming aboard to work permanently in April of this year.
Dr. Lie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners– Canine and Feline Practice. He lives in Marin with his wife, Cheri, lovely dog Kaweah and his three-legged cat Nigel.
Dr Lie loves cooking, baking, running, hiking and backpacking.
Dr. Lie has been an awesome addition to our team.
Please welcome to Dr.Lie to our clinic 😊

Thank you to all the 🐾vet techs🐾 in the world, specially our lovely girls at Codornices. You girls are the pilar to our clinic. Without you guys, vet med would be impossible.
We appreciate you each and everyone one of you.
Vet tech appreciation week 😻🐶🐭🐰

Say hello to “Moby” who came to visit us for his annual exam and vaccines.
Show us your kitties ...

Meet our phenomenal Registered Veterinary Technician, Donna.
She has been an RVT for 14 years and has worked at Codornices for 13 years.
Donna grew up in Berkely and lives with her husband, her dog “Charlie” and cat “Noni” in Hayward. When she’s not working, she likes to take her dog out on a walk, enjoys hiking and gardening is her favorite hobby.
We love and appreciate Donna for her dedication, love and passion to our patients at Codornices.

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