Gary Richter, MS, DVM is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic. As owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland, California, 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 and regenerative therapies in conjunction with the highest quality Western medical care. 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.
Dr. Richter’s professional interests are the integration of holistic and general practice veterinary medicine, regenerative medicine, and educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care. Dr. Richter is a past-president of the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association and continues to serve as the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Alameda County veterinary disaster response coordinator.
Dr. Richter and his two hospitals have been the recipients of over twenty local and national awards including “Best Veterinary Hospital”, “Best Veterinarian”, “Best Canine Therapy Facility” and “Best Alternative Medicine Provider”. Montclair Veterinary Hospital and its associated non-profit, The Pet and Wildlife Fund, was named a “Pillar” of Oakland for years of community service helping pets and wildlife in need. PetPlan also named Dr. Richter as one of the top ten veterinarians in the United States for 2011 and Montclair Veterinary Hospital as one of the top ten veterinary hospitals in 2013.
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 San Francisco Bay Area in 1998. He began his career as a full-time emergency medicine clinician and general practitioner in Berkeley, California. Dr. Richter has been the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital since 2002 and Holistic Veterinary Care since 2009.