Some Piedmont dog and cat owners may find themselves scrambling for new pet care: On Friday, Montclair Veterinary Hospital in Montclair Village sent an email to its clients saying it was permanently closing as of April 22. The announcement gave no reason for the abrupt closure. Their website has not been updated to reflect the news.
More pets and fewer vets have been a nationwide trend over the past couple of years as pet ownership has risen and older veterinarians retire and not enough new graduates are entering the workforce. It is not clear why this practice shut down.
From the email:
It is with sincere regret that we inform you that Montclair Veterinary Hospital will be permanently closed as of April 22, 2022. This decision was not made lightly or without consideration for our pet parent community. We would like to thank you for your support and the trust you placed in us with your pets.
We recommend transferring your pet’s care to our local partner hospitals:
Kensington Veterinary Hospital
400 Colusa Ave, Kensington CA 94707
Park Animal Hospital
1207 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital
1339 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
We are happy to provide your pet’s medical records to facilitate a smooth transfer of care. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support, it has been an honor serving you and your pets.