Independently Rated Highest in Quality
S i x t e e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
April 2002
We declare that Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #56
(925) 452-7997
(925) 399-1975
1432 West 10th Street
Antioch, CA 94509
More addresses
Howard Schutzman, DVM

Antioch Veterinary Hospital provides routine preventative care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease for older pets; and complete medical and surgical care for pets of all ages at two full-service facilities in Antioch. Advanced diagnostic and treatment services include therapeutic laser therapy, electrocardiography, digital radiography, laser surgery, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, video otoscopy and ultrasound. It’s one of the few veterinary hospitals equipped to handle advanced dentistry, and it also offers grooming, boarding, and an outdoor play area.

Serving the Antioch community since 1950, Antioch Veterinary Hospital was acquired in 1985 by Cornell Veterinary School  graduates Dr. Howard Schutzman and Dr. Arnold Gutlaizer. A team of associate veterinarians who have unique areas of expertise “excel at giving people and their pets the care and attention they deserve,” says Dr. Schutzman.

Antioch Veterinary Hospital also offers internal medicine consultation, major and minor surgery, dietary and behavioral counseling, puppy classes, and obedience training. For the convenience of its clients, the hospital is open for extended evening and weekend hours.

Company Philosophy

“We aim to do all we can to exceed our clients’ expectations for professional veterinary service. Our doctors are thorough, gentle and genuinely care about their patients. They listen to each client’s concerns and encourage them to ask questions so they fully understand everything pertaining to their pet’s condition and care. We understand the special roles pets play in families, and we’re dedicated to becoming an active partner in their health care.”

Serving all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties including Hayward, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, Richmond, Antioch, Concord and Walnut Creek.

Pet Care
Laser Surgery
Bronchoscopy
Video Otoscopy, Endoscopy and Ultrasound
Boarding
Professional Grooming
Puppy and Obedience Classes

Comfortis
Comfortis
Frontline Plus
Heartgard
Heartgard
Metacam
ProHeart
Revolution
Revolution
Rimadyl
Rimadyl
Science Diet
Vectra
Vectra

Comparative Summary

Veterinary clinics are always looking for ways to distinguish themselves from their competition, and those that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award are already several steps ahead. In addition to its Diamond Certified status, Antioch Veterinary Hospital sets itself apart by combining numerous services that would otherwise only be found at specialist clinics and offering them under...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What’s involved in a spay/neuter procedure?
A: "Typically, the procedures include a pre-operation examination, any vaccines that may be due, a pre-anesthetic EKG and in-house mini panel (blood work), pre-anesthetic pain and anti-inflammatory injections, IV catheter, anesthesia, hospitaliz...
Q: Can you tell me how much certain services cost over the phone?
A: "We can tell you the fees of things like routine exams, vaccinations and spay/neuter procedures, but many of our services are based on the specific needs of the animals we see, so it’s difficult to give an exact price quote over the pho...
Q: Do you offer competitive prices?
A: "Absolutely. We’re very competitive when it comes to medical fees, so we rarely encounter a situation where we have to explain why we’re more expensive than another practice. "

Map

Javascript is required to view this map.

Industry Info

Pet medical care is as much about preventive maintenance as it is about illness treatment.
The first step in caring for your pet’s medical needs is building a good relationship with a trusted veterinarian. It’s important to choose a veterinarian before your pet gets sick—not only is it difficult to find the right person...
Findings based on statistically reliable research from 572 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
Chart.

Company Credentials

Workers Compensation
Liability Insurance
License Verification
Business Practices
Current Complaint File

Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
Chart.
98%
n = 572

Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 572 customer surveys, we declare
Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 56
Continuously qualified since April 2002.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Anita D. Verified Customer Name
"Very friendly, caring, a very attentive staff and doctors, I couldn't ask for more."
Research conducted by American Ratings Corporation. Ratings Methodology

Diamond Certified® Video Profile

Company Capabilities Table

Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations
1432 West 10th Street
Antioch, CA 94509
5151 Deer Valley Road
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 452-7997
(925) 399-1975
(925) 757-9642 fax
DCID9257572233
DCID9257574814

10th St Location
Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tue – Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sun: Closed
Deer Valley Rd Location
Mon – Thu: 7am – 8pm
Fri: 7am – 6pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Sun: 9am – 5pm
Both locations are closed New Year’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Serving all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties including Hayward, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, Richmond, Antioch, Concord and Walnut Creek.

Howard Schutzman, DVM
31
30
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
4012, 7664, 6874
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
AAHA, Antioch Chamber of Commerce, California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), Contra Costa Veterinary Medical Association (CCVMA)
2012 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition, 500 Square Feet, Best New Practice in the United States Under 6, Best Place to Pamper Your Pooch - voted by readers of the Contra Costa Times
1985
Pet Care, Laser Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Video Otoscopy, Endoscopy and Ultrasound, Boarding, Professional Grooming, Puppy and Obedience Classes
Comfortis, Frontline Plus, Heartgard, Metacam, ProHeart, Revolution, Rimadyl, Science Diet, Vectra
5,000
Pet Owners
Contra Costa Veterinary

Photo & Video Gallery

Survey Responses For

Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations

Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations: Average 9.3 out of 10 based on 572 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Anita D. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It is a very good place. They are trustworthy. They take very good care of your animal friends."

"Very friendly, caring, a very attentive staff and doctors, I couldn't ask for more."

Belinda O. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"We have two kittens with a few concerns. They let us know what our concerns should be. I would tell them that they will get excellent service."

"The way they care, it shows they concern."

Louise C. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are good, caring people."

"They listened and took great care of my animal."

Marissa M. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I felt like they had a clean office and a great staff."

"Their honesty, even though it wasn"

Steve S. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were knowledgeable."

"Probably their diagnosis"

Kathy B. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would recommend others take their pets there. It's clean, and the staff is awesome."

"The clean rooms and waiting area. "

Lisa O. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"To be honest, they were awesome. "

"There was little to no wait."

Carlos C. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are a good place to go. It's fairly good regarding veterinary services in the area."

"The appointment was quick. I didn"

Robert G. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They care for my animals, but nothing special."

"Their honesty when going over health concerns"

Andrea M. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It"

"Friendly people"

Linda H. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would tell them to go on over and give them a visit. "

"It was a clean place, and they gave me a private room. "

Cody B. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were good, really good."

"They are nice. I don"

Krystal N. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"That the main doctor there is knowledgeable, we have been using them for over 5 years now. "

"That my dog is healthy again"

Wesley M. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are very knowledgeable, and everyone is very nice. It is very easy to get an appointment. All of the appointments are very quick, and you don't have to wait very long."

"Their friendliness and ease of use"

Ian Y. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I have recommended everybody I know to go there."

"They are very caring and very knowledgeable. They are the first veterinarians that have been able to take care of my basset's problem."

Kristofer H. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Very professional and compassionate, I have been going there for 25 years."

"I trust them."

Stephen T. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It seemed like they took a personal interest in my dog. They had a genuine interest in my pet."

"I liked that they were close to my home."

Shawnie T. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They love animals, and they are very personable with the companions."

"They are approachable and trustworthy."

Max A. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very professional."

"They care more for cats and dogs. They went beyond."

Chris L. Verified Antioch Veterinary Hospital - 2 Locations Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are honest, upfront, and always have a smile on their face."

"They really care for animals, and they are very respectful. They are understanding and know that you are there because your animal is in pain."