Animal Hospital of Palo Alto
We take pride in providing the finest general practice veterinary care along with consistently heartfelt patient care and outstanding customer service.
We believe in working as a team to care for your pets.
We are dedicated to giving our all every day and doing so with joy, integrity, and compassion.
It is our privilege to go the extra mile to make each of our clients and patients feel safe, secure, and well-cared for.
Welcome to AHOPA.
Dr. Allison Moore DVM Managing Veterinarian
Dr. Allison Moore is originally from southern California and is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
She has always had a deep love of cats and dogs and is particularly interested in internal medicine, ophthalmology, and ultrasound. She is passionate about helping people take the best possible care of their canine and feline family members.
When not at AHOPA, Dr. Moore spends time with her husband and their pets: Trout, an Australian shepherd mix, Tioga, a samoyed, and Merlin, a very mischievous Bengal mix cat. She also enjoys reading, swimming, volunteering with her church, and trying new things, especially desserts.
Dr. Jessica Artero DVM Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Artero knew she wanted to be a Veterinarian since she was a little girl. In high school she enrolled in the ROP (Regional Occupational Program) for the Veterinary Technician program and the hospital she worked at hired her at the end of the school year. She worked there for several years afterwards. She had a great mentor there who instilled in her a love of teaching and mentoring others.
After high school Dr. Artero went to UC Davis for her undergraduate degree and completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine there as well. Her special interests are Dentistry, Reproduction/Obstetrics, Dermatology and Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation.
She recently moved to the bay area with her four year old daughter, 4 cats and 1 dog. Outside the clinic she loves to go to amusement parks, go on road trips, hike, camp and spend time with her family.
We provide our patients with the best possible surgical care. Pre-anesthetic testing and extensive monitoring of anesthetized patients by a veterinary nurse is the standard approach to patient safety during surgical procedures. Consideration for the comfort and pain relief of our patients is paramount.
Upon recovery from surgery or procedures, the patient is released to the owner with detailed home care instructions. If the pet needs continual overnight monitoring, we transport the pet to Pacific Veterinary Emergency Service at the end of the day and pick them up again the morning to transport back to our facility for continual care or release.
Here at AHOPA we provide full diagnostic and treatment services for your pet including diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, thyroid disease, kidney disorders, liver disease, splenic tumors, urinary tract infection, eye problems, dermatological conditions and allergies, just to name a few. Our doctors regularly attend continuing education conferences and make sure they are up to date on all the most current recommendations and treatment options for your pet.
Ultrasound is an advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technique that is painless and non-invasive. AHOPA uses this diagnostic tool to obtain information about the internal organs of your pet using sound waves. A computer image is generated that helps us to evaluate the internal structure of organs and can show abnormal lesions.
At the Animal Hospital of Palo Alto, we believe in trying to prevent a medical condition before it becomes a problem. Preventive medicine can save your companion from sickness, unwanted behavior, surgery and euthanasia. We offer education and services for all stages of your pet's life. Whether it is vaccinations, behavior, or medical issues, our goal is to offer education and preventive diagnostics to help your pet live a long and happy life.
Dental health is as important to our companion animals as it is to us. Many animals can suffer from loss of appetite and other complications from tartar and gingivitis and this condition can progress to periodontal disease. We offer dental chews, toothpaste and toothbrushes for our pets as a means of prevention. If your pet should develop any dental problems, our practice is fully equipped to provide dental prophylaxis, dental radiographs and tooth extraction.
Dental care is an important part of keeping pets healthy, and, just like you and me, pets need dental x-rays, too. X-rays help us view and then appropriately treat teeth and bone that are hidden from view.
Examining a pet's mouth can be compared to a wrapped present. You may be able to guess what's inside by looking at the box, but until you open it, you'll never know what's within.
Dental x-ray allows your veterinarian to examine teeth, bone and the supporting structures below the gum line. X-rays often reveal hidden and painful conditions and for that reason, AHOPA recommends dental x-rays for all of our dental procedures.
Vaccines create antibodies which protect your pet from disease. Up-to-date vaccinations play a large part in keeping your pet healthy and free from disease. However, not every pet requires the same series or frequency of vaccines.
Our veterinarians tailor a vaccine protocol that is specific to your pet based on his or her lifestyle and immune status. Blood tests are also available to check your pets “titer” or blood antibody level, in cases where owners would like to further customize their pets vaccine protocol. These tests can be discussed more in-depth with the doctor at the time of your pets exam.
Mon - Fri: 8 - 6
Sat: 8- 3
4111 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA