Gualala Veterinary Clinic is Under New ownership and we are accepting new clients
You’ve found the most beautiful and serene place in the state to call home or visit. Let us help ensure you and your pet family can live your best possible lives together here. We strive to always be at the forefront of medicine, surgery and preventative care and hope that through education and best medicine practices our pet families will always feel supported and can trust in our recommendations and care. You are an allstar to your pet, spoke through every wag of the tail or nuzzled sloppy kiss. We are always excited to be part of an allstar team and hope you will feel confident in our unwavering commitment to you and your four-legged family members.
While new to GVC, Dr. Barkhurst has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years and brings her wealth of experience and best medicine focus to our pet families in Gualala and the Northern California Coastal region.
When asked why I chose Gualala – all I do is glance east and west. I love the mountains and the ocean and have never found a spot like Gualala where you can enjoy both, and the small town community that makes life and practice so enjoyable. I’m also a diehard Niners fan, so being close to the Bay may have had some impact on the decision – Go Niners!
I love animals, but more than this, I love the effect animals have on people. If we could all live life as a Labrador retriever waiting for the ball to be thrown or a furry feline using their parent’s head for pillow – what a joyous existence this would be.
I have spent my career focused on patient care and trying to make sure families feel supported. I will always practice for the patient first. This not only involves their medical and surgical care, but a family’s education and support as well. I strive to ensure families know that anything I advise or do will always be with a families combined best interests in view.
Please send us a message or call us for an appointment. Due to limited staffing, we will respond to phone calls as quickly as possible.
For After hours emergencies - contact VCA East in Santa Rasa for immediate help. After hours emergencies may be seen at GVC based on Doctor availability. Please text 541-408-6030 and you will receive a response within 15 minutes if there is a doctor available.
09:00 am – 05:00 pm