Dr. Richter is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and certified veterinary chiropractor. As owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital, 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 therapies in conjunction with the treatment and care from their general practice veterinarian. 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. In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Richter and his Montclair Veterinary Hospital team received awards from the community, including Best Veterinarian in the East Bay from Oakland Magazine, East Bay Express, and KRON 4 TV. Dr. Richter’s professional interests are in emergency, general practice, alternative care medicine, and wildlife rescue. Dr. Richter has volunteered his time on the Board of Directors for the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association as the president. He is also the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Alameda county representative regarding animal disaster planning. 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 Bay Area in 1998. His expertise and experience include time as a full-time emergency medicine practitioner in Berkeley at Pet Emergency Treatment Service and as a general practitioner at Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital. Dr. Richter has been the owner and medical director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital since 2002. Dr. Richter enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and vegetarian cooking. He loves to spend time with his family which includes Lee, Abbey, Charlie, Leo the dog, and Frieda the cat. Dr. Richter is now an international best selling author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide.