Dr. Gary Richter
Dr. Gary Richter
"America’s Favorite Veterinarian" DVM & Founder
Ultimate Pet Nutrition
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Dr. Gary Richter, DVM, is a distinguished veterinarian, international bestselling author of The Ultimate Pet Health Guide, and founder of Ultimate Pet Nutrition. Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture, as well as veterinary chiropractic. 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 and regenerative therapies in conjunction with the highest quality of western medical care. 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.

Dr. Richter’s professional interests are the integration of holistic and general practice veterinary medicine, regenerative medicine, and educating professionals and pet owners on the benefits of integrative care. Dr. Richter is a past-president of the Alameda County Veterinary Medical Association and has been the recipient of over twenty local and national awards including “Best Veterinary Hospital”, “Best Veterinarian”, “Best Canine Therapy Facility” and “Best Alternative Medicine Provider.”

Dr. Richter is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science, a Master’s of Science in Veterinary Medical Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating with honors, Dr. Richter moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998. He began his career as a full-time emergency medicine clinician and general practitioner in Berkeley, California. Dr. Richter has been the medical director of Holistic Veterinary Care since 2009.

Dr. Richter’s latest books, Longevity for Dogs and Longevity for Cats, which was released August 29, 2023, offers insight on the science of longevity and the best integrative veterinary care for your dogs and cats to achieve longer, happier lives through personalized approaches.