Our Story

We partner with you to keep your pet happy & healthy!

Welcome to Kensington Veterinary Hospital, a clinic that has a long tradition of providing quality care to owners and their pets in our very special community in the east bay.


As a pet owner myself, since childhood, I know how important it is to have a trusted partner to help keep my pets happy and healthy.

My years of education and experience are built on a foundation of love and affinity for all animals. It is my mission to bring care and comfort to pets and their families.

I studied at the University of California at Davis for both my undergraduate work in neurology, physiology and biochemistry and my graduate degree in veterinary medicine. 

My areas of expertise include small animal medicine with a focus on internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology, ophthalmology and surgery.

The most important relationship for me -- and my team -- is with you. It is our job to communicate clearly what preventive measures can be taken to keep your pet healthy. In the event that your pet needs more than preventive care, our job is to explain all your treatment options so that you can make a fully informed decision about what steps to take.


My team and I are committed to providing compassionate care and communicating with honesty and empathy.​ I look forward to being your partner for years to come.       - Dr. Beth Phimister



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Our Services


Our doctors and support staff are trained to provide care throughout the full span of your loved one's life. From the joy and excitement of raising a puppy or kitten to the difficult decision of letting go of a dear friend for the last time, we will be there when you need us.


General Practice

We offer internal medicine, laboratory testing, digital radiography, an in-house pharmacy, dentistry, dermatology, opthalmology, provision of domestic and international health certificates, and much, much more!

Preventative Care

Wellness exams, vaccinations, microchipping, nail trims, bathing and brushing, flea and tick preventatives, and parasite testing and preventatives are just part of what you will find at Kensington Veterinary Hospital.



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Surgery & Anesthetic Procedures

Spaying and neutering, dental prophylaxis with digital dental radiographs, lump removals, laceration and wound repairs, abscess treatments, biopsy and cytology procedures, and more are available. In addition, a dedicated veterinary technician will use our state-of-the-art equipment to monitor and care for your pet during surgery. Call or come by our office for more information.


Specialist Care

We work closely with a network of radiography, orthopedic surgery, and internal medicine specialists to provide your pet with the highest level of care. These specialists will often come to our facility and work directly with our staff so that you will not be left alone to care for your loved one. We also work closely with several alternative and holistic practitioners and behavioral specialists. Call or come by our office to learn more.


In case of an emergency, call 510-548-6684 or go immediately to PETS at1048 University Avenue, Berkeley. The emergency hospital staff will call and/or fax test results to the Kensington Veterinary Hospital to update Dr. Phimister on your pet's health status.​



 KVH was great on the phone and was able to get us in right away. When I first walked in, the first thing I noticed was an immaculately clean office and friendly front desk staff. I think Addie at the reception desk is the epitome of competent/friendly/warm/a great hostess/empathic/efficient.


a yelp reviewer

 I have been taking my cat to the Kensington Vet Hospital for years, and every experience has been fantastic. Both Dr. Beers and Dr. Phimister have been incredibly compassionate, professional, and reasonable in their treatment ... when our cat died suddenly a few weeks ago, we arrived home one day to find that Kensington Vet Hospital had sent a beautiful orchid and card to my home, sending their condolences, I was so touched.


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Meet the Team

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Dr. Beth Phimister

Medical Director

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Dr. Elisa Bowyer


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