Our Stories


When, during a routine veterinary exam, a tumor was discovered in my Old English Sheepdog’s spleen, I was devastated. Dr. Dassler saw Farley very quickly, and it couldn’t have been a more positive experience. I was very impressed with the amount of time Dr. Dassler spent explaining the surgery. He was so compassionate and went over every detail without making my fears worse. During the surgery and afterward his very knowledgeable and caring staff kept me informed about Farley’s progress. There was superb communication during Farley’s stay, as I was called to be updated frequently. There were also follow-up calls to see how Farley was doing after he returned home. The hospital was exceptionally clean, and their COVID protocols left me feeling very safe. I would highly recommend Dr. Christopher Dassler and Bay Area Veterinary Surgery.  

- Marsha Friedland (Farley, splenectomy and mass removal)