Moraga Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Bill Kidd’s interest in veterinary medicine started at an early age. He had an interest in science and a love for animals. Combining the two to help people solve their pet’s medical problems motivated him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Bill graduated from U.C. Davis with an undergraduate degree in physiology and continued his studies at UCD where he attained his veterinary medical degree.
After working for several veterinary practices, Bill had certain ideals of how he wanted to run his practice. The opportunity to own Moraga Veterinary Hospital became available in 1977. Moraga seemed a natural fit because he lived in the area, and loved the community. He remains a local resident and along with his wife Susan, they have raised three sons.
Dr. Ian Kidd grew up in Lafayette surrounded by dogs and cats, and from an early age developed an appreciation for animals. After graduating from Campolindo High School in 2001, Ian moved on to Lewis & Clark College to study biology which piqued his interest in medicine. During his time at college, Ian spent countless hours at the Oregon Health and Science University’s hospital to gain a feel for human medicine as well as a small animal veterinary practice in Portland, OR. After three years, Ian decided that veterinary medicine was a better fit and was accepted at Massey University’s veterinary school in New Zealand. After graduating in 2008, Ian returned to the U.S. to do a rotating small animal internship at East Bay Veterinary Specialists in Walnut Creek. Ian joined Moraga Veterinary Hospital in January of 2010 and lives in Moraga with his wife Janel, 2 year old twins Owen and Katie, and a yellow Labrador named Russell.
Dr. Bill Kidd purchased Moraga Veterinary Hospital in 1977 and his son Ian joined the practice in January of 2010. Dr. Bill Kidd’s love and dedication to his profession has built up the practice to provide the community with first-rate pet care.
To remain a high quality provider of veterinary care, we have expanded the facility with modern equipment. The hospital is equipped to deal with routine care, as well as a broad range of medical and surgical cases.
One of our goals is to remain up to date on the new advances in veterinary medicine. To that end, we attend weekly meetings with board certified specialists to discuss new developments in the field and review on going cases. We also attend monthly seminars and week long national conferences in addition to keeping up with several journals.
Moraga Veterinary Hospital knows the importance of staying connected with the community. We donate extensively to local schools and community programs. In the past Dr. Bill Kidd has received awards and recognition from animal welfare groups for volunteer services the hospital has provided.
Providing good medical care is important to us but it’s not much use unless clients can afford the care. One of our goals is to assure our patients get the best care that veterinary medicine has to offer and not have expense be a limiting factor. Invariably we all have different budgets and different feeling about our pets. We recognize it’s our job to do the very best for our patients within the limitations caretakers might place on us. We welcome open discussion regarding fees and efforts are made to accommodate people’s limitations.