About Our Business:
CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic started in 1999 after first looking for
a location in Truckee, CA for a property for an animal hospital. At the time the
only location the newly incorporated town permitted for veterinary facilities was
the ground beneath railroad tracks running through the town. Motivated at
starting a service that would offer routine small animal medical care and
experienced veterinary emergency care for pet owners within the greater Tahoe
Basin Area, we designed and purchased a 26' long clinic designed specifically for
CritterCare's unique mobile facility came equipped with the ability to x-ray
patients, safely anesthetize animal's to repair lacerations, remove porcupine
quills, and perform more extensive surgical procedures, such as: spaying and
neutering or exploratory surgeries.
About Bruce A. Hartzell, D.V.M.
Graduating from the University of
California, Davis School of Veterinary
Medicine in 1980, Bruce started
practicing small animal veterinary
medicine in East San Francisco Bay Area.
After initial gaining experience, he spent
the next 18 years working at small animal veterinary emergency clinic in
Dublin, CA. Serving clients in the communities from Danville south down to
Fremont and Tracy west to Castro Valley, Dr. Hartzell treated emergencies
ranging from poisoning cases to extreme trauma 'hit-by-car' injuries.
After years of experience at the emergency clinic Dr. Hartzell's primary
veterinary interests are in diagnosing complicated internal veterinary
medicine cases. His expertise includes the ability to convey difficult medical
issues to pet owners thereby allowing them to make informed decisions about
the care of their animals. His guidance to his clients ensures they make their
decisions based on knowledge and understanding that best fits their needs.
Beginning in summer of 1998 he and his wife, Cindy began searching for a
location where they could bring their skills to those needing veterinary
assistance. In 1999 they moved to the Truckee area and later that same year
their business CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic was launched.
About Cindy Hartzell
Growing up in Fremont, CA, Cindy after
years at Seoul Golf Course, Cindy started
her career working for a large animal
veterinary in Livermore, CA. Acting as both
his assistance and office manager, she
gained veterinary skills and years of
experience before joining her husband, Bruce
in their quest to bring quality pet care to the
mountain community in which they chose to
make their home.
In addition to assisting Dr. Hartzell in treatments and veterinary surgeries,
Cindy manages all the ordering, stocking of supplies, booking appointments,
answering client's questions, and handling the clinic's bookkeeping
Budgeting her time between veterinary medicine, she has successfully raised
their three fabulous children in helping them achieving their dreams and goals.
Over the past decade, Cindy has expanded her interests and now successfully
guides two of her other businesses that serve others who are seeking
empowerment and clearer understanding of themselves and their pet
companions. She is the founder and creative force behind HeartSoul Horses
Helping Humans and HeartSoul Natural Animal Communication.
Both of these business serve not only the local Tahoe-Truckee communities but
have gained a large growing following within the United States and beyond.
Committed to bringing humanity closer to a greater compassion and
understanding of their relationship to their animals is a great asset in having
her a part of CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic.
Bruce's interest also extend beyond the world of veterinary medicine. When
allow to step outside the world of pet care he hops on his Harley-Davisson
Road King motorcycle and captures the wonders of the western states
through images on Canon cameras.
He enjoys a second career as a freelance writer and has recently completed
his non-fiction book about a dog's assessment of living life on the planet with
a pack of humans. When Dogs Dance with Dinosaurs will be published
soon for the enjoyment and insights gained by its readers.
He recently established a pet portrait company to allow pet owners the
opportunity to uniquely memorialize their pet companions in customized
images capturing their pet's spirit. Examples of his work can be seen at
Hartzell Media Pet Portraits.
|CritterCare Mobile Veterinary Clinic
PO Box 2371
11145 Thelin Drive
Truckee, CA 96160
(530) 550-8661 [Fax]
|Copyright © 2011 CritterCare Veterinary Inc.