MEET OUR HOSPITAL DIRECTOR
Since the Bay Area was his origin it was a given that W.H. Bentham would return to Fremont after his graduation from the School of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 1960. Here he joined his father who had been practicing at Central Veterinary Hospital in Fremont since 1959. Dr. Bentham has been at this location continuously for over 40 years, where he initiated the concept of 24-hour care for hospitalized pets in the area. Primary interests in pet medicine include; surgery, dermatology, and pet weight control.
Dr. Bentham has an avid interest in horses, especially in the sport of endurance riding of 50-100 miles. As past president of the American Ride Conference, a National organization dedicated to the sport, he continues to ride, judge, and evaluate horses in competition and on trail rides. When not on a horse he enjoys history, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
As Director of Central Veterinary Hospital, he wants to continue the historic tradition to provide the most compassionate medical care for our clients.
Dr. James Dunlap
Dr. James Dunlap is originally from South of Buffalo in Western New York. He grew up on a small farm with beef cattle, dogs, cats, and there acquired his passion and love for animals.
He graduated from Cornell University in New York with a B.S. in 1995 and Iowa State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery at Central Veterinary Hospital since August of 1999. Doctor Dunlap sees small animals including cats, dogs, rabbits and small mammals.
Outside of the hospital environment his interests include reading, hiking, and gardening. He is married to a wonderful woman named Anne, and has two cats named Duncan and Toady.
Dr. Victoria Bruno
Dr. Victoria Bruno is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Pittsburg, California. She graduated from UC Davis in 1983 as a Regent’s Scholar with a summa cum laude degree in Biological Sciences. She chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine because it combined her passions for medicine, diagnostics, and animals. She attended the UC Davis Veterinary School and graduated in 1988. She has served on the Small Animal Veterinary Medial Association, the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights, and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Dr. Bruno has been working the swing shift at Central Veterinary Hospital for over twenty years. She finds
the routine and emergency cases rewarding and challenging. Her mission statement is to provide the same care and options to all of her patients as she would hope another veterinarian would provide for her own sick or injured pets. She firmly believes that it is of utmost importance to educate clients about every aspect of their pet’s condition so that the best choice can be made for the pet. Her professional interests include mastering the art of medical diagnostics and performing soft tissue surgical procedures of dogs and cats. She especially enjoys the aspects of dermatology and the care of senior animals. She is the lead veterinarian for the San Francisco Bay Area Scottish Terrier Club.
Dr. Bruno’s personal interests include gardening in her tropical yard, gourmet cooking, visiting tropical areas, remodeling her home, and spending time at the beach in Half Moon Bay whenever she can. She shares her life in Fremont with three dogs, multiple koi fish in her backyard pond, and many diverse salt water fish in her reef aquarium.
Dr. Richard Warehime is originally from eastern Kansas. He grew up mostly in Kansas City, Kansas and moved back to his town of birth, Manhattan, where he received his B.S. from Kansas State University and his DVM in 1974. He has practiced in the Bay Area ever since, settling in South San Francisco for the last 30 years. Since August, 2005 he has commuted three days a week to Central Veterinary Hospital, finding the professional environment and the camaraderie well worth the commute. He still holds his position at the Colma Animal Hospital.
At home he spends time with his wife, Claudine, of twenty-eight years, getting out and enjoying the blessings we have in Central and Northern California. His son, Mark, recently married so his four cats, Rocco, Asterix, Daisy, and Shadow now help fill in.
Dr. Tane Marie McKee
Dr. McKee is a 1990 graduate from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. She is originally from a small steel-mill town in the Northwest part of Illinois. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1985 graduating with Honors. While at the University of Illinois, she worked in a Dairy Biochemistry Lab. She also worked in the Immunology Lab during veterinary school.
Before moving to the Bay Area in the autumn of 1996, Dr. McKee worked in a suburb of Chicago for 2 years and a suburb of Detroit for 3 1/2 years.
With regards to practice, she has a passion for emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and she also will treat pocket pets.
Dr. McKee also has an affinity for terrier breeds. She has always had Wire Fox Terriers. Other terrier breeds she currently has or has had are Cairn, Irish and Parson Russell Terriers. She generally is the pet-mom of 2 to 3 dogs and 1 to 2 cats at a time. All of her pets are rescued and most of them have some sort of special need.
Outside of work Dr. McKee likes hiking, cross country skiing, nature photography, cooking, baking, enjoying the ethnic diversity of dining in the Bay Area, playing three musical instruments, and getting together with friends.
DR. BILL RIVERS
We are very pleased to have Dr. Bill Rivers as our consulting radiologist. Dr. Rivers graduated from the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and, after an internship with Dr. Steven Ettinger in Los Angeles the following year, he practiced general small animal medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years. Dr. Rivers then completed specialty training and a PhD in Radiology from the University of Minnesota. He became board-certified as a specialist in Veterinary Radiology by the American College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After being on staff at two veterinary schools and a private specialty practice, he established his Bay Area Consulting practice in 1989.
Dr. Rivers performs the more complicated ultrasound examinations on our patients and helps us interpret our more complicated x-ray studies on our patients. His extensive training and experience helps us to provide the highest level of care for our patients.