The Beginning of
Since 1959, Central Veterinary Hospital has strived to bring excellent medicine and surgery as well as a gentle, compassionate touch to the pets entrusted to us. The hospital was founded under the leadership of Dr. W. S. Bentham, which later continued under his son, the late Dr. W. H. Bentham.
Today, we keep many of the same goals and expectations of the founders in mind as we service the Fremont community. We believe that quality medicine is best achieved when a family mindset fosters our expectations of service for our clients and team.
The doctors and staff at Central Veterinary Hospital regularly receive training in the latest anesthetics, medications and techniques to provide your pet with the most comprehensive, professional and individual care possible. We take a proactive approach to all our care including surgery; providing appropriate medication before, during and after every procedure. When it’s time for your pet to go home, you will receive personal home-care instructions and any necessary medication to help ensure a restful recovery.
Dr. Victoria Bruno
Veterinary Degree (DVM): UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Completed DVM in 1988.
Dr. Bruno is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Pittsburg, California. She has a special interest in routine and emergency cases and enjoys the aspects of dermatology and the care of senior animals. She has been an Associate Veterinarian at Central Veterinary Hospital for 33 years. In her spare time, Dr. Bruno enjoys gardening in her tropical yard, gourmet cooking, visiting tropical areas and spending time at the beach in Half Moon Bay. She shares her home with her soulmate dog Edward.
Dr. James Dunlap
Veterinary Degree (DVM): Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Completed DVM in 1999.
Dr. Dunlap has a special interest in general practice which includes cats, dogs and small mammals. In his spare time, Dr. Dunlap enjoys gardening and hiking. He and his wife, Anne, share their home with three cats Penny, Squirt and Hobbes.
Dr. Shazia Jolissaint
DVM, WFF, CPH
Veterinary Degree (DVM): Western University of Health Sciences. Completed DVM in 2016.
Master of Science: Public Health, University of Minnesota. Completed in 2019.
Certificates: Canine and Feline Whole Food Formulation (2016), Public Health (2019).
Dr. Jolissaint brings integrative medicine to the practice. Formally trained in classical veterinary homeopathy, traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and whole food nutritional therapy, she is able to bring a holistic perspective to her patient care. She shares her home with her husband, two kids, two kitties, two leopard geckos and her chinchilla.
Dr. Yogita Sharma
Veterinary Degree (DVM): Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. Completed DVM in 2017.
Dr. Sharma has a special interest in companion animals, specifically dogs and cats, as well as ER, Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Sharma enjoys attending her church fellowship, exercising and spending time with her family and friends, especially her two nieces and two nephews.