Eric Barchas

Eric Barchas, DVM is a veterinarian who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has special interests in small animal internal medicine, emergency medicine, dentistry, hospice and wellness. An avid traveler, he has studied lions in Botswana and salmon in southern Chile.

Dr. Barchas is the resident veterinarian of Dogster and Catster. Since May of 2005, he has provided insightful and thoughtful answers to questions from members. His professional advice has added greatly to the wealth of pet health information on and

He currently works as a full time emergency veterinarian in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He spends his spare time traveling, camping, playing tennis, and working on his blog and his website.  He fantasizes continuously about his next epic overseas adventure.