Our Doctors

Dr. Manprit Buttar

Dr. Buttar has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 1998 and in the Bay Area since 2006. Before moving to Bay area he practiced in Michigan, Ontario, Alberta and India.

He completed his B.V.Sc (Veterinary Medicine) in 1998 in India, and after working there for more than 3 years, moved to Canada. He completed his ECFVG requirements in Canada (University of Guelph) and USA (Tuskegee). He practiced in Canada until 2004 before moving permanently to the United States.

He has special interest in Internal Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery and Dentistry. He is also experienced to handle pet emergency procedures. He has more than 21 years of experience handling surgeries, dentistry and veterinary emergencies.

He lives in Marin with his wife, daughter, dog, and cat. In his free time he likes spending time with his pets and family. He also enjoys traveling, jogging, and skiing.

He looks forward to serving the community of El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, El Sobrante, San Pablo, other parts of East Bay and Bay area in general.

Dr. Heather Kriensky

Dr. Kriensky will be joining the El Cerrito Veterinarian team on November 1, 2019!

Dr. Heather Kriensky, a native Californian, obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, then went on to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997 from UC Davis.

She enjoys family time, hiking, traveling, watching classic movies, and eating her husband Boon’s gourmet cooking. Her pets include her beloved Shih Tzu Brunswick, rescued as a puppy, now 14 years old and kitty Thelma who was dumped as a newborn with her siblings and hand raised by Dr. Kriensky. She is thriving at 17 years old now.

As a veterinarian, she is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of her patients, instilling trust and confidence in her clients. She provides thorough evaluations and explanations to help guide clients to make the best possible decisions for their pets.