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The Vets

Sacramento, CA 95814
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The Vets is a tech-enabled, mobile veterinary practice serving clients in Sacramento and other major cities across the U.S. Its team provides various pet care solutions, such as wellness examinations, vaccinations, and microchipping services. For animals that are sick, same-day or next-day visits are available. The staff also performs blood testing, skin scraping, and urinalysis and assists with securing health travel certificates. The Vets comprises over 125 employees, including pet specialists reachable by phone or email after regular work hours to advise pet owners.

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All About Pets

Citrus Heights, CA 95610
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All About Pets, in Citrus Heights, is a private veterinary practice owned and led by Dr. Lynda Zucca. Dr. Zucca, who graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, works with not just dogs and cats but also reptiles, pocket pets, and regional wildlife, including owls and bats. All About Pets is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

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3.9

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Arden Animal Hospital

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Arden Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic in Sacramento serving pets from in and around the city. Companion animals visiting the clinic can receive vaccines and general pet wellness care. The facility provides boarding and has specialized service options for puppies and kitties as well as elderly pets.

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4.5

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Badger Creek Veterinary Clinic

Wilton, CA 95693
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Badger Creek Veterinary Clinic, next to the Hunter Stallion Station in Wilton, is a veterinary clinic that provides health care services to cats and dogs. Dr. Robert Hunter, who owns and operates the practice, works alongside Dr. Jill Jackson to provide treatment options for small animals. Services include general wellness checkups, vaccines, spaying and neutering, internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Boarding is available.

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Campus Commons Pet Hospital

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Campus Commons Pet Hospital, based in Sacramento, is a veterinary office with a range of treatment services for the area’s cats and dogs. The staff veterinarians’ areas of focus are orthopedic and spinal surgeries, digital radiology and ultrasound, laser therapy and nutritional guidance, and pet dentistry, as well as general wellness services such as vaccines and flea prevention. Dr. Robert Richardson, who has been practicing since 1975, leads the practice alongside his new colleague Dr. Valerie Patton, who has more than 20 years of professional experience.

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Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital

Antelope, CA 95843
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Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital, an animal hospital based in Antelope, provides emergency treatments, preventive medical care, and dental care to pets in the Sacramento Metro area. Additionally, Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital includes kennels where pet owners can leave their companion animals under professional supervision.

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Cordova Veterinary Hospital

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Cordova Veterinary Hospital, a Rancho Cordova animal care provider, has treated pets from the Sacramento Metro area for more than half a century. The facility is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which continually evaluates veterinary medical centers for compliance with its high ethical and quality standards. Veterinarians on staff perform physical exams, ultrasounds, laser therapies, and end-of-life care. Additionally, they provide preventive wellness plans and pet dental care.

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Dr. Jyl's Veterinary Hospital and Mobile Veterinary Service

Orangevale, CA 95662
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Dr. Jyl's Veterinary Hospital and Mobile Veterinary Service, based in Orangevale, treats domestic, farm, and exotic animals throughout the Sacramento Metro. Dr. Jyl Rubin is a licensed Animal Technician, who went on to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to treating patients at the Orangevale facility, Dr. Rubin uses a mobile veterinary vehicle that allows her to help pets at their homes. Services are only available to homes within a 15-mile radius of the Orangevale facility.

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Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital

Sacramento, CA 95841
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Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital, founded in Sacramento in 1963, treats pets from the city and its suburbs. Among the clinic’s services are acupuncture, dental care, laser therapy, microchipping, pain management, parasite control, surgery, and radiology. Boarding, grooming, and bathing arealso available.

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MarQueen Pet Emergency & Specialty

Roseville, CA 95661
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MarQueen Pet Emergency & Specialty is a veterinary clinic located in Roseville, providing Sacramento area pets with 24-hour emergency care. The staff includes board-certified specialists and licensed technicians who, besides emergency care, are experienced in cardiology, surgery, internal medicine, and oncology. Acupuncture, cold laser therapy, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and digital radiology are available.

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Midtown Animal Hospital

Sacramento, CA 95811
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Midtown Animal Hospital, in Sacramento, has treated the area’s companion animals for more than 50 years. Veterinarians at the facility provide preventative care for younger pets, early detection and treatment for older pets, and a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments. The practice emphasizes client education. Staff members advise a pet’s human family members about feeding and training methods to prevent future illness.

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River City Cat Clinic

Sacramento, CA 95818
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River City Cat Clinic, in Sacramento, is a cat-only veterinary hospital that was founded in 1972. The clinic is affiliated with the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the California Veterinary Medical Association. Feline patients can go to River City Cat Clinic for emergency treatment, vaccinations, surgery, dentistry, imaging-based diagnosis, and pharmaceuticals. Staff specialists also provide dietary counseling and behavioral counseling.

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Sacramento Animal Hospital

Sacramento, CA 95819
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For more than seven decades, Sacramento Animal Hospital has provided the city and the surrounding areas with pet health care service options. The American Animal Hospital Association accredited medical center provides cats and dogs with surgical procedures, laser therapies, and dental procedures.

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Sacramento Veterinary Dental Services

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Sacramento Veterinary Dental Services is a veterinary care provider in Rancho Cordova that exclusively provides dental care. The facility is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association. General veterinary practitioners in the Sacramento area often refer their clients to Dr. Melissa Gates and Dr. Jamie Anderson, Sacramento Veterinary Dental Services’ veterinary dental professionals.

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Sylvan Corners Pet Hospital

Citrus Heights, CA 95610
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Sylvan Corners Pet Hospital, established in Citrus Heights in 1975, has provided veterinary care options to nonhuman animals in the greater Sacramento community. Veterinary surgeons on staff can spay and neuter, and perform other veterinary surgical procedures. Additionally, Sylvan Corners Pet Hospital offers grooming and boarding services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.

How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

How often should my pets be vaccinated?

In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

Why is my dog dragging his butt on the ground?

Dogs drag their rear ends on the floor for a number of reasons, including clogged anal sacs, intestinal parasites, and food allergies. Some groomers express a dog's anal glands manually, which is often unnecessary and can cause irritation that leads to scooting. If you notice frequent scooting, contact a veterinarian to figure out the cause.

What is a brachycephalic breed?

Brachycephalic animals are prone to obstructive breathing due to the short muzzles and flattened faces they were bred to have. Common brachycephalic breeds are the pug, French and English bulldogs, Boston terrier, Pekingese, shih tzu, boxer, and bull mastiff. Brachycephaly can occur in cats such as the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese breeds, and in rabbits such as Netherland Dwarfs and Holland Lops.

When do I switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food?

For puppies, it depends on the dog's breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered ready for adult food around 18-24 months of age. Large breeds take a bit longer to mature. Toy breeds can reach their adult size in as little as 10 months. Cats should be transitioned to adult food when they're around 12 months old.

Should I declaw my cat?

It can be tempting to declaw a cat to stop it from scratching your furniture, but it's a medically unnecessary procedure that does the animal more harm than good. Declawing can cause paw and back pain, lameness, tissue necrosis, and discomfort when using the litter box. Better alternatives include keeping your pet's nails trimmed and providing scratching posts around your home.

We just found a stray pet. What should I do?

The pet may already belong to someone, so check for a collar and tags, or have it scanned for a microchip at your local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Many people who lose a pet will look for it at nearby shelters, so consider leaving the animal there to give the owner a better chance of finding it.

Are dogs color blind?

Dogs don't see in black and white, but they're unable to recognize many of the colors that humans can. The colors they can see best are blue, yellow, and combinations of these shades. Objects that are green, orange, and red appear to be dull brown or gray through a dog's eyes.

What degree do you need to be a veterinarian?

In the United States, vets must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree to practice. Some choose a dual DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/M.S. program, and others opt for specialty training after earning their degree. Becoming a veterinarian takes about four years of undergraduate education and four years to complete a DVM or VMD program.

How do you become a registered veterinary technician?

Veterinary technician requirements vary by state. Most vet technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited two-year associate or four-year bachelor's program and pass the VTME exam. Some states have alternate paths to credentialing, such as passing a certification exam at a specialist academy.

What do veterinary assistants do?

Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

What do veterinary technicians do?

Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

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