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Best Veterinarians in San Jose, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Jose Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Saratoga, CA 95070

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4.0 (73)
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4.7 (19)

Why choose this provider?

At Saratoga Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Satwinder Bajwa, DVM, and Dr. Jatinderpal Chahal, DVM, provide San Jose Metro pets with an array of healthcare services. The clinic’s dog and cat visitors can receive urgent and emergency care as well as specialized surgical treatments.

San Jose, CA 95133

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4.5 (352)
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4.8 (23)

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At San Jose Animal Hospital, five veterinary doctors work together to provide San Jose’s canine and feline residents with medical care. Three of the staff veterinarians, Dr. Mark Doty, Dr. Cynthia Tao, and Dr. Megan Bystrom, are extensively trained and experienced in veterinary surgery. They can perform routine surgeries, such as spaying and neutering, as well as more advanced surgical procedures, including ACL repairs, bladder stone surgeries, caesarean sections, and skin tumor removals.

San Jose, CA 95126

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4.0 (139)
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4.8 (17)

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For more than three decades, Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic has been serving San Jose Metro region families from all parts of the city and its suburbs. With a selection of healthcare services that includes dental care, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and flea control, Dr. Penelope Bowden, Dr. Emily Seymour, and Dr. Kevin Nagel can help cats and dogs suffering from a broad array of health issues.

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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5.0 (41)
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5.0 (5)

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Dr. Maria Kuty Housecall Veterinarian delivers pet healthcare directly to households in San Jose and elsewhere in the Silicon Valley. Based in Santa Cruz, Dr. Kuty performs preventive care such as exams and vaccinations, pain management, and acupuncture. Families seeking end-of-life service for a terminally ill pet can request Dr. Maria Kuty Housecall Veterinarian’s compassionate euthanasia option.

San Jose, CA 95118

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4.5 (236)

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At Pinnacle Animal Hospital, feline and canine patients from the greater San Jose community can receive a variety of veterinary medical services. The practice is American Animal Hospital Association accredited, and was the first practice in San Jose to receive Cat Friendly certification from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. At Pinnacle Animal Hospital, veterinarians and staff focus particularly on providing dogs and cats with a low-stress environment.

Milpitas, CA 95035

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4.0 (253)

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Parktown Veterinary Clinic is an animal hospital in Milpitas, whose staff includes Dr. Amy Long Goulart, Dr. Nate Fichtenberg, and Dr. Cheryl Thur. The doctors can handle emergency cases, in addition to providing preventive, surgical, and dental care. Parktown Veterinary Clinic is American Animal Hospital Association accredited, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners has designated it as a Cat Friendly Practice.

San Jose, CA 95136

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3.5 (95)
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4.7 (17)

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Acacia Pet Clinic gives medical and dental treatment options to pet owners in the greater San Jose community. The veterinary team performs general wellness checkups, immunizations, microchipping, and other routine procedures. Among the practice’s laboratory tests are blood analysis, fungal and bacterial infection tests, and microscopic checks for parasites in a pet’s blood or feces.

San Jose, CA 95129

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4.7 (12)

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West Valley Pet Clinic & Avian Medical Group, a San Jose veterinary office, accepts a variety of patients, from dogs and cats to birds, pocket pets, frogs, and reptiles. Doctors Aleisha Nesset, DVM and Megan Armor, DVM practice general surgery, dermatology, and routine wellness care for mammalian patients. Dr. Valerie Brons, MRCVS, who received her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in London, is the practice’s expert on treating birds and pocket pets.

San Jose, CA 95124

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4.0 (96)
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4.7 (26)

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Camden Pet Hospital, a San Jose animal healthcare clinic, can help pets from the city and its suburbs who need wellness exams, vaccinations, and surgical care. Additionally, Camden Pet Hospital, which is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, is a 24/7 emergency and critical care provider.

Cupertino, CA 95014

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4.0 (74)
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5.0 (12)

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At Cupertino Animal Hospital, a team of veterinarians, assistants, and technicians works to provide San Jose Metro pets with services such as surgical care, dentistry, boarding, and pain management. Dr. Munir Kureshi, DVM, a graduate of Bombay Veterinary College, assumed ownership of Cupertino Animal Hospital in 1994. He was the first Silicon Valley veterinary surgeon to practice laser surgery.

Mountain View, CA 94040

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3.0 (195)

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Alta View Animal Hospital, founded in Mountain View in 1956, Dr. Paul Ghumman and his staff give medical care to dogs and cats from San Jose and other nearby municipalities. The practice gets high marks from pet owners, who appreciate the friendliness and compassion of Dr. Ghumman and his qualified staff members.

Los Altos, CA 94022

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3.5 (684)
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5.0 (1)

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Adobe Animal Hospital, which opened in Los Altos in 1964, is a veterinary clinic treating pets from San Jose and other nearby cities. The large team, which consists of more than two dozen veterinary doctors, performs surgical, diagnostic, and dental procedures. Notably, Adobe Animal Hospital is available for emergencies 24/7, with at least one veterinarian always on-duty. It has received accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.

San Jose, CA 95138

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3.5 (139)
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4.1 (16)

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At Canyon Creek Pet Hospital, a veterinary medical center in San Jose, Silicon Valley area cats and dogs receive preventive treatments as well as surgical care. The office site includes a radiology department, a surgical suite, kennels, and a critical care ward. Veterinarians Baljit S. Chahal, DVM and Iqvinder S. Gill, DVM both graduated from the Punjab Agricultural University College of Veterinary Science.

Campbell, CA 95008

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4.0 (244)
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4.9 (28)

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Reed Animal Hospital, in Campbell, serves feline and canine patients from San Jose and other nearby municipalities. Dr. David Reed, the practice’s owner, has been a practicing vet since he graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, more than four decades ago. Alongside his colleagues Dr. Shari Johnson, Dr. Lynn Vieyra, Dr. Amy Eberle, and Dr. Mike Armer, Dr. Reed performs routine, emergency, surgical, and pain management procedures. Families with aging or ailing pets can take advantage of the clinic’s special needs daycare and boarding services.

Milpitas, CA 95035

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4.0 (387)
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4.7 (17)

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Tama Veterinary Hospital, based in Milpitas, is an animal clinic with an array of medical and dental service options. Dr. Emmanuel Tama Mumah, DVM, who owns the clinic, is highly experienced in orthopedic surgical techniques, as well as internal medicine, laser surgery, dermatology, and diagnostic imaging. The doctor is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, and his practice bears an accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.

San Jose, CA 95123

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3.0 (150)
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4.1 (9)

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Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital is the private practice of San Jose veterinarian Dr. Garry Bath, a 21-year veteran of the profession. Dr. Bath and his staff perform laser therapy, vaccinations, internal medicine, flea prevention treatments, and dental care. Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital bears accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Saratoga Veterinary Hospital
San Jose Animal Hospital
Lincoln Avenue Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Maria Kuty Housecall Veterinarian
Pinnacle Animal Hospital
Parktown Veterinary Clinic
Acacia Pet Clinic
West Valley Pet Clinic & Avian Medical Group
Camden Pet Hospital
Cupertino Animal Hospital
Alta View Animal Hospital
Adobe Animal Hospital
Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
Reed Animal Hospital
Tama Veterinary Hospital
Bloom Plaza Animal Hospital

FAQs

  • 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.