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Best Veterinarians in Stockton

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Stockton 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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Ripon, CA 95366

Why choose this provider?

Ripon Veterinary Hospital is a Ripon facility that has been serving clients and their pets for over 31 years. The facility serves Manteca, Lodi, Salida, Merced, Livermore, Escalon, Modesto, Turlock, Ceres, Tracy, Oakdale, and other areas. Services include exams, kitten and puppy plans, vaccinations, boarding, nutrition consultation, dental care, surgeries including spay and neuter, radiographs, laser therapy, and euthanasia. Ripon Veterinary Hospital also provides food and has an in-house lab.

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4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (43)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (13)

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Modesto, CA 95357

Why choose this provider?

Animal Dermatology & Allergy is a Modesto clinic that has been treating horses, cats, dogs, and other pets with ear and skin diseases. The clinic has four locations and services include skin biopsy, skin culture, allergy testing, immunotherapy, laser surgery, and video otoscopy. The doctors can help pets with ear and skin infections, staph infections, undiagnosed skin conditions, autoimmune skin disease, and allergies. Andrea Cannon, DVM, DACVD started the practice over 19 years ago.

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4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (88)

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Modesto, CA 95350

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Standiford Veterinary Center is a Modesto facility that has been serving clients for over 34 years. Services include exams, puppy and kitten plans, boarding, vaccinations, spay and neuter, radiographs, nutrition consultation, surgery, and dental care. Standiford Veterinary Center has an in-house laboratory and an online pharmacy. Dr. Gary Lattig is on the Board of Veterinary Emergency Clinic Inc. and is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Standiford Veterinary Center received the 2012 Bee Readers’ Choice Awards. Clients remark on their service and the cleanliness of the building.

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3.8
Google
3.9 / 5 (324)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (191)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (182)

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Lodi, CA 95240

Why choose this provider?

Lodi Veterinary Hospital is a facility that serves clients and their cats, dogs, and rabbits in Stockton, Lockeford, Galt, and Lodi. Services include physical exams, vaccinations, in-house diagnostics, surgery, dental services, and pharmaceutical services. Lodi Veterinary Hospital has an in-house pharmacy. Elaine M. Dornton, DVM has been running the clinic for over 16 years and has been practicing for more than 34 years. Clients appreciate their compassion, honesty, and reasonable prices.

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4.2
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (39)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)

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3.8
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Elk Grove, CA 95624

Why choose this provider?

Grantline Veterinary Hospital is an Elk Grove facility that has been serving clients for over 32 years. Services include wellness examinations, surgery, micro chipping, vaccinations, boarding services, nutritional and dietary consultations, dentistry, diagnostic ultrasonography, and puppy and kitten wellness packages. Grantline Veterinary Hospital has on-site radiology, provides pet supplies, and an in-hospital and online pharmacy. The facility will help clients file insurance claims and has a veterinarian on call for emergencies.

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3.9
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (53)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (6)

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5.0
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Stockton, CA 95207

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Rosemarie Pet Hospital is a Stockton full-service hospital that provides care for routine and emergency care, and has been serving clients and their pets for over 10 years. The hospital offers medical, dental, and surgical care to dogs, cats, and other animals including wellness care. The hospital can recommend veterinarians for emergency after hours care. Rosemarie Pet Hospital has an in-house pharmacy.

Reputation:

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3.0
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (98)

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Modesto, CA 95358

Why choose this provider?

Crows Landing Road Veterinary Clinic is a Modesto clinic that has been serving clients for over 43 years. The clinic treats a variety of animals such as reptiles, small farm animals, rabbits, birds, pocket pets, cats, and dogs. Services include general surgery, wellness and preventive medicine, examinations, vaccinations, x-ray services, boarding, grooming, dietary and nutritional counseling, and complete dental care.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (21)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (2)

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Stockton, CA 95204

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West Lane Pet Hospital is a Stockton hospital that has been serving Lodi, Weston Ranch, Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp, Tracy, and other areas for over 44 years. The hospital has x-rays, in-house blood work, exam rooms, surgery, and ultrasound. Services include dental cleaning, micro chipping, vaccinations, grooming, spay and neuter surgery, flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, pet boarding, and bone surgery. West Lane Pet Hospital also provides prescription foods and medicine. Dr. Navdeep Bajwa is a licensed veterinarian. Clients appreciate their friendliness, caring, and patience.

Reputation:

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (52)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (4)

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Elk Grove, CA 95758

Why choose this provider?

Laguna Creek Veterinary Hospital is an Elk Grove family-owned and operated clinic that has been serving clients for over 23 years. Services include radiology and imaging services, diagnostic and therapeutic services, surgical services, dentistry, behavior counseling, anesthesia, electrocardiography services, flea control programs, dietary counseling, bathing, and emergency care. Laguna Creek Veterinary Hospital has a pharmacy and an in-house laboratory. Owner Dr. Purewal is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Van Doren has over eight years of experience. Clients remark on their patience, service, and professionalism.

Reputation:

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4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (631)

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Stockton, CA 95209

Why choose this provider?

Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital is a Stockton facility that treats many kinds of animals for routine and emergency care. Services include examinations, surgery, grooming, vaccinations, boarding, dental care, radiology, laboratory, and dietary planning. Dr. Gurpreet Singh is an associate veterinarian at the hospital and has over 16 years of practice in Stockton. Dr. Bethany Jackson is a board certified veterinary cardiologist and Dr. Connie Hung is an associate veterinarian whose focus is in small animal medicine. Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Reputation:

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4.1
Google
4.4 / 5 (341)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (187)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Modesto, CA 95357

Why choose this provider?

Sylvan Veterinary Hospital is a Modesto hospital that serves Oakdale, Riverbank, East Modesto, and Stanislaus County. Services include laboratory diagnostics, general pet wellness, pet dental care, advanced veterinary surgery, pet nutritional counseling, and artificial insemination. Specialty services include class 4 laser therapy, laparoscopic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and fertility services. Sylvan Veterinary Hospital is an AAHA-accredited pet hospital and has won several Bee Readers’ Choice Awards. Clients appreciate the friendly and compassionate staff.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (129)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (45)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Stockton, CA 95206

Why choose this provider?

California Dog & Cat Hospital is a Stockton facility that has been providing routine and emergency care for pets for over 26 years. Dr. Jae Kim is a licensed veterinarian and provides surgical, dental, and medical services to dogs and cats. California Dog & Cat Hospital also offers boarding services and pet grooming.

Reputation:

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (83)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Lodi, CA 95240

Why choose this provider?

Arbor Pet Clinic is a Lodi facility that provides care for ferrets, reptiles, cats, dogs, pocket pets, and birds, and serves Modesto, the Bay Area, Sacramento, Lodi, and surrounding areas. Services include exams and consultations, dental, vaccinations, surgery, preventive care, nutritional counseling, diagnostics, and micro chipping. Arbor Pet Clinic has an on-site pharmacy. Owner Dr. Richard Turner is the chief veterinarian and he treats all kinds of animals. Clients appreciate their thoroughness, professionalism, and compassion.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (53)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
4.5
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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.

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