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Best Veterinarians in Sacramento, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sacramento 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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Citrus Heights, CA 95610

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4.0 (99)

Why choose this provider?

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.

Antelope, CA 95843

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3.9 (79)
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4.0 (66)
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4.4 (56)

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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.

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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4.7 (7)
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3.5 (6)

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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.

Roseville, CA 95661

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4.0 (169)

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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.

Sacramento, CA 95841

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4.5 (80)
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4.9 (57)

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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.

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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3.5 (82)
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5.0 (59)
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3.5 (40)

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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.

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.

Orangevale, CA 95662

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3.5 (19)
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4.0 (2)

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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.

Sacramento, CA 95819

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4.5 (159)

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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.

Citrus Heights, CA 95610

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3.5 (100)

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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.

Sacramento, CA 95825

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4.5 (101)

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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.

Sacramento, CA 95811

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4.0 (159)

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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.

Sacramento, CA 95825

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4.0 (63)
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4.5 (10)

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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.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Sylvan Corners Pet Hospital
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital
Antelope, CA 95843
Sacramento Veterinary Dental Services
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
MarQueen Pet Emergency & Specialty
Roseville, CA 95661
Foothill Farms Veterinary Hospital
Sacramento, CA 95841
Cordova Veterinary Hospital
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
River City Cat Clinic
Sacramento, CA 95818
Dr. Jyl's Veterinary Hospital and Mobile Veterinary Service
Orangevale, CA 95662
Sacramento Animal Hospital
Sacramento, CA 95819
All About Pets
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Arden Animal Hospital
Sacramento, CA 95825
Midtown Animal Hospital
Sacramento, CA 95811
Campus Commons Pet Hospital
Sacramento, CA 95825

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.