At Sylvan Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the pets and people we serve. Clients come to us from East Modesto, Riverbank, Oakdale, and throughout Stanislaus County because they know that nothing matters more to us than ensuring the health and happiness of their pets.
We have been honored to receive numerous Bee Readers’ Choice Awards, as it shows that our commitment to outstanding care is valued by the Modesto community. If you would like to learn more about our veterinarians, staff, and facility, you have come to the right place. We hope to see you and your pet soon!
Veterinarians—Advances in veterinary medicine are constantly being made, so staying informed about the latest treatments and techniques is essential. Our veterinarians are continually educating themselves, not only through coursework, but also through roundtables with experts who are brought in to our hospital.
Thanks to this training, we are able to provide specialty care to those pets that require it. From laparoscopic and orthopedic surgery to cold laser therapy and advanced pet dental procedures, our veterinarians provide pet patients with pain relief and enhanced healing, while taking every precaution to ensure their comfort and safety.
Veterinary Staff—Our friendly veterinary staff treats pet patients like family. Our registered veterinary technicians are skilled and dedicated pet nurses who will stay by your pet’s side throughout his or her procedure. In addition, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We will work with you to provide your pet with the best of care.
Hospital Facility—Our commitment to quality extends to all aspects of our facility. As an AAHA-accredited pet hospital, we are regularly inspected to confirm that our veterinary clinic meets more than 900 rigorous standards. These cover everything from anesthesiology, veterinary emergency services, and exam facilities to our laboratory, pet pharmacy, and veterinary surgery suites. It’s one more way that we ensure your pet receives the level of care he or she deserves.
Community Involvement—The veterinarians and staff at Sylvan Veterinary Hospital are extremely pleased to be a part of the East Modesto community. In order to support the wonderful pets and people in the area, we provide veterinary care for many of our local guide dogs. We are also proud sponsors of a Modesto search and rescue dog and are heavily involved in the Enoch High School veterinary science program, giving students on-the-job pet health experience through job shadowing.
In addition, we work with local feline and canine rescue groups by providing veterinary services and promoting pet adoptions. If you are ready to add a new pet to your family, please visit our adoption center!
American Animal Hospital Association’s process of accreditation is similar to what human hospitals go through.
Just wanted to let you know that Allie is doing great after Lap Spay on 4-10-12. Took her one day and she was back to normal. What a great way to get a dog spayed- I will recommend it to all my friends. Here is a photo of Allie that I took yesterday in our pasture with California Poppies. I thought it was cute! Thanks again!!
I have been taking my Beagle, Destiny, to Sylvan Vet for the last 10 years. She has had many medical problems throughout her life. There were times that I didn’t think she was going to pull though, yet, with wonderful Veterinarians like Dr. Tiffany Cardoza and Dr. Kipp Magnussen, she is still here with me today. I am grateful for their expertise in knowing exactly what she needs and for their compassion towards the both of us, in our hour of need. We are very blessed to know that compassionate help is always there. My deepest thanks and appreciation.
Sylvan Veterinary Hospital has been an important part of our family’s life for several years now. Most recently they helped to preserve our pug Sweetie’s vision with a new surgery technique. Everyone in the hospital works diligently to serve our needs. There is open communication with the front office staff, the technicians and the doctors whenever necessary. Our concerns and questions are always addressed quickly and the doctors are always available to us whenever needed.
Roger and Diane
What a great neighborhood veterinary clinic! I love the convenient hours and boarding facility. They have a nice, friendly staff and team of doctors who involve me in making the right choice for my pet.
I can’t say enough about the miraculous results you can get from laser therapy. I used it for my puppy’s foot wound that wouldn’t hold stitches. The wound was completely closed in three treatments-without a scar! Also, this pup has elbow dysplasia and laser has helped him quickly regain soundness when he played too roughly. And the best part- it’s not expensive. I’m a tried-and-true believer of this technology.
Lee Nudo and Jagger La Grange, CA
Eleven years ago, Dr. Kipp Magnussen saved the life of my young kitten and I was genuinely impressed with his compassion and competence. Over the years I have been extremely happy with the care all the vets and vet techs have provided for my various dogs and cats. In addition, it is a mark of commitment to the highest standards of quality medical care that Sylvan Vet is accredited through the AAHA. I continue to highly recommend this clinic.
Page Riskin, MD
We have been a client of Sylvan Vet for the past 20 years. Just recently, Bodie, our Chocolate Lab experienced a wound to his back that was quite serious. After two months of patience, determination and constant care by Dr. Kipp Magnussen, Bodie has been nursed back to health. Kipp's staff has become family to us. Each and every one of them is kind, friendly and compassionate! Bodie just celebrated his tenth Birthday and is even swimming again. Thank you Sylvan Vet!!
I love the doctors and staff at Sylvan Veterinary Hospital for the care and compassion they have given my dogs over the years. From luxating patella surgery to nail cleaning, the care level is the highest. I would recommend them to any and all pet owners.