The friendly veterinarians and staff of Sylvan Veterinary Hospital are always happy to meet new patients and their families. Our full-service animal clinic offers complete veterinary care for cats and dogs of all ages, including pet wellness exams, pet vaccinations, veterinary surgery, and emergency vet services.
Whether you’re from East Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, or another part of Stanislaus County, you’ll find that our hospital offers quality, compassionate pet health care with convenient hours that fit into your busy schedule.
Thank you for your interest in our veterinary hospital, and we look forward to seeing you and your pet soon!
Our veterinary hospital is open extended hours for your convenience:
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
After-hours Emergency Veterinary Care
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency and we are closed, please contact:
Veterinary Emergency Clinic
1800 Prescott Road, Ste. E
Modesto, CA 95350
Information for New Clients
In order to ensure that you and your pet will be seen in a timely manner, we recommend that you call us to schedule an appointment. Of course, we will accommodate veterinary emergencies as they arise.
Prior to your appointment, we encourage you to download and complete our new client information form. Also, please be sure to bring in any existing pet health records you have.
If you are unable to make your appointment for any reason, please notify us so that we may provide care to other patients.
If you are visiting our veterinary hospital for the first time, you are eligible for a new client discount. Simply schedule a pet wellness exam appointment with one of our veterinarians, and each pet vaccination will cost only $1!
For details about available payment options and pet health insurance, please visit our payment page.
Sylvan Veterinary Hospital has a full-service pet pharmacy on site that offers competitive pricing on a wide array of pet medicines as well as pet products. We carry everything from heartworm, flea, and tick preventive to prescription diets, pet nutritional supplements, and pet dental care products.
If your pet requires a prescription refill, you may request it by calling us or logging in to your pet portal account.
Do you prefer to shop online? We offer that convenience as well through our online pharmacy.
Additional Information—If you have any questions about our pet hospital or the veterinary services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you!
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.