Sylvan Veterinary Hospital

3520 Roselle Ave.
Modesto, CA 95357
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(209) 551–4527
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Veterinary Services:
Total Health Care for Modesto CA Pets

veterinary services

At Sylvan Veterinary Hospital, we care for dogs and cats of all ages. From new puppies and kittens to older pets that are experiencing the health challenges that sometimes come with age. Because we provide a full range of veterinary services—including advanced surgical care and diagnostic offerings not found at most pet hospitals—we are able to fulfill all your pet’s health care needs.


Our Comprehensive Veterinary Services Include:

General pet wellness—We are dedicated to keeping your pet healthy. From pet vaccinations and parasite treatments to at-home preventive care, we will work with you to make sure your pet receives what he or she needs.

Advanced veterinary surgery—Our highly skilled veterinarians perform a wide range of surgical procedures. Whether your pet requires spay or neuter surgery or an orthopedic procedure to repair a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), we will ensure he or she is treated with the utmost care.

Laboratory diagnostics—Our in-house veterinary laboratory enables us to quickly determine the best treatment for pets requiring emergency veterinary care. Our state-of-the-art facility is also equipped with digital pet X-ray and veterinary ultrasound technologies.

Pet dental care—Protecting your pet’s mouth from oral disease is key to maintaining his or her good health. We offer cat and dog teeth cleanings, as well as advanced endodontic treatments such as pet tooth fracture repairs.

Pet nutritional counseling—Meeting your pet’s changing dietary needs while also ensuring he or she remains fit requires regular nutritional assessments. Our veterinarians will happily perform these on your pet’s behalf.

Artificial insemination—If you are planning on breeding your pet, we offer fertility assessments, artificial insemination, and pregnancy verification/monitoring assistance.

Specialty services—From PennHIP/OFA screenings and laser therapy to minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, we are pleased to offer an array of pet care treatments that you won’t find at most veterinary hospitals. Contact us to learn how they could benefit your pet.


If you have any questions about the veterinary services we offer, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us. We hope to see you and your pet soon!

Veterinary Services
Pet Wellness
Veterinary Surgery
Veterinary Diagnostics
Pet Dental Care
Pet Nutritional Counseling
Veterinary Artificial Insemination
Specialty Pet Services

AAHA accreditedAmerican 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!!
Karin Wickstrom

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.
DeAnna Bingham

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.
Karin Mcknight

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!!
Anita Bauer

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.
Pat Osdahl