Sylvan Veterinary Hospital

3520 Roselle Ave.
Modesto, CA 95357
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(209) 551–4527
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Pet Links and Resources


American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
A non-profit organization that promotes the interest, improves the public stature, and increases the knowledge of veterinarians in the field of feline medicine and surgery.

Cat Fancier’s Association
The world's largest registry of pedigreed cats, includes information on cat shows, cat breeds and cat care, and a showcase of top winning cats.

Cat Watch Newsletter
Newsletter for cat people from Cornell University's leading College of Veterinary Medicine.
Great resource cat information ranging from feeding tips, to caring for feline diabetes.

Cornell Feline Health Center
A veterinary medical specialty center devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats everywhere.

The CATalyst Council
Reaching out to all parties - the pet healthcare community, shelter and welfare organizations, government, commercial groups, and the public - to ensure that cats receive the proper care and attention they need and deserve.


AKC Canine Good Citizen Program
Started in 1989, CGC is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.

American Kennel Club
Breed registry for purebred dogs in the United States. Working to advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.

Bark Busters Training
Great service to help train your dog using natural methods!

Dog Breed Information
A large collection of information on all sorts of dog breeds.

Dog Watch Newsletter
Newsletter from Cornell University's leading College of Veterinary Medicine.

Great Pets: Behavior Problems
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!

How To Love Your Dog
Great resource for teaching your child about proper dog care!

Orthopedic Foundation for Dogs
OFA is a non-profit organization that collates and disseminates information concerning orthopedic and genetic disease of animals.

Not-for-profit program wholly owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to develop and apply evidence-based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip dysplasia.

General Pet Sites

AAHA Helping Pets Fund
As the benevolent arm of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the AAHA Foundation seeks to improve the lives of pets. The AAHA Helping Pets Fund works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need. Accredited practices may then apply for assistance from the Fund for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship.

Companion Animal Parasite Council
A non-profit organization of veterinarians and parasitologists dedicated to protecting your family and your pets from parasites and zoonotic disease.

Delta Society: Service and Therapy Animals
National non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives.

Dr. Lewis Weber and Associates
The loss of a beloved pet can be a particularly difficult time for individuals and families. Dr. Weber and his team of mental health professionals (and pet lovers!) offer a free grief counseling session to anyone feeling they need help processing and working through this transition

Good News for Pets is an online source for pet news from the veterinary and pet care communities.

Pet Loss Grief Support Website
Wonderful resource for those who are dealing with the loss of a beloved pet.

Pet Loss Help
Support website for those who have lost a companion animal.

Pet Wellness Campaign
How often should pets be examined and vaccinated? Provides information, videos, and press releases regarding the topic of pet wellness and disease prevention.

Petfinder: Pet Adoptions
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)
A group of veterinarians and veterinary healthcare experts dedicated to reducing the pet obesity epidemic.

WebVet has a large collection of articles written by veterinarians, behaviorists and other pet specialists.


AAVMC: Veterinary Schools in the U.S.
Links to all of the veterinary colleges in the U.S.

CareCredit is a simple way to consolidate and manage certain out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, because it is a credit card with a revolving line of credit that can be used repeatedly and for any family member - including four-legged family members!

Home Again Microchip Pet Identification
Microchipping service to help bring your pets safe and sound.

Humane Society of the US
Official website for the Humane Society of the United States

National Council on Pet Population Study & Policy
This organization serves as a national collection point for gathering and evaluating available pet population data and relevant materials. They provide expertise and resources for gathering and analyzing needed data pertinent to the control of pet populations.

Veterinary Oral Health Council
Helping to control periodontal disease in cats and dogs.

National & Local Organizations

American Heartworm Society
Resouce for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease in animals

American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 80,000 veterinarians. Their mission is to improve animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession.

ASPCA – poison control information
Critical information on poison threats to your pet.

Healthy Pet (AAHA)
An invaluable online resource for all pet owners, from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Pet Foods

Hill's Science Diet
Prescription and non-prescription foods for your pet.

Pet Insurance

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance

Pet's Best Insurance

PetCare Insurance

PetFirst Health Care

Veterinary Partner Insurance (VPI)

Pets with Cancer

Veterinary Cancer Society
A non-profit educational organization, VCS was formed in 1976 by a small group of veterinarians who wanted to establish a professional organization dedicated to veterinary oncology. Nearly 1,000 members include specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, internists, pathologists, pharmacologists and general practitioners worldwide.

Travel & Pets

Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association
An international network of concerned pet shippers, the Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association International, Inc. (IPATA) was founded in 1979 to provide professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services throughout the USA and around the world.

National Missing Pet Network
In the event your pet goes missing, this is a great place to post.

Pets Welcome
Great resource for finding pet-friendly lodgings.

USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
APHIS leads inspections to help ensure the health and care of animals in American agriculture.

Pet Resources
Recommended Links
Featured Pet
Pet Picture Gallery
Pet Adoption Center
Pet Loss Support
Pet Loss Library
Pet Memorials

AAHA accreditedAmerican Animal Hospital Association’s process of accreditation is similar to what human hospitals go through.

Fear Free Certified

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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