Sylvan Veterinary Hospital

3520 Roselle Ave.
Modesto, CA 95357
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(209) 551–4527
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Want to learn how to keep your household flea-free for good?

What bothers you most?  When your pet scratched so much, his rattling tags keep you up all night?  Is it the “thump, thump, thump” of her back leg on the floor that makes sleep impossible for you both?  Or maybe, it’s just knowing that you best friend is miserable because he can’t get comfortable?

The majority of pets don’t have fleas – but many have been bitten because fleas are everywhere!  Fleas live outdoors in warm weather.  They can live indoors too – even in really clean homes – year-round in any climate.  Fleas will gladly hitch a ride on your pet into your house.  And all it takes is one fleabite (specifically, the flea’s saliva), to set off a full-blow skin allergy.  They may scratch their sides and neck or even lick their paws, until they’re red and painful.

If a flea has bitten your pet and is not treated, you’ll have THREE problems on your hands:

 

  1.  A little itch can develop into a full-blown skin infection, making life for your pet miserable.
  2. Fleas may infest your house.  Remember, fleas just take a quick “blood meal” when they bite your pet.  The rest of their lives are spent in your house – and flea eggs can lay dormant in carpets, on floors or in the sofa for months to years.  Eeeeeew.
  3. How do you prevent your or dog from bringing home MORE fleas?

 

The good news?  You can count on us to help derail the whole flea problem.  We’re experts when it comes to flea allergies and flea prevention.  Prevention is simple and affordable.  Schedule your pet’s annual check-up and let’s talk about the best options for keeping the whole family (both furry and human) flea free.  Make your appointment today!

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Welcome Dr. Sudha Kakarla!
Sylvan Veterinary Hospital is honored to win The Modesto Bee's Reader's Choice Awards 2016!
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Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions by Dr. Tiffany Cardoza
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Back to School Separation Anxiety
Curious about pet insurance? Little Gracie is our patient, here is her Trupanion Story:
Car Sickness In Pets
Summertime Pet Safety Tips
Want to learn how to keep your household flea-free for good?
Pets and Cookout Safety
Client night was a success!
Retained Deciduous Teeth by Dr. Tiffany Cardoza, DVM
Pet Emergency Supply Kit
Cleaning Cat Ears
See a slideshow from our 2nd Annual Christmas Pet Photo shoot!
Our Veteran's Day story that turned into a heart-warming Christmas Gift:
Boo’s Holiday Adventure
Pets and Garbage
Fall Pet Safety
TSHIRT DESIGN CONTEST WINNER -- SVH CLIENT, Mayra Becerril!
Pet Wellness Visits
What is a hotspot?
Make Sure They Can Get Home: Check Your Pet's Microchip
Homemade Frozen PUPsicles Treat Recipe
WINNERS OF 1ST ANNUAL 'BEST KISS' PET PHOTO CONTEST 2013
SVH Wins Runner Up in the 2012 Modesto Bee's Readers' Choice Awards!
SVH Staff and Doctors put together Two Turkey Dinners for Two Needy Families in Oakdale, CA.
WINNERS of our 1st Annual SVH Halloween Pet Photo Contest!
SVH recognized by Stanislaus Partners in Education as a business partner with Enochs H.S. Veterinary Science program!
New Website!
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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