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Veterinary Emergency Clinic

Saving and improving lives every day. When every moment counts.

When you and your pet need complete, convenient emergency care, you’ll find it right here at Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

We offer complete emergency care, so you never have to worry or travel far. You’ll find everything from emergency care to endoscopic surgery in our conveniently located clinic. Our veterinarians and nurses are here for one reason: to save pets’ lives. They treat each pet as if they were their own and always explain the treatment to you. We don’t just care for pets, we care for people, too.

When every moment counts, bring your pet to Veterinary Emergency Clinic. You’ll never trust your pet’s emergency care to anyone else.

Saving pets’ lives. Exceeding your expectations.

Our veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the very best emergency veterinary care. And it’s all provided in a warm, friendly environment by people focused on meeting your pet’s every need.

Trusted by vets who really care about pets.

Consider us an extension of your care. As the only full-service veterinary emergency center in the Modesto area, we’d like you to know more about the ways we can best serve you and your patients. Our mission, like yours, is to improve the health and lives of your patients, and we welcome your referrals.

Saving you from worry. Our AAHA certification is rare because it’s only given to animal hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in many different areas. These include proper sanitization, complete surgical facilities, safe anesthesia and advanced monitor-ing equipment, an in-house lab, emergency care, triage (life-threatening injuries take priority over non-life-threatening injuries) during peak busy hours and compassionate nursing care.

In addition, our staff clinicians are all members of the Critical Care Society.

Saving your pet from trauma and injury.

Veterinary Emergency Clinic offers a full range of emergency services for your pets, including:

  • Care for auto accident victims: We’re fully staffed and specially equipped to treat multiple traumas from auto accidents, even if your pet is injured in the middle of the night.

  • Orthopedic care: We can treat broken bones, fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries in our state-of-the-art emergency center.

  • Internal medicine care: If your pet suffers internal injuries or acute internal distress of any kind, we can help.

  • Head trauma & injuries: As with humans, head trauma victims are usually attended to first at our convenient emergency care clinic.

  • Flexible endoscopy: We specialize in foreign-body removal using our leading-edge flexible endoscope. It’s just part of our fully equipped surgical center.

State-of-the-art surgical solutions.

When your pet is sick or injured, the staff at Veterinary Emergency Clinic goes right to work. If surgery is necessary, we’ll make your pet as comfortable as possible. We’ll be with you at every step to ensure you and your pet have a positive outcome. Our vets and nurses offer experienced critical care for:

  • Fractures & broken bones

  • Car accident victims

  • Head trauma & injuries

  • Internal injuries

  • Toxicosis

Saving you from worry and inconvenience.

We’re the only veterinary emergency clinic in the area. We specialize in:

  • Dogs, cats, pocket pets, reptiles & birds

  • We have noninvasive ultrasound imaging

  • We’re certified by the AAHA

  • We’re open from 6 pm to 8 am weekday evenings & 24 hours on Saturdays & Sundays

  • Hospitality bar & TV

Trusted by pets of all shapes, sizes and ages.

Emergency veterinary care that provides:

  • Dedicated critical care providers

  • Top veterinary staff

  • State-of-the-art emergency solutions

  • Flexible endoscopy for foreign-body removal

  • Ventilator support

  • Orthopedic care

  • Trauma & critical care

  • Internal medicine

  • Dogs, cats, pocket pets, reptiles & birds treated

  • Triage during peak hours

Making it easy to save your pet:

  • 24-hour weekend & holiday emergency clinic support

  • Overnight monitoring Hospitality bar & TV

  • On-site lab, X-rays & ultrasound

  • Minimally invasive endoscopy

  • State-of-the-art anesthesia & monitoring equipment

  • Open 6 pm-8 am weekdays, 24 hours Saturday & Sunday

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover & checks welcome

  • Affordable payment plans (CareCredit®)

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.
–DeAnna B.
I have been to Sylvan Veterinary Hospital for the last 17 years and never been disappointed.
–Monica B.
We have been a client of Sylvan Vet for the past 20 years.
–Anita B.
I can’t say enough about the miraculous results you can get from laser therapy.
–Lee N. and Jagger L.
Eleven years ago, Dr. Kipp Magnussen saved the life of my young kitten and I was genuinely impressed with his compassion and competence.
–Dr. Page R.
I love the doctors and staff at Sylvan Veterinary Hospital for the care and compassion they have given my dogs over the years.
–Pat O.


Our Staff

  • Kipp L. Magnussen
  • Tiffany Hart
  • Anita Roussell
  • Sudha Kakarla
  • Ji Seuk Park
  • Pam Etchegoyen

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