Best 30 Veterinary Clinics And Hospitals in Manteca, California with Reviews -
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By: Skaur D.
Central Valley Vet Hosp
Dr. Raj and his team saved our Dexter!!Our 4yo lab retriever was showing symptoms of bloat (scary!) so I made a frantic call to Central Vet Hospital at 7pm on a Friday night (near closing) and they told me to bring him in right away, no hesitations or other questions asked.After meeting with Dr. Raj, he ruled out bloat from a physical exam but he wanted to do some x-rays to be certain there wasn't something else going on... and they ended up finding a large splenic tumor that was estimated to be 6lbs (!!!). As any other dog parent can imagine, seeing the x-ray image with a massive tumor taking over his entire abdomen was heart shattering but I can't express how thankful I am for the vet techs who gave me Kleenex and positive vibes. The radiology report was sent for a second opinion which came back with the same diagnosis... Splenic tumor that ultimately required emergency surgery. Dr. Raj professionally and realistically explained the situation and our options and put everything on the table transparently. Though the procedure to remove the tumor was risky, we only saw one option and we weren't giving up on our boy! Surgery it was - which was a total splenectomy. I also want to point out that the surgery was clearly not scheduled, but Dr. Raj and his team stayed past midnight on a Friday night to complete the procedure. This speaks volumes!! I got a call around midnight that night with an update that the surgery was complete, Dexter was awake but he had lost a lot of blood during the procedure. Dr. Raj invited me to the vet hospital so I could visit with Dexter and I can't tell you how much I appreciated that chance, as I wasn't sure if it would be the last time. When I got to the hospital I saw just how much they genuinely cared for him - he had tons of blankets around him, a couple heated water bags etc and he was comfortable. This reassured me that he was in the best possible hands. The next morning I got the great news that he pulled through the night and we could come visit him again later that day and take him home that night! Dr. Raj went over the details of the surgery and explained the reality of what we were dealing with. Dexter's spleen had already ruptured so if they hadn't performed the splenectomy that night, he would not have made it. I can't emphasize enough how grateful we are for his expertise and quick decision making that ultimately saved our boy! The next step was sending the tumor for biopsy to see if it was cancerous. We were given information on both types of splenic tumors (cancerous and noncancerous) so we had an idea what to prepare ourselves for. Dr. Raj was optimistic but realistic, which I appreciate more than words can say. Flash forward two weeks, Dexter is cancer free and recovering like a champ! His incision is healing beautifully with no issues or complications. All in all, the entire team at Central Valley Vet has been incredible (shout out to Kim - Dexter absolutely loved her!) and I would recommend Urban Vet Hospital to anyone and everyone. They treated Dex as if he was their own which is soo comforting. Being new to central valley I can't express how thankful I am that we chose Central vet Hospital during this critical time. To the entire vet team - THANK YOU!! We will definitely be bringing Dexter back in the future!
By: Malissa M.
Central Valley Vet Hosp
I brought my cat in to get bloodwork done. She wasn't the nicest cat and the staff did very good at making sure she was comfortable. They ended up getting blood from her and she did great. Turns out my cat was very sick and needed to get iv fluids done on her overnight. The staff took the time to keep checking in with me to let me know my cat was okay and resting comfortably in her cage. If it wasnt for the friendly technician and the doctor I dont know how my cat would of reacted. Ive had problems in the past with the doctors not caring and my cat flipped out and it was such a mess. so thankful there is still caring people out there that can care for my animals.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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