At VCA Old River Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1984. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Located in Tracy, and serving the Mountain House, Banta, Lathrop and Carbona communities, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
VCA Old River Animal Hospital takes pride in being one of the oldest and most established hospitals in the Tracy area. We proudly serve the dogs and cats of Mountain House, Banta, Lathrop, Carbona, and surrounding areas. Our veterinary hospital offers extended hours with early patient drop-offs, as early as 7am on weekdays and 8am on Saturday.
Our hospital takes great pride in offering a full range of quality pet care and services, including internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, radiology, ultrasound, puppy and kitten plans, senior wellness plans, nutritional counseling, and dog/cat boarding. As a VCA hospital, our staff has immediate consultation and referral access to a wide range of veterinary specialists, including: surgery, oncology, cardiology, reproduction, and critical care. These on-site consultations are performed by a board-certified radiology specialist for x-ray review and ultrasound. We also offer on-site surgery performed by a board-certified surgical specialist.
As a longstanding part of the Tracy community, we are proud sponsors of youth baseball/soccer teams and other high school spots. We are a member of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce and continue to support their activities. We enjoy working with the community because we are part of the community.
At VCA Old River Animal Hospital, your pet's care is our top priority. Whether it's check-ups and vaccinations or a specialized procedure, the care of your pet is as important to us as it is to you. Caring for your pet isn't just our profession; it's our passion. As a member of the family, your companion deserves the best and most compassionate care they can receive.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health and that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Because it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. And because the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, it's a year-round risk. The same is true for flea and tick infestation and intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. And finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, and "scaly" skin.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
As veterinary professionals, we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why pets don't always receive the medical attention they need. Fear Free℠ veterinary visits reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams. Having a Fear Free℠ Certified Professional can help alleviate your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress when visiting our hospital.
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Animal Rescue of Tracy
Animal Rescue of Tracy is committed to eliminating companion animal overpopulation in the Tracy area through aggressive spay-neuter efforts, humane education, community outreach and networking. VCA Old River Animal Hospital partners with the organization by performing discounted spay and neuter procedures for feral cats.Visit Animal Rescue of Tracy
East of Eden
East of Eden rescue is a companion animal rescue founded in 2001. East of Eden serves Tracy and the surrounding communities. East of Eden also participates in our Healthy Start Certificate program, for more info, please visit their website.Visit East of Eden
Noah's Ark Foundation
Noah's Ark's primary objectives and purposes is to provide financial assistance whenever possible for the medical care of injured or sick animals at local animal shelters and /or animal rescue organizations to prevent impending euthanizing. Our hospital was fortunate enough to assist them with saving Marley, a dog that was abandoned at Old River last spring.Visit Noah's Ark Foundation
Trupanion Pet Insurance
The Trupanion policy was created to help your four-legged family members get the best veterinary care when they're sick or injured. Simply put, Trupanion offers one simple plan that covers 90% of all eligible unexpected illnesses or injuries throughout your pet's life. Rest assured knowing your pet can receive the best veterinary care, without worrying about the cost.Visit Trupanion Pet Insurance