Sierra Veterinary Clinic: Pet Blog

Tips on caring for your pets from the Veterinarians and staff of Sierra Veterinary Clinic in Stockton, California.
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Employee of the Month: Katie Estoll

Katie Estoll is our April employee of the month. Katie is a kind and positive person who we put a great deal of responsibility on. Even when her tray is beyond full, she does her job with a beautiful smile on her face. There are times where the job isn’t easy. It takes more than just getting the job done. It takes a toll on not only the body but the heart.

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In her many years here she has gone over and beyond what any employee has done and has never been recognized for it. She cleans the clinic, she takes care of the dogs, she performs treatments and she regularly goes out of the clinic to purchase supplies that we need. Plus, she is here bright eyed and bushy tailed every morning to open the clinic.

These are my two “kids” Sargent Tucker and General Patton. If they ever got lost, I would be more than devastated. They are definitely house dogs, and I do believe they would never want to be without me. However, I will admit they have run out of the house or backyard to go see the dog across the street… More than once. They definitely don’t go far, but it scares me to death. Luckily, they both have microchips!

Heart disease is a more common problem for pets than you probably realize. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), approximately 10% of all dogs in the U.S. have heart disease, and heart disease affects 1 of every 10 cats.

Hypothyroidism is the most common hormone imbalance in dogs. Also known as thyroid disease, hypothyroidism usually occurs in canines over 5 years of age. While any breed of dog can develop this thyroid problem, breeds like Great Danes, Doberman Pinschers, Irish Setters, Golden Retrievers, Boxers, and Dachshunds are more commonly affected.

When it comes to our furry family members, we have their best interests at heart. Annual exams are the best way to keep our pets healthy and in their best shape, and along with a yearly check up comes recommended tests for every life stage.

January is Walk Your Pet Month, and the perfect time to kick off your New Year’s resolutions by heading out for some fresh air with your four legged friends! From bonding and social benefits to boosting your health and mood, daily walks are beneficial to both you and your dog.

With the recent shelter-in-place order issued for our community, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are open and here for you and your pet!

However with the safety of our clients, patients and employees in mind, our lobby will be closed until further notice. Veterinary services will remain available during our normal business hours with a few adjustments to how we receive you and your pet, including:

Appointments & Medication/Food Pickup

Upon arriving at the clinic, please remain in your vehicle and contact us via phone @ 209-477-4841 to let our team know you have arrived. A team member will then meet you at your vehicle to escort your pet inside for the appointment and/or deliver any products you need to pick up. Payments can be made over the phone, from your vehicle.

We ask that no one who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus enter the facility at this time.

Refill Requests

To submit a medication or food refill request, please contact us via phone, email or online refill request form. We will contact you when your refill is ready and deliver it to your vehicle upon your arrival.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for helping us keep our community safe!


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