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Doctor On Premises 24/7 365 Days A Year Including Holidays For Emergencies And Critical Care

Valley Oak Veterinary Center Is Very Unique


  • "Dear VOVC, On behalf of the Notre Dame PTO, I would like to thank you for your generous support of our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Spring Gala. Sincerely "

    - Erin

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  • "Dear Valley Oak Veterinary Center, A Million THANKS for your kind, caring service for me and “Butterscotch” I have and will recommend you to others. You are very special. Blessings "

    - Linda

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  • "To the Staff, Thank you for your assistance with my Aunt Betty’s dilemma with Coco’s syringes. The choice of driving back to Chico was not a pleasnat one. Your kindness was very much appreciated by both my Aunt Betty and Coco. Even more so by me. Thank you again. "

    - Joan

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  • "Dr. Kimbrell, We wish to thank you for your kind attention when we had to put our Beloved Paddy to sleep. You made a very difficult time so much easier with your compassion and understanding. We received Paddy’s ashes on Monday and were so glad to see the beautiful cedar chest that was provided. She is now “home” with us and will be in our hearts forever. Again thank you so much. "

    - Jim & Ellen

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    - SUZY

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  • "Dear Valley Oak Vet Center- Thank you so much for making a financial donation to U.C. Davis school of Veterinary Medicine in memory of our Sweet Tan. Acacia and Valley Oak took such great care of Tan, you always made us feel that you gave her extra special attention. Thanks again "

    - Beth and George

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  • "Dear Staff, I wanted to thank you so much for the financial donation made to the Companion Animal Memorial Fund in memory of Sadie. It was so thoughtful of you. I miss him so much!! Thank you "

    - Marian

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  • "Dr. Hare and Staff, Thanks for your care, concern and comfort you have given Newbie these past few days. "

    - Chip, Carol and Newbie

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  • "Dear Dr. Esh and Staff, Our dog Ellie was a patient the week of Feb 28th. She had part of her lung removed. Ellie has had a great recovery. We wanted each and everyone of you to know how much we appreciate your professional skill, love and care that was provided to Ellie. Sincerely, "

    - Lori and Francis

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  • "Valley Oaks skills has been almost always immediately effective and I have greater confidence in my parenting and as an individual."

    - Alix A.
    Chico California

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  • "I love Dr. Baretta. She is great. She was very informative about why my Shih Tzu Maltese was always scratching himself, allergies. She gave me some inexpensive ideas, and they worked! Be sure to let Dr. Baretta know that Milo is doing much better. "

    - Jenn G.

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  • "After my pets appointment Dr. Barretta continued show care by calling during the following days to ask how Stormy was doing. It was like having a personal doctor at home!"

    - Dan F.

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  • "Thank you so much for taking the time to see Allie on such short notice. We really appreciated this. She is doing fine and definitely staying clear of the door!!"

    - Gary, Lonola and Allie

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  • "Dr. Esh, How can we tell you how great you are when there are no words to speak our love for you."

    - Rob and Lynn

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  • "Did I mention how grateful I am? Thank you very much for all of your support in my time of loss. God be with you always in all that you do. "

    - Denna

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  • "We greatly appreciate your kindness and how thorough you were. Thank You."

    - Katie and Family

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  • "Drs. Sierra, Portillo, Esh and staff, I wanted to thank you all for your caring and kindness shown to my beloved pal, Barkley, I sincerely appreciate all you tried and did for him. Thanks again for all you tried. "

    - Mary

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  • "Maria, Thank you for giving me such a thorough tour of your facilities yesterday! I appreciate your enthusiasm-an attitude I sensed among all the people to whom you introduced me. "

    - Geoff

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  • "To: Dr. Hutler and staff, Thank you so much for your genuine empathy, your warm and kind-hearted soul, and exemplary service. My loss was definitely unexpected and Marley’s sickness was sudden. But you and your staff was the first touch of reality and I am truly appreciated and blessed to have started this journey of mourning with you team by my side. I have blamed myself, I have cried, & I have forgiven. And I hope that I will adopt another sweet kitten to share his life with. Sincerely "

    - Kiote

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  • "Dear Dr. Kimbrell, Thank you so much for everything you have done for our little family! Grau is happy, healthy and vibrant! This is just a small thank you for an immense impact you have had on our lives! "

    - Matthew, Kim and Grau

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  • "Thank you so much for all you have done for us over the years. All us cat lovers at S&S produce love you all."

    - Anonymous Client

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Spring sunshine brings rattlesnakes out in full force! By taking preventative measures, such as participating in safety workshops and vaccinating your pets early, you may be able to save your pet’s life should he or she come in contact with a rattlesnake. Sign up for our Pet Safety Workshop on K9 Rattlesnake Aversion (cost of $80) April 27 by calling today. To further protect pets, Valley Oak will offer rattlesnake vaccines to all clients for $28 on April 27 – enjoy this $8 discount!

We are proud to offer a Senior Discount to those who qualify! Through April 30, 2014, qualifying seniors will receive a 10 percent discount on exams and vaccines when presenting our Senior Discount ad upon arrival. To print out the Senior Discount ad and learn more about our special offerings, visit Today's Senior Magazine.

  • What Makes The Difference:

    We know that our patients may have problems at the most inopportune times. It's no longer necessary to go to a different facility when you have an emergency. We have veterinarians at our hospital to help you 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including holidays. Our hospitalized patients receive 24 hour nursing and professional care. If you have been referred from another hospital we will facilitate transferring your pet and the medical records. If you have a pet hospitalized, you can call at any time for an update on their condition. The lights are always on.

    In the words of Sir William Osler, "Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell and know that by practice alone can you become experts." At Valley Oak Veterinary Center, it is by fusing the physical exam, patient's history and technology that helps our veterinarians become more accurate, precise diagnosticians and healers while maintaining the veterinarian-patient-client bond.
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Our Promise

Our mission is to provide the highest quality veterinary medicine to our clients' pets in a compassionate and professional manner. We will strive to provide exceptional customer service by managing every client and patient interaction with courtesy and respect.

Phone: (530) 342-7387
2480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
Chico, CA 95928
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