Established in 1984, VCA Old River Animal Hospital takes pride in being one of the oldest and most established full-service veterinary hospitals in the Tracy area. We have three veterinarians, and many of our dedicated staff have been part of the Old River family for over 13 years�including one staff member that has worked here since the hospital opened its doors for the first time! 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 part of Veterinary Centers of America, our hospital staff has immediate consultation and referral access to a wide range of veterinary specialists, including: internal medicine, surgery, oncology (cancer), cardiology, reproduction, and critical care. These include on-site consultations by a board-certified radiology specialist for X-ray review and ultrasound and on-site surgery performed by a board-certified surgical specialist. 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 pets 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.
Our hospital offers extended hours with early patient drop-off as early as 7 am, and we are open until 7 pm Mon. through Fri., and every Sat. from 8 am to 3 pm. We are located in the heart of Tracy, at 520 W. 11th Street.
As a longstanding part of the Tracy community, we are proud sponsors of youth baseball and soccer teams and high school sports. 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.
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.