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Welcome New Clients

At Lathrop Veterinary Center, you can expect state-of-the-art medical care for your four-legged companions. We believe in nurturing the human-animal bond and creating a harmonious relationship between people and animals.

You can expect to be greeted by a courteous receptionist, clean exam rooms, friendly doctors, and caring technicians. We appreciate the role we get to play in your pet’s health care.

If you have any questions or comments about how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (209) 944-7387.

Client Documents & Forms

We offer patient forms online so you can complete them in the convenience of your own home or office. Fax us your printed and completed forms or you may bring them during your visit.

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Appointment Policy

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate only by appointment.

Because we are an animal hospital, emergencies do occur. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. If you have an emergency please call us so that we may be prepared for your arrival. In an emergency situation, every minute could count; therefore the more prepared we are, the better we can serve your pet’s needs. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

Patient Arrival Policy

For the safety of our clients, staff, and other patients please bring pets into the lobby on leashes or in appropriate carriers. If you do not have a leash for your pet please feel free to ask for one. On arrival, please check in with the front desk personnel so that they may assist you and your pet's needs promptly.

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Payment Policy

We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. Extensive medical procedures, surgeries, and extended lodging periods may require a deposit at the time pets are dropped off.

For your convenience, we accept:

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Care Credit, and cash.

We do not take checks, hold checks, or do billing.

Lathrop Veterinary Center has compiled a list of useful links for pet parents:


The CareCredit healthcare credit card is accepted at over 175,000 providers nationwide and is designed to help you finance veterinary care as well as your own health, beauty, and wellness needs.

With CareCredit, you can pay for treatments and procedures for your pets and family right away and then make convenient monthly payments. Promotional financing options make costly procedures and treatments more manageable, with convenient monthly payments that fit your budget.

ASPCA Poison Control

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

ASPCA Mobile App

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) free mobile app provides a wealth of knowledge in the palm of your hand. With quick access to potentially life-saving information and our hotline 24/7/365, the ASPCA APCC app helps keep your pet safe year-round. The ASPCA is dedicated to helping you and your pet, and this is another way we are able to do just that.