Community Practice Service

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Welcome to Community Practice Service for small animals at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Our Community Practice Service is comprised of two collaborating programs: Community Medicine and Community Surgery. The combined mission of the two programs is to provide high-quality, compassionate veterinary care as your pet's primary care provider from the time your pet joins your family through all stages of life. Community Medicine focuses on wellness care and disease prevention or management. We emphasize appropriate vaccinations, parasite control, proper nutrition, and behavioral tools to enhance and maintain the human-animal bond. Community Surgery focuses on spaying, neutering, and other general surgical procedures such as removing bladder stones, closing lacerations, and removing skin masses.

Community Practice is unique because it is part of the largest veterinary teaching hospital in the world. We pride ourselves in providing excellent education to pet owners while engaging them in the educational process of our veterinary students. While we focus on wellness and disease prevention, if your pet has a more complicated problem or a health crisis, you can count on us to make available all the specialists of the hospital. Emergency and critical care services are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

You can contact us direct at (530) 752-9811


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