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Grantline Veterinary Hospital

Caring for pets of all ages throughout Elk Grove, CA.

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Veterinarian in Elk Grove, CA

Welcome to Grantline Veterinary Hospital, your locally owned and operated clinic in Elk Grove, CA. Our dedicated veterinarian and compassionate team are here to provide the best possible care for your beloved pets. From routine wellness exams to therapeutic laser treatments and chiropractic care, our animal hospital offers a comprehensive range of services to meet all your pet’s needs. We take pride in collaborating with board-certified specialists, ensuring access to advanced treatments such as orthopedics, ultrasound, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and more. As pet owners ourselves, we understand that your furry friend is a cherished member of your family. That’s why we strive to deliver the same level of love and attention to your pet as we would to our own dogs.

Our experienced veterinarians and staff are committed to being your animal hospital of choice in Elk Grove, CA, providing expert guidance and personalized care for your pet’s well-being. Every member of our veterinary team understands that pets hold a special place in your heart, and we promise to treat them with the highest level of care and respect.

We strive to earn your loyalty and trust by providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions that enhance your pet’s quality of life. Dr. Catching is Fear Free accredited, offering a stress-free environment for your pets, and we also provide urgent care services and same-day appointments. Your pet’s health and happiness are our top priorities at Grantline Veterinary Hospital!

Contact our team today to learn more about our comprehensive vet care services or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your furry companion and providing the exceptional veterinary care that sets Grantline Veterinary Hospital apart. With state-of-the-art equipment and a dedication to excellence, we are here to deliver complete and compassionate care to your cherished pets. Our mission is to exceed your expectations in communication, service, and the well-being of your furry family member.

VETERINARIAN IN ELK GROVE, CA - Grantline Veterinary Hospital

Why Choose Grantline Veterinary Hospital

Our Story

Our story began when Dr. Stephen Leonard founded Grantline Veterinary Hospital with the vision of offering comprehensive and compassionate medicine, surgery, and preventative care for pets of all ages. Building long-lasting relationships with pet owners throughout the Elk Grove community has been our mission from the start. In 1983, Dr. Leonard established Grantline Veterinary Hospital as a place where pets would receive complete and compassionate care. Over the course of more than 30 years, Dr. Leonard served our community, forming deep connections with clients and their furry companions. In 2023, Dr. Leonard retired, leaving behind a legacy of excellence and a commitment to exceptional veterinary care.

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While Dr. Leonard may have stepped away, the dedicated team at Grantline Veterinary Hospital continues to uphold his goals and values. In 2023, Dr. Erin Catching and Dr. Leslie Silva joined our practice, bringing their passion for veterinary medicine and love for the Elk Grove community. Together with our highly trained team, Dr. Silva and Dr. Catching offer a wide range of services, including Fear Free Visits, Wellness Care, Medical and Surgical Services, Chiropractic, and Urgent Care.

Today, Grantline Veterinary Hospital remains the oldest privately owned veterinary hospital in Elk Grove, CA. Our state-of-the-art facility, which underwent a significant remodel and expansion in 1991, spans 5000 square feet and is equipped with cutting-edge technology. With advanced resources such as a surgical laser and video-otoendoscope, we continue to provide exceptional medical, surgical, and preventative care for dogs and cats.

As a team, we take great pride in the comprehensive medicine and compassionate care we provide to our patients. Our commitment to Dr. Leonard’s vision ensures that we go above and beyond to help pets lead long and healthy lives. Grantline Veterinary Hospital is honored to serve the Elk Grove community, and we look forward to building lasting relationships with pet owners just as Dr. Leonard did all those years ago.

Why Clients Love Us

I’m very happy with my experience today and for the last 5 years. Everyone here are very patient with my excitable 11 year old beagle Thank you.

Vicki L.

Very peaceful surroundings making the dogs feel calm. Staff was patient and helpful. Dr. Catching was great.

Anita W.

First time to a Vet with these pups. Grantline is clean, the staff and Dr. were very welcoming and polite, and the cost seemed reasonable.

Dan A.

Very nice staff, diagnosis my dog in less than 5 min…will definitely use them from now on.

Holly T.

Staff is very friendly. Never have to wait long for our appt. Clean comfortable waiting area.

Kathy V.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Grantline Veterinary Hospital, and our services, please contact us by calling (916) 686-6414 today! We also provide access to Credit Care!

My pet is getting older. Should I do anything different for him/her?

Depending upon your pets breed he/she can be considered “geriatric” between the ages 4 and 7 years old. Bi-annual (twice a year) visits to your veterinarian can help identify underlying health issues early and potentially extend the quality of life of your pet. Keep in mind that pets age much more rapidly than humans, so bi-annual examinations for your pet are about equal to a visit to your own physician every 3 to 4 years. Establishing a normal “baseline” for your older pet during twice annual examinations will help your veterinarian more easily assess potential problems. “An ounce of prevention… Is worth a pound of cure.”

I have been told that my pet needs his teeth cleaned - Is it really necessary?

Periodontal disease is a common and serious problem in dogs and cats. Studies have shown that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 years old have some degree of periodontal disease. By providing proper dental health care we can extend the life of your pet by two to five years!
The prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) your veterinarian performs is the most effective means of treating tartar build up and preventing any further damage caused by periodontal disease. Some common signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Sustained bad breath
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Loose, cracked, broken or missing teeth
  • Tartar (hard brown material on teeth)

Many pets, even pets with extreme cases of periodontal disease, will continue to eat and drink normally. However, left untreated, periodontal disease can cause serious health problems including heart disease, liver disease, and kidney failure. Routine brushing at home and dental prophylaxis performed by your veterinarian are recommended to help prevent serious health problems and extend the quality of your pets’ life.

Does my pet really need an examination every year?

No. Your pet should be examined twice a year! The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends bi-annual examinations for pets of all ages. Keep in mind that pets age much more rapidly than humans – bi-annual examinations for your pet are about equal to a visit to your own physician every 3 to 4 years.

Twice-a-year examinations are very useful to your veterinarian. Our Veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s overall health status. For instance, your veterinarian is evaluating your pet’s general body condition, weight loss or increase, changes in the coat and skin of your pet, and lumps and bumps that may have appeared and/or gotten smaller or larger.

Our Veterinarian will listen to your pet’s heart and lungs and check their lymph nodes. They are palpating your pet’s abdomen and performing an oral examination – to rule out periodontal disease and oral masses. They will evaluate your pet’s mobility – hips, back, legs and joints.

During these examinations, the veterinarian will ask about any dietary changes and behavior changes. They will discuss the risk of your pet’s internal and external parasites and recommend appropriate prevention. Our Veterinarian will recommend a vaccination schedule depending upon your pet’s lifestyle and risk factors.

All of this information is recorded in your pet’s medical file, creating a “normal baseline” for your pet. As your pet ages, this information becomes vital. It helps the veterinarian notice slight changes in your pet’s health status, which can alert your veterinarian to potential health problems before they become serious health issues.

What are heartworms? How do I protect my pet?

Heartworms are parasites that dogs and cats can get from mosquitoes. The mosquito bites them, depositing larvae that migrate to the heart where they become adults. Despite fur, mosquitoes can still bite dogs and cats and transmit the disease. It is important to protect your pet with yearly heartworm testing and keep them on a monthly preventative at home. Usually, it is a pill for dogs, but cats can have a topical put on their skin. There is no treatment for cats, therefore prevention is imperative. We offer several different types of preventatives and will help you choose the best one for your pet’s lifestyle.

What types of services do you offer?

  • Wellness Examinations, Vaccinations, and Microchipping
  • Puppy & Kitten Wellness Packages
  • Advanced, Elective, Laser & Emergency Surgery
  • Diagnostic Ultrasonography
  • Behavior Consultations
  • Dietary & Nutritional Consultations
  • Senior & Geriatric Medicine
  • In Hospital and Referral Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Hospitalization (No Overnight Stays)
  • On-Site Radiology
  • Dentistry & Prophylaxis
  • Access to Board Certified Specialist
  • Prescription & Wellness Diets and Pet Supplies
  • In Hospital and Online Pharmacy
  • Heartworm, Flea & Tick, and Internal Parasite Prevention Products
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What types of pets do you treat?

At Grantline Veterinary Hospital, we are more than happy to currently treat cats and dogs!