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  • Our Mission

    It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients in Merced, California and offer the best possible services for our clients.

    We highly value the continued trust and goodwill of our clients. Courtesy and patience with clients and their pets are priority.
  • Patient Arrival Policy

    Patient Arrival:  If you are new to our office, please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can serve you more efficiently. 

    To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate by appointment. Emergency cases will always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delays are inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

    For your own safety and to protect others, dogs must be on a leash and cats must be presented in an appropriate carrier or on a leash.

    Please inform our staff before bringing animals with signs of respiratory infections (i.e. coughing or sneezing) or gastrointestinal infections (i.e. vomiting or diarrhea) into the waiting or exam areas. We will take any animal that might have a contagious respiratory or gastrointestinal illness to a separate area for evaluation and treatment, as appropriate. This helps prevent spreading serious illnesses to other pets. Thank you!
  • Payment Policy

    Animal Medical Center offers several options to pay for health care services. If you have payment questions, please contact us at (209) 383-0434 prior to your visit.

    Full payment is expected when services are rendered.  For your convenience we accept cash, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Debit Cards, Care Credit and Scratchpay. 
    Sorry we do not accept personal checks. 

    Other payment options include: 

    CareCredit   (see section below) 

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    A deposit is required for all patients left at the hospital for ongoing care. Upon release of your pet, you will receive an itemized receipt of medical treatments performed. 

  • CareCredit

    Whether it’s a routine checkup or emergency surgery, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to get the best medical care for the pet you love. That’s why we’re pleased to accept CareCredit, North America’s leading client payment program. CareCredit lets you say “yes” to treatment for your pet immediately. You can pay for it over time with low monthly payments that fit easily into your budget.

    With CareCredit:
    •     Enjoy low minimum monthly payments
    •     Get a No-Interest Payment Plan for charges over $200.00 
    •     Start you pet’s treatment immediately
    Learn more by visiting CareCredit or call us for details.

    Ready to apply? Apply online for your CareCredit card today.
  • Pet Insurance

    Many pet owners are now purchasing pet insurance to help them afford health care for their pet family members. We recommend the following pet insurance companies:
    Please research each pet insurance company you consider, to be sure it offers the right plan for you and your pet. Keep in mind that pet insurance does not work the same as human insurance. Services provided are paid in full at the time of the visit. Pet Insurance will reimburse the client based off of a claim form. Be sure to know the steps required for your particular insurance company.
  • Employement Opportunities

    We are always looking for qualified applicants.  Please call the clinic to find details on any job openings that we currently have. Applications are always welcome.
  • History

    At Merced Animal Medical Center we are committed to providing highly comprehensive care for your pet family. Whether you are a new pet parent or have been for many years, we are here to form a lasting bond.

    Our mission is to support you with all the necessary tools and advice for daily life as well as diagnosing and treating your pet during illness and emergencies.

    Founded in 1986, we have evolved from a traditional daytime practice to a full service facility.

    Variable weeks of the month we offer Emergency Care services. Please call in advance to see if one of our ER doctors is currently scheduled. We also offer Urgent Care exams during regular business hours for the people and pets of Merced, Mariposa, Atwater, Los Banos, Chowchilla, Madera, Yosemite, Le Grand, Planada and the surrounding communities.

    Animal Medical Center is a full service veterinary hospital that provides general practice services including routine preventative medical care for healthy pets. Additionally, we can provide critical care for sick or injured pets in the Merced, California area. Our highly trained veterinarians and technicians can handle most Urgent Care scenarios.Please call in advance to see if one of our ER doctors is currently in house.

    It is our mission to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and to offer the best possible services for our clients.