News and Events

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November 18, 2014
We are excited to announce that grooming services have resumed at the Paw Spa! Please help us welcome our new groomer, Ashlyn Moreno to the team. Feel free to come by and introduce yourself or call for an appointment today at (209)383-4222.



Board Certified Specialists now in Merced
We are pleased to announce that we have two board certified specialists on our team. 

Dr Brian MacKie received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2005. Following graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group in Sacramento, CA. After his internship, he moved to the University of Wisconsin- Madison to complete his residency training in Cardiology from 2006-2009. His clinical interests include, but are not limited to, clinical cardiology such as echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG), pulmonary hypertension in dogs, syncope (fainting) associated with heart disease and arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure (CHF). His goal in therapy is to maintain an exceptional quality of life for his patients with heart disease. Dr MacKie is available by appointment at Animal Medical Center once monthly. Please call our office at (209)383-0434 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Paster received her veterinary medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 2001. She then finished a rotating internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists in 2003. Dr. Paster worked at the University of Pennsylvania for 1 1/2 years as a post-doc, where she was involved with caninie hip dysplasia research, including the Nestle-Purina life-long study in Laborador Retrievers. She was PennHIP certified in 2003. She also rad the PennHIP clinic at the University of Pennsylvania, educating clients, veterinarians, and dog breeders about PennHIP screening and hip dysplasia. Dr. Paster completed a 3 year surgical residency at UC Davis and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (board-certified surgeon) in 2009. She is now a mobile surgeon working through Mobile Surgery Services. She provides surgical services to Animal Medical Center offering orthopedic, soft tissue and neurosurgical procedures and PennHIP evaluations.



July 1, 2013
Merced County has a new Spay/Neuter Program providing low-cost services through local veterinarians. AMC is proud to be one of the participants. To learn more about the program contact Merced County Animal Control or visit their website: http://www.co.merced.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=171 . Also read the Merced SunStar article here.


March 25,2013
It takes a lot to make a specialist in the Army National Guard cry. After all, 22-year-old Calli Hoffmann spent a year fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan. But on Sunday, the Chowchilla resident wept tears of joy after being reunited with her best friend... read more


April 27/2011
The Animal Medical Center in Merced extended its hours of operation... read more


December 27,2008
Valley Resort for your Pets by ABC News
(KFSN) -- A unique facility in the North Valley is giving pet owners peace of mind whether they're at work for the day or taking a long vacation. Tom and Barb ward just returned home from a 12 day trip to Mexico. While they were gone, their dog Maxie also enjoyed the five star treatment at the University Pet Resort in Merced County. Tom Ward: "When I was talking to friends and they were asking me what did we do with the dog while we were gone and we said... read more