“This place never closes,” co-owner Dr. Gurpreet Singh said. “Tracy has a need for it. People have to go to Pleasanton-Dublin, Stockton or Modesto (for a 24-hour facility), and this will fill that void.”
The hospital at 1924 W. 11th St. has three examination rooms, a digital X-ray machine, a surgical suite, in-house medical labs, an ultrasound machine, oxygen cages, and holding and isolation cages for animals recuperating from medical treatment.
The primary veterinarians and co-owners of the hospital are Singh, who specializes in orthopedics; Dr. K. Brar, who specializes in allergies and dermatology; and Dr. Dilgit Kamboj.
One thing that makes the hospital unique is the alternative care offered by veterinarian Sherry Tsai, who is certified in Chinese medicines. She provides acupuncture and herbal treatments for dogs and cats.
Although the team specializes in the treatment of dogs and cats, the doctors are also capable of handling nonemergency services for other small animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs.
Another special offering, by appointment only, is house calls for in-home euthanasia. Singh said that as pet lovers, the owners of 24-Hour Veterinarian know the difficulty of losing a canine or feline member of the family. He said that many pet owners prefer to let their dogs or cats have their final hours in the comfort of home, surrounded by familiar people and things.
As a veterinarian in the San Joaquin County area for more than 20 years, Singh said he was familiar with Tracy and had most recently worked as a veterinarian at Bear Creek Vet Hospital in Stockton. The three co-owners collectively have more than 60 years of veterinarian experience.
A grand opening has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. First-time clients will receive a free nonemergency office visit.
24-Hour Veterinarian is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For information: 832-4444.
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