Welcome to Kittel Family Veterinary Practice

Your Veterinarian in Elk Grove,CA

Call us at (916) 714-5387


For Emergencies, please call Vista Vet Specialists at 916-231-4445.  They are open 24/7 and we refer all our patients there when we are closed after-hours or on holidays.


Introducing our NEW service - Laser Therapy!

We're excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy.  Laser therapy provides a non-

imageinvasive, pain-free, surgery-free, and drug-free treatment option for pets that suffer from a variety of conditions.  Laser therapy can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment plans or all on its own.  Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds or surgery, or simply suffering from the pains and effects of aging, your pet can benefit from Laser therapy.  Please call our office today to see if Laser therapy would be appropriate for your pet.

We Offer Honeybee Veterinary Services

The FDA federally mandated starting January 1, 2017 that hobbyist and commercial

bee keepers

beekeepers will no longer be able to purchase antimicrobials over the counter. The mandate is part of the FDA’s reform on the way antimicrobials are used in food-producing animals. Honeybees are the only insect listed as a food-producing animal, so now bee-keepers will need a veterinarian to manage the health of their hives and prescribe antibiotics.

Local beekeepers are in luck, because Dr. Kittel is a hobbyist apiarist. Familiar with honey bees, and experienced with his own hives, Dr. Kittel can provide expert veterinary care for any beekeeper in need of medical care and/or antibiotics for their hives and bees. Please call our office or send Dr. Kittel an email at drdan@kittelfamilyvet.com if you are interested in getting information about our honeybee veterinary care & services.


Pet Portal - ePetHealth

We utilize the ePetHealth Pet Portal & Communication/Reminder system to better communicate with our clients about the care their pets need.  The ePetHealth Pet Portal allows our clients to schedule appointments online, view/print out their pet's basic medical records and vaccine due dates, request prescription refills, order food, schedule and/or confirm appointments, and communicate with our staff - all from their own computer or cell phone!  We also use this system to send out our client newsletters and promotions/offers.  For clients without access to text or email, reminder postcards are still mailed out notifying them when their pets are due for important health care services.  Upon logging in to their Pet Portal, clients should take a moment to...

(1) check to make sure their personal and pet information is current and correct, and notify us of any changes that need to be made, 
(2) set their communication preferences (clients can choose between text and/or email notifications for specific types of reminders for each pet) and opt-out for text messaging if desired,
(3) upload a picture of their pet that we can then use in the pet's medical record

We invite our clients to please call our office if they have any questions about, or problems with our ePetHealth Pet Portal system. 


Awards For KFVP

Business of the Year for 2011 - from The Elk Grove Citizen

Elk Grove Best in Business Award - Neighborhood Pioneer  2012 - from the City of Elk Grove

We would like to thank The Elk Grove Citizen and author Keri Wood, the City of Elk Grove, our clients, and all of the staff at KFVP for helping us to become the best that we can be! We look forward to finding new ways to exceed your expectations and give back to the community!


Pet Health Insurance

We strongly recommend pet insurance for all our patients.  If you'd like more information about pet health insurance, give our office a call!  While we recommend Trupanion and Embrace, our office accepts all types of pet insurance, and we'll even help you file claims and pre-authorization approvals no matter which pet insurance you have. 


At Kittel Family Veterinary Practice, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

- Dr. Dan Kittel, DVM
 

Kittel Family Veterinary Practice
8153 Elk Grove Blvd Ste 30
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 714-5387

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Best Vet in Elk Grove!!!! My very vicious pit bull who will attack you with kisses isn't always welcomed with open arms in a lot of places. They've seen him since he was 8 weeks old (he's 2 now) and always greet him with treats and hugs.

    He had some issues with allergies, seizures, and that one time he ate my kids Halloween candy (lol) and they always give great advice and genuinely care about your pets well being."
    Jennifer B.
  • "Came here for a 2nd opinion for something our vet of 10+ years said the only option was surgery. You guessed it, it wasnt! Trust is such an important aspect with the relationship with a veterinarian. Thank you to Kittel family veterinarian :)
    who is now both ours & my parents new vet!
    Great customer service, very clean, very affordable.
    And most of all HONEST!"
    Sheila R.
  • "We are always confident that Dr. Kittel and KFVP staff
    will provide the absolute best patient care possible. We also appreciate
    everyone's professional, friendly, and respectful client care as well."
    MaryAnn J.
  • "Dr. Kittel takes the time to explain everything and makes
    sure you fully understand what is going on with your pet. Which is more
    than I can say for all the other vets I’ve been to! It’s greatly
    appreciated!"
    Dawn M.
  • "Appreciate that you always check in with me after a visit
    to make sure everything is fine with Jackson."
    Danette S.

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