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.
World Rabies Day (WRD) 2018 is coming!
We're hosting WRD with Elk Grove Animal Services for the 8th straight year at our office! Elk Grove residents & KFVP clients can get their dogs & cats a FREE rabies vaccine, a microchip, and a free 1 year EG city license by coming to our walk-in clinic on Sat 9/29 between 9am - 2pm. All dogs must be on leashes or in carriers; all cats must be in carriers; no aggressive dogs are allowed. Clients need to bring proof of EG residency to quality, & prior rabies vaccine information for your pets (if you have it). For more details, please call our office. Avoid the early morning line and visit us after 11am. Supplies are limited.
We Now Offer Honeybee Veterinary Services
The FDA federally mandated starting January 1, 2017 that hobbyist and commercial
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 email@example.com if you are interested in getting information about our honeybee veterinary care & services.
Pet Portal Update & Change - ePetHealth
In May 2018 our office changed over our Pet Portal & Communication/Reminder system from VetStreet to VetScene in an effort to better communicate with our clients about the care their pets need. Unfortunately, the update to VetScene did not go well - the new Pet Portal and communication system did not sync well with our client software and patient reminders. Our intention with the change was to better communicate with our clients and give them more access to their pet's health records at our office, but unfortunately we feel the exact opposite occurred. The change-over was a disappointment to our clients, our staff, and the Kittels, so to fix this and ensure we're able to communicate like we intend, the office made another change to ePetHealth, a product that is made by the company that manufactured and manages our internal software system and medical records. The change over to ePetHealth was completed in late August. The new Pet Portal allows 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 without the hassle and errors present with VetScene! The new system will also be used to send out our client newsletters and promotions/offers. For clients without access to text or email, reminder postcards will be mailed out notifying them when their pets are due for important health care services. With the new change to ePetHealth, there is a new online Pet Portal clients will need to access in order to see their pet's medical records & communicate with our office. A welcome email/text will go out alerting our clients to the new portal, and clients will be asked to log-in and set up their preferences. When logging in for the first time to your new ePetHealth Pet Portal, please take a moment to...
(1) check to make sure your client and pet's information is current and correct, and notify us of any changes you'd like to make as those changes will reflect in our medical records,
(2) set your communication preferences and opt-out for text messaging if you desire,
(3) upload a picture of your pet that we can then use in your pet's medical record
Please call the office if you have any questions about, or problems with, our new Pet Portal system ePetHealth! Again, we're sorry that the change-over we did earlier in the year did not last, and we apologize in advance that clients will have to register for another new online Pet Portal.
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