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Christine McFadden, DVM


Dr. McFadden has lived in and served our community since graduating from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She opened Valley Animal Hospital in 1985 and in 1999 she built our current, state-of-the-art hospital to offer the best medicine and surgery possible for our patients. She cares for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and all small “pocket pets” and exotics. She has cared for the Applegate Zoo animals for over 25 years.  Dr. McFadden is involved in a local college scholarship program at the University of California, Merced through the non-profit charity, The MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation in memory of and to honor her four children Melanie, Stanley, Stuart and Michelle. Dr. McFadden is married and has twin daughters.

Dr. McFadden is a newspaper columnist with the Merced Sun-Star (on Saturdays) and invites you to follow her blog, DrMc’s Veterinary Tales.

Dr. Christine McFadden, DVM