Jon Klingborg, DVM
Chief of Staff
Dr. K believes that Communication is the Key-- he loves talking to pet owners and discussing their pet's health in clear and straightforward language. He tries hard to be the best veterinarian possible and is very dedicated to animals and pet owners of the Merced area.
Dr. K graduated from UC Davis-- where he earned his Veterinary Degree, as well as a degree in Zoology and in Rhetoric. He has been a member of the Valley Animal Hospital team since 2003. Some of his accomplishments include:
2019-2020 Dean’s Leadership Council— UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
2018 Alumni Achievement Award for UC Davis Veterinary School-- the highest award given by the School's Faculty.
Distinguished Life Membership, California Veterinary Medical Association-- awarded May 2018, The CVMA's "Highest Membership Honor."
President of the California Veterinary Medical Association, 6/2004-6/2005
awarded the honorary title of Distinguished Practitioner from the National Academies Practice.
awarded the Distinguished Service Award from UC Davis Veterinary School and given the President's Award from the California Veterinary Medical Association.
Author of Exam Room Communication for Veterinarians: The Science and Art of Conversing with Clients.
Dr. K. is married to Kim and he has two sons: Patrick, an Attorney, and Aaron, who has a Masters Degree in Soil Science. Their family pets includes Josette & Colette (adorable Papillons), Nyx (a very sweet Rottweiler), "Kitty GwayPaws" and numerous types of frogs.