• Timely and Trustworthy Veterinary Care
    We are dedicated to earning your trust.
  • Serving Pets and Their Families
    We specialize in the human-animal bond.
  • Becoming Your Most Trusted Professionals
    We provide a personalized approach.
  • Veterinary Care Can Be Affordable
    We are dedicated to providing different financial options to fit each family's needs.

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Welcome to Canal Veterinary Hospital
Your Trusted Veterinarians in Turlock, California 
Call us at (209) 668-1807


Image of a dog wearing a stethoscopeA righteous person cares for the needs of his/her animals.      - Proverbs 12:10 

We, at Canal Veterinary Hospital, have enjoyed serving pets and their families since 1986. Our veterinarians see themselves as privileged caretakers of the mysterious human-animal bond created by God. We believe our pet(s) change our lives for the good;  and we love helping them do just that! 

Dr Deleon, Dr Larsson, and staff want to be your most trusted source of veterinary care in the Central Valley. To earn your trust, we strive to consistently provide timely, relevant, affordable, and reliable services.  We want to take the time to get to know you, your pet(s) and your stories as we develop specific plans to help you best care for your loved one(s).   

Canal Veterinary Hospital is the place where “bonds go beyond our pets.”  We look forward to being your most trusted friends and professionals. 


Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Deron P. Larsson, DVM
    Doctor

    Dr. Larsson is a 1987 graduate of U.C. Davis Veterinary School and has been at Canal Veterinary Hospital since 1988. He and his wife, Kathryn, have five children, three pets and live in Turlock. His interest is in internal medicine.

  • Heather Deleon, DVM
    Doctor

    Dr. Deleon was born and raised in Turlock, California. She realized from a young age that she had a passion for veterinary medicine. She started her journey at Canal Veterinary Hospital as a kennel and veterinary assistant through junior high and high school. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology pre-medicine from Cal State University, Monterey Bay-also working full time as a veterinary technician. She then went to veterinary school at UC Davis, where she continued to work as a veterinary technician.

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  • Lindy Wright
    Staff Training Specialist

    Lindy has been with Canal Veterinary Hospital since 2008. Taking time out to start a family in 2012 and choosing to be a stay at home mother to son, Cohen and daughter Ruby, is a true example of her caring nature. Lindy is back, filling in to help where ever she can, while still being a devoted wife and mother. 

  • Rebecca Goodrich, RVT
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Rebecca is our Registered Veterinary Technician and joined our staff in March of 2017. Though Rebecca’s roots are in the Modesto area, her husband Jake drew her to Wyoming 5 years ago. Now back in the area, we are excited to have her and her wealth of knowledge in the veterinary field, here at Canal Veterinary Hospital. Her experience and upbeat, kind-hearted attitude makes Rebecca a wonderful addition to our team. 

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  • Ann Kutz
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ann is currently a student at MJC and is taking classes to work towards a career in probation services. Ann has handled animals as our Kennel Assistant for many years and is now also an assistant to the veterinarians in the exam rooms. Her gentle and confident attitude around animals makes her an important member to our team. 

  • Janae Heppner
    Veterinary Assistant

    Janae is currently a psychology student at UC Merced. Janae joined Canal Veterinary Hospital in April of 2015. Janae started out cleaning kennels, and has now moved up to Veterinary Assistant. While still helping out in kennels, she also fills in at the reception desk when needed. Janae's sense of detail and organization is a welcomed quality here at Canal Veterinary Hospital. Her love of animals shines in the care she provides for our furry friends. 

  • Sheri Carlson
    Receptionist

    Sheri is a part-time receptionist here at Canal Veterinary Hospital. Sheri is married to husband Jeff, has 4 children and 1 grandchild. She is a bright spot at the front desk and always willing to help with your pet(s) needs.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I can't thank Dr.DeLeon enough for all the wonderful care she has given my dog. If you want a caring and compassionate vet it's Dr.DeLeon. The staff and the girls at the front desk are wonderful. I highly recommend Canal Vet."
    Margaret Taylor
  • "Canal Vet is the BEST vet in the Central Valley. I would highly recommend them!"
    Sarah Cole Abraham

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Turlock Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed