Deron Larsson, DVM

Dr. Larsson is a 1987 graduate of U.C. Davis Veterinary School and has been at Canal Veterinary Hospital since 1988. He has a passion for relationships and strives to build a trust bond with his clients and patients by providing comprehensive, transparent care and advice. Dr. Larsson’s favorite area of veterinary work is internal medicine and he is always studying to keep up to date on the latest research and standards of care. In 2019, he and Dr. Heather formed a partnership to purchase the practice from the retiring Dr. Baker. Deron and his wife, Kathryn, have five grown children, 2 cats and a dog named Cookie. In their spare time, the Larssons enjoy entertaining, cooking, board games and missions trips around the world.

Heather Deleon, DVM

Dr. Heather 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 in junior high and high school as a kennel tech. and veterinary assistant. She then left to obtain her undergraduate degree in biology pre-medicine from Cal State University, Monterey Bay and attended veterinary school at UC Davis; all the while, working full time as a veterinary technician for various hospitals. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Heather returned to CVH as a staff vet and in 2019 she and Dr. Larsson purchased the practice.

Heather has three cats (Owen, Fiona, and Sebastian), a loving Malamute/Husky mix named Noah, and a Springer Spaniel named Tag. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their 2 beautiful children. She is very excited to be back serving her community in Turlock. She says it is a dream come true to be able to re-acquaint herself with the town, the people and their pets.

Amy Hansen, DVM

Dr. Hansen was born and raised in the Central Valley. She attended UC Davis for undergrad and majored in animal science with a specialty in companion and captive animals. After undergrad Dr. Hansen worked as a veterinary assistant before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts. She graduated in 2014 after her clinical year at Texas A&M and returned to California to start her career in Los Angeles. Dr. Hansen is happy to be back in her family’s hometown and excited to be a part of the Canal Veterinary Hospital team!

Dr. Hansen’s special interests are in dermatology and preventive medicine. She strives to make sure all questions are answered and owners have a clear understanding of their pets healthcare.

Dr. Hansen enjoys traveling and camping with her husband, two sons and Bernese Mountain Dog mix, Pebbles.


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