Jules Veterinary Center

★★★★☆
  • 1855 W 11th St

    Tracy, CA 95376

    Cross street: Next to Longs in the New Safeway Shopping Center

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  • 209-833-7387

About Jules Veterinary Center

Hours
Evening ; Saturday-Sunday

Pets & Animals

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We have been using Jules for years. We have many animals at the ranch and this Clinic has been great about keeping our prices down at the same time always healing our pets. All of the staff have been very caring and open to discussion about treatments. I would recommend this clinic to anyone.

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We have been using Jules for years. We have many animals at the ranch and this Clinic has been great about keeping our prices down at the same time always healing our pets. All of the staff have been very caring and open to discussion about treatments. I would recommend this clinic to anyone.

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I recently took my cat to one of the other Vets in town, where I have been a faithful client for years and after having to go back twice for an abcess on my cat, they told me the second time that it would cost over $600 to clean the infection. I could not afford to pay that and asked if there was something simple like just cleaning the wound out and giving antibiotics and the Vet (he) said no, they had to put the cat under to clean the wound and it was expensive and they would not come down on the price. Having lost my job recently I felt like I had no options so I left that office and went to Jules on my neighbors recommendation. They cleaned the wound, gave antibiotics and I walked out paying $140.00. I took the cat back once a week for 4 weeks to have the wound looked at and cleaned (at no charge) and I felt like I received great service. The cat is much better and it didn't cost me $600. Thanks Jules!

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I recently took my cat to one of the other Vets in town, where I have been a faithful client for years and after having to go back twice for an abcess on my cat, they told me the second time that it would cost over $600 to clean the infection. I could not afford to pay that and asked if there was something simple like just cleaning the wound out and giving antibiotics and the Vet (he) said no, they had to put the cat under to clean the wound and it was expensive and they would not come down on the price. Having lost my job recently I felt like I had no options so I left that office and went to Jules on my neighbors recommendation. They cleaned the wound, gave antibiotics and I walked out paying $140.00. I took the cat back once a week for 4 weeks to have the wound looked at and cleaned (at no charge) and I felt like I received great service. The cat is much better and it didn't cost me $600. Thanks Jules!

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If you're not loaded with money find someone else! Finding a 4 week old kitten with infected eyes that someone had tied to a tree I made the mistake of going to her for help. What a mistake that was!

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If you're not loaded with money find someone else! Finding a 4 week old kitten with infected eyes that someone had tied to a tree I made the mistake of going to her for help. What a mistake that was!

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This is our experience. Remember, if you feel like something is wrong with ANY vet office or how they treat your pet, GET A SECOND OPINION.

We took home our beautiful Siamese not two months ago from the Tracy shelter. (They picked him up off the street.) The shelter recommended Jules to get our Sgt. WantCuddles fixed and vaccinated, and we did so. When he developed a respiratory infection soon after, we took him back to Jules, and they were helpful, though my wife wasn't impressed. She didn't feel they were detailed enough when explaining things to us. Also, they forgot to give him a particular shot when they were doing his vaccinations (rabies, I believe) and we had to come back later after they discovered their mistake. Even worse, we did not receive a copy of his sterilization certificate. None of this sat well with my wife.

Not one month later, I took our kitty back after he kept vomiting two or three times a day. The DVM on duty at Jules examined him and after finding a fever, recommended X-rays, as she was worried about something caught in his stomach. No blood work was offered, just X-rays and meds. We opted for medication, and they gave him subcutaneous fluids, and two shots which we were told were anti-nausea and antibiotics. They also gave us antibiotics to give to him at home, and told us to call back if he kept vomiting. My wife was extremely upset that they did not explain things like how high his fever was, they didn't explain what the take-home antibiotics were for, that I had to repeat myself a couple times (including saying twice that he did NOT have diarrhea) and that they seemed to worry about things like swallowed string from the start, instead of trying to diagnose based on symptoms. They also sent us home with a paper requesting a stool sample which was ordered and paid for and SHOULD have already been done! Either it was not done, or their record-keeping has been having issues of late. (See issues in previous paragraph)

We then took him to Banfield (in Petsmart near the mall) for a second opinion after a week later - Sarge was not vomiting, but also not eating, had not passed any solid waste in a few days, was moving slowly as if in pain, and even worse, overnight his skin had turned yellow around his eyes, ears, and gums. The doctor weighed him (he had lost more 10% of his weight in just 1 week,) immediately recommended blood tests, and gave us multiple options to help with our budget. One hour later (they have the equipment on-site) the doctor broke the news to us gently. Sarge not only had Feline Infectious Peritonitis, but a mass in his stomach area that he had us feel - and it was HUGE. We asked him if it could have developed in a week (since we'd last been to Jules) and he was adamant that it would not have developed that quickly. He gave us all our options, explained the blood test results to us, and explained the length of time that Sarge could expect to live with and without surgery. Reluctantly, tearfully, we decided to ease his pain, and the office was very sympathetic in dealing with our decision and encouraged us throughout the process. Diagnosis: Icterus and Biliary Blockage & Hepatitis. We were given time before, during, and after the euthanasia to spend with our kitty, and we were able to leave quietly afterwards.

Jules was never unkind or mean to Sarge, but service always felt rushed and rather impersonal. There were never any overt problems, but rather many tiny slip-ups that we couldn't ignore because they mounted up. While Jules couldn't have saved his life, they could have detected this mass earlier and eased his pain much quicker. Instead, we kept him at home for an extra week, trying to figure out why he wasn't eating and why he wasn't passing solids. We just pray he wasn't in pain the whole time.

Needless to say, we *will* be talking with the DVM who examined our kitty and ask why the lump was either not found or why it was found and not brought up. We don't want anyone else to have to go through losing a pet through hasty or faulty diagnosis.

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This is our experience. Remember, if you feel like something is wrong with ANY vet office or how they treat your pet, GET A SECOND OPINION.

We took home our beautiful Siamese not two months ago from the Tracy shelter. (They picked him up off the street.) The shelter recommended Jules to get our Sgt. WantCuddles fixed and vaccinated, and we did so. When he developed a respiratory infection soon after, we took him back to Jules, and they were helpful, though my wife wasn't impressed. She didn't feel they were detailed enough when explaining things to us. Also, they forgot to give him a particular shot when they were doing his vaccinations (rabies, I believe) and we had to come back later after they discovered their mistake. Even worse, we did not receive a copy of his sterilization certificate. None of this sat well with my wife.

Not one month later, I took our kitty back after he kept vomiting two or three times a day. The DVM on duty at Jules examined him and after finding a fever, recommended X-rays, as she was worried about something caught in his stomach. No blood work was offered, just X-rays and meds. We opted for medication, and they gave him subcutaneous fluids, and two shots which we were told were anti-nausea and antibiotics. They also gave us antibiotics to give to him at home, and told us to call back if he kept vomiting. My wife was extremely upset that they did not explain things like how high his fever was, they didn't explain what the take-home antibiotics were for, that I had to repeat myself a couple times (including saying twice that he did NOT have diarrhea) and that they seemed to worry about things like swallowed string from the start, instead of trying to diagnose based on symptoms. They also sent us home with a paper requesting a stool sample which was ordered and paid for and SHOULD have already been done! Either it was not done, or their record-keeping has been having issues of late. (See issues in previous paragraph)

We then took him to Banfield (in Petsmart near the mall) for a second opinion after a week later - Sarge was not vomiting, but also not eating, had not passed any solid waste in a few days, was moving slowly as if in pain, and even worse, overnight his skin had turned yellow around his eyes, ears, and gums. The doctor weighed him (he had lost more 10% of his weight in just 1 week,) immediately recommended blood tests, and gave us multiple options to help with our budget. One hour later (they have the equipment on-site) the doctor broke the news to us gently. Sarge not only had Feline Infectious Peritonitis, but a mass in his stomach area that he had us feel - and it was HUGE. We asked him if it could have developed in a week (since we'd last been to Jules) and he was adamant that it would not have developed that quickly. He gave us all our options, explained the blood test results to us, and explained the length of time that Sarge could expect to live with and without surgery. Reluctantly, tearfully, we decided to ease his pain, and the office was very sympathetic in dealing with our decision and encouraged us throughout the process. Diagnosis: Icterus and Biliary Blockage & Hepatitis. We were given time before, during, and after the euthanasia to spend with our kitty, and we were able to leave quietly afterwards.

Jules was never unkind or mean to Sarge, but service always felt rushed and rather impersonal. There were never any overt problems, but rather many tiny slip-ups that we couldn't ignore because they mounted up. While Jules couldn't have saved his life, they could have detected this mass earlier and eased his pain much quicker. Instead, we kept him at home for an extra week, trying to figure out why he wasn't eating and why he wasn't passing solids. We just pray he wasn't in pain the whole time.

Needless to say, we *will* be talking with the DVM who examined our kitty and ask why the lump was either not found or why it was found and not brought up. We don't want anyone else to have to go through losing a pet through hasty or faulty diagnosis.

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I have used Dr. Valdez for a few years now. She cares for all of my cats for routine care. Also performed major surgery on both of my cats, one had a happy ending the other did not. When she put down my one cat I felt the compassion from the whole office staff.
She is willing to explain everything where you can understand.

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I have used Dr. Valdez for a few years now. She cares for all of my cats for routine care. Also performed major surgery on both of my cats, one had a happy ending the other did not. When she put down my one cat I felt the compassion from the whole office staff.
She is willing to explain everything where you can understand.

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We have used them several times for the basic care of our pets. Sadly we also had to havethem put our cat down due to complications of being 17yrs old. They were kind and and understanding. I even got a condolence card from the office staff after everything. I recommend them!

PROS: Great staff, prices, easy to make appts
CONS: none

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We have used them several times for the basic care of our pets. Sadly we also had to havethem put our cat down due to complications of being 17yrs old. They were kind and and understanding. I even got a condolence card from the office staff after everything. I recommend them!

PROS: Great staff, prices, easy to make appts
CONS: none

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