Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services in Lompoc, CA

Veterinary Services in Lompoc, CA

At Village Vet Clinic, we provide a wide range of services to care for your pet. We offer everything from routine check-ups and vaccinations to more complex medical procedures. Our experienced team of veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your furry friend.

Small Animal Care
Small animals require unique care, and the team at Village Vet Clinic in Lompoc is dedicated to providing the best possible care for your furry friend. From rabbits and guinea pigs to hamsters and gerbils, we have the experience and expertise to meet the needs of your small animal companion. We offer a wide range of services, including wellness exams, vaccinations, and dental care. We also offer comprehensive surgical services, from spaying and neutering to more complex procedures. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and our experienced staff is committed to providing the highest level of care. Whether you’re looking for preventive care or treatment for a specific condition, we’re here to help. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
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Large Animal Care
Village Veterinary Clinic is happy to provide large animal vet services to Lompoc, and the surrounding cities on the Central Coast. We are the closest veterinary clinic to Vandenberg Air Force Base (find directions here). Our large animal vet is licensed and provides compassionate care to equine and bovine species. The health of your equine, bovine, and other farm species are very important to our veterinary team. We will take every step to give them the best possible care.

Village Veterinary Clinic has veterinary ambulatory services. Dr. Verne Thacker travels to local farms and ranches to provide large animal veterinary care to:

  • cattle operations
  • horses
  • goats
  • sheep

Dr. Thacker’s large animal veterinary services are available for emergency and sick animal support as well as nutritional and reproductive counseling.

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Exotic Animal Care

We are a family-owned veterinary practice specializing in exotic vet care. We are proud to be a part of our local community. Building a lasting and trusting relationship with our clients is important to us.

Because our patients deserve our best, Dr. Deter is committed to staying current with advancements in exotic medicine and believes strongly in client education to assist you in making the best care choices for your exotic pet.

We provide comprehensive care for all types of exotic animals, including snakes, lizards, and turtles. We work with you to provide individualized care for your unique pet by providing wellness exams and husbandry recommendations, and also offer laboratory and x-ray services. We understand the unique bond that exotic pets can have with their owners and are dedicated to providing optimal veterinary care for all the pets in your life.

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Pet Dentistry

Dental cleaning is one of the more common procedures we perform and we think one of the more important. Dental disease can lead to “doggy breath”, loss of teeth, loss of appetite, systemic infections, heart disease, and kidney disease. We evaluate the status of your pet’s teeth and gums with each wellness exam and make recommendations based on our findings. Some animals are much more susceptible to dental disease than others. If your pet needs teeth cleaning, it is done in our hospital under general anesthesia. As part of the dental procedure, X-rays can be used to detect issues below the gum line such as tooth abscesses. Extractions are often necessary to heal the infection and alleviate chronic pain. Scaling and polishing take approximately 60 minutes to perform. The best thing you can do at home is to brush your pet’s teeth and there are new dental diets that can slow the production of dental plaque. Regular veterinary dental care and continual homecare lead to fresher breath and a happier healthier pet. Drop-off times for dental appointments are between 7:45 am – 8 am.

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Pet Diagnostics

At Village Vet Clinic, we understand that your pet is like a member of the family. That’s why we offer comprehensive pet diagnostics to help ensure that your pet is healthy and happy. Our team of experienced veterinarians uses the latest technology to provide accurate and reliable results. Whether you’re looking for a routine check-up or need to diagnose a more serious condition, we’re here to help. Visit us today at our clinic in Lompoc, CA.

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Pet Diagnostic Imaging

Village Veterinary Clinic has invested in the latest state-of-the-art Digital X-Ray technology to better diagnose your pet’s problems. Our unit allows for quick precise images of both boney and soft tissue organs of the body. This unit also offers the ability to email images or make a copy in CD format to be forwarded and evaluated by a certified radiologist within 12-24 hours at no extra cost.

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Pet Emergency Services

During office hours, we are fully equipped and ready to help with all of your emergency and critical care needs. If you find that you need emergency assistance after hours, we recommend either PETS Hospital ER/Urgent CareCentral Coast Pet Emergency Clinic , or Advanced Veterinary Specialists. They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care! In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic we can get the records so we can follow up if your pet needs further care.

For your convenience, we have provided the contact and website information for both after-hours locations here.

During Business Hours

Village Vet Clinic
Get Directions | 805-733-3548

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 6pm
Sat: Temporarily Closed
Sun: Closed

After Business Hours

PETS Hospital ER/Urgent Care
4854 S Bradley Rd, Suite 109
Orcutt, CA 93455

Phone: (805-250-5600)

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Pet Geriatric Care

A significant number of pets we see are senior citizens of the canine and feline world. We feel it is particularly important to monitor these pets routinely. It may be necessary to increase the frequency of physical exams for your older pet. Routine blood work and urinalysis are also important as many problems can be caught early, and therefore treated earlier. We look at each pet as an individual and make suggestions based on what we see, feel and learn from you.

We realize that as your pet ages, many health changes such as arthritis can become more difficult to manage. It is our desire to help guide you in making healthcare decisions in your pets senior years.

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In-House Laboratory

Our in-house laboratory is equipped to provide fast, accurate test results for your pet. Most testing is completed within 30 minutes.

We are also supported by a full-service veterinary laboratory. We have daily pickups and get many results in less than 24 hours.

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Pet Pain Management

Before, during and after surgery Village Vet Clinic uses a multi-modal approach to pain management. Our doctors use local anesthesia, trans-dermal patches, injections and oral medication to prevent and minimize pain associated with arthritis, injury, or surgery. Senior patients can benefit from the pain management provided by recent advances in arthritis medication. Please let us know if you would like more information on what is available for your pet.

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Pet Pharmacy & Supplies

Village Vet Clinic carries a full line of veterinary supplies as well as a comprehensive inventory of prescription products. Our staff has been trained to help you determine the safest, most effective product for your pet.

  • Full line of prescription medicines
  • Prescription Diets Canine & Feline –   Hills and Purina
  • Flea, Tick & Heartworm Prevention Products –  Advantage, Advantix, Advantage-Multi, and Bravecto.
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Otic & Ophthalmic (ears & eyes)
  • Prescription & OTC Shampoos & Rinses
  • Oral Health Products

For information on public pharmaceutical waste drop-off locations please visit the Cal-Recycle website at

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Pet Wellness Exams

Nothing is more important than routine examinations and preventive medicine for your pet. Remember that your pet ages at a faster rate than we do, approximately 5 to 7 years for each calendar year, depending on species and breed. This means that medical conditions can come on relatively quickly, hence the need for thorough physicals each year. Depending on the age and breed of your pet, an annual blood profile and urinalysis is recommended for animals over 5-7 years. During the wellness examination, our doctors check your pet from the tips of their ears to the tip of their tail – examining the eyes, ears, and teeth, listening to the heart and lungs, feeling for any unusual lumps, and testing the joints for and muscles for arthritis and swelling. Vaccinations against common preventable diseases round out our annual visit. Village Veterinary Clinic bases vaccination protocol on the patient’s individual needs and exposures. Good histories are an important part of any physical exam, and we rely on you to provide us with as much information as possible about your pet’s normal routine. Common indicators of disease are changes in behavior, weight, thirst, appetite, energy levels, breathing, and stool character. Together using the exam and your pet’s history, we can provide complete care and treatment that can extend and improve your pet’s quality of life.

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Pet Surgery

Dr. Ganter has been making the most of laser surgery for over 6 years. The unique benefits include – sealing nerve endings and blood vessels so there is very little pain or bleeding, sealing the lymphatic vessels nearly eliminating swelling after surgery, and less painful recovery times. Drop-off times for surgeries are between 7:45 am – 8 am. Water is permitted prior to surgery, but food is not permitted after 9 pm the night before. Please feel free to ask us if laser surgery can be used for your pet’s next surgical procedure.