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Animal Medical Center

Animal Medical Center

3765 E Yosemite Ave | Merced, CA 95340

Call 209-819-8887
Monday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Grooming
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

At Merced Animal Medical Center we are committed to providing highly comprehensive care for your pet family. Whether you are a new pet parent or have been for many years, we are here to form a lasting bond.

Our mission is to support you with all the necessary tools and advice for daily life as well as diagnosing and treating your pet during illness and emergencies.

Founded in 1986, we have evolved from a traditional daytime practice to a full service facility.

Due to the overwhelming need for an after hour critical care facility in the area, we added emergency services in 2007. We also offer urgent care exams at a lesser cost than emergency visits, making it more convenient and affordable for the people and pets of Merced, Mariposa, Atwater, Los Banos, Chowchilla, Madera, Yosemite, Le Grand, Planada and the surrounding communities.

Animal Medical Center is a full service veterinary hospital that provides general practice services including routine preventative medical care for healthy pets. Additionally, we provide critical care for sick or injured pets in the Merced, California area. Our highly trained veterinarians and technicians can handle any pet emergency, from a small laceration to major trauma. Your pet will receive treatment including monitoring and pain management.

It is our mission to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and to offer the best possible services for our clients.

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Kanwarjit Boparai, DVM

Veterinarian & Managing DVM

Dr. Boparai joined Merced Animal Medical Center as our Managing Veterinarian in 2018.

Born and raised in California, he earned his B.S. in Animal Science from UC Davis, then graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University. His clinical rotations were completed at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. He spent the majority of his career practicing in AAHA small animal hospitals in the Central Valley. He has taught veterinary technician students at multiple institutions and has also provided relief work to dozens of practices.

As an advocate for your pet's health, Dr. Boparai strives to offer you the best medical care. He is willing to consult with and refer to specialist veterinarians when needed. Client education is important to him because he knows this will improve his patients' health. He wants your pet's visit to be as low stress as possible and hopefully a positive experience.

In his spare time, Dr. Boparai enjoys outdoors during roadtrips and hikes. He is a published photographer and is often traveling with his camera. Often he can be found farming his own olive grove and producing award-winning extra-virgin olive oil.

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Mark Gallardo, DVM


Dr. Gallardo is originally from Utah, but attended UC San Diego. He majored in animal physiology and neuroscience and performed neurophysiology research at the University of California San Diego medical school on Parkinson's Disease. He then attended veterinary school at Cornell University in New York from 1997-2001, followed by a post doctoral internship at Texas A&M University. Since then, he has split his time between practicing veterinary medicine in Oregon and California, with a special interest in urgent care, emergency medicine and complementary medicine. One of his greatest passions and achievements has been starting non-profit fundraising and awareness programs for small business women in Myanmar (Burma) and the refugees from Syria living in Lebanon.

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