Family Vet Care of Oakdale

389 West F. Street
Oakdale, CA 95361


Family Veterinary Care of Oakdale's Veterinary Staff

Dr. Mel Tanner

Dr. Tanner graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  He then returned to his hometown of Modesto, California and entered private practice in 1992.  He opened Oakdale's Olde Towne Veterinary Hospital at the site of Dr. Ed Taylor's old practice. In 2015 Dr. Tanner moved the practice to 389 West F Street in Oakdale and also changed the name to Family Veterinary Care of Oakdale.  Dr. Tanner's special interests include surgery and medicine of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, pot bellied pigs, ferrets and other exotic animals.  He is an active member of the American Veterinary medicine Association., Northern San Joaquin Veterinary Medical Association., The Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Association of Feline Practioners.  Dr. Tanner has lived locally raising his children for the last twenty years.  While he enjoys the study and application of Biology, his greatest pleasures in practice are the fulfilling relationships that he has developed with patients and clients.

Dr. Sarah Gottschalk

Dr. Sarah Gottschalk has lived in the Central Valley since 2010.  Before that, she practiced veterinary medicine in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.  A graduate of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gottschalk's medical interests include internal medicine and the medical and behavioral needs of the cat.  She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA and is secretary of the local veterinary medical association, the NSJVMA.  Dr. Gottschalk shares a home with a husband, four cats and a really ridiculous dog who looks like a muppet.  When she's not at work, she loves hiking, yoga and cooking.  She does not miss shoveling snow.