Our Practice

Ceres Veterinary Clinic has been established in the Ceres community for more than 50 years, providing exceptional veterinary care and outstanding client service to local pets and the people who love them. We also service the surrounding areas, including Hughson, Keyes, Turlock and Modesto. Dr. Susan Olivas (Owner), Associate Veterinarian Dr. Erin Cassiday, and our dedicated staff, have worked hard to establish a reputation of providing personalized care at an affordable rate. Our clients know that when they bring their cherished animal companions to us for care, they will be our highest priority, and we will treat them just as we would our own.

Over the years, we have assembled a team that shares the same unwavering passion for animal health care. We truly love what we do, and we enjoy working with one another, which makes doing our jobs at the highest level easy and fun. The patients we serve are more than just names on a paper and numbers on a chart – they are a part of the family, and we genuinely care about their well being. It brings us such joy to take a dog or cat that is feeling ill and provide them with the care necessary to nurse them back to health. It’s what drives to do our very best, every single day.

One of the things that sets Ceres Veterinary Clinic apart from other animal health care facilities is the extra steps we take to make our patients feel comfortable and relaxed. We understand that for some animals, a trip to the vet can be a stressful experience. To ease this anxiety, we use pheromone diffusers throughout the hospital, which has a calming effect on most animals. We also use soft blankets to provide warmth and cushioning for our exam tables and offer plenty of treats as positive reinforcement. We want to make going to the vet a good experience for everyone!

Our services are extensive and have been designed to assist your pet through every life stage, be it a first round of vaccines for your new kitten or puppy, an advanced diagnostic test to monitor the ongoing health of your adult dog or cat, a complex surgical procedure to save your pet’s life, or acupuncture treatments to help your aging animal enjoy the senior years more comfortably. We’ve got everything you could ever need to keep your pet happy and healthy under one roof.

At Ceres Veterinary Clinic, we strongly believe that as your pet’s caregiver, you are the most important person in their life and, as such, should be an active participant in their health care. We’ll always take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and discuss your options, providing the education and information necessary to make wise, informed decisions that are best for your pet. With us, you’ll never feel rushed or unimportant. Here, you are an important part of the team!

Whether you are new to the Ceres area, recently added a four-legged member to your family or are just looking for an experienced vet that you can count on to treat you and your cherished companion with the compassion and respect you both deserve, look no further than Ceres Veterinary Clinic. We’re always happy to welcome new clients to join our family and we hope for the chance to serve you both for many years to come!

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    • Lorene Stanton BrinkLorene Stanton Brink

      The staff are so friendly and helpful. They treated our dogs and kitten like they were their own animals. Highly recommend them.

    • Angie JohnsonAngie Johnson

      The staff is amazing...very compassionate. They have been our furbabies Drs for a very long time and have been with us through the good times and bad. You will never find anyplace better to care for your 4 legged family <3

    • Bennie BacaBennie Baca

      Great Vets, great techs and front desk staff

    • Janice KeatingJanice Keating

      Dr Cassidy is a very capable and kind professional. Our 14 year old beagle is generally a hot mess and no veterinary professional can believe he's still happy and alive so we appreciate her help keeping him that way and her advice how to keep him comfortable in his last years.

    • Kim LovelandKim Loveland

      Very caring staff and excellent care of our doxies.

    • Sheila ElizabethSheila Elizabeth

      Dr. Bettencourt and his staff are the best. I would never consider taking any of my furry family members any place else. From toe nail clippings to major surgeries, etc. you will not find a more compassionate and caring staff.

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    • Vicki RayVicki Ray

      Absolutely love Ceres Vet Clinic! Dr. Bettencourt and his whole staff are awesome! I have 4 furry babies ranging from 11 yrs. to 4 months old and I would never even consider taking them anywhere else. I just moved from Ceres to Stockton and even though the drive is longer, it is worth it. Lots of love and care is what you get at Ceres Veterinary Clinic and I highly recommend it!