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Fresno Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

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About Us

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Who We Are

We are dedicated to providing excellence in emergency, surgery, and critical patient care. Our family of board certified specialists, devoted emergency veterinarians, and experienced technical staff, are committed to providing the utmost care for your pet.

Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center will work closely with your referring veterinarian, bringing a team aspect to your pet’s care. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us directly or speak with your veterinarian.

Did you know, Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center is the only approved Emergency and Critical Care Resident Training Facility in the Central Valley? Want to know more about Emergency and Critical Care resident programs? Visit the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society page found here.

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Our History

Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center was purchased in October 2009, and was formerly known as Central California Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. Our veterinary family has been at this location since July 2006, serving the Fresno and greater Fresno community.

In November 2007, our beloved owner and family member, Roger W. Gfeller, DVM, DACVECC, was tragically killed in a car accident in Madera. While our mentor was lost, the staff of CCVSC remained at his hospital, continuing his dream until the purchase of the hospital was finalized. In spite of everything, many of Dr. Gfeller’s original staff works at FVSEC.

We will continue to live out Dr. Gfeller’s dream of providing local specialty services for a committed community.

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Pets We Serve

At Fresno Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital, we proudly provide exceptional veterinary care to the following pets:

  • Common Household Pets: Dogs and cats

  • Exotic Pets (on a first aid or end of life services only basis): Birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and rodents (rats, hamsters, gerbils, etc.)

  • Reptiles (on a first aid or end of life services only basis): Snakes, bearded dragons, chameleons, geckos, iguanas, turtles, and tortoises

**Veterinarian on duty dependent. Please call us at 559-451-0800 prior to arrival to ensure our doctor on duty can provide services to Exotic Pets and Reptiles.