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530-873-1136Full-service veterinary hospital serving the Butte County region

We’ve put together a list of questions clients ask most often. See if these help; if not, please contact us!

We do not take payments or set up payment plans. We accept all major credit cards, checks, cash and Care Credit for your convenience.

The exam price for dogs and cats is $51.75. For exotic animals (other than dogs or cats) the exam price is $71.15.

Yes, we see all reptiles, birds, rabbits, small mammals, ferrets, fish and amphibians. We do not see skunks or anything with hooves.

We see emergencies only during normal business hours subject to availability.

For after-hours emergencies, please contact:

Northpointe Veterinary Hospital
(530) 674-8670
1463 Live Oak Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95991

The vast majority of veterinarians in private practice are general practitioners.  However, Dr. Weber is a Board Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice as well as Avian Practice.

He completed his undergraduate degree at University of Michigan and his DVM at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a specialist in Canine and Feline Practice in 2001 and became double board certified in 2008 when he passed the Avian Practice exam.

Dr. Weber is the only avian specialist between Sacramento and Salem, Oregon, and is one of less than 10 ABVP double board certified practitioners for canine/feline and avian in the world.  See for more information.

Whispering Pines Pet Clinic is located at 14632 Skyway in Magalia, California. Please visit our Contact Page for a map and contact options.

No, we do not have the facilities to house additional animals besides those we see from day to day.

We do not perform home euthanasia. We don’t have the equipment required to do such services.


Puppies and kittens need several different vaccinations.

Puppies need a combination Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Lyme, Rabies, and Leptospira.

Puppies should start  vaccinations between 6 and 8 weeks of age. The vaccines are given every 3 weeks until 4-5 months of age. Puppies should also be started on heartworm prevention before the age of 6 months due to the high incidence of heartworm disease in our area.

Kittens need a combination of Feline Leukemia, Feline Rabies, and Feline Distemper.

Kittens should also be tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV before shots are given. Kittens will also need several boosters to develop immunity on the same three week schedule as puppies. When they come in for the first appointment, puppies and kittens need fecal tests and deworming.

We are certified with the California Department of Fish and Game to take any wildlife for rehabilitation, but we do not have the facilities to take deer.

If you see a hurt deer please call Butte County Animal Control at (530)538-7409 or Butte County Fish and Game at (530) 538-2236.

Bats do carry Rabies and if your dog or cat has had contact with a live or deceased bat please call Butte County Animal Control immediately.

Please note that it is illegal to care for a wild animal on your own and the sooner you can get it to a location certified to accept them the greater the chance for survival of the animal.

What to do if you find a injured wild animal.

We do not see livestock. We are unable to see pigs, goats, horses, deer, llamas, or any other large farm animals. As a rule of thumb: We do not see any animals with hooves.

We are always accepting new clients. We do require new clients to pay the exam fee prior to coming in to the clinic. This is not an additional cost, and will be applied to your total invoice for services rendered. This policy is only for new clients, and will not be required after your initial visit. The pre-payment will allow us to reserve your exam time and cannot be refunded.

Rich Gingery is co-owner of Whispering Pines and he handles all of the volunteers and interns that come to our clinic. We will also accept high school students for Senior Projects.

Any volunteer that comes into the clinic must be at least 16 years of age and have parental consent.

If you are interested in volunteering at our clinic you can reach Rich at

We do not currently offer paid internships, but we do accept externs from veterinary medicine programs for education purposes — please contact Dr. Weber at if you are a veterinary student wanting to do an externship.

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