About Sanford Oaks Animal Clinic in Arlington, TX

Thank you for your generosity to Sanford Oaks Animal Clinic! Our story is fantastic, and it all revolves around providing the best possible care for your pet.

Dr. Karen Young

Sanford Oaks Animal Clinic is Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary!

It has been a pleasure serving our local community for the past 50 years. We look forward to continuing to provide the best patient and client care for years to come!

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We welcome all our patients and clients into a Fear Free environment where we devote our time and knowledge to providing personalized care for pets and being a positive force in our community.

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To nurture healthy longer lives for pets and to have compassion for those who love them.

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Exterior view of Sanford Oaks Animal Clinic

Welcome to Sanford Oaks Animal Clinic!

Our clinic is staffed with three veterinarians, Dr. Karen Young, who is the Medical Director, and Dr. Esther Grissom and Dr. Jennifer Benton, who are here part-time. Our hospital is fully staffed with veterinary technicians and assistants, receptionists, and an office manager. All of our team are trained formally through a degree and licensing program, certification program, and/or receive on-the-job training. All team members attend monthly team meetings and participate in regular continuing education seminars. Many of our team attend the annual Texas Veterinary Medical Association conference or other veterinary conferences to learn together and discuss new ideas for the clinic.

Beyond providing excellent veterinary care for your pet and an enjoyable clinic experience for you, our vision is to provide a beautiful workday for each member of our team. To honor that goal, we ask that you schedule wellness exams at least 2 weeks in advance. This will also allow us to be available for the pets that come in for urgent care without sacrificing appropriate attention to those already scheduled for their wellness needs. Thank you for helping us care for all the pets AND people involved in the work we do.

In some cases your pet may benefit from having a referral. In DFW there are a number of neurologists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists and surgeons who have specialized for an additional four years of training in their fields. We can help you find the appropriate specialist and will stay in dialogue with you and their clinic to work together for your pet’s health.

Dr. Karen is a Fear Free Certified Professional

We know that many pets and owners experience stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian. That fear can easily lead to negative, even traumatic, experiences for pets and people.

As part of the Fear Free movement in veterinary medicine, we work to reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved. Ask any of our team members and we can share more details about this important movement in veterinary medicine and what it means for our hospital.

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