Christine McFadden, DVM

Dr. McFadden has lived in and served our community since graduating from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She opened Valley Animal Hospital in 1985 and in 1999 she built our current, state-of-the-art hospital to offer the best medicine and surgery possible for our patients. She cares for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and all small “pocket pets” and exotics. She has cared for the Applegate Zoo animals for over 25 years. She has cared for the local police dogs in three counties since the Police Department and Sheriff’s Office Canine Programs inception in 1987. In addition, Dr. McFadden was a Board Certified Avian Specialist (ABVP-Avian) for 10 years and continues to take a special interest in parrots and other birds. Dr. McFadden is involved in a local college scholarship program at the University of California, Merced through the non-profit charity, The MSSM Friendship Scholarship Foundation (wwww.mssmfoundation.org) in memory of and to honor her four children Melanie, Stanley, Stuart and Michelle. In addition, she has served the community through the Downtown Rotary Club, participates in multiple education & career day events and is a supporter of the University of California, Merced. Dr. McFadden is married to Gerald Corman and together they have twin daughters, four cats, a large Irish Wolfhound, a plethora of chickens, a gaggle of koi and, at Valley Animal Hospital, her 30 year old Blue & Gold Macaw “Forbes”. She loves gardening, baking, and all things French!

For her work with children Dr. McFadden has been awarded:

The Compassionate Angel Award from ChildHelp : “For giving children the opportunity through higher education to become a star in their chosen field” May 2007
Woman of The Year 2007, State of California Legislature, sponsor Senator Jeff Denham

Dr. McFadden has been a newspaper columnist, a public speaker, has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and currently writes this blog .

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