It has been a successful summer for the Oakdale Veterinary Group as the business has welcomed three new doctors to the team. Dr. Charlotte Kim, Dr. Victoria Hare and Dr. Krystal Bove have joined OVG, now working alongside Dr. Anita Zifer and owner Dr. Ned Trathan.

Within a month’s time, OVG went from having two doctors to five doctors due to the increased clientele and additional help needed for the vet technicians. All three new doctors are highly certified and are coming from around the area and even from the Midwest. Within the past year, the OVG full time staff has also doubled. When it came to looking for new doctors to add to the team, OVG was looking for doctors who value forming relationships with clients and are looking to form long term bonds in the community.

Oakdale Veterinary Group has been serving the Oakdale community since 1979. OVG has been an American Animal Hospital Association accredited clinic since 2016. Only 15 percent of all practices are AAHA certified and re-accreditation takes place every three years.

Ned Trathan has owned OVG since 2016 and takes immense pride in the family and customer service oriented business that he and his wife Madison Trathan have created for the staff and customers of OVG.

“What is important to us is customer service and patient care,” said Dr. Trathan. “We treat every pet that comes here as if it was our own pet.”

The veterinary industry took a large six week dip earlier this year due to COVID-19; however, the business at OVG has been busier than ever and currently has 4,500 active clients and sees about 55 clients a day. The average weekly caseload is surgery heavy including multiple orthopedic procedures and advanced soft tissue procedures.

Practice manager, Madison Trathan, mentioned that patients from all over the Bay area are coming to OVG due to the services and prices that are offered. OVG is currently serving pets curb-side style to ensure that proper health and safety guidelines are enforced.

“Having now five doctors working here, there’s a lot of collaboration and different areas of expertise. Which helps us deliver a top level of patient care,” said Dr. Trathan.

Oakdale Veterinary Group is at 20 S. Stearns Road in Oakdale and is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

OVG can be reached at (209)287-3222 or at