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Welcome to Animal Hospital On The Ridge
Your Veterinarian in Paradise, CA
Call us at 530-877-3000


In 2001 Dr. Dalia Mathan extensively remodeled the old building that once housed Kinship Veterinary clinic, located at 1509 Wagstaff Road, across from Save-Mart in Paradise. It had been sitting empty for more than 5 years and had been vandalized over the years; They did a complete makeover of the building and grounds to make it a prize winning establishment.

The hospital is now a bright, warm and welcoming environment for you and your pets.

We are open for business on the ridge.
Our hours are Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm. We are closed for lunch between 1pm and 2:30pm. Our lobby is now open on Wednesdays for sales (no appointments), and surgeries can be scheduled Wednesdays as well.

Fully equipped and staffed, we are prepared to provide quality veterinary care to your best friends. This practice has always emphasized personal service and individual care.

Appointments for surgery, dental procedures, or chiropractic adjustments are specially reserved for you and your fur baby. Cancellations and rescheduling must take place 24 hours before scheduled appointments to avoid a cancellation fee. Drop off times for surgeries and dentals are between 8:30am and 9am for scheduled appointments. Call us after 3pm to check on your pet after surgery or dental appointments, and to get a pickup time.

Learn More About Animal Hospital On The Ridge:

  • Medical and surgery services
  • Veterinary chiropractic
  • Acupuncture services

Animal Hospital On The Ridge is a full service animal hospital and will take medical, surgical, and dental issue cases. Dalia Mathan is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Paradise veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call, or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Animal Hospital on the Ridge is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Paradise pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Animal Hospital On The Ridge, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Dalia Mathan 

Paradise Veterinarian | Animal Hospital On The Ridge | 530-877-3000

1509 Wagstaff Rd. 

Paradise, CA 95969

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  • Dr. Dalia Mathan

    Born and raised in northern California, Dr. Mathan grew up knowing she was ...Read More

  • Dr. Sue Thompson

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  • Roxy
    Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist


  • Brandon
    Veterinary Assistant


  • Kyndra
    Veterinary Assistant


  • Misty


  • Karen

    Veterinary Assistant


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have always had the upmost confidence in Dr. Matan over the years with her care of Bella. She has treated Bella as if she was her own. I have always had top notch medical care there. I would never have trusted Bella with anyone else. And her staff is stellar."
  • "Even though Dr. Mathan spent much time checking out our new dog, Willy. She answered all our questions and did much more than we expected on such short notice. Animal Hospital Staff were also very helpful. We would definitely recommend Animal Hospital on the Ridge to anyone who wants a really good vet for their pet."
  • "Meticulous, friendly with reasonable prices"
  • "The entire staff are amazing people. So loving and caring towards their customers, both 2 legged and 4 legged."
  • "Love everyone. All staff loves and cares about our pets. Feel very lucky to have found this doc"
  • "Kind, competent. They communicated clearly and responded quickly to my calls."
  • "Excellent always. Caring compassionate staff and vets. I would never go anywhere else for their care. The office is always clean and welcoming. My dogs are family."
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the care my pet received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Fabio wasn’t eating the food I was giving him and I didn’t feel he was getting the nutrition he needed. Thanks to Dr. Anderson, he evaluated Fabio and his current diet to make some recommendations and now Fabio has gone from barely eating to finishing his meals and he looks healthier than ever. You clearly are an expert in your field...thanks so much!"
    Tara Brown / Kansas City, MO
  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA
  • "It was good. Beau was greatly helped by them."
    Paul - Westley
  • "Professional and friendly. A very relaxed atmosphere. A great place for pets and their people."
  • "The doctors and staff are very friendly, compassionate, and easy to communicate with. Great place for your pets!"
  • "Always great professional care for our pets. Dr. Mathan will call us at home with any problems or to check on our pets."
  • "Excellent service as always! Thank you for coming back to the ridge."
  • "trust.
    i always want the best for my dogs. ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON THE RIDGE does not disappoint.
    kudos to the AWESOME team at ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON THE RIDGE located in beautiful paradise, ca., for the health and well-being of my faithful loving companion, KIMBER.
    i am extremely pleased with the professionalism, the positive attitude and the heartfelt compassionate care you and your staff provided my dog.
    with recommendations from many happy owners of different animals, a history of excellent care, i too, whole heartedly recommend ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON THE RIDGE to others looking for that extra special loving touch in veterinary medicine.
    with heartfelt gratitude, kimber and myself thank you; ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON THE RIDGE for the love aka veterinary medicine from you and your AWESOME staff."
  • "I trust them 100% with my fur babies and know that they will make the best decisions for them. We’ve been going here for more then 6 years and their prices for treatments are reasonable. When my boy got neutered they went above and beyond to keep him comfortable post op and even gave him a sponge bath because he had an accident before I picked him up. You can tell everyone there loves what they do and have a love for animals! 🐶🐾"
  • "The Doctors and the Staff are Awesome !!! They give your pets the best possible care... We love each and every one of them"
    Gary & Brenda
  • "We really love Dr Mathan; so glad to have come back to her & Animal Hospital on the Ridge. We have recommended several people & will continue doing so! We know now that our 3 Poms will/are well taken care of & we are so thankful for Dr Mathan's knowledge, care, & communication with us."
    Gerald & Sandy
  • "Wonderful doc and staff. Kind, caring and considerate. I will be back!"
  • "Wonderful staff and Dr. Mathan is kind and compassionate. I love that they offer Acupuncture and Chiropractic Services. Hoping for a speedy re-opening of the cllinic, after the Camp Fire."
  • "Love this place. Love Dr. Mathan. She is very caring for animals. They see my 2 kittens and my senior dog. My dog normally hates visits, but since I've been going here, he loves it and doesn't give me a hard time. They treat my animals with love and respect. Very affordable place."

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