For the Love of Pets Veterinary Hospital

For The Love Of Pets Veterinary Hospital (FTLOP) is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Grass Valley, CA. The professional and courteous staff at For the Love of Pets Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. For the Love of Pets strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Grass Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how For the Love of Pets Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. Regular health discussions, photo albums and interesting facts are available on our Facebook page, accessible by clicking on our profile located on our homepage.

Our Mission
FTLOP's goal is to provide unsurpassed veterinary care to our clients and their beloved pets. We embrace the human-animal bond and pledge to treat all of our patients as we would our own animal companions. We promise to compassionately communicate to our clients their pets' veterinary needs and to fulfill those needs. We desire to always exceed expectations.

  • 561 Idaho-Maryland Road
  • Grass Valley,CA 95945
  • Phone: (530) 477-5683
  • Fax: (530) 477-2775
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  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: Closed
  • Maria DeCarlo, DVM

    Born and raised in upstate New York, Maria attended and graduated from Cornell University as a Natural Resources major with a concentration in Wildlife Biology, then adventurously moved to California with an old Nissan full of PB&Js, record albums, stereo equipment and her faithful Lab-Husky cross. Later she realized she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. DeCarlo attended UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (concurrently with Dr. Avery), graduated and began practicing large and companion animal medicine in El Dorado and Placer counties.

    Dr. DeCarlo is married and shares her home with one dog and three horses. Dr. DeCarlo is an avid equestrian and competed in the Tevis Cup for the first time in 2011 and loved it! Dr. DeCarlo's other passions include hiking, backpacking and traveling to foreign countries, most recently to Tanzania, Africa.

    Dr. DeCarlo is pictured likely at a fair astride her pony, at least for that round of tickets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    B.S. - Cornell, D.V.M. - UC Davis
    Horses, horses, horses.... and travel