VCA Almaden Valley Animal Hospital

Katherine Mezan, BVSc, Associate Veterinarian

BVSc, Massey University Veterinary School


Dr. Kate Mezan grew up in New York.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she promptly fell in love with the Bay Area and California weather.  Seeking an overseas adventure, she completed her veterinary degree at Massey University in New Zealand where she enjoyed the gorgeous outdoor scenery and rural lifestyle.  Following veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and suregery at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego, CA.  Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, horses and spending time with her husband, baby daughter and 2 four footed children. (Tasman the mixed breed dog and Lucretia the crazy Bengal cat.)


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

VCA Almaden Valley: (408) 268-3550


United Emergency Animal Clinic:

San Jose

(408) 578-5622

Weeknights: 6pm to 8am

Weekends & Holidays: 24hrs

5440 Thornwood Dr, San Jose



(408) 371-6252

24 Hours 7 Days/Week

905 Dell Ave, Campbell