VCA American River Animal Hospital


  • Kennel Supervisor

    DeDe S.

    I have worked for American River since the summer of 2002. I started in the kennel and have worked my way up to Assistant/Kennel Supervisor. I live with my 2 dogs (Harry and Faith) and my cat, Hope.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Sage Z.

    I have 5 dogs of my own and all of my free time goes to them.  I have three queensland healers, a rat terrior and a cattahoula/queensland mix.  They're my babies and I enjoy taking them on walks to the river and running on the trails.  Spending quality time wth my dogs is very important to me, plus they always know how to cheer me up.


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, Please contact Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center at 916 362-3111 located at 9801 Old Winery Place Sacramento CA 95827.