VCA American River Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sara Jacobi
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College of California

    Hi, my name is Sara and I have been in the veterinary field for over three years.  I have owned a variety of animals over the years including a chameleon, a rat, bearded dragons, dogs, turtles, and tortoises.  I love getting to spend every day with animals and getting to meet new puppies all the time.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Monique E
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College, CA

    Hi Everyone!  My name is Monique Ebel and I started working at VCA American River Animal Hospital in February 2013.  I am currently attending Carrington College CA to get my license as an RVT and my expected graduation date is next April!  I have several children, Lucy (my chihuahua mix), Tessy (my daschund), Trinket (my guinea pig), Kiki (my kitty cat), and Beau (my horse).  I love animals of all kinds and look forward to getting to know all our clients.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jennifer G.
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington

    I am married and a mother of two children a daughter and son a long with 3 dogs, 3 cats 2 rabbits and some fish.  I have been in the veterinary field for almost 11 years and I'm finally attending school to become a Registered Vet. Tech.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole H.

    I have been working with animals for 16 years. I have done a little of everything started at a groomers, then worked into kennel for 5 years and a general practice. I then transferred to EC/Specialty at G.P since moving to the area. I have owned many animals over the years currently I have a dog 3 cats, and a duck. I also have raised an uncountable amount of kittens through out the years.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    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.


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.