VCA Animal Care Hospital

Serving Richfield, the Veterinarians of VCA Animal Care Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 612-866-1493 to schedule an appointment.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Melissa Cowan

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

    Dr. Cowan has been an associate at VCA Animal Care Hospital since September 2010.  In 2012, Dr. Cowen accepted the position of  Medical Director.  As the Medical Director, ...
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  • Becky Josephs

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota
    Graduate School: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Josephs has been an associate at VCA Animal Care Hospital since January 2001. Her special interests include dentistry, opthalmology, feline medicine, and soft tissue surgery. When she isn't busy ...
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  • Luis Sepulveda

    Staff Veterinarian


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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.  We are open 7 days a week. 

If you need assistance after our daily business hours, please call one of these local emergency animal hospitals to assist you with your pet's needs:  

South Metro Emergency Care - Apple Valley:   952-953-3737

University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital - St. Paul:   651-625-9711

Emergency Veterinary Service - Golden Valley:  763-529-6560

Emergency Veterinary Service - Eden Prairie:      952-942-8272

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