VCA Arden Animal Hospital

Stacie Somes, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Cornell University


Dr. Stacie Somes grew up in Orange County, CA with wide array of pets, including rabbits, snakes, salamanders, birds, fish, dogs and other small animals.

She attended UCLA where she concentrated her studies on animal behavior and ecology. She did college field research in Colorado, Thailand and Costa Rica. After college, she worked as an Intensive Care Unit technician at a busy 24 hour emergency pet hospital before moving to upstate New York for veterinary school. She graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 where she focused on wildlife rehabilitation and developed a special interest in neurology and surgery. She completed a rigorous one year internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles before joining our team at VCA Arden.

Dr. Somes is engaged to a veterinary technician and lives with her two cats, Fisher and Mikey and her dog Juliet.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.