VCA Crestwood Animal Hospital

Serving Ridgecrest, the Veterinarians of VCA Crestwood Animal Hospital stand ready to meet your pet's health needs. Call 760-446-7616 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.

  • Cherie Decker

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Decker was born and raised in Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from UC Riverside in 1996 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from UC Davis in 2003. ...
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  • Stephanie Cataldo

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences

    Stephanie Cataldo grew up in a mixed Italian/English family in the San Francisco Bay area. Inspired from a young age by her first dog Lola, she dreamed of being a veterinarian her whole life. She ...
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  • Kate Thornburg

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia

    Dr. Thornburg attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and in 2002, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Animal Science and Chemistry. In 2006 she earned her ...
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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. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.