VCA Desert Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Desert Animal Hospital

Phone: 760-778-9999
Fax: 760-778-9979
4299 E. Ramon Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Business Hours

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Hospital view


We at VCA Desert Animal Hospital pride ourselves in the experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff and the quality of care that we give our patients. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing

In addition to our state-of-the-art hospital we offer an upscale boarding facility. Our extremely quiet kitty suites can expand from 1 to 4 bedrooms. There is even a playroom for our feline guests, with a TV for their relaxing pleasure. Our canine guests have a choice between glass-fronted boarding suites or you may try our upscale luxury suites, complete with TVs in each room and turn-down service at the end of the evening complete with a Bones

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Desert Animal Hospital is made up of 60 dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet.

If things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Gail Cutler
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Michigan State University

Gail Cutler is a Los Angeles native who spent 20 years enjoying the Michigan seasons. She graduated from Michigan State University with both a Masters

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Dr. Pat Long
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Purdue University

Dr. Long is a native of the Coachella Valley. She grew up and has resided in the High Desert area since 1962. Dr. Long graduated from Yucca Valley High ...Read Full Biography

Deepest Gratitude
The Bleas from Perfect, Sunny

Please allow us this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to Doctor Abigail Cutler and the Palm Springs VCA Desert Animal Hospital for the extraordinary services and care rendered to our beloved Chihuahua, Carloa.  In 2010, Carloa became deathly ill, suffering from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis and canine pancreatitis.  We took Carloa to see Doctor Cutler and witnessed for the next three days treatments consisting of IV fluids, medicines, and patient care consisting of tremendous skill, concern, and compassion.  Doctor Cutler literally saved our Little Carloa's life.

In 2011, Carloa suffered soft-tissue injury to her back and rear legs while playing and subsequently lost her appetite and experienced great difficulty walking.  We again took Carloa to see Doctor Cutler who recommended acupuncture as Carloa has a history of refusing oral medications and subsequently difficulty in administering oral medications.   After only two sessions of acupuncture administered by Doctor Cutler, Carloa again returned to normal, playing and running about the house.  Her appetite returned to normal and to this day she continues to thrive. 

We continue to take Carloa and our other two dogs, Emma and Chloe, to see Doctor Cutler for routine exams and vaccinations.  They all remain in excellent health.

We wish to commend Doctor Cutler and the Palm Springs VCA Desert Animal Hospital for all that they do for us in maintaining the exceptional health care of our little pets.  We are indeed fortunate to have a facility such as yours within our community to protect and care for our beloved animals. 

The Bleas----Eileen, Carloa, Emma, Chloe, and Terry

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
760-778-9999 or request an appointment.