VCA Desert Animal Hospital

Randy H. Turek, DVM, DACVPM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certifications: DACVPM
MA,DACVPM, American Military University, Manassas VA


Dr. Turek has been with the Animal Medical Hospital since 2004. A retired U.S. Army Officer with over 26 years service, Dr. Turek commanded Veterinary Units in Japan, Belgium, Netherlands, and Turkey. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Turek is board certified and a specialist in Veterinary Preventive Medicine. His interests include Veterinary Dentistry, Exotic Animal Care, and Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Dental Forum, and is a United States Department of Agriculture Accredited Veterinarian. His wife of over 28 years, Donna, is an Army veteran as well.

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 either:

VCA Valley Animal Medical Hospital and Emergency Hospital

46920 Jefferson Street

Indio,  CA  92201               Phone: 760-342-4711

Website: VCA Valley Animal Medical Hospital and Emergency Hospital


VCA Central Animal Hospital

281 North Central Avenue

Upland,  CA  91786           Phone: 909-981-2855