VCA Desert Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    Marcie Ramirez

    Marcie began as kennel attendant in 2007 and has recetly been promoted to Room Nurse Supervisor.  Marcie brings to VCA Desert a very bright and eager personality.  Marcie goes above and beyond to make sure that client receives the best service possible each and every time.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Gretchen Brittain

    This Veterinary Assistant is grateful to be doing what I love, keeping pets healthy and seeing them through illness. The bond and relationship between animals and their humans is beautiful and incredible. This August marks 15 years here as a DAH team member. Prior to moving to Palm Springs in 1999, I was a Veterinary Assistant in Los Angeles for 10 years. My family of 3 kitties; Taurus, Zappa and Aurora  and my animal loving son, Troy keep me  busy and happy between work.


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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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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