VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital

Dr. Becky Van Riper, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Van Riper received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from UC Davis in 1993. She then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery with the Sacramento Animal Medical Group in 1994. Dr. Van Riper has had the pleasure of working at this hospital since 1994. She has 3 cats, 3 dogs and 2 human children. Her special interests lie in surgery, exotic species and working dogs, although her original interested in veterinary medicine was due to a love of cats.


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, call

VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center at 916-362-3111  or

VCA Bradshaw Animal Hospital at 916-685-2494