VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital

Dr. Grace Armstrong, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Armstrong grew up in Southern California before moving to attend UC Santa Barbara. She decided to be a veterinarian at an early age, after reading the James Herriot series and taking care of her various dogs, rats, mice, hamsters, fish, snakes, lizards and birds. She graduated from UCSB in 1990 and went on to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 1995. She has been practicing at VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital since 2002, and has enjoyed great respect for her fellow team members and wonderful clients and pets. She enjoys being a general practitioner and has special interests in dermatology, internal medicine and dental health care. At home she has a black and white cat, Cleo, and a golden retriever, Jessie, and enjoys gardening, hiking, going to the beach and scuba diving. She has been married to her husband for over 25 years and has one son, who attends school in Santa Cruz.


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