VCA Elk Grove Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Cindy Toelle
    Veterinary Tech School: Cosumnes River College

    Cindy is a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T.). She has been part of our hospital family since 1985. Cindy finds dentistry one of the most rewarding parts of this field. Her own family consists of her husband, daughter, a dog, three cats, one horse, a donkey and ten sheep. Cindy’s favorite past time is horseback riding on the open trails.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sara M.
    Veterinary Tech School: Cosumnes River College
    School: Sacramento State University, M.A. Education

    Sara is a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T.). She has been part of our hospital family off and on since 2010, with a few short breaks while her husband was stationed in Louisiana. Sara enjoys surgery, dentistry and wildlife rehabilitation. Her pet family consists of dogs, cats, chickens, sheep and fish. In her spare time she enjoys coaching water polo and swimming, and training for triathlons and obstacle course races.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Renee Olson
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College
    School: Butte College

    Renee joined our team in February of 2014. She has worked with animals for over a decade including companion animals, large animals and exotics. She is a proud “Mother” of a great dane named Scarlett, and two house cats named Briscoe Kitty Jr. , and Iris. Some of her favorite hobbies include writing, gardening, and activities with her husband and children.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Chalane Dapelo
    Veterinary Tech School: Western Career College

    Chalane is a veterinary asssistant. She has been part of our hospital family since 2002. Chalane started as a R.O.P. volunteer through Elk Grove High School and was hired as a pet care attendant after her volunteer time was over. She then completed the veterinary technician program at Western Career College and her goal is to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T.). Chalane has one dog named Roscoe who is a rottie mix. Chalane and her husband grew up in Elk Grove and are very involved with the community. You may have seen them dancing in the Strauss festival show at Elk Grove park every July.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Brandy W
    Veterinary Tech School: Carrington College

    Brandy joined our team in August 2014 after graduating from Carrington College, veterinary technician program. In the veterinary field she loves getting to meet and help a variety of pets and their owners. She has a particular interest in preventative care and nutrition. A California native Brandy enjoys riding horses, hiking, camping and swimming. She spends her off time with her five dogs, three cats and 2 horses.


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