VCA Gateway Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Gateway Animal Hospital

Phone: 530-365-4521
Phone: 530-365-4522
Fax: 530-378-2963
2006 S. Barney Road
Anderson, CA 96007
Business Hours

Dr. Todd Tams
Regional Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Local Medical Issues

Rattlesnakes can commonly be found in Northern California, and rattlesnake bites pose a hazard for both people and pets. They are typically active from about March through September, and can be found almost anywhere, but especially near rivers and less-developed areas with wildlife.

When a dog or cat is bitten by a rattlesnake, it is usually around the face (dogs) and extremities (both dogs and cats). It is impossible to know how much venom has actually been injected through a snake's fangs into the bite wounds, so it is extremely important to seek veterinary attention right away. The rattlesnakes in California tend to have hemotoxic venom, which means that the venom disrupts the integrity of blood vessels. Shock, hemorrhage and severe bruising are common with envenomation. Common treatment will include IV fluids, antibiotics and supportive care. In some cases, anti-venin, which is a serum derived from horses with antibodies against four

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New to VCA?

In additional to the traditional services that we offer, Dr. Betsy Adamson provides Chinese herbal medicine and Acupuncture. We also offer emergency after hours services to our established clients.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

Dr. Betsy Adamson
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Betsy Adamson graduated from UCD Veterinary School in 1988. In addition to working at VCA Gateway she has a specialty Llama practice.

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Dr. Tom Broaddus
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Broaddus obtained his BS and DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, graduating in 1975. After a 7 year

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Best Vet in the Area
Lorena Long from Cottonwood

I have been taking my dog, Mandy, to this clinic for the past 2 1/2 years. I cannot say enough about this place, the staff are the best, very compassionate and understanding. I have boarded my dog here on numerous occasions and she is always happy to see them. Trots off with the staff without a look back (very sad for me). Sadly, I am moving and must find a new vet. I only hope they will be half as good as VCA! Thank you for all your patience and care during these past 2 1/2 years. Keep up the good work, your love for your patients shows through every time!!

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
530-365-4521 or request an appointment.