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

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 of the most ...See More

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. Sian Wallace
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

I received my BA in biology from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. I then attended veterinary school at UC Davis and graduated in

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Dr. Leslie Arnett
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Arnett was born and raised in Northern California, attending West Valley High School. Later she went to UC Davis for an undergraduate

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Compassionate
Melissa Cash from Redding

Dr. Tracy Alexander was amazing with me and my cat Sophie. She was the one who talked to me about Sophie's illness and walked me thru each step, but when it was time to let Sophie go she was really sensitive to my feelings. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else there to help Sophie go to Rainbow Bridge. Thank you Dr. Tracy!!!!

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.