VCA Gateway Animal Hospital

Joy Fox-Beaudet, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


I have been the Medical Director at VCA Gateway Animal Hospital since 2008.  I received my BS in Zoology form Cal Poly, Pomona and graduated from UC Davis veterinary school in 1991.  We have 1 dog, Wellington and 3 cats, Angel, April and Maxwell.  I grew up in Orange County in Southern California.  When I am not working I enjoy trail running and hiking.  I don't really consider being a veterinarian a job.  There are so many things I like about practicing veterinary medicine, I really can't narrow it down to one thing.  Professionally I have a special interest in cardiac and abdominal ultrasound.


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.