VCA Greenback Animal Hospital

Catherine Loughner, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Loughner grew up in Elk Grove, California, where her desire to become a veterinarian came after she had the unique experience of seeing a two-headed calf during a field trip to a local veterinary hospital. She was only eight years old at the time.
Dr. Loughner completed her undergraduate program at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois- College of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation Dr. Loughner returned to California, practicing in different areas of California, including Elk Grove, Pacific Grove, and Sacramento before coming to VCA Greenback Animal Hospital in the fall of 2007.
Dr. Loughner is owned by three spoiled cats: Madi, Nash and Clark. She thoroughly enjoys being back in her hometown and is looking forward to taking care of your precious pets.


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.