VCA Greenhaven Pocket Animal Hospital

Melinda Sarte, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr Sarte grew up in Southern California (Lake Arrowhead Area) and Stockton, California. She obtained a Bachelors Degree from Santa Cruz and a Masters Degree in Physiology from San Jose State University. She attended Veterinary School at U.C. Davis, graduating with High Honors (Phi Zeta) in 2003. She has been with VCA Greenhaven since 2001, working as a veterinary technician here while attending U.C. Davis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog. She is an avid gardener and enjoys hiking and snorkeling.


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, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care hospitals.

Vista- Emergency & Referral Center @ 916-231-4445, 7425 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento, Ca 95831  

Mueller Pet Medical Center @916-428-9202, 7625 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, Ca. 95832

VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center @ 916-362-3111, 9801 Old Winery Place, Sacramento, CA 95827