VCA Highlands Animal Hospital

North Highlands Veterinarians

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

  • Bill Faust

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    I graduated from Iowa State University in 1976. A previous practice owner, I am currently serving as Highlands Animal Hospital Medical Director. I enjoy hiking, camping, fly fishing, exercising,

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  • Kris Andersen

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis
    Graduate School: U.C Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

    After graduating from the U.C Davis School of Veterinary Medicine I completed a one-year small animal internship in Massachusetts before returning to the Sacramento area to practice small animal

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  • "Bert" and "Ernie"

    Veterinary School: None

    We are the hospital greeters and enjoy meeting all of you.. Come in and visit us anytime. We love all the attention we can get.
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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.