VCA Hualapai Animal Hospital

Jen Saponas, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Missouri


Dr. Saponas was born and raised in Colorado. She earned her BS in Zoology with an Animal Science minor from Oregon State University. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Univerisity of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school Dr. Saponas decided humidity did not agree with her and moved west to Las Vegas. She joined VCA Hualapai Animal Hospital in June of 2005.

In her spare time, Dr. Saponas is typically with her four-legged kids: Gremlin and Jynx, two Domestic Shorthair cats, Raja a Rottweiler, Jacie, an Australian Shepherd. She has recently discovered the exciting sport of agility with Raja and Jacie. When not training with her dogs, she can usually be found with a good book or messing around on her computers. She also enjoys hiking and camping when the weather permits.


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:

Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital 5231 West Charleston Boulevard Las Vegas 89146 Phone (702)822-1045

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 8650 West Tropicana Avenue #104 Las Vegas 89147 Phone (702)262-7070