VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic

Rick Frey, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis

Biography

Upon completing high school, Dr. Frey attended the University of Pacific in Stockton with a graduate year at the University of California, Davis. During summers, he volunteered with a mixed animal practice in the Woodland area. There, Rick realized his desire to enter the veterinary field and attended UC Davis, earning a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1972.

His first job out of veterinary school was with a large private mixed practice in Thousand Oaks. Three years later, Rick moved to Loomis and began a mixed animal practice out of his home and car. In 1975, a small house on Taylor Road in VCA Loomis became available so he transitioned into that facility.

In 1976, Dr. Greg Fellers joined him in the practice and Dr. Corey Cherrstrom came on board in 1977. It was a thrill in 1978 to move into the original hospital at the current location. As a veterinary practitioner, Rick has a special interest in llamas. He also enjoys the business management aspect of veterinary medicine. He and his wife, Jani, married in 1969 and have three grown sons, Doug, Greg, and John, as well as two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Away from the practice, Rick enjoys high country hiking with his llamas, woodworking, collecting and restoring antiques, scuba diving, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Most recently, he is enjoying yet another fruit of parenthood " grandparenthood.

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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

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL OUR HOSPITAL AT (916) 652-5816 OR BRING YOUR PET IMMEDIATELY TO OUR FACILITY
(NO APPOINTMENT IS NEEDED).

VCA LOOMIS BASIN VETERINARY CLINIC IS LOCATED AT:
3901 Sierra College Blvd in Loomis, CA 95650
Tel (916)652-5816

Click here for directions to our location.

VCA Loomis Basin has a veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and support staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your pet’s emergency and critical care needs.

If your pet is suffering and needs emergency veterinary care, please call (916) 652-5816 right away. Likewise, if you have questions about a specific situation with your pet, call at any time day or night.

Same-Day Veterinary Care

We understand that sometimes your pet needs to be seen sooner rather than later. To solve this problem, VCA Loomis Basin offers Same-Day Care appointments to accommodate client requests for “emergency” or “urgent” care during normal business hours or last-minute appointment requests. Same-Day Care is a much-needed service that helps keep the regularly scheduled appointments on track; however, clients may have to wait while other pets are being triaged.
 

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