VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic

Geriatric Medicine

Senior Pets Get Special Care

Loomis Basin appreciates how pets find their ways into our hearts over the years, becoming faithful companions and members of the family. If your pet is older than 6 years of age, he or she is considered a Senior Pet and therefore deserves and requires more care and attention when it comes to veterinary care. As your pet ages, we recommend he or she sees one of our veterinarians for a wellness exam every 6 months. Six months may seem like a short time until we recall that pets age, on average, 5 years for every chronologic year. Six months for your pet is like 2 to 3 years for you.

These vitally important semi-annual wellness exams, along with blood work, will screen for kidney and liver function, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid problems, and hypertension. The majority of age-related problems in pets can be remedied or eased with early detection and can be treated effectively before they cause too much pain.

Not only do we believe in the importance of comprehensive, regular veterinary care in extending the life of your pet, we believe it is equally important to help provide your pet with a good quality of life overall. Consistently, we find that obesity is a major contributing factor to many age-related joint problems and arthritis. Exercise and diet become even more important as your pet grows older. We are happy to provide recommendations to you on how to keep your senior pet physically fit and at an appropriate weight as he or she ages.


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


3901 Sierra College Blvd in Loomis, CA 95650
Tel (916)652-5816

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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.