VCA Madera Pet Hospital

Tamara Jacobson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Minnesota


Dr. Tamara Jacobson was raised in the Bay Area and studied sociology and history at the University of California, Davis. After college, she worked in sports and entertainment marketing and completed an international business credential at Cambridge University in the UK.
She soon realized that veterinary medicine was where her heart was.
This change in direction eventually led her to the University of Minnesota, where she obtained her veterinary degree and won an award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for clinical excellence. Following vet school, Dr. Jacobson moved to Denver to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. She is excited to be part of the VCA Madera Pet Hospital team! Her interests include critical care, dentistry, internal medicine, wound management, and pain management.

Outside of work, Dr. Jacobson enjoys concerts, sports events, hiking, rock climbing, good food, her adorable nieces, and her two mischievous cats.


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 nearby emergency care clinics:

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center of Marin, (415) 456-7372, 901 E Francisco Blvd. San Rafael CA 94901

VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County, (707) 584-4343, 6470 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928