VCA Meadow Hills Animal Hospital

Phone: 509-783-0399
Fax: 509-783-1931
8802 W. Gage Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336
Business Hours
Sun Closed
We are open on Sundays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm for boarding only
46.227621<--lat long-->-119.240997

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Doctor Susan Thorson opened VCA Meadow Hills in 1995, with the vision of providing compassionate, high quality veterinary care. Over the ensuing years their dream has grown in breadth and scope of ways to help pets become more comfortable, healthier and more active in their relationships with their families. They have worked hard to make VCA Meadow Hills a good place to work for their team members and to give back to the community. They remain true to their purpose:

  • to create an exceptional experience for pet owners
  • to work as a team, with shared dedication and passion,
  • to enhance the health of each pet, resulting in a stronger relationship between the human ~ animal ~ veterinarian

VCA Meadow Hills opened its first clinic at 8802 West Gage, and its second vet clinic, VCA Meadow Hills South at 3711 Plaza Way, both in Kennewick, WA. We serve pets and their owners in Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco, WA.

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New to VCA?

We're proud of our efforts to offer a difference you can experience. Your pet's comfort and safety are our primary concerns.

The Exam Room Experience - One on One Attention

One of our friendly exam room assistants will greet you and your pet in the reception area and remain with both of you through your entire visit, to help you receive the answers to your questions, to cuddle your pet through its exam, to provide information on doctor findings or recommendations. This assistant is here to make your visit both pleasant and informative as possible.

The Nose-to-Tail Exam

We will need to know as much as we can about your pet to enable us to know what your pet needs and doesn't need! We'll want to know what type of foods and treats your pet eats, where your pet visits geographically, what type of exercise and activities your pet participates in. One of our very kind veterinarians will perform a comprehensive nose-to-tail examination. Our dogs and cats are able to hide a lot of 'secrets' about their health and well being. We believe a thorough veterinary exam is essential to keeping your pet healthy. In addition, we often recommend early detection blood work to help us discover and treat problems in the early stages, before they become serious and possibly life-threatening. At VCA Meadow Hills, we strongly believe that optimum health for your pet can only be achieved when the pet's owner/guardian and veterinarian work in concert to serve the pet's best interests.

Exam Room Goals

During your pet’s annual wellness examination, we will work with you to develop a wellness plan that will work with your lifestyle to keep your pet healthy, active and comfortable for as long as possible. If the focus of your visit is illness or injury, we will thoroughly explain all diagnostics and treatments recommended and why. Pain control will always addressed and included in your pet's treatment plan.

Investing in Technology

VCA Meadow Hills continues to invest in technology and equipment keeping it up-to-date and a leader in the veterinary industry.

VCA Meadow Animal Hospital's number one asset is our highly trained and exceptionally compassionate staff. Their knowledge, expertise, and professionalism should exceed your expectations during your visit. We all work together to ensure that each pet receives personal attention and close monitoring.

Staff Training

Every team member has been rigorously screened and evaluated before ever joining VCA Meadow Hills! Each new team member participates in an intense ten phase training program to ensure compassionate care and safety for your pet. We want you to know you can have confidence in each and every member of Meadow Hills.

Staff & Team Meetings

Monthly team meetings are held for our group education, open discussion on improving our services and for personal connection between ourselves.

Continuing Education

In addition to in-house training, our staff travels to regional and national lectures and conferences to maintain our knowledge of current medical, surgical and dental procedures, as well as preventative medicine.

Veterinarian Students

Select veterinary students nearing graduation from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine apply their training during a four-week internship at VCA Meadow Hills. See the students our clinic has hosted and read more about the program.

Dr. Heidi Wells
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Washington State University

Heidi Wells, DVM has been with VCA Meadow Hills since 2006. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University

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Dr. Shannon Urza
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Washington State University

Shannon Urza, DVM is a graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and had been with VCA Meadow Hills since 2008. She

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