VCA Mesa Animal Hospital
By Christina B.
Published: October 24, 2013

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VCA Mesa Animal Hospital will be accepting donations to help one of our local charitable organizations. Many of our homeless shelters do not allow pets, leaving the homeless with the difficult decision of either giving up their one true companion or keeping them and roughing it out on the streets.

“Homeless people have very strong bonds with their pets. Their pet is their best friend, child, confidant, protector, and is often the only being in their life that gives them unconditional love and companionship. We strongly believe in fostering this incredible example of the human/animal bond.”
                                                                                       -Mojave Desert Animal Rescue

As we go through one of our country’s toughest recessions, we want to ease these tough times by assisting Mojave Desert Animal Rescue in providing everyday necessities. From now until the end of the year, VCA Mesa will be accepting donations for the following items:

Pet Grooming: Brushes and Shampoo
Wire Dog Crates*: Small to Extra Large Size
Toys: Must be new due to health issues. Tennis balls, Kongs, tugs, kitty toys, Nylabones, etc.
Dog Beds and COVERED cat litter boxes, NEW.
Bottled Water:
Cases and gallon bottles. Must be sealed for health reasons.
Collars and Leashes: Collars, SMALL and EXTRA SMALL Collars must be new due to health issues. Leads may be new or gently used.
Harnesses*: LARGE DOG SIZES are desperately needed!
Guardian Support!* We do like to help homeless pet guardians as well! Donations of new socks, winter coats, mittens/gloves, winter scarves, sweatshirts and new MEN’S thermal underwear (winter is VERY cold here!) are all most welcome! No rips, tears, stains, broken zippers, etc.
Large Backpacks*: Homeless pet guardians carry everything WITH them, and wear out their backpacks regularly. New or in VERY good condition.
PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY clothing donations we accept are for items listed above!
Chap stick, sunscreen, first aid, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, disposable razors, feminine hygiene, Q-tips, toothpaste/brushes, combs, antiperspirant, etc. All items must be UNOPENED due to health regulations.
Tents, camping supplies*: Tents take a fierce beating in our desert climate and heavy winds. Sleeping bags, Coleman stoves/small propane bottles, batteries, flashlights

*These items are urgently needed

We are very appreciative of any donation that is received. If you have any questions, please call our hospital at (760)245-0109. Thank you!


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 following nearby emergency care clinics.

Animal Emergency Clinic 12180 Ridgecrest Rd., Ste.122, Victorville, CA 92395       (760)962-1122    Open after 6pm on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

VCA Victor Valley Animal Hospital 11696 Hesperia Road, Hesperia, CA 92345               (760)244-8022   Open until 8pm on select days.