VCA Mesa Animal Hospital

Thomas Pierce, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Pierce, a full-time veterinarian, has been with Mesa for most of his veterinary career. Originally from North Hollywood, he attended the University of California at Davis for both his undergraduate and his veterinary degree. After finishing his degree in Biological Sciences in 1988, Dr. Pierce continued on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. In addition to his studies, he served as class Vice President for two years. Though a general practitioner, his professional interests include surgery, ophthalmology, and exotic animals, which keep him busy at the hospital on a regular basis.

Dr. Pierce spends a lot of his free time working with parent's organizations. Serving as president of the PTA and a member of the School Site Council, he also spent four years serving as president of the parent booster club which transformed from a grassroots organization to a fully accredited non-profit organization during his term. Dr. Pierce and his wife Joy, an elementary school teacher, both enjoy cooking, though he also enjoys golfing, games, darts, boating, wine and home brewing. Their son, Jeremy, a basketball enthusiast and performer with a youth performance group, helps keep the Pierce family entertained. Merlin, a crow Dr. Pierce rescued in 1990, rounds out the busy household.


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.