VCA Naper Ridge Animal Hospital

Sara Dodd, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


After graduating veterinary school from the University of Illinois, Dr. Dodd moved to St. Charles and joined a private practice. After 13 years there Dr. Dodd decided to join VCA Naper Ridge as Medical Director. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in dentistry and management of chronic disease. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husdand and spending time with their pug, Elvis.


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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.