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VCA Noah's Ark Animal Hospital

Phone: 805-683-7788
Fax: 805-683-1638
160 North Fairview Avenue
Suite #5
Goleta, CA 93117
Business Hours
Sun Closed

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

Local Medical Issues

Preventative Care is the Best Medicine!

According to the "Weathering the Recession" study done at the AAHA Yearly Conference, emergency and acute care are on the rise as clients try to save money by postponing care for ill pets.

Here at VCA Noah�s Ark we are very aware of the hard economic times. We would like to remind people that the best medicine is preventative medicine. Even though your pet may seem fine on the outside, they may have something wrong on the inside. Yearly wellness exams are essential for your pet. Although our veterinarians always perform a thorough exam on your pet no matter the reason they are here, there are some very large differences between a health problem exam and an annual wellness exam.

*At a health problem exam, the doctors are mainly concerned about the pets presenting health issue. Although they will do things such as listen to your pet�s heart and lungs, the doctor will spend the majority

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Noah's Ark is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Cathy Welch
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

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Dr. Rachel Dreher
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub, call us at
805-683-7788 or request an appointment.