VCA Phoenix West Animal Hospital

Colleen Salmon, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida


Dr. Salmon was born and raised in New Jersey. She knew at 10 years old that she wanted to be a Veterinarian and was very focused on making that dream come true. She moved to Florida at 24 to attend University of Florida and at 26 moved to the Carribean to attend Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She picked University of Missouri for her clinical year of school so she could live in the midwest. After two positions in New York state, she moved to Arizona in November of 2004. She joined our team in May of 2012and loves it here! She looks forward to establishing lasting relationshipswith her clients and their furry children. Her main focus is preventative care for all life stages as well as internal medicine for dogs and cats. When not at work, Dr. Salmon enjoys cooking and baking, reading, watching movies and volunteering with her church. 


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, you can call

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center (Mesa) - 480-898-0001

The Emergency Animal Clinic (23rd Ave and I-17) - 602-995-3757

The Emergency Animal Clinic (Dysart and McDowell) - 623-385-4555