VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital

Rancho Mirage Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Robert Reed

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Texas A&M University
    Graduate School: Indiana University

    Dr. Reed received his veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1993 and his master degrees in environmental science and public affairs from Indiana University in 1987.  Prior to beginning

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  • Shawn Behrenfeld

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Washington State University

    Dr. Behrenfeld received his veterinary degree from Washington State University in 2001, and has since practiced full-time in both Washington and California.  In addition to his experience as

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  • Karen Moreland

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tuskegee University

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  • Jessica Young

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Kansas State University

    Dr. Jessica Young is a native of Kansas and graduate of Kansas State University.  While she maintains strong ties with the Heartland, she is well-established in California and has practiced

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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 at (760) 346-6103

If it is after hours, please contact either:

VCA Valley Animal Medical Center and Emergency Hospital
46920 Jefferson Street
Indio, CA 92201 Phone: (760) 342-4711


VCA Central Animal Hospital
281 North Central Avenue
Upland, CA 91786 Phone: (909) 981-2855