VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital

Shayda Ahkami, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine


After receiving her veterinary degree from St. George's University, Dr. Ahkami worked with the Zoological Society of Edinburgh, Scotland, followed by involvement with the San Diego Zoological Society, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and the Helen Woodward Animal Center for Therapeutic Pets.  She is a board member of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and has an enduring commitment to animal welfare causes.

As a practitioner with VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital since 2011, Dr. Ahkami has established herself as a strong patient advocate, dedicated to providing excellent medical and surgical care with a sensitive understanding of animal behavior.


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