VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

    Gena Chaffin

    Gena was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, and has been working in the veterinary profession for 16 years.  In addition to a dog and two cats, Gena has two children, three grandchildren, and three grand-pets.

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    Dawn has had countless days brightened by four-legged friends over the 30 years in the veterinary field.  Her home is a menagerie of dogs, cats, and birds.

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    Mia has worked in both our Pet Resort and Hospital, showing equally cheerful commitment in each.  She has a lifelong love of animals and has three rescued dogs of her own. 

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    Rhoda has worked in veterinary and other animal-related jobs for 19 years.  She has lived in the desert her entire life, enjoying the sunshine with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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    After a year at UC Davis, Tammy received her Associate degree from College of the Desert.  Her experience includes a wide range of positions in veterinary medicine, and in each one she has relished the opportunity to spend her days working with animals. 

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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