VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group Staff

VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group

Phone: 916-331-7430
Fax: 916-331-1868
4990 Manzanita Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
Business Hours

Dr. Catherine Grinstead
Medical Director
DVM

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

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 Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.  To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.  And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Karen Hume-Smith
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Karen Hume-Smith grew up in Seattle, Washington. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis.

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Dr. David Joseph
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ohio State University

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Five Star Service
Kathy Caldwell from Carmichael

This vet hospital gets a 5+ rating from my friend, who had to euthanize her dear dog on 11/3/13, and myself. Obviously it was a traumatic time for both of us, but especially for my friend. Everyone there, especially Dr. Kate Hamon, were so kind and caring and informative with all of the decisions that had to be made. My friend and her dog were treated with the utmost of dignity and understanding. The result was that my friend's dear canine companion of 13 years, the dog was 15, was helped to release her from her seizures and pain in her advanced years. It is still so hard to deal with this type of situation, but everyone at the VCA Hospital helped to make it at least bearable. We are forever grateful.
Thank you all so very much.
Kathy Caldwell, friend of Casey, my canine pal

Also, your personal note sent to Karen was so special to her. I know she will get around to thanking you, but I just wanted you to know how much it helped her. You are so kind and caring.

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
916-331-7430 or request an appointment.