VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group

Carmichael 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.

  • Catherine Grinstead

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Cathy Grinstead graduated from the University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Sacramento ...
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  • James F. Biggart III

    Veterinary Specialist
    Board Certification: DACVS
    Veterinary School: Texas A&M University
    Graduate School: Colorado State University

    Dr. Biggart is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 1977, and joined VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group in 2003. In addition to his extensive surgical experience, he ...
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  • William Garfield

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Louisiana State University

    Dr. Garfield graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980.  He practiced in Louisiana for two years before relocating to southern California where he spent ...
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  • 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. During her veterinary training, Dr. Hume-Smith ...
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  • Jill Mikovich-Haight

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Jill Mikovich-Haight graduated from the University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and joined the VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group in April 2007after working at ...
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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. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

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