VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group

William Garfield, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 the next nine years in private practice.  In 1991 he bought Carmichael Animal Hospital, which he owned and operated as a one doctor practice until 2009, when he sold his practice to VCA and began practicing at Sacramento Animal Medical Group.  He enjoys both medicine and surgery.  His wife Susan and daughter Emily keep him busy in his spare time.  They have one cat and one dog.  Hobbies include bicycle and motorcycle riding.                                       


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.