VCA Tri City Animal Hospital and Acacia Cat Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Snow Qu
    Veterinary Tech School: Kaplan College

    Snow was another staff member who came to us in the summer of 2013. She is currently finishing her extern requirements for the Veterinary Technician program from Kaplan College. She will graduate in March of 2014 and along with Kathie, will be sitting for the exams necessary to become a certified veterinary technician. It has been a childhood dream of Snow's to work with animals for a living; which is understandable since she has a total of 13 pets at home! She is especially excited for our new hospital which we will be moving into towards the end of 2014. Her favorite part of being a veterinary assistant is helping our doctors with exams, drawing blood, and dispensing the necessary medications to help pets get and stay healthy.  We appreciate all of Snow's hard work since her hiring and we are excited to cheer her on as she moves forward in her career in veterinary medicine!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jay Randall
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Jay joined the TriCity team in July 2013 after completing her externship for the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institute. She graduated in November of 2013 and is now spending most of her time studying and preparing to take her state and national exams to become a certified veterinary technician in the spring of 2014.  Her motivation for entering the veterinary field was for a chance to help the less fortunate animals in our shelter systems. She is a strong advocate of the work VCA does along with the Arizona Humane Society.  Jay is interested in obtaining further certification for behavior training and is also interested in veterinary holistic practices. She currently shares her home with 4 dogs of her own and at times can have foster dogs as well! We are happy to have Jay as a part of our team and are excited to see her advance in the veterinary field!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    April Rogers
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    April started her career as a Veterinary Assistant when she graduated, with honors from Pima Medical Institue in 2011. That same year, she completed her externship with TriCity and was then offered a position at another hospital where she worked for one year. We were lucky to have her return to us as an official employee in the summer of 2012. She has been advancing within the practice ever since and is a strong assest to our team. April has mastered anesthesia monitoring as well as executing dental cleanings and dental radiography. She also has a strong interest in post-operative care and emergency medicine. Her daily motivation lies in forming and maintaining the relationships we have with clients and their pets. April shares her home with 2 dogs, 3 cats and enjoys spending her free time with friends and family.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Ashley Sherling
    School: Mesa Community College

    Ashley was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona; she joins Shanna as another one of our Arizona natives.  Ashley has been in the veterinary field since 2003 and joined the VCA TriCity family in 2005. She attended Mesa Community College for 2 years and would like to go back to school in order to become a certified veterinary technician. Within the veterinary field, she would especially like to learn more about radiographic interpretation and digital radiography in general. We hope to facilitate more of this for her once at our new hospital at the end of the year! Ashley's favorite part of her job is being able to witness the human/ animal bond our clients share with their pets. She currently shares her home with her 2 cats: Poe and Eric Roberts and enjoys attending concernts in her spare time.


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, please call VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona, their phone number is 480-898-0001.

Address to VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona:

1648 North Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201

Directions to VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of Arizona:

Take the Loop 101 South to the Red Mountain Loop 202 and go East on the 202. You will exit at Country Club Dr and go right (South) for ½ mile. They are located on the West side of the street. If you reach Brown Rd you have gone to far on Country Club.