VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital Staff

VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital

Phone: 760-342-4711
Fax: 760-342-2651
46920 Jefferson Street
Indio, CA 92201
Business Hours
33.708174<--lat long-->-116.268263

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

Welcome to VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital. We are a 24-hour full-service veterinary hospital and emergency animal medical center in Indio. Our hospital provides exceptional medical care for pets in the greater Coachella Valley, including Banning and Yuma, Arizona. We employ 9 full-time doctors and a staff of over 40 dedicated employees.

Since 2010, families from all over Indio and the Coachella Valley have been trusting VCA Valley with all their pet’s healthcare needs. The two values that govern our animal hospital are the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine, and a friendly and caring experience for our clients and their beloved pets. We strive to provide the best, cutting edge emergency medicine. We treat your pets as if they are our own.

VCA Valley offers complete wellness and emergency care. Physical examinations, vaccinations, dentistry, surgery, preventative medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, endoscopy, and

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We are pleased to offer the following services:

24-Hour Emergency Care

Emergencies can occur at any time. Our doors are open to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an on-site veterinarian and experienced staff ready to help your pet.

Immunization and Wellness Care

We strive to prevent illness whenever possible. The time and effort invested in Wellness programs has rewards for both pets and owners. Our Wellness programs are designed specifically for your pet and include: Comprehensive physical exam; internal parasite testing; heartworm and flea control; vaccination program; spay and neuter package; and specialized blood tests for all life stages. Advanced dental care is available, including root canals, caps and braces.


Microchips have helped reunite thousands of pets with their families. We offer the most widely used microchip products to increase the chances of a safe recovery.

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field.

Diagnostic Imaging

Digital Radiology (Digital X-ray) - This state-of-the-art technology helps our veterinarians evaluate muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular (cardiopulmonary), gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems.


We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for safety, and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet.


This non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs, primarily the heart and abdominal organs.

Caring is our #1 specialty

VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital provides state-of-the-art general, diagnostics, and emergency veterinary services in a caring environment. We are a 24-hour veterinary facility in the Coachella Valley community in California providing expert care to your pet around the clock.

The doctors and the patient care team at Valley work as a team to provide high quality care for your pet. It is our goal that your pet receives the utmost supportive, endearing care while benefiting from our combined knowledge and technical skills.

Dr. Alexis Rambaud
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

Dr. Alexis Rambaud studied veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2009. The Southern California native has been a

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Dr. Jennifer Kingsley
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Kingsley is originally from the desert, graduating from Palm Desert High School and always remaining an Aztec at heart.  Having received

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Vets Saved Our Dog After Rattlesnake Bite
Kevin and Marley Wong from Joshua Tree

Our young dachshund, Dexter, was recently bitten by a Mojave green rattlesnake late one Monday evening at our home in Joshua Tree. We were referred to the VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital in Indio as the only 24-hour emergency hospital and we raced the near lifeless dog to Indio, during which time my wife was applying "mouth to snout" resuscitation.

The Mojave green is especially venomous with both a neurotoxin and hemotoxin. Despite the critical condition of the dog upon admittance, the staff began providing a level of care that kept us believing that Dexter could recover. This care continued for days as Dexter began to show small and steady signs of improvement.

The VCA staff cared for this dog for seven days, during which time Dexter fully recovered despite the overwhelming odds of the survival. Doctors Ann Eliopulos, Marlena Folden and Peter Eddy are to be commended for their skills, training and professionalism. The Coachella Valley is very fortunate to have this facility and these doctors available for our animals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They saved the life of our dog and we will always be thankful.

Kevin and Marley Wong