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

Dr. Todd Tams
Regional Medical Director

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

Welcome to VCA Valley Animal Medical Center & Emergency Hospital. We are a 24-hour full service and emergency animal medical center in the Coachella Valley California area offering around-the-clock expert care to your pet.

We are here to serve our patients, their owners and their veterinarians. In accordance with our role in providing general, diagnostic, and emergency care through close interaction with our referring veterinarians; We are committed to provide the highest quality veterinary medical service possible, heal and comfort our patients by treating them humanely and with dignity, and to support our clients and ease their burden of confronting illnesses with their pets.

New to VCA?

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. Shakira Jameson
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Shakira (pronounced Sah-keeda) Jameson was born in Spain, and raised here in the valley. A 1995 graduate of Cathedral City High School, she is

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Dr. Rebecca Bozarth
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School:

Dr. Rebecca Bozarth has been “saving lives and stamping out disease” since she graduated from the Oregon State University College of Veterinary

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The Doctors and Staff Saved My Life
Susannah Brin from Cathedral City

On October 10, 2011 I, Dylan Thomas, poodle, went to the dog park with my Mom in Palm Springs. As usual we came home and Mom had errands to do. I waited for her by the door that leads into the garage. When mom came home I did not feel good at all. I could not even stand anymore and had to lie down. My mom knew something was wrong and called my doctor in Palm Springs. They had a gurney waiting for me. Dr. Turek and his staff took care of me. They told my Mom that I was bleeding inside and it could be a tumor on my spleen. They did a ultra-sound and confirmed that it was what they suspected.