VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital
By Maria E. Bonnell
Published: August 18, 2012

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Canine small companions represent unconditional love, joy, security, compassion and pass no judgments of human abilities or appearance. The American Cancer Society "Bark for Life" is an irresistible way to "take a bite out of cancer", smile and make new friends - canine and human. This event honors the life-long contribution of our canine caregivers.

On November 10, 2012 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio California, come join hundreds of walkers to benefit this great event. This will be the first Valley wide Bark for Life in the Coachella Valley.

Through this event we are looking to raise money to help support cancer research, and raise awareness to help eliminate the suffering that cancer causes worldwide.

In case you have any questions regarding the event or how to donate, please feel free to contact


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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 760-342-4711. We are located at 46920 Jefferson St. Indio, CA 92201.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.