VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital


  • Kennel Supervisor

    Michael S

    Michael has always had an affinity for pets of all kinds. Over the years, Michael has adopted four dogs, four cats, three birds, some tropical fish, and a rabbit, as well as fostering over 50 dogs/puppies, cats/kittens, a lion cub, hamsters, mice, turtles, and a couple guinea pigs tossed in!
    After 25 years supporting local (Los Angeles and San Diego) pet adoption groups, and a 5 year association with the Los Angeles Animal Services’ West Los Angeles Shelter where he provided kennel support, adoption support, volunteer training and other services, Michael joined Valley Animal Medical Center as the Kennel Supervisor.
    Overseeing Valley Animal Medical Center’s boarding, grooming, daycare and upcoming training services, Michael and the staff strive to provide excellent client service and superior care for the pets entrusted to us.

  • Kennel Assistant

    Beth M

  • Kennel Assistant

    Kat R

    My name is Kat,
    I recently moved to the desert from Nashville TN.

    I’m currently attending College of the Desert for my associate’s degree and I am starting vet tech school in the fall. I have been working with animals my whole life and could not imagine doing anything else. Growing up in the country, we always had an abundance of pets. While in Tennessee I gained experience working at a Doggie Day Care and a Kennel. Since moving to Palm Desert I have been working for VCA for just over 3 months now. I absolutely love it. The staff and quality of care here at VCA is outstanding. I hope to grow with the company and continue to give you and your pet the care and love that you both deserve.

  • Groomer

    Leann, Grooming

    Leann joined VCA Valley in June of 2013, she has been grooming for the past seven years. Leann was brought up around the grooming business; as a young girl she learned from her mother. Leann was brushing out dogs and cutting their nails at a very young age.

    Throughout high school, Leann worked as a bather and perfected her skills as a groomer.

    Leann states, "I see grooming as an art. I really enjoy working with animals and being able to make them look and feel better."


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.