VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital

Shakira Jameson, DVM, MV, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University
Certifications: MV
Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Bu, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


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 excited to be back. Dr. Jameson did her undergraduate studies a Colorado State University , where she earned her BS degrees in both Animal Science and Agricultural Business. In 2012 she graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Colorado State University as well. Dr. Jameson comes to us after completing a 1 year internship at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona rotating through internal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine in Mesa, Arizona.

When Dr. Jameson is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, 3 Shih Tzu's and her Chihuahua. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and shopping.

Dr. Jameson looks forward to meeting you and taking excellent care of your pets and their health.


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.