VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital

William Farber, DVM, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Colorado State University

Biography

Dr. Farber has been associated with the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital since 1997. Prior to that, Dr. Farber owned two veterinary hospitals, one in West Los Angeles and the other in Santa Monica, for over 25 years. In 2001, he merged his practices together with Veterinary Centers of America and became one of the first members of the VCA family.

In addition to practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery, Dr. Farber has specialized for many years in alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, herbs, and nutraceutical medicine. He has taken certification programs in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicine. Dr. Farber furthered his study by attending a human acupuncture college, Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine, from 1987-1990. Dr. Farber also specializes in and has had extensive training in the care, medicine, and surgery of exotic pets (birds, reptiles, small mammals such as rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and ferrets).

In addition to practicing at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Dr. Farber also practices in Palm Desert, Ca. at the VCA Valley Animal Medical and Emergency Hospital. Dr. Farber has traveled throughout the world, lecturing and working on a multitude of veterinary projects, particularly in third world areas.

Dr. Farber’s animal family includes two horses (which he rides and has shown), a 17 year old pot bellied pig named Elway, two dogs, an amazon parrot, a cat and a variety of other creatures which he helps feed and care for.

Dr. Farber has appointments available at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal hospital Tuesday through Thursday, and is available in Palm Desert at the VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Friday and Saturday.
 

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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.
 

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