VCA Westside Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Westside Animal Hospital

Phone: 916-371-8900
Fax: 916-371-2709
1550 Jefferson Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Business Hours
Sun Closed
In an emergency, call us immediately. If after hours, please call (916) 362-3111.

Dr. Todd Tams
Regional Medical Director
DVM

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

Local Medical Issues

At VCA Westside Animal Hospital, we know that early detection and diagnosis is the most efficient, most effective, most reliable way to help your pet live the longest, happiest, healthiest life possible.

From playful puppy to devoted senior companion, every pet at every age needs regular professional exams. Your VCA Westside Animal Hospital veterinarians have a wide range of diagnostic tools available to help your pet.

New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Westside Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy, happy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Kristin Rasmussen
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Washington State University

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Dr. Melinda Sarte
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Sarte has been caring for pets in the Sacramento region since she graduated from the UCD Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. Sarte

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Happy Fuzzy Campers
The Ope from sacramento

Excellent knowledge and communication from the medical director, my vet‎.
Dr. W. has offered outstanding care and communication with my geriatric kitty. Her intervention has extended her life and, more importantly, improved the quality of life of this 18 year old stray!
I especially appreciate her conscientious and frequent contact.
While VCA sets high lab fees, the vet appointment fees are more than reasonable for one with such an extensive education.
If she had an MD instead of a DVM, she's be MY primary care physician!
This is a vet who truly goes the extra mile.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
916-371-8900 or request an appointment.