VCA Westside Animal Hospital

VCA Westside Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Caring People

    -Julia McMichael from West Sacramento, CA

    Dr. Rasmussen and the entire staff really care about your pet. I am very grateful for the care we received.

  • Lucy Thanks Dr Farcas

    -Erin Reese from Oakland, CA
    Pet Name: Lucy Reese

    A terrible accident at home (an armful of laundry, a swinging shut door and kitty in the wrong place at the wrong time) caused my beloved Lucy's tail to need a small amputation. I'll spare you the details, but it was horrifying and extremely painful for my girl. I arrived at VCA Westside Animal Hospital at 1:00am in hysterics, with a very injured cat with me. Dr. Farcas was fantastic. She got Lucy settled with pain meds immediately and then patiently and thoroughly explained the necessary surgery. Lucy came through the operation with flying colors and the care and compassion exhibited by the staff, and especially Dr. Farcas, was very much appreciated. Lucy's tail healed beautifully and she is doing extremely well. I can't recommend VCA Hospital and the services of Dr. Amy Farcas strongly enough. In our time of great need, she was there and helped us heal. Thank you Dr. Farcas and everyone at VCA!! Sincerely, Erin and Lucy Reese

  • Happy Fuzzy Campers

    -The Ope from sacramento, CA
    Pet Name: Incorrigible

    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.

  • What a Wonderful Place

    -Kathy and TJ Windmiller from West Sacramento, CA
    Pet Name: Bear, Apollo, Roy, Harry

    I have two dogs and two cats and have been taking my animals here ever since I moved to West Sacramento a few years ago. I absolutely LOVE the staff. They are always friendly, helpful and they explain everything to me about what they are doing to my animals. They give me options, let me decide what course of action to take and are never pushy or judgmental.

    I am so thankful to have such a wonderful place to bring my fuzzy kids to, especially because my pets truly are my kids and members of my family. I would recommend Westside to anyone looking for a quality place to bring their pets.

  • We Are Happy

    -Steve and Judy Lemke from West Sacramento, CA
    Pet Name: Rosie, Cosmo, Lea, Rudy, Blink, Sunny

    We have three dogs and two cats, plus our son's dog that we babysit. We have taken all of them to Westside Vets for regular maintenance visits or small emergencies for over seven years. Our pets get the best of care, and we are treated like family. We were touched when we lost one of our dogs and we received a card, signed by the entire staff. They also make a contribution to U C. Davis Veterinary School in your pet's name. We have recommended Westside to many of our friends and family, and they are also pleased and happy with the care their pets receive. It is always like a little family reunion in the waiting room with everybody talking about their pets!

  • Great Hospitality

    -Olivia Preicado from Sacramento, CA
    Pet Name: Ice Cream

    It was Ice Creams first visit and we felt like we were among friends! Dr. Laura and her assistants were so helpful and considerate; specially helping me with my fussy 2 year who was getting very impatient. Dr. Laura answered all my questions and made me feel so comfortable; leaving me with the information I needed to know about my Dachshund Mix. I will totally recommend this animal hospital to family and friends.

  • Amazing Team

    -Vivien and Bill Stoudemire from West Sacramento, CA
    Pet Name: Pixie, Pebbles, and Dexter

    Dr. Klein and the rest of the staff at VCA Westside Animal Hospital are some of the most caring people that we have ever come across. They are extremely knowledgeable, patient, take time to explain, and have such passion in what they do. We are thankful to have found them, and feel very lucky that our 3 kitties receive the BEST care!


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

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call our 24 hour emergency hospital Sacramento Veterinary Referal Center at (916)362-3111.