VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center

Doctors

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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  • Chris Wong, DACVECC

    Medical Director
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Wong received his veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis in 1992. He performed his internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA after which he remained on staff.

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  • Matthew Arkans, VMD, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVR/Rad

    Dr. Matt Arkans, a Philadelphia native, received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary

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  • Tim Bowers, DACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Tim Bowers, DVM, DACVIM, graduated from Colorado State University in 1984 and completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at Auburn University in 1989. Dr. Bowers was board certified

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  • Melissa Fetner, DACVECC

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    While born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Melissa Fetner, DVM, DACVECC received a bachelor of arts from Dartmouth College in 2001 with a major in biochemistry and a minor in education. She then returned

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  • Eric Herrgesell, DACVR

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    Eric Herrgesell, DVM, DACVR, earned his veterinary degree from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and completed a radiology residency at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, UC Davis.

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  • Elaine Holmes, DACVS

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Elaine Holmes received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and completed a rotating internship at Texas A&M University. She completed her surgical residency at the University

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  • Bethany Jackson, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Cardiology


    ​Dr. Bethany Jackson is a board certified veterinary cardiologist. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed

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  • Gregg Kortz, DACVIM (Neuro)

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Kortz is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specializing in neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Kortz has extensive training and experience in intracranial and spinal

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  • Craig Long, DACVR

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    Craig Long DVM, DACVR, received his DVM degree in 1994 form the University of California, Davis. Following a one-year associate veterinarian position in general practice, Dr. Long returned to UC

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  • Linda Mellema, DACVR

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of California, Davis
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    After graduation from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mellema completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Following

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

We are located at 9801 Old Winery Place in Sacramento. Our hospital is open 24 hours a day every day to help care for your emergency needs. Our emergency fee is $135. If you are planning to come in on emergency, please call (916)362-3111 so that we are ready for you.

If your pet has swallowed a medication or toxic substance, you can call Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 for the most up to date information and immediate assistance. The cost of the service is $65.

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