VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center

Chris Wong, DACVECC, DVM, 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. He spent 3 years in private practice in Los Angeles, and then moved to Sacramento to complete an emergency/critical care residency program through UC Davis and Sacramento Animal Medical Group. He became board certified in Emergency/Critical Care Medicine in 2007. He has been an active executive board member in the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association for over 12 years, and is currently a CVMA delegate and Treasurer of that organization. He has received various community service awards including his most recent award from the City of Sacramento Police Department. Dr. Wong was a long-standing advisory board member of the award winning Clinician's Brief Magazine. He is a frequent local speaker. His areas of special veterinary interest are emergency medicine and surgery, critical care, laser surgery, and community service where he has been busy providing classroom education to local schools for over 25 years now.


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.