VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center

Kari Moore, DACVECC, CCRT, DVM, DACVECC, Veterinary Specialist

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


Dr. Kari Moore graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In 1995, she completed a one-year rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital. From 1995-1997, she was in private practice in Dallas, Texas before completing a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Tufts University from 1997-2000. Dr. Moore became a boarded Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2001. Dr. Moore was on staff as part of the emergency and critical care team at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital from 2000-2001 in Boston, MA, before joining VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She was the Intern and co-Resident Director along with establishing an emergency practice within the pre-existing framework of VCA VRA before moving to California in 2005 to take a new position within VCA. She became the Regional Medical Director (RMD) for VCA Northern California and Hawaii hospitals, which included a total of 39 hospitals. She returned to practice as the Medical Director and Intern Director of VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center when we moved into our new facility in May of 2007. In 2008-9, Dr. Moore completed training and became certified in Canine Rehabilitation and is currently providing these services at our hospital as well filling in on the emergency and critical service. She still oversees the VCA general practices in the Sacramento area as their RMD.


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.