VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center

Melissa Fetner, DACVECC, DVM, 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 home to Texas, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After completing a one-year rotating internship (2005-2006) in general medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in Manhattan, she accepted a position as a staff doctor in the emergency department at the AMC. In 2008, she began a residency at the AMC in emergency and critical care, which was completed in 2011. She joined the staff of VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center in the fall of 2011. Professional interests include but are not limited to trauma management, respiratory emergencies, and transfusion medicine. When she is not at work, Melissa is an avid SCUBA diver and enjoys all outdoor activities.  


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.