VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County

Kelley Hays, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis
Departments: Rehabilitation


Dr. Hays is a Sonoma County native having been raised and educated through high school in Santa Rosa. In 1984 she completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and in 1988 her veterinary degree at the University of California, Davis. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University at Ft. Collins in 1989, she returned to the Bay Area where she practiced in small animal general and emergency practices. In 2004, she returned to Sonoma County and began working in the emergency department at VCA Animal Care Center.

In December of 2014, Dr. Hays became certified in canine rehabilitation therapy through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) and joined our rehabilitation department. She has always been interested in pain management and integrative medicine for both acute and chronic conditions and with rehabilitation techniques will be continuing to pursue these. She also has an interest in the use of orthotic and prosthetic devices in animals and completed the CRI course on these so she can provide this service to the community.

Outside of work Dr. Hays enjoys hiking, photography, cooking and spending time with friends, family and her cats.


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

VCA Animal Care Center provides round-the-clock emergency services to care for your pet when your family veterinarian is not available. We have six veterinarians and many technicians on staff that specialize in emergency services and critical care to attend to any type of small animal emergency including trauma, toxin exposure, surgical and medical crises, just to name a few. Our experienced staff continually receives advanced training specific to emergency practices and procedures to insure your pet gets the best care possible.

In addition to emergency services, we are able to provide intensive care for critically ill pets that have been referred by family veterinarians. Our clinicians are on staff 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays, allowing us to monitor and provide continuous care.