Our Team

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy meeting our staff. We look forward to seeing you in person.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Philip Neri
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Neri grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He studied at the University of Guelph before he obtained his veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2010. After graduating he practiced locally in Ontario for two years. He then moved to Maryland with his wife (who is also a veterinarian) and worked in College Park for four years, while she completed her internship and residency in emergency and critical care. Following a big cross country move to California, Dr. Neri joined the VCA American River team in 2016 and he became medical director in 2022. He enjoys all aspects of veterinar...

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Julia N.
RVT Credentialed Hospital Manager

Julia is a Registered Veterinary Technician with over 25 years experience. She is a proud parent of three wonderful children of her own and two step children. Her brood also includes two dogs and one cat. Julia enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.
Our Team
VCA American River Animal Hospital Team Photo

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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