VCA Meadow Hills Animal Hospital

Our Story

At VCA Meadow Hills Animal Hospital we’ve helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1995. In our two clinics we provide full service care for your pets, as well as the best experience for you, the owner.

Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

Hometown Care at VCA Meadow Hills Animal Hospital

Doctor Susan Thorson opened VCA Meadow Hills in 1995, with the vision of providing compassionate, high quality veterinary care. Over the ensuing years their dream has grown in breadth and scope of ways to help pets become more comfortable, healthier and more active in their relationships with their families. They have worked hard to make VCA Meadow Hills a good place to work for their team members and to give back to the community. They remain true to their purpose:

  • to create an exceptional experience for pet owners
  • to work as a team, with shared dedication and passion
  • to enhance the health of each pet, resulting in a stronger relationship between the human ~ animal ~ veterinarian


VCA Meadow Hills opened its first clinic at 8802 West Gage, and its second vet clinic, VCA Meadow Hills South at 3711 Plaza Way, both in Kennewick, WA. We serve pets and their owners in Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco, WA.

Community Involvement

The communities of Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, West Richland, Burbank, Finley, Hermiston and surrounding areas are the people of our veterinary practice. We have chosen to support and give back to our communities with our time, financial backing, and in recognition. Listed here are examples of some of these programs:

  • 2013" Sponsor of pet waste stations at new Southridge Park, Event Center and Athletic complex
  • 2013" Sponsor of Pet Overpopulation Prevention annual Fur Ball to raise money for homeless pets
  • 2012" Veterinarians teach pet first aid in conjunction with REI
  • 2010-2012 - Sponsor of the DockDogs at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo
  • 2008-present" Participant in Yakima Valley Community College externship program for veterinary technician program
  • 2006-present" Sponsor of Paws for Patients, the pet therapy program at Kennewick General Hospital
  • 2003-present" Participant in WSU preceptorship program for senior veterinary students. Work with students while in training to provide free spays and neuters for POPP, Humane Society and Animal Control.
Accreditations & Affiliations
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American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

Helpful Resources

Lionbridge provides over-the-phone and video interpretation services for non-English-speaking and American Sign Language (ASL) clients. In real time, veterinary providers can enlist an expert Lionbridge interpreter to facilitate a clear exchange of information between themselves and clients. Lionbridge’s on-demand, remote interpretation services enable effective and accurate communication with clients. This service empowers clients to be heard and spoken to in their own language, which in turn facilitates a deeper understanding of the care your pet needs.  

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