We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. We thank you for your continued patience and support. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and guidelines.
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 Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, we are now requiring all staff and clients to wear masks while in the building, regardless of vaccination status. The safety of both our staff and clients is of the utmost importance to VCA RIVER. Thank you for your continued support.
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Patricia Senestrari

Patricia Senestrari
Veterinary Assistant
Patricia Senestrari
Patricia was born in Bogota, Colombia from a Colombo-Argentinean family. She graduated in 2000 from Fundacion Universitaria San Martin as Doctor in Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics in the top 3 in her class. She did her internship in Exotic Fauna and Zoo Practice and Management in the Santacruz Zoo, two hours outside of Bogota. Patricia moved to Chattanooga in 2001 and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She joined VCA RIVER in 2006 as a veterinary assistant working with our specialists in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency and Critical Care. Not only does she serve as the Inventory Manager, but she is also very dedicated to staff training at VCA RIVER. Patricia enjoys her time outside of work travelling, mostly to South America and Europe.

Our Veterinarian Support Team

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.
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VCA Regional Institute for Vet Emergencies and Referrals

2132 Amnicola Highway

Chattanooga, TN 37406

Main: 423-698-4612

Fax: 423-622-8145

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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