Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Westside Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy, happy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: teamwork!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet

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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Laura Winemiller
Medical Director

Dr. Laura Winemiller graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She holds a Masters of Science in Biology from Yale University. Dr. Winemiller practiced in southwestern Ohio for two years before relocating to northern California where she has spent the past 12 years at VCA Westside Animal Hospital. She enjoys general veterinary medicine and the study of infectious disease. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family on their 2 acre mini-farm in Elk Grove. Her hobbies include rooting for the Buckeyes, and lots of mowing.

Hospital Manager
Rachel C. was born and raised in Sacramento, California and began her career in the veterinary field as a Client Service Representative in 2006 at VCA Total Care Animal Hospital. After working at various VCA sister hospitals in and around the Sacramento area, Rachel joined VCA Westside Animal Hospital as the Hospital Manager in the Spring of 2013. Rachel shares her home with her three rescue kitties Pirate, Schmee and Tim and her loveable and energetic Dark Chocolate Lab named Mable. During her free time Rachel enjoys gardening, trying out new recipes and taking Mable hiking in the beautiful hills of Placer Coun...
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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.

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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