Village Park Animal Hospital

Village Park Animal Hospital strives daily to partner with our clients to provide personalized veterinary care. Our services include detailed medicine, surgery and rehabilitation, as well as upscale suite style boarding and compassionate, experienced grooming. As La Quinta’s only boutique veterinary practice, our goal is to not just meet, but exceed your expectations in caring for your cat, dog, or exotic pet.
  • NEW EXTENDED HOURS!
  • Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat.: 8:00a - 5:00p
  • After Hours Emergency: 760-342-4711
  • Dr. Kathryn Carlson, DVM

    Dr. Carlson graduated from UC Davis in 1991. She has practiced in this area for over 15 years and has owned Village Park Animal Hospital since 1998. Dr. Carlson has a special interest in small animal dentistry and physical rehabilitation and arthritis treatment for animals. In her very limited spare time, she likes to relax at home, ride her horses and help her Dad with Paws & Reflect. She also enjoys attending to her large collection of dogs and cats, including two Jack Russells, Jesse James and Pumpkin Pie, who can be seen managing the staff at the hospital most days. Dr. Carlson is happily married to her husband Brian and has two step-daughters, Briyona and Brittany.
    Education:
    UC Davis
  • Dr. Allison Bradshaw, DVM

    Dr. Bradshaw is a proud mom of two wonderful dogs, Bonnie and Lola, and a cat named Norbit. She enjoys running, reading, and practicing yoga in her spare time.

    Education:
    Kansas State University
  • Dr. Susan Johnson

    Dr. Johnson graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She practiced in Northern California for six years, then headed on a new adventure to practice in semi-rural southeast England. Happily, she missed the California sun! Dr. Johnson brings a passion for partnering with clients, as well as a love for exotics. In fact, she can’t wait to visit with our clients who own rats and bearded dragons, they are some of her favorite pets! As far as her personal pets, Dr. Johnson shares her home with 2 Cockatiels, a Plum Headed Parakeet, 2 cats, and 2 dogs.
  • Emily

    Hospital Operations Manager
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Interests:
    Toilet trained one of her cats!
  • Ronald

    Treatment Team Coordinator
    Interests:
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  • MJ - RVT

    Surgery Coordinator
    Interests:
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  • Cookie


  • Keri

    Veterinary Assistant
    Keri loves her Boxer, Samson! 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Elke

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Interests:
    Bilingual in English and German!
  • Kristine

    Veterinary Assistant
  • Alexandra

    Veterinary Technician
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Interests:
    Has been working in the Veterinary Field since she was 12 years old!
  • Alicia "Zach"

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    May 08, 2012
    Interests:
    Enter specialties here
  • Edna

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Interests:
    Taking long walks, bike riding, and spending time with family!
  • Gaby

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Interests:
    Enter specialties here
  • Carla

    Groomer
    Years in Practice:
    May 08, 2012
    Interests:
    Enter specialties here
  • Jen - Groomer

    Years in Practice:
    May 08, 2012
    Interests:
    Enter specialties here
  • Krista

    Boarding Staff
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Interests:
    Loves making people laugh!
  • Kay

    Receptionist
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Interests:
    Loves being with her pet chihuahua's
  • Lauren

    Boarding and Aqua Therapy Staff
    Years in Practice:
    May 14, 2015
  • Anita

    Pharmacy Technician and Receptionist 
    Years in Practice:
    May 14, 2015
  • Vanessa

    Pharmacy Technician and Receptionist 
    Years in Practice:
    May 14, 2015
  • Tina

    Administrative Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    May 14, 2015
  • Jerel

    Boarding Attendant
    Years in Practice:
    May 26, 2015
  • Matthew

    Boarding Attendant/Maintance
    Years in Practice:
    May 26, 2015
  • Christina

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    May 26, 2015
  • Krysten

    Grooming
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2015
  • Karina

    Grooming
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 12, 2015