Due to developing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including adhering to physical distancing and limiting public gatherings, the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is currently altering its patient receiving schedule.

As of 8am March 19, the VMTH will be OPEN FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY. Currently, this status is scheduled to stay in place until at least May 1. Based on the mandatory shelter in place order for Yolo County, the hospital’s receiving will be restricted to emergent medical conditions, follow up of current patients with urgent medical needs, and ongoing chemotherapeutic and radiation therapy treatments. Veterinary facilities are considered essential during these times, and our aim is to remain open in order to provide patient care to animals with life-threatening medical conditions.

Our Emergency Room will remain open 24/7 for emergent medical concerns. Please call 530-752-1393 if you need help assessing the urgency of an animal’s condition.

Most appointments scheduled for the near future will be rescheduled. Clients are currently being contacted regarding cancellations and rescheduling.

•    In an effort to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, clients are not allowed in the building. Upon arrival at the hospital, clients should call the front desk at 530-752-1393 or use the emergency call buttons in the parking lot. A hospital employee will come out to greet you and bring your animal into the hospital. On-going communication between client and veterinarian will be via telephone.
•    The VMTH Pharmacy will reach out to clients needing prescription medications. We are encouraging mail options for those needing refills rather than coming to the hospital.
•    The VMTH’s ongoing Pet Loss Support Group meetings have been canceled for the foreseeable future. If you are in need of any client counseling services, including pet loss grief counseling, please see our Client Support Counseling Services website.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. By following these guidelines, you’ll be helping us keep our team safe, ensuring we are able to continue to offer our community world-class veterinary care.

For the latest updates on coronavirus, please see our Coronavirus Resources Website.

Emergency 24/7

Emergency veterinarians are on duty 24/7/365 at the UC Davis veterinary hospital to assist with your emergencies.* Follow the directions below to the hospital, which is located in the Health Sciences District of campus just south of the football stadium. The physical address is: 1 Garrod Drive, Davis, California 95616. Please be advised that directions to that exact address utilizing a GPS system will not deliver you to the hospital’s front door. Please pay close attention to campus signage when you get close.

Appointments are not needed for a visit to the Emergency Room, but please call ahead if possible so we can be ready to receive you the second you arrive.

For emergencies, call (530) 752-1393. Press 1 for large animal or 2 for small animal.

*Due to recent changes to its clinical team, the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service, which provides emergency care for exotic companion animals, has changed to its emergency service. Starting September 1, 2018, they are able to provide emergency care to their regular patients that have been seen within the last 3 years on weekdays and weekends from 8am-9pm only. Please call to discuss your animal's condition with the clinician on emergency duty as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the Companion Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery Service is unable to provide emergency service from 9pm-8am.

Physical Address

University of California, Davis
One Garrod Drive
Davis, CA

Click here to download the pdf of the directions


Click here to download the pdf of the directions

From the Redding Area:

Take Interstate 5 towards Sacramento. At Woodland, take Highway 113 south towards Davis. Take the Hutchison Drive (UC Davis) exit and turn left at the stop sign.
See below for specific clinic directions.  

From The Sacramento Area:

Take Interstate 80 west towards San Francisco. Proceed past the Davis exits and take Highway 113 north towards Woodland. Take the Hutchison Drive (UC Davis) exit. Turn right onto Hutchinson Drive.
See below for specific clinic directions.  

From the San Francisco Bay Area:

Take Interstate 80 east towards Sacramento. Just prior to Davis, take Highway 113 north towards Woodland. Take the Hutchison Drive (UC Davis) exit. Turn right onto Hutchison Drive.
See below for specific clinic directions. 

Large Animal Clinic

Turn right at the 1st stoplight onto Health Sciences Drive, then make another immediate right onto West Health Sciences Drive. Proceed on West Health Sciences Drive until the stop sign. Turn left onto Garrod Drive and proceed straight into the Large Animal Clinic parking lot, Lot 51.
Trailer parking is on the right and passenger parking is on the left. Parking is free in designated "Client Parking" spaces.

Small Animal Clinic

Turn right at the 2nd stoplight onto LaRue Road, then right onto Garrod Drive and proceed into either Lot 50 (for Reception A) or Lot 55 (Reception B).
Parking is free in designated "Client Parking" spaces.

Note: Client parking cannot accommodate vehicles that require more space than a passenger car. Campus regulations prohibit overnight client parking.