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Sacramento veterinary care!

Welcome to Arena Animal Hospital, your local veterinarians in Sacramento, CA. We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas.

Contact us with your questions or schedule an appointment.

Meet Our Team

Chief of Staff

Jordan Richards, DVM

Dr. Richards graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed his clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota. He received his bachelor's degree in biological sciences with an emphasis in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior at UC Davis in 2012.
Dr. Richards has worked in all levels of veterinary medicine, from kennel assistant to Area Chief of Staff in both private and corporate owned practices since 2006.
Special interests include primary care and internal medicine (endocrinology). Dr. Richards is very experienced in soft tissue surgery and dentistry procedures. While he mostly works with dogs and cats, Dr. Richards also enjoys working with small mammals and the occasional reptile. He is Fear-Free certified.
Practice Manager

Jennifer Dawson, RVT

Jennifer started her career in veterinary medicine as a Client Service Coordinator in 2004. Her love and passion for pets motivated her to increase her knowledge and skillset in veterinary medicine. This allowed her to advance from a Veterinary Assistant, to Lead Veterinary Assistant, and finally to Practice Manager which is the position she has held the majority of her career.
In 2020 Jennifer obtained her credentialing by the California State Veterinary Medical Board as Registered Veterinary Technician.
Jennifer is extremely passionate about quality medicine, patient and client care, associate engagement, learning and development, and leadership. She is Fear-Free certified.