Sacramento Animal Hospital

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5701 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Driving Directions

(916) 451-7213


  • Hours:
  • Mon: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue, Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thur, Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • For After-Hours Emergency Care, please call Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center at (916) 362-3111

Sacramento Animal Hospital is a full-service facility that strives to provide the very best veterinary care to our patients. Our highly trained staff of professionals and state-of-the-art equipment are just part of the story. Every dedicated member of our staff will treat you and your pets with courtesy, compassion, and respect, while offering quality care and customer service. Our practice provides a diverse group of services to promote overall patient health, so call today to speak with one of our caring professionals or to schedule an appointment for your pet.

Sacramento Animal Hospital Services

  • Dental Care
  • Dog Training
  • Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Sacramento Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Karen Mulvihill

DVM & Partner
Dr. Karen Mulvihill obtained her DVM from UC Davis in 1988. After working in general small animal and emergency practice, she settled at SAH in 1990. She became a partner in the practice in 1994. Always devoted to animals, at the age of 9, Karen aspired to be a jockey turned wrangler, but decided in high school to use her talents to care and treat animals. Dr. Mulvihill enjoys all aspects of family veterinary medicine, and has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery. She is board certified in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Dr. Mulvihill has been married for more than 25 years and has two sons and two golden retrievers. She is a devoted spectator at all her sons' sporting events, and when time allows, Karen can be found skiing, hiking in the Sierras, or traveling with her family.
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Years in Practice: 28

UC Davis

Dr. Erin True

DVM & Partner
Dr. Erin True originally started caring for animals who weren’t traditional companions by pursuing her masters degree in marine biology and working with California Sea Lions. She soon saw the error of her ways and went on to attend UC Davis Veterinary School, obtaining her veterinary degree in 1995. She has been with Sacramento Animal Hospital Since 1997 and recently became an owner in 2006.

Dr. True has a particular interest in canine reproduction and sports medicine. In addition to practicing as a veterinarian, Dr. True has been breeding and showing Australian Shepherds for 15 years under the kennel name Navarro Australian Shepherds. She actively trials dogs in conformation and herding and occasionally stumbles around the agility ring.
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Years in Practice: 20

UC Davis

Dr. Diana Cortez

DVM, Partner & Hospital Director
Dr. Diana Cortez began her career at Sacramento Animal Hospital well before becoming the outstanding veterinarian she is today. Hired in 1994 as a kennel assistant, Dr. Cortez quickly established herself as an empathetic voice for the well being of all the animals in her care. It wasn’t long before she worked her way up the ladder, first to the position of vet assistant, and then to veterinary technician. She remained a part of the SAH team as she completed her undergraduate education in animal sciences and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, both at U.C. Davis. After a year spent in Southern California at an internship in small animal oncology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and surgery, she returned to Sacramento Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian. In 2006, Dr. Cortez became a partner in the practice, sharing ownership duties with Dr. Karen Mulvihill and Dr. Erin True. Though this new responsibility represents the fulfillment of her lifelong dream of working with animals, she says that her favorite aspect of being a veterinarian is helping the families of her patients through the process of healing and caring for their pets.
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Years in Practice: 16

UC Davis