Who We Are

Who We Are

SAGE Values

Everyone on the team is dedicated in the pursuit of providing the best veterinary medicine available. Doctors, technicians, management and staff collaborate across different specialties and departments to ensure that every pet and the people who love them receive the highest level of quality care. Being pet owners ourselves, we understand the worth of an animal is undeniable. From the very beginning the core values that drive SAGE are:

  • Compassion
  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation

SAGE Philosophy

We believe animals are amazing

We are here because we appreciate and love animals. We will give pets and their families the best possible care with kindness and respect.

We believe in continual learning

Our profession is based on scientific knowledge. Our success depends upon creative problem solving, up-to-date training, and the finest skills. We are committed to advancing veterinary medicine and improving pet care throughout the Bay Area.

We believe in collaboration

We work in partnership with referring veterinarians and one another, knowing it is fundamental to our integrated approach and to continuity of care. All of us are responsible for maintaining the high standards and positive attitude that makes SAGE a great work place.

We believe we are part of a greater whole

In pursuing our mission, we have both opportunities and obligation to contribute to our communities, to minimize our environmental impact, and to model sustainability.

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES 

Our state-of-the-art facilities offer the latest in veterinary surgical and diagnostic tools. In our operating rooms, we have equipment to perform all orthopedic surgeries, neurological surgeries including brain surgery, chest and abdominal surgery, reconstructive surgery, oncologic (cancer) surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. We also perform fluoroscopy, video endoscopy and abdominal ultrasound with guided biopsies.

SAGE uses digital technology for taking radiographs and we offer helical Computed Tomography (CT scan) in each of our facilities. At our Campbell hospital, SAGE has partnered with PetCure Oncology to offer radiation therapy with one of the most advanced linear accelerators available in veterinary medicine, the Halcyon Treatment System, to deliver these treatments to cancer patients. SAGE has also partnered with AnimalScan to bring a high grade Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine to our Campbell and Redwood City hospitals. MRI is a diagnostic technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a detailed image of the body’s soft tissue and bones.

Both Campbell and Redwood City facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation areas, with underwater treadmills available for hydrotherapy.

While our centers are known for being high tech, they’re also high touch. You, your pet, and your family will wait in comfort in our beautifully designed reception areas where coffee, tea, and water are available. Should your pet need to stay with us, our indoor kennels are comfortable and kept meticulously clean by our caring staff.

Our Story

SAGE was founded in 1992 as Veterinary Surgical Associates (VSA) and has since grown into one of the largest specialty practices in the country. The scope of available treatment was broadened outside of surgery by VSA’s collaboration with Veterinary Medical Specialists, a talented team of internists and oncologists, in 2002. We expanded further with the addition of a full-service emergency clinic, Tri-Valley Animal Emergency Center (TVAEC), in Dublin in 2008. A year later, VSA expanded its services to include neurology and added a physical therapist to our physical rehabilitation practice. Cardiology was added to our list of available specialties in 2011.

It was announced in 2011 that SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Centers would become the new name of the single organization comprised of the practices formerly known as VSA, VMS, and TVAEC.

In 2018, SAGE partnered with Chicago Pacific Founders to grow and expand the business through recruitment and mergers and acquisitions across the United States.  Our name was shortened to SAGE Veterinary Centers.

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area with providing the important role that animal companions play in our culture and how they contribute to our health, happiness, and overall well-being. Whether they provide companionship, perform special services, or teach responsibility and life lessons to children, their worth is undeniable. It is with this understanding that we commit ourselves to serving the San Francisco Bay Area with the highest quality veterinary medicine and the utmost consideration for our clients and the veterinarians who have entrusted us with their referral. But most of all, we dedicate ourselves to improving the lives of companion animals, with whom we share our homes and our lives.

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