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Welcome to Citrus Heights Pet Hospital
Your Other Family Doctor, right here in Citrus Heights, CA
Call us at 916-725-2700

If you live in Citrus Heights or the surrounding area in CA, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Averi Brickson and Dr. Dean Henricks are licensed veterinarians, treating dogs and cats in the Sacramento area. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care in a low stress environment.

Citrus Heights Pet Hospital is a family centered, full service animal hospital. We care for pets that require emergency care, basic wellness, medical, surgical and dental needs.

Our doctors are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Citrus Heights veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 916-725-2700 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Citrus Heights veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Citrus Heights pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Citrus Heights Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Averi Brickson,DVM
Citrus Heights Veterinarian | Citrus Heights Pet Hospital | 916-725-2700

7404 Auburn Blvd
Citrus Heights, California 95610


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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr. Dean Henricks

    Dr. Henricks owned Citrus Heights Pet Hospital for 13 years and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 45 years. Dr. Henricks was the 2010-2011 President of the California Veterinary Medical Association. He is a graduate of the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine class of 1969. Dr. Henricks is also very involved in his community. He is an active Citrus Heights Rotary member. His 'pet project' is Rotary Youth Exchange and he has been on the district committee for about 18 years. Dr. and Mrs. Henricks have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Besides community involvement, they love travel and family visits

  • Dr. Averi Brickson

    Dr. Brickson graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. While her first love was equine medicine, she made the transition to dogs and cats over a decade ago. She came to Citrus Heights Pet Hospital in the summer of 2007 and became the practice owner along with her husband, Eric, in the summer of 2010. She is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, and AAEP, as well as a board member of Puppy Love Rescue. Dr. and Mr. Brickson have two sons, and a daughter. Dr. Brickson’s outside interests include spending time with family, singing, working out at the gym, and playing with her mixed-breed and two weimaraner dogs.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    "Excellent care for your pet I came in with an emergency, and the staff is very caring. The doctor was wonderful to my dog and to me. I lost a wonderful pet and friend, but the doctor assured me I was doing the right thing. I would recommend this vet to everyone. In times of great stress it is good knowing that you have wonderful people to care for you and your pet."
    Kelli
    "Dr. Brickson was always ready to answer questions, look over results, and answer our questions when working with outside specialists. The staff is unbelievable. My pets are greeted like rock stars at the hospital. Everyone greets us with a smile and the all of my pets past and present are excited to go in the building. They know they are going to be loved. I will never use another vet for our primary care."
    Tim H.

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Citrus Heights Office

Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed