Specialty Services

With a team of specialty doctors who travel as needed, we are able to offer our patients state of the art services making it possible to diagnose, treat, and better serve our clients and their pets.


Dr. MacKie received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2005. Following graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group in Sacramento, California. After his internship, he moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete his residency training in Cardiology from 2006-2009. During his time there, Dr. MacKie helped implement the use of the Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder for non-invasive treatment of a congenital heart disease, authored a paper on the use of an implantable ECG monitor for the evaluation of fainting in dogs, and assisted in prospective research on pulmonary hypertension and cardiac biomarkers.

His clinical interests include, but are not limited to clinical cardiology such as echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG), pulmonary hypertension in dogs, syncope (fainting) associated with heart disease and arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure (CHF). His goal in therapy for your pets is to maintain an exceptional quality of life for his patients with heart disease.

Orthopedic Surgery:

Vista offers a wide range of advanced orthopedic procedures to treat many common yet debilitating conditions such as fractures, hip/elbow dysplasia and cruciate ligament disease. Some of the procedures include: tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), TightRope CCL repair, total joint replacements, arthroscopy and many plating and external fixator options for fractures. Their board certified surgeons have been providing exceptional care in the Sacramento region for many years. We are committed to offering the most current diagnostics and treatments available to meet all a patient’s needs. All of our surgeons have completed a multiyear residency program in small animal surgery followed by a rigorous certification examination.

Dr. Vida is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, CA before returning to UC Davis to complete a residency in small animal surgery. He then worked as a clinical instructor in the surgery department at UC Davis before entering private practice in the Sacramento area. Dr. Vida’s special interests cruciate ligament disease (TPLO, CBLO, Arthrex TightRope system), limb deformities, vascular anomalies, oncologic surgery and minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy, thoracoscopy and laparoscopy.


Dr. Dimock graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of California, Davis in 2006. She went on to practice at a clinic in Bend, Oregon before returning to Davis in 2008 to complete the board certification exam and residency, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2011. She joined Veterinary Medical Imaging at that time, and has been working with VCA Loomis Basin since 2012.  Professionally Dr. Dimock takes a special interest in abdominal ultrasound, advanced imaging (CT and MRI), and equine imaging. Outside of work, Dr. Dimock enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog and caring for her small goat herd.


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