Animal Samaritans Clinic

Animal Samaritans operates a spacious, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic with experienced and highly-skilled veterinarians. In addition, our Second Opinion Program ensures that when you bring your pet to Animal Samaritans you will receive quality vet care at the most affordable price in the Coachella Valley or your office visit is free.


Bring the cost estimate from your original or first veterinary appointment with you, and we will provide the care your pet needs for at least 20% less or your visit is free.


• Pet Vaccinations
• Pet Dental
• Office Exams
• Spay & Neuter
• Orthopedics
• Dermatology
• Stone and Tumor Removal
• Laceration Repair
• Deworming & Heartworm Testing
• Diet & Exercise Consultation
• Blood work
• Pet Microchipping and more.


We commit to reducing animal homelessness, neglect, and the euthanasia of adoptable animals by providing quality and affordable veterinary services (including spaying & neutering), by operating a no-kill shelter for homeless animals, pet adoptions and pet fostering, and through charitable outreach programs to children, seniors and the disabled.


Both Dr. Mills and Dr. Sheltraw graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinarian School. Prior to Animal Samaritans, Dr Mills worked at The Ramona Animal Shelter in Hemet and the Escondido Humane Society. He also ran his own equine medical practice, and worked many years in small veterinarian services. At home, he is the proud owner of two dogs, three cats, and a pair of turtles, all of them rescued from shelters.


Affectionately known as our singing verinarian, Dr Sheltraw ran his own animal hospital for more than 40 years in Northern California, where he once x-rayed a 200 lb sea lion for the U.S. Navy. Prior to that he worked at The Berkeley Humane Society. Since April of 2009, our vet with the golden tongue has been working with Animal Samaritans, performing spay and neuter operations, pet dental, and pet wellness services.


Dr. Regnery, a graduate of the UC Davis Veterinary School, joins Animal Samaritans after several years with VCA Animal Hospital in Rancho Mirage. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he learned his second language while living in Peru on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There he helped locals manage alpacas during a two year stint with the Peace Corps. His family includes two shih-tzus, an Australian shepard, and a “shaggy dog” mix.

Animal Samaritans Veterinary Clinic
72120 Petland Place
Thousand Palms, CA 92276

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