Arden Animal Hospital

1823 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825


Our Owners

Dr. Tom Kendall, DVM checking out his patient

We are Grant and Heather Kendall, and we are honored to carry on the traditions and values of our father, Tom Kendall, DVM.  Our dad joined Arden Animal Hospital is 1972 and purchased the clinic in 1979 where he spent over 40 years practicing veterinary medicine. When he became ill with pancreatic cancer in late 2014, as a family, we decided it was important for us to continue his legacy to ensure that Arden Animal Hospital continues to grow and serve our Sacramento community.

Family Owned and Operated

Our father taught us important life lessons that have not only shaped our personal values, but are also the cornerstone of Arden Animal Hospital.  We believe in the importance of kindness, compassion and respect for our clients, our patients, our associates and our co- workers.

We are dedicated to lifelong learning – it’s vital to our personal growth, health, and happiness.  Our doctors and staff stay current on developments and trends in veterinary medicine by regularly attending training seminars, conferences and in- house staff meetings and training.

We believe in being a part of the community that we serve and strive to be an organization that is of service to others. Our father worked closely with the Mercer Clinic which provides veterinary services to Sacramento’s homeless. Our father was passionate about helping the homeless care for their beloved companion animals because he understood the unconditional love, companionship and security that animals provide.    

Arden Animal Hospital is deeply connected to the University of California, Davis Veterinary School. Our father was a volunteer assistant clinical professor at the veterinary school and loved nothing more than to mentor young veterinary students.  We continue to host veterinarian students on their externships at Arden Animal Hospital to learn about general practice medicine from our exceptional doctors and staff.  

We look forward to becoming an essential part of your pet’s health care team ensuring your pet continues to be a happy and healthy member of your family.

Grant and Heather Kendall

Grant with a brown dog


Grant graduated from UC Davis in 1991 with degrees in Business and Human Resources and was immediately drawn to the veterinary profession.   Grant managed a 24/7 veterinary hospital in the 1990's and then took on the role of Regional Manager with National PetCare Centers in the Pacific Northwest.  He then accepted a position as Director of Training and helped create and implement a training program for hospital managers based on adult learning theory.  Grant returned to private practice in 2001 and managed a ten doctor practice in Portland, OR and started a side hustle consulting business.  In 2014, Grant started working more closely with Arden Animal Hospital.  Now Grant spends most of his time helping and supporting Arden's aspirations for growth and prosperity.

Currently we're working on a hospital remodel to create a dedicated space for our dental suite, doctor office, and procedure room.  We're expanding our veterinary externship program to connect with first and second year vet students, giving them a chance to practice their hands-on technical skills and applying their book knowledge with real cases.  Grant also participates in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Communication Labs, offering support and feedback to third year vet students.  

Grant enjoys home remodel and landscape design projects with his wife, kayaking, cycling, Disneyland, soccer (Go Timbers!), and board games.


After graduating from high school in Sacramento, California, Heather moved to Colorado where she spent several years working as an EMT in the Denver metro area.  Heather has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and has spent the last fifteen years as a police officer in the City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, which is a suburb just West of Denver. During her time as a police officer, Heather enjoyed assignments as a patrol officer, a SWAT medic, a school resource officer, and an Intelligence/Vice detective.  Although Heather has not worked in the veterinary field directly (except for a few summers working for her dad), her love and deep appreciation for animals has guided much of her life, and she now looks forward to being an integral part of Arden Animal Hospital.

Heather with a Great Dane