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VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic

VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic

3901 Sierra College Blvd | Loomis, CA 95650

Call 916-941-5973
Monday 24hr
Tuesday 24hr
Wednesday 24hr
Thursday 24hr
Friday 24hr
Saturday 24hr
Sunday 24hr
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Docking
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary House Calls
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • Veterinary Cropping
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic has been providing high quality, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care, exceptional customer service and a neighborly atmosphere since 1975. Each team member at our full service veterinary hospital considers the well-being of your pet his or her number one priority. We know that your pet depends on you and you can depend on us.

We see regularly scheduled appointments during our normal office hours. To best meet your needs, we are staffed with doctors and veterinary technicians who are available 24 hours a day, every day, all year long. Loomis Basin provides veterinary excellence, day or night. We are conveniently located only one mile from I-80 with easy freeway access.

Our hospital includes 10 exam rooms, 3 full surgery suites, a large critical care treatment area, laboratory and pharmacy facilities, an intensive care unit, an isolation ward, digital radiography, computed tomography (CT) scanning, ultrasound, remote telemetry, and an assortment of runs and cages for hospitalized patient care.

Over the years we have grown and developed additional services to meet and exceed client expectations. We are proud to employ more than 20 General Practitioners and numerous qualified veterinary technicians and support staff to care for your family pet.

In addition to our community practice, we also offer specialty services including board-certified specialists in internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, radiology, behavioral services and surgery that help us to diagnose and treat your beloved pet with an exceptional combination of skill and kindness.

We pride ourselves on being able to provide general care and advanced veterinary medical care under one roof. In addition, if an unexpected health issue arises, our 24–hour emergency service means we are here for you at any time, day or night.

Additionally, we are proud to have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (A.A.H.A) for over 30 years. We are one of the few clinics in the area that is fully accredited by A.A.H.A -- meeting nearly 1,000 stringent requirements and periodic inspections to attain and retain the accreditation ensuring that we provide your pets with the highest quality health care possible.

We look forward to meeting you and being of service to you and your pet.

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Jill Aschehoug, DVM

Dr. Aschehoug was born and raised in Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from California State University, Sacramento in 2003. Jill graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 2008. She joined the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2011.

Jill lives in Roseville where she and her husband, Vince, enjoy raising their two sons Samuel and Michael. Jill also stays busy taking care of their 5 cats, 2 dogs and 4 horses.

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Lauren Ayala, DVM

Dr. Ayala was born in Carmichael and raised in Davis. She attended the University of California, San Diego, graduating in 2001 with a bachelor of science in biochemistry and cell biology. She graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

Lauren joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2008. She has a special interest in emergency and critical care. Lauren feels her background in working with human hospice patients gives her special insight for helping owners address their pets’ end-of-life care.

Lauren lives in Sacramento with her husband, Brian, and their two dogs and four cats. In her time away from the clinic, she enjoys gardening, reading, snowshoeing, or spending the afternoon on a lake.

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Andrea Carlomagno, DVM

Dr. Carlomagno was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee where she remained to complete her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2011. Andrea has a special interest in clinical pathology and infectious diseases. She joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2011.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys horseback riding, rock climbing and mountain biking. She is excited to be living in California and looks forward to bringing her thoroughbred gelding named Juice west as soon as possible.

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Cameron Collins, DVM

Dr. Collins was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. He completed his undergraduate degree in animal science at the University of California, Davis, in 2003. He then worked as a veterinary assistant for 2 years before being accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Cameron obtained his DVM in June 2009 and joined Loomis Basin shortly after. His main areas of interest are oncology and surgery.

When not working, Cameron enjoys biking, skiing, golf, and playing with his two dogs, Gracie and Colby. He and his wife, Staci, live in Sacramento.

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Daphne Descollonges, DVM

Dr. Descollonges joined the Loomis Basin team in August 2007 after completing a small animal internship in emergency care, surgery, and general practice at PetCare Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa. She was born in Paris, France, and moved with her family to Santa Cruz at the age of 2. Pursuing an early passion for medicine and animals, she earned her bachelor’s degree in small animal science from the University of California, Davis, and went on to complete her DVM there in 2006. Her areas of special interest include soft-tissue surgery, emergency care, critical care, and general practice.

In their free time, Daphne and her husband, Josh, enjoy rock climbing outdoors, spending time with their two dogs, cooking, and their East Sacramento home and neighborhood.

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Rick Frey, DVM

Upon completing high school, Dr. Frey attended the University of Pacific in Stockton with a graduate year at the University of California, Davis. During summers, he volunteered with a mixed animal practice in the Woodland area. There, Rick realized his desire to enter the veterinary field and attended UC Davis, earning a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1972.

His first job out of veterinary school was with a large private mixed practice in Thousand Oaks. Three years later, Rick moved to Loomis and began a mixed animal practice out of his home and car. In 1975, a small house on Taylor Road in Loomis became available so he transitioned into that facility.

In 1976, Dr. Greg Fellers joined him in the practice and Dr. Corey Cherrstrom came on board in 1977. It was a thrill in 1978 to move into the original hospital at the current location. As a veterinary practitioner, Rick has a special interest in llamas. He also enjoys the business management aspect of veterinary medicine. He and his wife, Jani, married in 1969 and have three grown sons, Doug, Greg, and John, as well as two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Away from the practice, Rick enjoys high country hiking with his llamas, woodworking, collecting and restoring antiques, scuba diving, fishing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Most recently, he is enjoying yet another fruit of parenthood — grandparenthood.

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Claire Hardy, DVM

Dr. Hardy was born in Oakland, California, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended the University of California, Davis, graduating in 1986 with highest honors and received a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences with a minor in English. She graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Claire joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in March 2005 and has special interests in feline medicine, family practice, and surgery.

In her time away from the clinic, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their two children, Ian and Michaela. She also enjoys reading, any kind of water sport, skiing, and mountain biking.

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Lisa Hess, DVM

Dr. Hess was raised right here in Sacramento and received her bachelor’s degree in biology from California State University, Sacramento, in 1997. She later studied at Kansas State University, where she graduated with a doctor of veterinary medicine in 2003.

Lisa joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2003 as a staff veterinarian. Her veterinary special interests include dentistry, surgery, and emergency medicine. Lisa has been the Vet Expert for the KX TV News 10 weekday morning show Sac & Co since 2006. Look for Lisa’s segments, which air on the first Monday of each month between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Lisa and her husband, Brian, live in Auburn. She enjoys running, cycling, and hiking.

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Sarah Kaiser, DVM

Dr. Kaiser is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended the University of California, Davis and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2006. During the summers, she worked as an assistant in a small animal veterinary clinic in the Bay Area. Sarah grew up riding horses and participating in local horse shows, as well as volunteering at a therapeutic riding center. Sarah received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2010 and joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in July 2010.

Sarah has a special interest in small animal internal medicine. In addition to veterinary medicine, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, traveling, music and classic films.

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Cynthia Kerner, DVM

Dr. Kerner was born and raised in Los Gatos, California. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cynthia graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1999. She then went on to complete an internship at Sacramento Veterinary Surgical Services where she remained as an associate until 2005. Cynthia joined the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2011 and has a special interest in emergency and critical care.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family and camping. She shares her home with her dog Kona, a border collie/lab mix and her cat Bobcat.

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Jenna Lee-Ahrens, DVM

Dr. Lee-Ahrens was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Palo Alto, California. She attended the University of California, Davis, and graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in biological science. She completed her education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, earning her DVM in 2000. Jenna joined the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in March 2006, and has special interests in preventive medicine and thorough patient care.

When not practicing medicine, Jenna takes great joy in being a mom to her son, Benjamin. Her husband, Tim, is a middle school teacher in Loomis, and together they all enjoy spending time outdoors with their two dogs, Bubba and Troika. They also appreciate relaxing at home with the dogs and their two cats, Pancake and Monkey.

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Wendy MacKinnon, DVM

Dr. MacKinnon was born in Stanford and raised in Cupertino, California. She received her undergraduate degree in evolution and ecology from the University of California, Davis, in 2002. She earned her doctor of veterinary medicine from UC Davis in 2006. Wendy joined the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2008. She has special veterinary interests in surgery, emergency, and exotic medicine.

When away from the clinic, Wendy enjoys downhill mountain biking, roller derby, knitting, and hiking and camping with family and friends.

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Elizabeth Montgomery, DVM

Dr. Montgomery was born and raised in Arizona. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and completed a master’s of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Elizabeth graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 2002.

Elizabeth joined the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2004.

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Sara Neilson, DVM

Dr. Neilson received her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University in 2009. During veterinary school, she participated extensively in the International Veterinary Student Association club and helped to establish a yearly veterinary clinic on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua. Prior to veterinary school, Sara lived in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah, where she earned a bachelor of science in biology. Sara has an interest in physical rehabilitation for pets.

Sara joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in July 2009. In her free time, Sara enjoys being outdoors, with a particular love for backpacking. She has a 14-year-old Doberman named Webber, a 3-year-old Goldendoodle named Zoie and a 4-year-old cat named Minnie

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Daniel Nucci, DVM

Dr. Nucci was born in Chicago and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience in 2007, and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 2012. Dan joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2012. His special interests include emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine and general practice.

Dan lives in Roseville with his six-year-old pug, Kahlua. His hobbies include snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, fishing and flying.

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Olivia Petrunich, DVM

Dr. Petrunich was born in Hawaii and raised in Sparks, Nevada, and Novato, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of California, Davis, in 2000, where she remained to complete her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2006. Olivia joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She has special interests in small animal medicine, exotics on an emergency basis, and physical rehabilitation.

When away from practicing medicine, Olivia and her husband, David, who is also a veterinarian, enjoy spending time with their daughter. Their family includes six cats, one dog, one turtle, and two snakes. Olivia’s hobbies include toddler wrangling, cat herding, and yoga.

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Michael Reget, DVM

Dr. Reget was born in Los Angeles and raised in Bishop, California. He attended California State University, Fresno, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1996. Mike continued his graduate studies at the University of California, Davis, receiving his doctor of veterinary medicine and joining Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2001.

Mike has interests in all aspects of veterinary medicine. He has been in charge of Loomis Basin’s blood donor program for the past 6 years.

When away from the clinic, Mike enjoys gardening, cooking, kayaking, biking, and most outdoor activities. He and his wife, Jessica, have two daughters, Frances and Lucinda, and two dogs named Matilda and Tuesday.

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Alex Rensing, DVM

Dr. Rensing was born and raised in southern California before moving north to attend the University of California, Davis. In 1995, earning highest honors, she graduated with a degree in zoology. She completed her doctoral studies in mixed animal practice at UC Davis in 2000, where she was also an Arques Scholar. Alex joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2000. Her interests are in dentistry and improving the human–animal bond.

Alex and her husband, John, live with their children, Joshua, Ian, and Grace, in Newcastle and enjoy camping and growing fruits and vegetables. Their family also includes five dogs, three cats, two tortoises, a turtle, a snake, a fish, two leopard geckos, and a bunch of chickens.

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Mira Bogen Sanchez, DVM

Dr. Sanchez was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 1988. She received her DVM in 1997 from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Mira joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2008 and has a special interest in exotic animal medicine.

Mira shares her home with three parrots, five dogs, a Bengal cat, a Harris hawk, Sulcata tortoises, Russian tortoises, box turtles, geckos, salamanders, tarantulas, and snakes. She has two sons in college. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, and falconry.

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Michelle Sievers, DVM

Dr. Sievers was born in Harvey, Illinois, and raised in Miami, Florida. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, in 1997. Following veterinary school, she completed a 1-year internship training program in medicine and surgery in Ventura, California, joining the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in August 1998. She has a special interest in feline care, emergency care, and dentistry.

When away from veterinary medicine, Michelle enjoys backpacking, bicycling, skiing, and baseball, as well as almost any activity that takes her outdoors.

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Jeralyn Terry, DVM

Dr. Terry was born in Fullerton and raised in Orange County, California. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor of science in biology in 2003 and earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of California, Davis, in 2008. Jeralyn joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2008. Her special interests include ophthalmology, cats, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases.

Jeralyn lives in Roseville with three wonderful Siamese mix cats, Peaches, Pyro, and Panda, as well as Bowdie and Bunsen, the best German shorthaired pointer rescue dogs. Her hobbies include running with her dogs and traveling to visit friends.

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Kat Troy, DVM

Dr. Troy was born in Oakland and raised in Richmond, California. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 2006. After dabbling in a career in bridge design, she returned to Davis in 2008 to attend the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, earning her DVM in 2012. Kat joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in July 2012. Her special interests include internal medicine, surgery and feline medicine.

In her leisure time Kat loves to go backpacking, camping and showshoeing. She lives in Roseville with her Catahoula, Emily, and her two cats, Jack and Lenny.

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Peter Vellutini, DVM

Dr. Vellutini was born and raised in Torrance, California. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon, graduating with a bachelor of science in biology in 1998. He received his doctor of veterinary medicine from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 2003 and joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic that same year. His special interests include orthopedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and emergency medicine.

In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, Pete is an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and enjoys participating in teaching exercises with the veterinary students.

Pete and his wife, Ruth, live in Rocklin with their three young active boys. Other members of the family include an Aussie mix named Shirley and a Devon Rex cat named Elvis. When not practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys wrestling with his children, fishing, cycling, running, and camping.

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Tarra Vickery-Williams, DVM

Dr. Williams was born and raised right here in Sacramento. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis, and joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2007.

Tarra lives in Citrus Heights with her husband and two children. They share their home with three rescue dogs and three geriatric rescue cats. In her time away from veterinary medicine, Tarra enjoys running, riding motorcycles, and playing softball with her daughter.

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Seth Wegner, DVM

Dr. Wegner grew up in Del Mar, California. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and received an undergraduate degree in molecular neuroscience and behavior in 2005. Seth then went on to complete a master’s degree in animal biology and endocrinology at the University of California at Davis in 2007. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 2011 and joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2011. Seth has a particular interest in radiology and advanced imaging.

When Seth is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife mountain biking, skiing and taking care of their two golden retrievers, Barley and Scout.

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Niki Wolley, DVM

Dr. Wolley was raised in Marysville, Washington. She completed her undergraduate studies at Washington State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine from Washington State University in 2007. Niki joined the staff at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2007 and has special interests in surgery, ophthalmology, medicine, and emergency care.

In her free time, Niki enjoys gardening, riding her motorcycle, running, hiking, and spending time with her various pets, including two Jack Russell terriers, one crazy Pug, two cats, and one lovebird.

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Erica Queen, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Queen received her doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis, in 2006. She worked at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic from 2006 to 2007. She completed her internal medicine residency at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and was board certified in small animal internal medicine in July 2010. Dr. Queen returned to Loomis Basin as a member of our Internal Medicine team in 2010.

Dr. Queen shares her home with three cats, Piper, Phoebe, and Scout, and two dogs, Finn and Nutmeg. Outside of work, Dr. Queen enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and music.

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Noelani Reinker, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Reinker was raised in Hawaii and attended Wellesley College where she received her bachelor’s degree in 1999. Noelani graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State in 2006. She then went on to complete a three year residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. In addition to being board certified in internal medicine, her special interests include gastroenterology and urology. Noelani joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2011.

Noelani is excited to be back on the west coast and enjoying all that the foothills has to offer. She shares her home with her two cats, Ranna and Henry and enjoys spending time doing yoga, climbing and Nordic skiing.

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Marcia Smith, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Smith was born in San Rafael, California, and raised in Marin County. She attended the University of California, Davis, earning her bachelor of science in physiology with high honors in 1976. She returned to Davis and earned her doctor of veterinary medicine in 1983, and then completed an internship at Michigan State. Dr. Smith completed her residency in internal medicine at UC Davis and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1987.

Dr. Smith joined Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 1989, became a partner in 2007, and is currently our acting medical director.

Dr. Smith and her husband, Tom Johnson, have lived in Loomis since 1992. Five horses and three dogs live with them. She has always been an avid equestrian with significant accomplishments in the sport of endurance and is currently enjoying learning the sport and art of dressage. In her spare time, she also enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and running.

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Susan Kraegel, DVM, DACVIM, Specialty of Oncology

Dr. Kraegel joined our Internal Medicine team in January 2009 as our oncology specialist. She grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1985, she spent several years in New York City, where she did an internship at the Animal Medical Center. In 1988, she moved to California for a residency position in oncology at the University of California, Davis.

Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1991, Dr. Kraegel is a Diplomate in the specialty of oncology. Since completing her residency, she has done a fellowship in molecular oncology, taught and done research at the University of California, Davis, and practiced oncology in northern California.

She is interested in all aspects of veterinary oncology, including the treatment of bone cancer, lymphoma, mast cell tumors, and histiocytic cancers. Dr. Kraegel’s goal is to help each family find the best solution for their pet with cancer, maintaining the best quality of life possible.

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D.W. Griffin, MS, DVM

Dr. Griffin received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 1985 after simultaneously receiving a Master of Science degree in Physiology. After a general practice internship, Dr. Griffin returned to UC Davis completing his residency in Small Animal Surgery in 1989 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1992. During this time, Dr. Griffin authored and co-authored research papers in orthopedics, urologic surgery, gastroenterology and environmental physiology. After completion of his residency, Dr. Griffin accepted a position at UC Davis with the Section of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior conducting research in Neuroscience as well as consulting for N.A.S.A.

Since 1989, Dr. Griffin has practiced referral surgery in the Sacramento area treating patients from Northern and Central California as well as Southern Oregon and Northwestern Nevada. As a board certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. Griffin routinely performs general soft tissue, orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Griffin’s clinical interests focus on the repair and healing of injured tissue.

When not treating patients, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending time at home with his wife Nancy, daughters Katie and Jenny, and Golden Retriever, Rory. His pastimes include reading, gardening, hiking the American River Parkway and being outdoors in general,

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Philip Vasseur, DVM

Dr. Vasseur was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in southern California. After attending the University of California, Davis, for his undergraduate studies, he earned his DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He then went on to complete an internship program at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. Dr. Vasseur completed his residency program at Animal Medical Center in New York City and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1982.

Dr. Vasseur’s services have been available at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic since 2003. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Vasseur lives in Davis. He enjoys skeet shooting and spending time with his two children, Sara and Taylor, as well as his two dogs, a papillon named Cody and a Labrador named Indy.

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Lori Siemens, DVM, DACVIM, Specialty of Cardiology

Dr. Siemens received her doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of California, Davis, in 1992. She completed an internship in small animal medicine at Michigan State University in 1993, and then returned to UC Davis for her residency in veterinary cardiology from 1993 to 1995. She became a board-certified cardiologist in 1996.

Dr. Siemens began working with Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2011. In addition to providing mobile cardiology services, Dr. Siemens has also been a consulting cardiologist for Guide Dogs for the Blind for over 10 years.

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Steve Harnagel, DVM

A California native, Dr. Harnagel attended the University of California, Davis, where he received a bachelor’s degree in zoology in 1976 and a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1980. After a stint as a large animal practitioner, he returned to Davis for a radiology residency from 1984 to 1987. Dr. Harnagel became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 1987. Dr. Harnagel has been working with Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic since 1988 and is a member of Veterinary Medical Imaging.

Dr. Harnagel enjoys many activities with his family, including spending time with his border collies, wine grape growing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, photography, and playing the guitar.

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Eric Herrgesell, DVM

Dr. Herrgesell is a second-generation veterinarian who completed his doctor of veterinary medicine and radiology training at the University of California, Davis. He has served on the faculty at UC Davis for 8 years as a lecturer and clinical radiologist.

He is well known on the national continuing education circuit for radiology and ultrasound training, and in 2005, he was awarded the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award at UC Davis.

As a member of Veterinary Medical Imaging, Dr. Herrgesell has been working with Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic since 2006. He continues to speak internationally on topics related to small animal radiology and ultrasound.

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Craig Long, DVM

Dr. Long attended California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, where he concentrated in animal sciences and biology. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in veterinary sciences. Dr. Long received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from UC Davis in 1994.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Long completed a mixed animal internship in medicine and surgery at the Country Veterinary Clinic in Live Oak, California. He then completed a 4-year residency program in radiology at UC Davis, leading to board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. For 5 years he was a clinical instructor at the University of California Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

A second-generation veterinarian, Dr. Long has been working with Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic since 2000, and he is a member of Veterinary Medical Imaging. He lives in Davis with his wife and daughter.

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Leslie Cooper, DVM

Dr. Cooper was born in Turlock and raised on a dairy farm in Hickman, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of California, Davis, in 1976. She continued her education at UC Davis, where she earned her doctor of veterinary medicine in 1980.

Dr. Cooper served on the faculty of the Behavior Science department at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital at UC Davis from 1980 to 2002. She passed her specialty board exams for the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1995, the first year they were given.

Dr. Cooper’s services have been available at Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic since 2004. She has special interests in veterinary behavior and the human–animal bond. She and her husband, Phil, have two sons, Ben and Nick. Their family also includes Rocky, a one-eyed “pirate” cat. In her time away from veterinary medicine, Dr. Cooper enjoys quilting, singing in two choirs, and reading what she calls “escape literature.”

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Jon Cunnington,

Jon is our hospital administrator. Jon was born and raised in northern California. He attended California State University, Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later earned a master’s of business administration at California State University, Chico, and subsequently taught various management, marketing, and communications at the university before entering the veterinary field. Jon worked for 6 years as a practice manager at a Chico veterinary hospital before joining Loomis Basin in 2000 as hospital administrator.

In 2005, Jon completed rigorous educational, experiential, and testing requirements and earned the designation Certified Veterinary Practice Manager through the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. Currently, he is serving as Secretary on the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association’s Board of Directors.

Jon, his wife, Becky, and their daughter, Emily, live in the Loomis area. He enjoys gardening, fishing, and puttering in his workshop. Jon and his family are also active in their local church.

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