Dr. Elliott is a native Californian. Originally from Santa Ana, he moved to Davis in 1979. Dr. Elliott worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician for four and a half years, including one and a half years in the Intensive Care Unit at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, while completing his education and awaiting acceptance to vet school. He graduated in 1984 from the University of California at Davis and completed an internship with the Sacramento Animal Medical Group. He later accepted a position at SAMG and eventually worked in their Elk Grove practice for several years. In June of 1995 he came to Mueller Pet Medical Center, where he pursues a strong interest in Feline Medicine and Surgery. His long range goals include Board Certification in Feline Medicine and Surgery from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Elliott relaxes by gardening at his Napa Valley home, is actively involved with many rescued and handicapped felines and enjoys many activities with his wife and children.
Dr. Charn graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and then spent a year completing an internship at Ohio State University before returning to the Sacramento Area. He has a professional interest in emergency medicine and enjoys the emergency shifts he covers both at Mueller and other Bay Area emergency hospitals. Dr. Charn has two loveable mutts. He is also an avid runner and cyclist.
Dr. Cuetara was a Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major at U.C. Berkeley before going on to graduate first in his class from the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. He has a particular interest in canine and feline Internal Medicine and Surgery, and strives toward perfection of his skills in order to always practice the highest level of medicine. Dr. Cuetara, his wife and three children share their home with a large number of furry and feathered companions, including cats, dogs, parrots, tortoises, guinea pigs, a goat and a pig. (Ask him for a complete list when you come in to see him!)
Dr. Slosser comes to California by way of Michigan, Virginia and New York. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia in 1992, and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Slosser loves the diversity of general practice, and providing education for her clients. She and her husband Duane have a beautiful little girl as well as two dogs and "many” cats.
Dr. Goldie graduated from the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Sciences,Liverpool, England in 2001. She spent the first year after graduation working for the British government during a foot and mouth outbreak in sheep and cattle. She then returned to her home in California and began her career in small animal private practice in the Bay Area. Over the years she has worked in hospitals that have given her a strong training in managing medical and surgical cases and educating owners in the needs of their pets. Dr. Goldie joined Mueller Pet Medical Center in 2006 where she enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice veterinary medicine. She looks forward to many years of getting to know families and helping them care for their furry members.
Dr. Tavano was born and raised in the Sacramento area. She has always had a passion for animals, and worked for several years before veterinary school as an emergency and ICU veterinary technician. After graduating with highest honors from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, she stayed at UC Davis and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Tavano worked at a high volume 24 hour general practice and emergency clinic in Sacramento for the next 2 years and then went on to exclusively emergency practice for a year in the Stockton and Merced. While she enjoys the excitement and challenges of emergency medicine, she missed general practice, and is excited to be part of the Mueller Pet Medical Center team where she can do both!
Dr. Tavano currently resides in West Sacramento with her daughter, Alyssa, a junior at River City High School, her three dogs, Bruno, Saba, and Mimi, and her four cats, Nala, Norman, Violet, and Turtle. While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, her special interests are feline, geriatric, and emergency medicine, as well as soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and the urinary system. When not being a veterinarian or caring for her daughter and furry family, she enjoys traveling, hot yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Matt Wooddall is thrilled to be joining the VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center this year, bringing the enthusiasm of a new graduate and 16 years of veterinary experience as a former technician. Dr. Wooddall is a 2016 graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is originally from Stockton, California. He first fell in love with the veterinary profession in the year 2000 when he started working as a kennel assistant. From there he went on to work as a technician at veterinary hospitals in Stockton, Lodi, Sacramento, Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara. Dr. Wooddall worked incredibly hard during those 16 years to transfer to UC Santa Barbara, where he became the first in his family to graduate from college, with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. He was awarded the Jim Clark Excellence in Communication scholarship and was selected by his classmates to speak at their 2016 commencement ceremony. Professional interests include small animal medicine, exotic and wildlife medicine, alternative treatment modalities, and improving vet-client communication. Personal interests include photography, travel, hiking, collecting vinyl records, watching movies, and rooting for his favorite teams (go Kings!). He lives in Sacramento with his wife Carolyn and two energetic terriers Fred and Ginger. Dr. Wooddall is excited to meet you and your furry family member(s) soon!
Dr. Keidy Gropp was born and raised in Costa Rica. She always wanted to be a veterinarian, so after graduation from National University, she was accepted into Veterinary School in Costa Rica. Upon graduation, Dr. Gropp was offered the opportunity to come to U.S. to further her education. She went to UC Davis, Washington State University and Anoka Equine Veterinary Services in Minnesota. Dr. Gropp decided to pursue her Veterinary License in the U.S., and accomplished her goal with hard work, dedication and the support of family and colleagues. Having her family in Costa Rica allows her to go visit them and enjoy her beautiful country. She loves swimming, hiking, camping, surfing and dancing. Needless to say that she loves the outdoors! She has 2 adorable Dobermans and 1 cat, their names are Kognac, Kalypso and Nani.
Dr. Lacie Carlisle began her career in the veterinary world in 1999 as a technician, later becoming a registered veterinary technician (RVT), and finally after much hard work, a veterinarian. She also holds a Master’s degree in nutrition with an emphasis on companion animal nutrition. Dr. Carlisle received both her Master’s and Veterinary degrees from UC Davis. She has practiced as a veterinarian in the greater Sacramento and Bay areas since 2011 on a full time, part time, and relief basis. She loves her work with animals and their human family members, and holds a deep respect for the inherent bond between the two. Dr. Carlisle has a special interest in internal medicine, exotics, and nutrition. She especially values educating clients on how best to care for their animal family members as well as aiding in an understanding of any illnesses that may be present so that clients feel integral and empowered in the care of their pets.
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