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Our Doctors

Dr. Ken Schenck  |  Dr. John Elliott  |  Dr. Brian Charn  |  Dr. Taro Cuetara

Dr. Cyndi Slosser  |  Dr. Moira Goldie  |  Dr. Lisa LaChioma  |  Dr. Petra Tavano

Dr. Ken Schenck

Dr. Schenck is a California native. He graduated from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Davisin 1975 and then moved to Iowa to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in 1976. After moving back to California and practicing for a short time in the San Diego area: Dr. Schenck and his wife of 32 years, Charla, moved to Sacramento and purchased Mueller Pet Medical Center (formerly Mueller Animal Hospital) in September of 1977. Dr. Schenck is proud of the expansions and increased services and staff that have been added since that time. Continuing goals are to provide expanded client service and critical care, with small animal surgery being a special interest.

Dr. Schenck and Charla share their life with two cats and one dog. He enjoys biking, golf and kayaking in his spare time.

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Dr. John Elliott

Dr.John Elliott

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.

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Dr. Brian Charn

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.

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Dr. Taro Cuetara

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!) 

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Dr. Cyndi Slosser

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.

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Dr. Moira Goldie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Hospital 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.

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Dr. Lisa LaChioma

Dr. LaChioma graduated from UC Davis in 2005 with a concentration in large animal medicine. After graduation, she served three and a half years in the US Army Veterinary Corps, including a one year internship at the Military Working Dog Center at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio TX. After her service in the military, she missed her family and the wonderful California weather, so she moved back to the Sacramento Area. Having worked in a variety of clinics from military, general practice, emergency and corporate medicine has given her a broad spectrum of experience in veterinary medicine and surgery. Dr. LaChioma joined the Mueller Family in November of 2011 and is loving it! She has three cats of her own, Nike, Adidas and Kitty (her husband named Kitty, she claims no responsibility for the name).

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Dr. Petra Tavano

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.

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INFORMATION

Our Specialties »

  • General Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
  • Urgent/Emergency Care
  • Dentistry
  • Geriatric Care
  • Medications (on–site pet pharmacy)
  • Digital Radiology
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Surgical Laser
  • Ultrasound Diagnostics
  • In House Diagnostics Laboratory
  • 24 Hour Patient Monitoring

HOURS: Mon–Fri: 9:00 am–6:00 pm | Sat: 9:00 am–4:00 pm | Open 24/hrs a day, 7 days a Week for Emergencies. Call (916) 428–9202