Hello! I’m Dr. Marlena Cleary. I am the new associate veterinarian at Sierra Veterinary Clinic. I am very excited to work with Dr. Patterson and Dr. Yao to provide excellent care for your pet.
I was born about an hour away from Stockton in the foothills. I had a strong interest in science and biology since I was very young. I enjoyed learning about the diversity of animals and I started working for a small animal clinic in high school. Once I saw the combination of biology and caring for animals I was hooked and was committed to going to veterinary school after my undergraduate education. I graduated from UC Davis with my doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2013 and got married to my husband later that year. We have two cats. One of my cats is an overweight sloth and my other one is a trim worrywart but I love them both very much!
My husband and I like to get outdoors and explore California for fun. I have my advanced diving certification and my husband just got his beginner certification. We are also slowly going through the best hikes within Sacramento area. I am a novice sewer and when I have time I enjoy watching and practicing ballet and ballroom dance.
There are so many great parts of my job. I love getting the opportunity to improve the lives of pets by providing advice on preventative care from tooth brushing to weight loss. I also get the chance to help pets and their owners through illnesses. The best part of my job is when I can really impact a pet’s health in a positive manner.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets on your next visit to Sierra Vet!