Sierra Veterinary Clinic: Pet Blog

Tips on caring for your pets from the Veterinarians and staff of Sierra Veterinary Clinic in Stockton, California.

Laser Therapy –Sammy Oliver

Laser Therapy –Sammy Oliver

From time to time, our staff contribute stories about their experiences with our patients. Amy and Carol have enjoyed working with Sammy, so Amy wrote up this story about his case:

Sammy Oliver is a 12 yr old Rottweiler mix that has been using Laser Therapy to treat what ails him since he was diagnosed with a cranial cruciate ligament injury and had surgery October of 2013.

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Amy's Cold Laser Therapy Story

Amy's Cold Laser Therapy Story

One of our RVTs, Amy, was recently presented with a unique opportunity to use our Veterinary Cold Therapy Laser on an injured horse. Amy has enjoyed this experience so much that she wrote up her story for us to share with you:

This sweet girl is one of our latest laser therapy patients.  She is a show and driving horse owned by Richard and Melanie Brandstad. One day in early January Dr. Luckars asked me if I would ever consider doing laser on a horse, with no question I automatically said yes, not thinking anything of it I went on about my day. In the following days I was in contact with Richard and we set up a day to meet at the Sargent Equestrian Center were Hannah stays. So in between work or on weekends I would make my way out to see Hannah for her laser therapy.

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2013 Year In Review Photo Gallery

We're almost done with 2013, and as we look back, it's been an exciting year! Many changes, accomplishments, and lots of fun times. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Colin passed his boards to earn his RVT certification!
  • Lynda got married!
  • Dianna, Dr. Goulet, and former staff member Amanda all welcomed new babies (and Amanda had twins)!
  • We've hired two military veterans, Colette and Tom!
  • Lynda, Marcy and Jenee participated in a CrossFit competition!
  • We were awarded Best of San Joaquin once again!
  • Dr. Goulet is back full-time!
  • Dr. Damron has continued writing for the Record and continues her involvment with Barkleyville and other community organizations!
  • Dr. Patterson has taken over ear crops for Dr. Luckars and is training and mentoring the other Doctors on our new Laser Therapy!
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Meet Dr. Julie Damron

This month we profile Dr. Julie Damron. Dr. Damron is married to William Brown and all of their children have 4 legs. What? Actually, Dr. Damron lives on a ranch in Galt with four dogs, three cats, and three horses. She is a native of Southern California, but moved north for her advanced education.

In her free time, Dr. Damron participates in several community service activities related to animals. She writes a pet column for The Record, she is president of OLD PALS, the Off Leash Dog Park Alliance of Stockton and until recently, she donated her time to spay and neuter cats and dogs at the Stockton Animal Shelter for the Animal Protection League. As if that isn’t enough, she assists her horse trainer with her rescue group, Hope for Horses.

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Meet Dr. Heather Patterson

We are proud to have an amazing staff of professionals and para-professionals at Sierra Veterinary Clinic. In previous editions of our newsletter, you have met some of them. This month, we profile Heather Patterson, DVM. Dr Patterson has been an associate veterinarian at SVC for seven years. Growing up in a rural area around animals and saving creatures of all description, she knew as far back as she can remember that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She wanted to be the vet who takes care of childhood pets and helps animals during challenging times.

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Meet Brenda Dockery, our Administrative Supervisor

As our Administrative Supervisor, Brenda is responsible for overseeing the Customer Service (front desk) team as well as assisting with accounts receivable and billing. With over fifteen years experience in the Veterinary field, Brenda is well equipped to handle the situations and challenges that arise on a daily basis.

Brenda began her career as a kennel technician. Over the years she has worked in various other jobs, but it was her memories of those times in the veterinary clinic and her love for animals that brought her to Sierra Vet seven years ago.

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