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5175 Pacific St., Ste B
Rocklin, CA 95677

(916) 632-2400

Dermatology 101

Introducing Our Staff

Mary Sakai

One of the things that makes Animal Dermatology & Allergy really stand out is the exceptional quality of our staff.  Having a great team of staff members allows our doctors to provide the absolute highest quality of medicine to our patients, and allows us to provide our clients and patients with highly individualized attention and service.  We’d like to take some time this month to introduce you to our skilled and experienced staff members.

The first faces you will see when you walk in the door belong to Lindsey and Lisa, our receptionists. 

Lindsey is our primary receptionist and has been with ADA since November 2014 and has spent over 10 years working in the veterinary field.  We really depend on Lindsey’s superior communication and organizational skills.  One thing that Lindsey enjoys about working in veterinary dermatology is getting to see the improvement in our patients from visit to visit.  She also likes getting to chat with pet owners about how their fur babies’ quality of life has improved since coming to Animal Dermatology & Allergy.  Lindsey and her boyfriend have four pets: two Corgis- Doug and Tilly, and two cats- Raiden and Ms. Puss.  Outside of work Lindsey spends time hiking and trying to rock climb.  She has a twin sister who is 7 minutes older than her.

Lisa started at ADA in 2007 and has been working in the veterinary field for 9 years.  Lisa is our part-time receptionist and over the years has been a reliable and dependable part of our team.  If you visit our clinic on a day that Lisa is working you will notice that she always has a smile and a kind word for our clients and has a quiet, gentle way with our patients.  Lisa enjoys the satisfaction of helping out pet owners and watching our patients improve over time to experience a better quality of life.  At home Lisa has a pretty busy life- she and her husband have two active boys ages 12 and 15 and two 9 year old dogs (Labrador retriever and a border collie/Aussie mix).  She has lived in the Sacramento area her whole life.  Lisa enjoys photography, and she and her family spend time hiking with the dogs, and going to the boys’ baseball and football events. 

When you bring your pet in for an appointment you will initially meet Jessica or Juliann, our veterinary technicians.  Jessica and Juliann work closely with Dr. Cannon and Dr. Sakai; they often speak with pet owners to get updates on patient progress or answer questions about medications or special diets that the doctors have prescribed.

Jessica has been with ADA since February 2010 and she has been working in the veterinary field for 16 years.  She has worked in both large animal and small animal veterinary practice and her experience adds an important dimension to our team.  Jessica cares deeply about maintaining a standard of excellence in our practice, which shows through in her dedication and hard work.  Jessica particularly appreciates working with different dog breeds, and is very knowledgeable about breed-specific skin and coat properties.  She also looks forward to learning about new advances and growth in the field of veterinary dermatology.  In her free time Jessica and her husband enjoy camping, riding horses, fishing, shooting, and riding quads.  They have a variety of pets – Fuller (1 and ½ year old pit bull terrier), Lucky (14 year old pit bull terrier), Cody (29 year old quarter horse), and Kitten (17 year old domestic medium hair).  Jessica has held two past rodeo queen titles and once was the overall swine showmanship winner in the state of California.

Juliann received her registered veterinary technician certification in 2012, and joined ADA in 2013.  She has spent 5 years working in the veterinary field.  Juliann has an upbeat personality and is always cheerful, empathetic, and caring.  She is a great communicator and our clients and patients love her!  Juliann finds it rewarding to observe the before and after transformation in our patients and to see the joy in our clients, especially in the severe cases where treatment “brings back” the pet they used to know.  Juliann has one dog at home – a 5 year old Chihuahua named Skittles.  Juliann and her fiancé spend time outside of work watching her son’s sports activities, having family movie nights, and watching hockey games.  Juliann is currently working towards a veterinary technician specialty certification in dermatology.  She plans to take the certifying examination in 2017, and will be among the first group of technicians in the country to attempt this prestigious national certification.

Next time you visit us, we hope you will have a new appreciation for our staff members – we can’t say enough good things on their behalf.  Animal Dermatology & Allergy wouldn’t be what we are today without them!