Dr. Monica Muriello

Dr. Monica was raised in La Crescenta, CA and completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly Pomona. She graduated from UC Davis in 2014 and completed a small animal internship at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in 2015. She is experienced in emergencies, internal medicine, surgeries and general small animal medicine. Dr. Monica is very personable and anxious to emphasize general veterinary care for a better work/life balance. She has a true passion and love for animals and enjoys getting to know her clients and their pets. Dr. Monica lives locally and has a young family, husband and of course many pets. She enjoys hiking with her family, travelling with her husband and taking long walks and bike rides around her community.

Dr. Susie Magana

Dr. Susie Magana grew up in the South Bay area and went to UC Davis first for a BS in Animal Science and later for veterinary school. After graduating in 2003, she moved to Loomis and has been in the area ever since. She has an interest in preventative medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics, and Dermatology.

Currently, Dr. Magana lives in Granite Bay with her husband, two teenage boys, one cat, one dog, one gecko, and four chickens. When not working she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, paddle boarding, gardening, and baking.

Dr. Kim Padilla

Dr. Kim Padilla grew up in Southern California and earned her degree in veterinary medicine at UC Davis. After graduation, Dr. Padilla completed a rigorous medical and surgical internship at California Veterinary Specialists in Southern California. Since then she has worked in the Sacramento area and has experience in emergency medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, management, and teaching. She has a special interest in surgery, preventive care, and emergency medicine. She also volunteers at the UC Davis veterinary school as a communication skills mentor and loves working with the students. Dr. Padilla enjoys working with her clients to help their pets thrive in every phase of their lives, from wiggly puppies and kittens to gray-muzzled life-long companions. Our pets deserve the best from their early years to their golden years!

Outside of work, Dr. Padilla spends time with her family, their dog Buster, and cat Cheddar (aka Sir Cheddar Pouncington). They can usually be found exploring, eating fun food, or dancing like no one’s watching.


Hospital Manager & Registered Veterinary Technician

Angie’s family has been clients here from the beginning (1981) and we have watched her grow up. You could say we groomed her for her job. In actuality it is her natural talent and sense of humor that make her so valuable. She has been with us since 1996. She is Chief Hospital & Office Manager, as well as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Angie has a salt water aquarium and a lab mix named “Bear.” Angie loves to go to the ocean, take hikes, go camping, and spend time with her family and life partner, Paul.


Veterinary Assistant

Janet has been here since July 2017 and comes from many years of experience in the veterinary field. Her journey began in 1984 as a ROP student studying Animal Science. She soon realized that her true passion and purpose in life was to help care for animals. Janet enjoys the outdoors, and is a mother of two adult children, and grandmother of three girls. She has two cats, Scooter and Cow, and a yellow lab, Riley. She is also a “part time” mommy to our hospital cat, Burnie.


Jesse knew he wanted to work with animals at an early age, but life decided to take its own course. First as an Airforce firefighter then as a father who took any opportunity that came his way. Finally, he took things into his own hands and followed his dream, earning his degree and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. When not working Jesse can usually be found in the kitchen or reading a comic book surrounded by his many cats and dogs.


Chilly is our cockatiel that was abandoned on our doorstep in January 2003. He’s quite lively, and will sing The Andy Griffith Tune and say Pretty Bird, on his terms of course!


Burnie came to us in November 2018, as a victim of the Camp Fire. His paws, face, and back were burned. Within one week of having him here, it became quite clear that he fit right in, and he became part of our family.