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Dr. Marci Webb, DVM, Owner

Dr. Marci Webb has had a love of animals and veterinary medicine her entire life. Growing up in her father’s veterinary hospitals, she knew someday she would also become a veterinarian. Dr. Webb attended UC Davis for both undergraduate and graduate school. She first received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus on Ethology, the study of animal behavior. She then graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine studying all animals – small, large and wildlife. Her love of all animals has led her to work with not only dogs and cats, but also zoo animals and free-ranging wildlife. After graduating, Dr. Webb moved up to Washington to join her father and his two partners in opening and managing two small animal clinics.

In 2010, Dr. Webb sold her portion of her two practices in Washington in order to move back down to the Sacramento area and be closer to family and good friends. Dr. Webb was joined in her move by her husband, son and daughter, two dogs and two cats. Since her move, she has welcomed another son, goats and chickens to the household!

Dr. Webb opened Mercy Pet Hospital of Citrus Heights in July 2011. Mercy Pet Hospital of Fair Oaks was opened in February 2015. She is excited to provide affordable, quality medicine for the pets of Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and surrounding communities. Dr. Webb particularly enjoys small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and establishing long term relationships with her clients and their pets.

Dr. Webb’s outside interests include spending time with her family and pets, skiing, hiking, playing in the water and roller derby. Dr. Webb is an active member of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association (SVVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA), and the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Dr. Melissa Richards, DVM                        

Fair Oaks

Dr. Melissa Richards grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated summa cum laude from UC San Diego with degrees in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Psychology. In 2011 she graduated from UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. After earning her veterinary degree, she completed a one-year clinical internship at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center where she rotated through numerous specialty services, including internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, and emergency/critical care. Dr. Richards always knew she wanted to be a family veterinarian and is excited to be part of the wonderful team at Mercy Pet Hospital. Her family, including her husband, son, and their two rescue dogs, Candy and Piper enjoy many outdoor activities. Piper, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, especially loves joining Dr. Richards on the front of her stand-up paddle board in Folsom Lake.

Dr. Mathew Broaddus, DVM                      

Fair Oaks

Dr. Broaddus' life long goal was following in his family footsteps of becoming a veterinarian was realized in 2006 when he graduated from the University of California, Davis veterinary school. Having been around a father and stepmother who are both veterinarians, he has had the opportunity to care for a number of special animals including a California Harbor Seal and Tule Elk along with the "normal" pets such as miniature horse, potbellied pigs, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rats, turtles, a pigmy goat, and numerous others throughout his life. These varied experiences led him to initially consider a career in zoo medicine, however the draw of family practice ultimately brought him to Mercy Pet Hospital. In his time away from the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his family including 2 young children, wife and pets which is currently a French Bull dog and 2 Maine Coon cats.

Dr. Caitlyn Lennon, DVM

Fair Oaks

Dr. Lennon knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she could properly pronounce the word at 5 years old. She grew up in Palm Springs, California, riding horses and bringing many a stray animal into the home including dogs, kittens, and even snakes! Dr. Lennon completed her undergraduate degree at UC Davis with a B.S. in Animal Science. At UC Davis she was on the Equestrian Team and was active in the Vet Aide Club. she then sought to gain more experience in a veterinary Hospital, and was fortunate enough to begin her career at none other than Mercy Pet Hospital! She began working at the front desk the very first day Mercy opened, and eventually became a veterinary technician. Dr. Lennon was the accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Throughout veterinary school Dr. Lennon developed a passion for shelter and community medicine and she became president of the student chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. She even traveled to Nicaragua with World Vets and Mexico to participate in wellness and preventative clinics. She also developed interest in animal reproduction and was an officer in the student chapter of the Society for Theriogenology. Other special interests include radiology, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. She graduated from veterinary school with honors and is incredibly happy to be working at the same wonderful hospital where it all started. She enjoys spending time with her fiance and their 3 cats and 2 dogs.

 

Dr. Kenneth Briggs, DVM

Citrus Heights

Dr. Briggs decided to pursue a Veterinary education at UC Davis, and in 1991, started his DVM work with small animal and mixed species practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. His background with field studies of birds led him to much enjoyable work with pet birds and reptiles in his small animal practice. After completing a residency in the American Veterinary Dental College, he enjoyed helping clients and pets referred from veterinarians based all over the Bay Area and in cities as far away as Orange county, Eureka and the Sierra Foothills. He has extensive experience with a broad range of dental and surgical procedures and enjoys collaboration and consultation with Veterinary Dentists throughout California.

Dr. Jade O'Brien, DVM                                    

Citrus Heights

Dr. O’Brien grew up in Wenatchee, Washington. She graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in 2008 where she received her BS degree in Biology and played on the women’s basketball team. She continued on to Scotland where she graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include emergency medicine and surgery. Her life outside the clinic includes sports, being outdoors, cooking, enjoying a good 80s tune and spending time with her husband, Adam. Her family is completed by her black Labrador named Jett. Dr. O’Brien is excited to join such accomplished doctors as well as the hard working team at Mercy Pet Hospital.


Dr. Vietchi Rodriguez, DVM                                    

Citrus Heights

Dr. Vietchi Rodriguez grew up in San Jose, CA and knew at an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked hard towards that goal ever since starting as a kennel technician at the age of 17, then moved on to being a veterinary technician, and eventually a veterinarian. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Medical Microbiology while participating on the women's cross country team. Her goal of becoming a veterinarian was realized in 2012, when she graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, Dr. Rodriguez worked in a small animal clinic right outside of Yosemite National Park where she was able to immerse herself in nature and accomplish numerous breath-taking hikes, but after a few years, realized that she was a city girl at heart. Dr. Rodriguez is excited to be part of a fantastic team at Mercy Pet Hospital and looks forward to seeing you and your pets. When not at the hospital, she enjoys running, hiking, playing/watching sports, and participating in agility training with her border collie,Tyson.

 

Dr. Nicholas Young, DVM

Citrus Heights

Dr. Young grew up in Ohio and knew from an early age he wanted to work with animals. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Oberlin College, he attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a surgical externship at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Following graduation, he moved to California to pursue a one-year rotating internship with the Sacramento Animal Medical Group. Near the end of that experience, he met his future wife and decided to stay in California. His professional interests include general practice and soft tissue surgery. Outside the hospital, he enjoys sailing, hiking, camping, and traveling with his wife, young son, and their boxer-mix, Bruce.

 

Dr. Kelly Chandler, DVM

Citrus Heights

 

Dr. Barbara Jones, DVM, MS

Citrus Heights


 Dr. Ila Tewari, DVM

Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks

Dr. Tewari did her graduation in veterinary science and Animal Husbandry from India. She completed her Masters degree in Large Animal Nutrition before relocating to the States. She completed her ECFVG program (Clinical Rotations) in 2006 from Oklahoma State University as part of the licensing process in the United States.

Dr. Tewari moved to the Sacramento Area in 2010 from Indiana where she worked in a small animal practice and volunteered at the Humane Society of Indianapolis. She continues to volunteer at he Humane Society in Sacramento as well. She spent a year in Hawaii and worked part-time in a small animal facilities while enjoying the island. She is very excited to join the wonderful team at Mercy Pet Hospital. In her free time, she volunteers at her kid's elementary school. She loves outdoor activities during the summer and exploring new places. She enjoys music, singing, and spending time with family and friends.