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Dr. Marci Linett, DVM


Dr. Marci Linett 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. Linett 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. Linett moved up to Washington to join her father and his two partners in opening and managing two small animal clinics.

In 2010, Dr. Linett 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. Linett 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. Linett particularly enjoys small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery and establishing long term relationships with her clients and their pets.

Dr. Linett’s outside interests include spending time with her family and pets, skiing, hiking, kayaking and playing in the water. Dr. Linett 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. Caitlyn Lennon, DVM

Medical Director

Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights

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. 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, Fair Oaks

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. Emily Kian, DVM

Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks

Like Many children, Dr. Emily Kian grew up with a love for all animals. Though she was born in Northern California, Emily moves numerous times throughout the US with her parents. However, she eventually found herself back in Sacramento towards the end of her high-school years. Emily graduated from Chico State - her parent's Alma Mater - with a Bachelors degree in Conservation Biology. Emily had considered a career in wildlife medicine but after attending veterinary school at Western University in Southern California, she found that general practice is where her interests truly lie. Emily is excited to be part of the Mercy Pet Hospital team which allows her to work close to her and her husband, Chris' family. During her free time she likes to go to the movies, visit local breweries, cuddle with her cat Addy, as well as hike and stand-up paddle board with her dogs Hazel and Cory. She and husband are looking forward to the arrival of their first child early Summer 2019.