All professionals at Sierra Ranch Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehabilitation Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training. Our hospital is pleased to have two individuals certified in the complimentary medicine field; Dr. Jessica Winters is certified in veterinary acupuncture and Kellie Dawald, RVT, CCRP is a Certified Canine Rehab Practitioner (1 of only 45 in the state of California).
Patricia Lawler, DVM
*Dr. Lawler is a graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, with a BA in Psychology from University of Maryland. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a dog trainer and veterinary technician. While she was stationed in Germany with her husband, she pioneered a Pet Visitation Program for the soldiers at Landstuhl Army Hospital and taught Pet First Aid classes for the American Red Cross. Dr. Lawler has an interest in canine behavior, recently completing a Don Low Fellowship with the Veterinary Behavior Service at UC Davis. She especially enjoys nurturing the Human-Animal Bond through preventative medicine, positive training and early intervention in both medical & behavioral issues. Dr. Lawler lives with her husband and their 3 dogs, an Standard Poodle named Turner and Papillons Louis and Frankie. They enjoy traveling, hiking, attending sporting events and game nights with friends & family.
Jessica Winters, DVM, CVA
*Dr. Jessica Winters graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and went directly into private practice focusing on dog & cat medicine. From 2012-2015, Dr. Jessica not only worked full time, but also volunteered at the spay and neuter clinic at the Placer SPCA. in 2015, she attended the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine to become a Certifed Veterinary Acupuncturist. Presently, her interest has now expanded into rehabilitation medicine. Outside the office, Dr. Jessica and her husband enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, movies, regional festivals and spending time with family. Dr. Jessica has two dogs - Titus, an English Bulldog, and Sky, an English Springer Spaniel.
Customer Service Representatives:
Kellie, RVT, CCRP