Drs. Marsha Birdsall and Chuck Harris have been partners in practice since 1992. All our veterinarians graduated from University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and work as a close team.

Dr. Marsha Birdsall
Dr. Marsha Birdsall graduated in 1979. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Sacramento Area since then, and has been a partner at Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic since 1988. Marsha is very active in the local community, working with the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce. She is past-President of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association and past Chair of the House of Delegates of the California Veterinary Medical Association. Her special interests are general medicine reproduction, geriatric medicine and small exotics.


Dr. Chuck Harris
Dr. Chuck Harris graduated in 1984. After completing an internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois, he returned to California where he has been in private practice ever since. He became a partner at Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic in 1992. In addition to general surgery and medicine, Chuck’s special interest is oncology.


Dr. Rebecca Harrod
Dr. Rebecca Harrod graduated in 2001. Her senior year, she was presented the Gentle Doctor Award by her classmates for compassion toward animals and clients. She completed an externship at the Marin Humane Society prior to graduation and joined Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic as a full-time associate in June, 2001. Rebecca is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her special interest is general medicine with an emphasis in feline medicine.


Dr. Kristin Reiser
Dr. Kristin Reiser graduated in 2005. While in veterinary school, Kristin volunteered at the Mercer Homeless Clinic and Fix Our Ferals. Her senior year, she was awarded the Nestle Purina Morris Scholarship for outstanding clinical competency and for her interest in small animal nutrition. Kristin enjoys working with all dogs and cats. Her special interests are internal medicine and surgery.



Dr. Karl Vance
Dr. Karl Vance graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and was previously practicing at Country Oak Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Vance has been well versed in routine and emergency care. His surgery skills include but are not limited to, most soft tissue surgeries, routine spay/neuter, pyometras, c-sections, GI foreign body removal, entropions, vulvoplasty, dental care, c-sections gastro/enterotomies etc. Dr. Vance is a current member of both AVMA and CVMA.