The administrative staff are the people with the friendly, compassionate faces you see when you first arrive at Hazel Ridge. Their job is to assist you, our clients, in making your experience at Hazel Ridge a positive one.
Redonda, Hospital Manager
Redonda is the “glue” that holds everything together at Hazel Ridge; she is very knowledgeable and highly skilled in all aspects of the clinic.. Redonda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Sacramento State University in 1998. She first worked as a diary laboratory technician, but began working in the veterinary field in 1990; she came to Hazel Ridge in 1998. Redonda enjoys being outdoors gardening and hiking. She is also an avid reader. Redonda shares her home with two cats, Leo and Woody, and the occasional abandoned fawn found on her property.
Crista, Client Care Director
Crista brings a friendly smile and an energetic personality to Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic. She came to our clinic in 2017, bringing over 20 years experience as a veterinary receptionist. She is both very knowledgeable and confident with all things pet related; she especially loves dogs. Crista represents the very best of our practice standards and values and looks forward to assisting you with your pets’ veterinary needs. When not working, Crista enjoys spending time with her dogs, husband and grown daughters, but her greatest joy is spending time with her baby grandson.
Kaye, Client Care Representative
Kaye is both friendly and compassionate. Prior to working at Hazel Ridge she worked at the Folsom City Zoo and Sanctuary as a zoo keeper. Originally from London, Kaye is both attentive and detail-oriented. She is here to help you with scheduling, prescription requests, and any general information needs. Kaye enjoys home improvement projects in her free time. She has three grown children and four grandchildren. She and her husband share their home with two cats, GeeGee and Jeffy.
Jeff, Client Care Representative
Jeff joined our Hazel Ridge team in the spring of 2019. His warm and welcoming demeanor allows our clients to feel right at home. Jeff began his career working at a veterinary clinic in his home state of Ohio before moving to California. After he settled here in California, Jeff worked at the Sacramento SPCA for many years. Next, Jeff returned to the veterinary field working at a local veterinary clinic as a client care representative for several years before landing here. In addition to working with our clients, Jeff can also be found helping our technicians in the treatment room on certain days. In his free time Jeff enjoys gardening with his pets by his side, “helping” him.
Zsa Zsa, Hospital Kitty
Zsa Zsa was originally a rescued kitten from River City Cat Rescue; she came to Hazel Ridge in 2009. Also known as “Wobble Kitty,” Zsa Zsa was born with cerebellar hypoplasia. She likely acquired the condition while in utero. Since she was born this way she compensates quite well and really doesn’t seem to know that she is any different than any other cat. She enjoys a pampered life of demanding affection from the staff and stealing the doctors’ chairs when they are away from their desks.
“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.”
-Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan