At Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic our doctors work as a team to provide the very best in veterinary care for our patients.  While many of our clients have their favorite doctor they prefer, all of our doctors incorporate detailed exam notes which often include a future treatment plan, allowing for any of our doctors to evaluate your pet.  When scheduling an appointment, our client care representatives will try to schedule with the doctor of your choice.


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. 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.  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.  





Dr. Susie Magaña

Dr. Susie Magaña earned her DVM degree from UC Davis in 2003. She worked at several small animal practices in the greater Sacramento area as well as Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter and the Sacramento SPCA before coming to Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic in 2016.  Her special interests include general medicine, preventative care, and behavior.

Dr. Magaña lives with her husband, two young boys, one food crazy cat, one ball crazy dog and four chickens. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, boating and paddle boarding with her busy, active family.  Fun fact: Dr. Magaña is allergic to cats! Although she enjoys treating feline patients, fostering kittens, and owning her own cat.