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
(Currently on Leave)
Originally from the midwest, Dr. Birdsall came to California for her veterinary education. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979, and set down roots here in Fair Oaks. Veterinary medicine is her passion; she loves helping animals and their people. Dr. Birdsall has been a veterinarian here at Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic for 30 years, and was co-owner for 25 of those years.Earlier in her career, Dr. Birdsall was very active in the local community, schools, church and veterinary profession, serving as President of the Sacramento Veterinary Medical Association and Chair of the House of Delegates of the California Veterinary Medical Association. Now, she has fewer professional commitments outside of Hazel Ridge so she can focus completely on her patients.
Dr. Birdsall lives with her husband, Randy, shepherd mix Samson, and cat Badger in El Dorado Hills. She looks forward to working with you to help provide the best care for your beloved pet.
Dr. Harris earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UC Davis School of Veterinary School Medicine in 1984. Upon graduation he completed an internship in veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Harris returned to his home state of California and has worked in small animal private practice, becoming a partner at Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic in 1992. Dr. Harris has cared for cats and dogs in the Sacramento area for 34 years and is very adept at both medicine and surgery; his special interest is oncology.
In his free time Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with his adult children and three young grandchildren. He appreciates spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and fishing. Fun fact: Dr. Harris loves music from the 60’s and 70’s and is a huge music trivia buff. In fact, he has won many local radio contests with his considerable music trivia knowledge!
Dr. Karl Vance graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Vance is well versed in both routine and emergency veterinary care. His surgery skills include but are not limited to, most soft tissue surgeries, routine spay/neuters, pyometras, c-sections, GI foreign body removals, entropions, vulvoplasty, and dental care. Dr. Vance is a current member of both American Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association and enjoys educating clients about preventative health care for their pets.
Dr. Vance enjoys digital photography in his free time. He and his wife share their home with a horse, their dog named Hazel and four cats. Fun fact: Dr. Vance enjoys traveling to Switzerland with his wife when time permits and bringing home yummy goodies to share with the staff.
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.
Dr. Jeannie Dial
Dr. Jeannie Dial graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Since that time, she has practiced locally in the Roseville area before joining Hazel Ridge Veterinary Clinic in November 2018. Her interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, internal medicine, and preventive care. She also enjoys volunteering at local feral cat clinics and the Mercer Veterinary Clinic for Pets of the Homeless in Sacramento.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Dial enjoys cycling the American River trail, watching Jeopardy!, reading, and spending time with family. She lives in Fair Oaks with her husband who is also a small animal veterinarian, and their three pets; a mischievous cat named Karl and two adopted French Bulldogs named Poppy and Nucky. Dr. Dial looks forward to meeting you and your fuzzy friends!