Sierra Animal Hospital

Sierra Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Placerville, California. The professional and courteous staff at Sierra Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Sierra Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Placerville area including Cameron Park, El Dorado, Shingle Springs and the surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Sierra Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

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  • 7476 Green Valley Road
  • Placerville,CA 95667
  • Phone: (530) 626-4838
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
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    Lorraine B Johnson, MA, DVM

    Dr. Rainee Johnson completed her training at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989.  She has been practicing in the area since that time, starting at Sierra Animal Hospital in 1990.  She currently owns the practice after Dr. Rick Exstrom retired in 2004.  Her outside interests include dog training with a heavy emphasis on agility.  She has trained a Clumber Spaniel, English Springer Spaniels and Norwich Terriers all to the top level of agility competition.  In addition, she has worked in obedience and tracking with multiple dogs. She has also show in confirmation and bred the Norwich Terriers.  When not working with the dogs, trail riding horses takes up the rest of her spare time.  She shares her home with multiple dogs, cats, goats and horses.
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    Anne Norton, DVM


    Anne was born and raised in Davis, CA. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis and completed a dermatology residency. Before Anne started working at Sierra Animal Hospital in 2004, she worked for Pfizer. Anne lives with her family, 2 dogs (Hardy and Floyd), 2 cats (Chester and Finnegan) and 2 horses (Radar and Teak). On her days off, Anne enjoys horseback riding, snow skiing, reading and hiking. 

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    Stacey Stephens, DVM

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    Practice Manager

    Dorothy was born and raised in Placerville and started her career in the veterinary field 1983. She began working at Sierra Animal Hospital in 1990. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Dorothy lives with her family, 2 dogs and 1 cat. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exploring the Sierras and playing in the garden. Fun Fact: Her family has owned and run Hooverville Orchards since 1971.

  • Dena

    Dena moved from the Bay Area in 2001 to join Sierra Animal Hospital. She started her career in veterinary medicine in high school after taking ROP Medical Occupations/Veterinary Medicine. She lives with her family, 2 cats (Bernie and Lewis), 2 Rat Terriers (Stewart and Megan), Frank the Canary, and several chickens and goats. In her off time Dean enjoys gardening and camping.

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    Cathy, RVT

    Veterinary Technician
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    Mary, RVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Mary was born and raised in West Philadelphia. She started her career in veterinary medicine at Sierra Animal Hospital after graduating from Western Career College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and earning her License. Mary lives with her family, her dog Carson, 4 ½ cats, and Hitchcock the Betta and other fish. In her free time Mary enjoys fishing, reading and hanging with her kids.

  • Helene, RVT

    Years in Practice:
    May 18, 2017
  • Rachel

    Veterinary Assistant
    Rachel started her career in veterinary medicine while enrolled in ROP Animal Health Program and is how she got her start at Sierra Animal Hospital. She attended California State University, Sacramento earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Biology. She is in the process of earning her Veterinary Technicians Associates Degree and License. Rachel lives with her family and their Corgi, Gem, three cats, goats, chickens and turkey. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys 4-wheeling, camping and spending time with family and friends.

  • Leah

    Veterinary Assistant