meet our team

veterinarians

Dr. Anjali Daryani

Dr. Daryani graduated in 2015 from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent the first few years of her career in general practice serving the greater sacramento area. More recently Dr. Daryani has found a true passion as an Emergency Veterinarian and currently also works in a specialty emergency hospital.
Dr. Daryani loves to teach and is a faculty instructor at the UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include emergency medicine, dentistry, surgery, and internal medicine. She is Fear Free certified and is also a certified Pet Loss and Grief Specialist. Her goals are to gain additional elite training and become board certified in canine and feline medicine through the ABVP.
What stands out the most about Dr. Daryani is her endless compassion and love for her patients.
When she is not working or reading veterinary books, she enjoys trying new foods, horse riding, and spending time with her family (Dr. Noack), 3 dogs, horse and her beloved goat!

Dr. Anjali Daryani

Dr. Daryani graduated in 2015 from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent the first few years of her career in general practice serving the greater sacramento area. More recently Dr. Daryani has found a true passion as an Emergency Veterinarian and currently also works in a specialty emergency hospital.
Dr. Daryani loves to teach and is a faculty instructor at the UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include emergency medicine, dentistry, surgery, and internal medicine. She is Fear Free certified and is also a certified Pet Loss and Grief Specialist. Her goals are to gain additional elite training and become board certified in canine and feline medicine through the ABVP.
What stands out the most about Dr. Daryani is her endless compassion and love for her patients.
When she is not working or reading veterinary books, she enjoys trying new foods, horse riding, and spending time with her family (Dr. Noack), 3 dogs, horse and her beloved goat!

Dr. Dustin Noack

Dr. Noack started his pet-care career in  2006, externing at several clinics throughout the Central Valley of California. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree, Animal Science in 2009 from UC Davis before graduating with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 with Honors from UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.

For the past decade, Dr. Noack has been serving pets and their families in the greater Sacramento area. His focuses include Internal Medicine, Chronic Illness Management, Urgent Care, Dermatology (Including Chronic Ear Infections), Orthopedic Care, Nutrition and Dentistry.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Noack enjoys going to the gym, spending time with Dr. Daryani (his wife) and his Chihuahuas. He is also an avid sports fan and football nut. A true community-first advocate, Dr. Noack looks forward to getting to know you and your family, so come say hi when you can!

Dr. Dustin Noack

Dr. Noack started his pet-care career in  2006, externing at several clinics throughout the Central Valley of California. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree, Animal Science in 2009 from UC Davis before graduating with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 with Honors from UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.

For the past decade, Dr. Noack has been serving pets and their families in the greater Sacramento area. His focuses include Internal Medicine, Chronic Illness Management, Urgent Care, Dermatology (Including Chronic Ear Infections), Orthopedic Care, Nutrition and Dentistry.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Noack enjoys going to the gym, spending time with Dr. Daryani (his wife) and his Chihuahuas. He is also an avid sports fan and football nut. A true community-first advocate, Dr. Noack looks forward to getting to know you and your family, so come say hi when you can!

Dr. Matt Liang

Dr. Matt Liang grew up in Sacramento before moving to Los Angeles where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to pursuing veterinary medicine, he worked in academia as a teaching assistant at UCLA for four years. His veterinary career started as a kennel assistant and CSR at VCA Marina in Venice California prior to moving back north to pursue his doctorate in veterinary medicine at UC Davis, graduating as part of the class of 2019.

After graduating he worked at a fast pace 24 hour hospital and honed his emergency and surgical skills. He also developed a passion for preventative and wellness care. His ability to practice high level medicine and quickly develop rapport with colleagues and clients allowed him to be promoted to Assistant Medical Director in just 4 years after graduating. Prior to joining Folsom Ranch Veterinary Hospital he also worked for 1 year as a relief veterinarian all over northern California at other specialty and urgent care hospitals.

He currently lives in Sacramento with his wife, Isleisi, small dog, Tiny, and his one-eyed pirate cat, Cheeto. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and basketball, supporting his local Sacramento Kings, and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Matt Liang

Dr. Matt Liang grew up in Sacramento before moving to Los Angeles where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to pursuing veterinary medicine, he worked in academia as a teaching assistant at UCLA for four years. His veterinary career started as a kennel assistant and CSR at VCA Marina in Venice California prior to moving back north to pursue his doctorate in veterinary medicine at UC Davis, graduating as part of the class of 2019.

After graduating he worked at a fast pace 24 hour hospital and honed his emergency and surgical skills. He also developed a passion for preventative and wellness care. His ability to practice high level medicine and quickly develop rapport with colleagues and clients allowed him to be promoted to Assistant Medical Director in just 4 years after graduating. Prior to joining Folsom Ranch Veterinary Hospital he also worked for 1 year as a relief veterinarian all over northern California at other specialty and urgent care hospitals.

He currently lives in Sacramento with his wife, Isleisi, small dog, Tiny, and his one-eyed pirate cat, Cheeto. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and basketball, supporting his local Sacramento Kings, and spending time with his friends and family.

department heads

Kelsey

Director of Dentistry Service

Kelsey grew up in Elk Grove, CA. He has always had a deep love and compassion for animals, especially cats. He got his first job in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant in 2011 while attending the Veterinary Technician program at Carrington College in Sacramento, CA. Kelsey became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2016 and soon after discovered he had a passion for veterinary dentistry. He has over 5 years experience working in a specialty dentistry practice under a board certified Veterinary Dentist. He hopes to use what he has learned to better the lives of animals through dentistry and oral health. When he is not working he enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his 2 cats.

Kelsey | Director of Dentistry Service

Kelsey grew up in Elk Grove, CA. He has always had a deep love and compassion for animals, especially cats. He got his first job in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant in 2011 while attending the Veterinary Technician program at Carrington College in Sacramento, CA. Kelsey became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2016 and soon after discovered he had a passion for veterinary dentistry. He has over 5 years experience working in a specialty dentistry practice under a board certified Veterinary Dentist. He hopes to use what he has learned to better the lives of animals through dentistry and oral health. When he is not working he enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his 2 cats.

Cheyenne

Director of Veterinary Relations

Cheyenne started her veterinary journey on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. She quickly found a passion for urgent care/emergency medicine and was able to develop her skills at an emergency specialty hospital in sacramento. She is a skilled registered veterinary technician and brings over 8 years of experience with her to FRVH! Cheyenne is best known for her kindness and attention to detail.
When she isn’t at FRVH, Cheyenne is at home on her small farm spending time in her huge garden or out with her two mustang horses: Chismosa and Puck. Pictured with Chey is her first “foster-fail” and best friend Zola, who made the trip to California from Hawaii with her in 2019.

Cheyenne | Director of Veterinary Relations

Cheyenne started her veterinary journey on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. She quickly found a passion for urgent care/emergency medicine and was able to develop her skills at an emergency specialty hospital in sacramento. She is a skilled registered veterinary technician and brings over 8 years of experience with her to FRVH! Cheyenne is best known for her kindness and attention to detail.
When she isn’t at FRVH, Cheyenne is at home on her small farm spending time in her huge garden or out with her two mustang horses: Chismosa and Puck. Pictured with Chey is her first “foster-fail” and best friend Zola, who made the trip to California from Hawaii with her in 2019.

Anna

Director of Patient Care

Growing up in a family of animal lovers, always surrounded with multiple animals in the house, Anna knew from a very young age that working with animals was going to be her lifelong passion. That passion led her to receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from UC Davis with a pre-veterinary focus. During her undergraduate journey, she realized that being more hands on with animals, performing more of the nursing and husbandry, might be the part of veterinary medicine that she would enjoy most. So, after graduating in 2012 from UCD, she decided that before committing all the time, money, and possibly uprooting her life to attend vet school, she should be 100% certain that being a veterinarian is what she wanted to do. She then applied to the Registered Veterinary Technology program at Cosumnes River College and got accepted, where she later graduated in May 2015 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She sat for both her board exams, passing her last one in June 2016, officially becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Her veterinary career has taken her from a kennel attendant at a private practice to a veterinary assistant position at VCA, where she then became an RVT and later a technician supervisor at multiple locations and where she has spent the last 9 years dedicating herself to excellent patient care. Anna absolutely feels that she has found her calling and loves her career as an RVT. Her passion is to provide each patient with high quality care while trying to provide them with the most positive and least stressful trip to the vet. As her own fur babies are her children, she treats all patients as her own not only to make them feel at ease, but their owners, too!

Anna is a proud dog mom of Gemma (dachshund mix), Lenny (schipperke mix), and Zara (Heeler/border collie) and is also a proud cat mom of Poe, the sometimes evil black cat. Outside of work, Anna enjoys lounging around with her pets, reading, and listening to Backstreet Boys.

Anna | Director of Patient Care

Growing up in a family of animal lovers, always surrounded with multiple animals in the house, Anna knew from a very young age that working with animals was going to be her lifelong passion. That passion led her to receive a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from UC Davis with a pre-veterinary focus. During her undergraduate journey, she realized that being more hands on with animals, performing more of the nursing and husbandry, might be the part of veterinary medicine that she would enjoy most. So, after graduating in 2012 from UCD, she decided that before committing all the time, money, and possibly uprooting her life to attend vet school, she should be 100% certain that being a veterinarian is what she wanted to do. She then applied to the Registered Veterinary Technology program at Cosumnes River College and got accepted, where she later graduated in May 2015 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She sat for both her board exams, passing her last one in June 2016, officially becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Her veterinary career has taken her from a kennel attendant at a private practice to a veterinary assistant position at VCA, where she then became an RVT and later a technician supervisor at multiple locations and where she has spent the last 9 years dedicating herself to excellent patient care. Anna absolutely feels that she has found her calling and loves her career as an RVT. Her passion is to provide each patient with high quality care while trying to provide them with the most positive and least stressful trip to the vet. As her own fur babies are her children, she treats all patients as her own not only to make them feel at ease, but their owners, too!

Anna is a proud dog mom of Gemma (dachshund mix), Lenny (schipperke mix), and Zara (Heeler/border collie) and is also a proud cat mom of Poe, the sometimes evil black cat. Outside of work, Anna enjoys lounging around with her pets, reading, and listening to Backstreet Boys.

Julia

Director of Client Services

Julia has always had a special connection with animals and working in the veterinary field has been a dream come true. She is a compassionate individual who strives to exude warmth and care in everything that she does. She originally joined the field for her love of animals but quickly realized how meaningful it is to comfort and provide support for their families in their time of need. She is deeply committed to her work and strives to ensure that every pet and their human receive the care and attention they deserve. Her dedication extends to supporting pet parents with the resources they need to provide fulfilling lives for their furry companions. Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, and exploring the world through hiking. She also is a huge Sacramento Kings fan and loves spending her evenings watching the games. She shares her home with her 5 year old golden doodle, Benji, and two cats, Gemma and Finn who are the light of her life!

Julia | Director of Client Services

Julia has always had a special connection with animals and working in the veterinary field has been a dream come true. She is a compassionate individual who strives to exude warmth and care in everything that she does. She originally joined the field for her love of animals but quickly realized how meaningful it is to comfort and provide support for their families in their time of need. She is deeply committed to her work and strives to ensure that every pet and their human receive the care and attention they deserve. Her dedication extends to supporting pet parents with the resources they need to provide fulfilling lives for their furry companions. Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer, reading, and exploring the world through hiking. She also is a huge Sacramento Kings fan and loves spending her evenings watching the games. She shares her home with her 5 year old golden doodle, Benji, and two cats, Gemma and Finn who are the light of her life!

Tiffany

Director of Surgery

Tiffany’s veterinary career began in 2011 after touring a Carrington College Campus in Citrus Heights. She was originally touring the school to sign up for the criminal justice program, but when she saw the veterinary technician program and how she could start a career helping and saving animals, she was hooked. She graduated and obtained her RVT license in 2013. Soon after starting her career at an animal hospital in Sacramento, she became a floor supervisor, and was then promoted to lead technician shortly after that. Her passion for exceptional patient care, her team’s mental health and wellbeing, and both staff and client education, have brought her here to FRVH to help spread these shared values to the community. Tiffany loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but surgery and anesthesia has always been one of her most favorite assignments.

When not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and pets (a German shepherd, pitbull, chihuahua mix, Pomeranian, and three cats!), watching her son grow and explore, going to the movies, watching and playing sports, and has finally started traveling!

Tiffany | Director of Surgery

Tiffany’s veterinary career began in 2011 after touring a Carrington College Campus in Citrus Heights. She was originally touring the school to sign up for the criminal justice program, but when she saw the veterinary technician program and how she could start a career helping and saving animals, she was hooked. She graduated and obtained her RVT license in 2013. Soon after starting her career at an animal hospital in Sacramento, she became a floor supervisor, and was then promoted to lead technician shortly after that. Her passion for exceptional patient care, her team’s mental health and wellbeing, and both staff and client education, have brought her here to FRVH to help spread these shared values to the community. Tiffany loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but surgery and anesthesia has always been one of her most favorite assignments.

When not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and pets (a German shepherd, pitbull, chihuahua mix, Pomeranian, and three cats!), watching her son grow and explore, going to the movies, watching and playing sports, and has finally started traveling!

Violeta

Director of Laboratory Services

Violeta has 9 years of experience in the veterinary field as a caring and dedicated assistant. She is known for her heartfelt passion for animal well being and comfort. Having been a part of many teams and worked alongside esteemed veterinarians, she has contributed to the treatment and care of numerous cases.
She enjoys working with like minded individuals who take pride in making a difference in patient lives. Violeta is committed to providing exceptional patient care to ensure every visit to our hospital is a positive and comforting experience.

Violeta | Director of Laboratory Services

Violeta has 9 years of experience in the veterinary field as a caring and dedicated assistant. She is known for her heartfelt passion for animal well being and comfort. Having been a part of many teams and worked alongside esteemed veterinarians, she has contributed to the treatment and care of numerous cases.
She enjoys working with like minded individuals who take pride in making a difference in patient lives. Violeta is committed to providing exceptional patient care to ensure every visit to our hospital is a positive and comforting experience.

Our Partners in Specialty Care

Dr. Justin Uhl

DACVS-SA | Board Certified Surgeon

Justin Uhl, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in 2002. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in comparative pathology with emphasis in bone biomechanics in 2008 and completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2010.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Uhl pursued a rotating internship followed by a surgery residency at the University of Minnesota.  During his residency he served for 2 years as chief resident and sat on the medical review board at the hospital. He finished his residency in July of 2014 and worked in private practice in Sacramento before starting Summit Veterinary Surgery Service in May of 2018. Dr. Uhl is trained in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Uhl has multiple publications in bone plate research, bladder stone trends, temporal lobe epilepsy, and osteosarcoma chemotherapy. He has also done research in the areas of interlocking nails and cranial cruciate ligament disease. He has spoken at many continuing education events around the world and is a reviewer for the Veterinary Surgery journal and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.  He previously sat on the ACVS continuing education committee.  He is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology.

When not in the hospital Dr. Uhl enjoys spending time with his daughters Haley and Madison. He also has his private pilot’s license and enjoys competing in triathlons.

Dr. Justin Uhl | DACVS-SA | Board Certified Surgeon

Justin Uhl, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis in 2002. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in comparative pathology with emphasis in bone biomechanics in 2008 and completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2010.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Uhl pursued a rotating internship followed by a surgery residency at the University of Minnesota.  During his residency he served for 2 years as chief resident and sat on the medical review board at the hospital. He finished his residency in July of 2014 and worked in private practice in Sacramento before starting Summit Veterinary Surgery Service in May of 2018. Dr. Uhl is trained in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Uhl has multiple publications in bone plate research, bladder stone trends, temporal lobe epilepsy, and osteosarcoma chemotherapy. He has also done research in the areas of interlocking nails and cranial cruciate ligament disease. He has spoken at many continuing education events around the world and is a reviewer for the Veterinary Surgery journal and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.  He previously sat on the ACVS continuing education committee.  He is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology.

When not in the hospital Dr. Uhl enjoys spending time with his daughters Haley and Madison. He also has his private pilot’s license and enjoys competing in triathlons.

Dr. Shannon Kerrigan

DACVS-SA | Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Kerrigan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she obtained her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris. She completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to the west coast to complete a residency in small animal surgery at the University of California at Davis. She is trained in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive procedures. She has a special interest in surgical oncology and wound repair and has conducted research in the field of bone biomechanics. She is board certified, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 2018. She spent 5 years at Vista Veterinary Specialists prior to joining our team at Summit Veterinary Surgery.

Dr. Shannon Kerrigan | DACVS-SA | Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Kerrigan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she obtained her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris. She completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to the west coast to complete a residency in small animal surgery at the University of California at Davis. She is trained in orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, and minimally invasive procedures. She has a special interest in surgical oncology and wound repair and has conducted research in the field of bone biomechanics. She is board certified, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 2018. She spent 5 years at Vista Veterinary Specialists prior to joining our team at Summit Veterinary Surgery.ns.

Dr. Brian Mackie

DACVIM | Board Certified Cardiologist

Dr. MacKie, DVM received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2005. Following a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed his residency training in Cardiology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his time there, Dr. MacKie helped to implement the use of the Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder for non-invasive treatment of congenital heart disease and assisted in prospective research on pulmonary hypertension and cardiac biomarkers. His clinical interests include echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG), pulmonary hypertension in dogs, syncope (fainting) associated with heart disease and arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, and congestive heart failure (CHF). Dr. MacKie is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology).

Dr. Brian Mackie DACVIM | Board Certified Cardiologist

Dr. MacKie, DVM received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2005. Following a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed his residency training in Cardiology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his time there, Dr. MacKie helped to implement the use of the Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder for non-invasive treatment of congenital heart disease and assisted in prospective research on pulmonary hypertension and cardiac biomarkers. His clinical interests include echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG), pulmonary hypertension in dogs, syncope (fainting) associated with heart disease and arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, and congestive heart failure (CHF). Dr. MacKie is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology).