Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Rocklin Road Animal Hospital in Rocklin, CA! We’re pleased to provide genuine veterinary care for your pets!



Practice Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Sonali Rana and her husband Dr. Bhanu Chaudhri purchased our practice when our previous fearless leader, Dr. Grunder, parted from us in retirement. We will greatly miss Dr. Grunder but we could not be happier with our new heads of house! Dr. Rana achieved her doctorate of veterinary medicine in her home country of beautiful India. Since moving stateside, she and Dr. Chaudhri have grown their professional family to include four hospitals in total! While Dr. Chaudhri practices at one of our sister clinics, we are so grateful to incorporate Dr. Rana into our Rocklin Road family!




Dr. Williams finished her undergraduate education at Auburn University, Alabama, in 1999. She went on to complete her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Auburn University in 2003. She has been practicing medicine in Placer County since 2006 and has been a part of the Rocklin Road team since 2008.

Dr. Williams’ professional interests include internal medicine, oncology, and dermatology. You will find her to be compassionate and understanding as she cares for your dog or cat. When not at the hospital, you will find Dr. Williams busy enjoying life with her husband, three awesome children, her yellow lab Shug and horse Foxy!

Dr. Tara Williams, Veterinarian
Dr. Christine Gerst, Veterinarian


Medical Director, Veterinarian

Dr. Christine Gerst completed her undergraduate at Purdue University in 2006 while competing on the equestrian team and then her doctorate in veterinary medicine from in 2010.  She practiced in the Midwest for three years before relocating to Placer County in 2014 to enjoy the warm weather.

Dr. Gerst’s professional interests include general surgery, preventative medicine, and internal medicine.  She has three dogs, two cats, and a horse.  She and her husband have two young twins, Harper and Connor.  She enjoys traveling with her family, horseback riding, and spending time with her friends!


Practice Manager, RVT

Rolinda has been caring for dogs and cats in the veterinary field since 2004. In 2009 she completed her training and passed the exam to become a registered veterinary technician. Rolinda will take excellent care of your dog or cat in all areas of our hospital but has a special interest in dentistry and behavior. Her soothing presence is integral to keeping our patients comfortable and feeling loved during their time with us! When she isn’t caring for your pets (and keeping the hospital running like a well oiled machine), Rolinda enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, crossword puzzles and spending time with her husband and three children. We are thrilled to have Ro as a part of our family!



Madeline (more commonly referred to as Maddie) hails from Santa Barbara and came to us when she was studying to take her state board exams to become a Registered Veterinarian Technician.  Since then, she has been providing amazing care to our furry friends and we are so lucky to have her here! Maddie has a passion for felines and even has 4 of her own (in addition to her plethora of chickens).  She is an excellent artist and keeps us laughing with her doodles.  We are also excited to announce that Maddie and her husband have now welcomed a new (non furry) member to their family: their handsome son Ulysses! 



Tatiana has been working as a veterinary assistant since 2006 and has been at Rocklin Road since 2008. In 2011 Tatiana completed her veterinary technician education and passed her exam to become a registered veterinary technician. Tatiana has a special interest in animal dentistry, loves cleaning teeth, and would be happy to discuss your pet’s dental care with you. Tatiana’s technical skills, her compassion for the patients, and the contagious enthusiasm she brings to work all add to the quality of our team. In her limited free time, Tati is also an INCREDIBLE musician and leather artist! We often wonder if there is anything she can’t do!

Tatiana McPhee, RVT



Veterinary Assistant

Breanna comes to Rocklin Road fresh out of Vet Tech school in Yuba.  She will soon be taking the State Board to become a Registered Vet Tech.  She grew up in Citrus Heights, and her family eventually moved to Olivehurst.  Breanna is an experienced softball player with over 15 years in her glove.  She loves to hang out with family, friends, her two dogs, and one Red Ear Slider.  She would eventually like to work with exotic wildlife like lions and tigers but for now, she will be helping your cats and dogs feel comforted and at home!



Veterinary Assistant

Christina has been an incredible asset to us at Rocklin Road during the course of her time here. In addition to her skill as a veterinary assistant, she spends much of her own free time working with rescues finding homes for and giving second chances to many homeless pets in the area. We often refer to her as a guardian angel for neglected animals because she truly has made such a difference in the lives of so many! When she’s not rescuing animals, Christina loves to spend time with her family, friends, and two dogs, Bruno and Sapphira. Go Pack Go!



Veterinary Assistant

Blake has been making us laugh with her quirky sense of humor and infectious laugh for a few years now. Blake started her veterinary medicine career in Texas and has since moved out here to grace us with her skills! She is exceptionally valued here for both her hard work and her comedic relief. In her personal time, she can be found playing video games or spending time with her girlfriend and their collection of fur babies: Kahlua, Snickers, Crinkles, and Cola.



Head of Client Services

Cay is a seasoned veterinary team member, having worked as such since 1983! She joined Rocklin Road Animal Hospital in 2006 and Cay’s years of experience in the field have given her a knowledge base that makes her an invaluable member of our team. She is the proud mother to a herd of dachshunds, quite a few cats, her couple of chickens, as well as two talented musicians for sons. You will meet Cay at the front desk or on the phone as she answers your questions, schedules your appointments, or welcomes you to our hospital. She is great at answering your questions and helping you through a crisis with your dog or cat. No one will take care of you like Cay will! There’s a reason we affectionately refer to her as Mama Cay!



Marketing, Client Service

Sarah started with Rocklin Road in 2017. She grew up in the outskirts of Lincoln with four golden retrievers, three cats, a goat, and a raccoon that adopted the family! She has always had an affinity for animals and she loves to give all our furry and non-furry guests a warm welcome when they visit. Sarah lives at home with her boyfriend (a veterinary technician) and their corgi/jack russel terrier mix Pepperjack who , despite being the love of her mom’s life, drives her parents crazy!



Client Service, Veterinary Assistant

Dawn has lived in Rocklin for 23 years. Dawn has provided the veterinary industry with compassionate, skillful care since 2010. Currently, she is preparing for certification as an RVT; we are all cheering her on! She and her family have quite the cool menagerie at home with four dogs, one cat, a handful chickens, a Sulcata Tortoise, and a bearded dragon! When not at work, she and her husband love to go boating, hiking, and camping. We are thrilled to call Dawn a member of our family here at Rocklin Road (and not just because she shares her snacks with everyone)!



New Kennel Attendant Coming Soon!


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Anna, Kennel Assistant


Kennel Attendant

Anna comes to us from England near Oxford.  She grew up in a little country village with cats and dogs and became an archeologist.  She moved to San Francisco where she volunteered at the Aquarium of the Bay and soon moved to Rocklin to be closer to family and for the better prices on housing!  She is very talented and plays guitar, bass and even banjo!  When not taking care of your pets, she loves to hike and spend time with her daughter and cat.  She is very talented and plays guitar, bass and even banjo!  We are excited to have such a talented caring person take care of your pets!