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

Please call us at (916) 624-8255 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!



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 children, dog, cats, and horse.

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


Medical Director, Veterinarian

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

Dr. Gerst’s professional interest include general surgery such as soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and internal medicine.  She has three dogs, two cats, and a horse.  She and her husband have two adorable young children, Harper and Connor.  She enjoys traveling with her family, horseback riding, and spending time with her friends.  We welcome Dr. Gerst into the family; she is a great addition to Rocklin Road Animal Hospital.


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. When she isn’t caring for your pets, Rolinda enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, crossword puzzles and spending time with her three children. We are thrilled to have Rolinda as a part of our team.



Madeline (Maddie) came to us she when she was studying to take her state board exams to become a Registered Veterinarian Technician.  We are excited to announce that she has achieved that.  Maddie has a passion for felines and has 4 of her own.  She also has a red ear slider turtle that shares the home with the felines!  She is an excellent artist and keeps us laughing with her doodles.  Maddie goes above and beyond for all her furry friends.



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.

Tatiana McPhee, RVT



Alisa went to Carrington College and did her internship here.  Once she graduated we hired her and enjoy her smile and fun attitude.  Alisa has passed her State Board Exam for Registered Veterinary Technician.  We are so proud of her and what she has accomplished!  


Veterinarian Assistant

Dawn has lived in Rocklin for 23 years.  Somehow, she has not worked here.  Until now, and we are so excited to have her!  She has two dogs, one cat, six chickens, a Sulcata Tortoise, and a Bearded Dragon.  She has been a Veterinarian Assistant since 2010 because of her passion for animals.  When not at work, her husband and her love to go boating, hiking, and camping.  On a dark, thunderstorm night, you will find Dawn cuddled up on the couch with a good book.



Veterinarian 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 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 little wild ones!

Cay Sisson, Head Receptionist


Supervisor to Client Services

Cay is a seasoned veterinary receptionist, having worked as such since 1983. She joined Rocklin Road Animal Hospital in 2006. Cay’s years of experience in the field have given her a knowledge base that makes her an important part of our team.

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.


Client Services, Veterinary Assistant


Brittney is such a bright star that we couldn’t allow her to stay hidden in the kennels and so has joined our receptionist staff. She continues to provide quality service to the front desk where she is happy to help all our clients leave satisfied.

Brittney has been watching out for your pets since 2010. She has a soft spot for animals and has adopted three dogs that were abandoned at our hospital, and another two from the shelter.  We are happy to have Brittney as part of our healthcare team.

Brittney Swanger, Receptionist
Sarah, Receptionist


Client Services

Sarah grew up in the country part of Lincoln with her parents breeding Golden Retrievers.  That help to start her passion for veterinary medicine.  Sarah loves being a receptionist for us but does want to continue to learn more and get her license for Registered Vet Tech.  Her favorite part of being a receptionist is greeting the pets when they come in.  She is the proud mom of a Corgi named Pepper Jack. 

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!