Teryn Smothers

Practice Manager

Over the last 18 years, I have dedicated myself to saving animals of all species. Professionally, I have worked as a trainer, hospital administrator, as well technician specializing in exotics. My love of animals has taken me to the Middle East many times to provide veterinary care for the strays of Turkey. For the past four years, I have served on the board for Friends Of Elk Grove Animal shelter and enjoy volunteering in my spare time. My personal pets include my beloved rescues: Bruce, Chai, and Bobbi.

Dr. Le - Nguyen

Mobile Vet Consultant and Orthopedic surgeon


Sheri Baleria

Assistant Manager

Sheri joined Stonelake in 2022. She has been a veterinary technician since 2016 and in the veterinary field for 6+ years, working as a dental and surgical technician for 4 years. Sheri lives in Sacramento with her husband Philip, and two kids. She also several fur babies, cats and dogs, who are all rescues/bottle babies. She enjoys traveling, and camping with friends and family on her days off.

Valerie Cook


Hi, I’m Valerie and I have been a part of the Stonelake Animal Hospital team since June 2021! I am currently a 4th year undergraduate student at UC Davis with a double major in Animal Science and Spanish. After graduating this spring, I hope to apply to vet school in the summer. I have always had a passion for animals – all throughout high school, I volunteered in 4-H and worked at the Sacramento Zoo. In my free time, I enjoy ice skating, spending time outdoors, going shopping, and listening to Spanish music. I have had many different pets in the past, but I currently have a cat named Sonic and two crested geckos. I am originally from Stonelake, so it is very special to me that I get the opportunity to work with the Elk Grove community! I love meeting all of our wonderful clients and helping their adorable pets.


Hello, My name is Ariel I have been a part of Stone lake animal hospital since August of this year. I have been a technician for 2 years. I have a degree in Paralegal studies. I have 3 horses, 2 cats, a dog, and a chinchilla. I spend my free time with my animals, riding horses, and ice skating.


Hi! Im Madilyn, Im a biology major at sac city and I plan to transfer to either UC Davis or Cal Poly SLO next year, then I will go to vet school once I finish my undergrad. When Im not doing homework or working I love going to the gym & spending time with my friends. I’ve been a vet assistant since I was 18 and I just recently got hired as a technician. Ive had a love & passion for animals & veterinary medicine since I was in middle school so I am so happy to be able to work with such an awesome team!


Veterinary Receptionist

I began my career in the Veterinary Field about two years ago, after 10 years in Customer Service working various roles. A deep love for animals started for me at a very young age, as I eventually found my way into the field through the role of Veterinary Receptionist. Aside from my love of animals, I wanted to get into the field so that I could, in a way, give back to all the pets who were there for me throughout my life. I currently attend a Veterinary Nursing program at Perdue University in hopes of one day becoming an RVT.

In my down time, I love to hang out with my three kitties: Tang, Tigg, and Trixxie. When I am not spending time with my fur babies, I enjoy anything that involves creating and bringing something good into the world, whether it is making art, playing with make-up, or concocting a tasty recipe. I love concerts/music festivals, amusement parks, and long road trips that lead to amazing adventures, just to name a few things.

Maria Quarels


Hello, My name is Maria, and I truly love my job as a technician as I get to live out my passion of helping animals. I am a dedicated human/fur mom and currently have 4 cats, 4 dogs, and 4 kids! In my spare time, I love to rehab furniture, spend time with my family, spend time in nature, cook, and volunteer with animals. I look forward to meeting you all and giving my love to your fur babies!


My name is Sara and I am the new receptionist at Stonelake Animal Hospital. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my dogs and going on adventures with friends. I look forward to meeting you and your fur baby!