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


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, Iā€™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.

Desiree Cabrera


My name is Desiree! I am a soon to be graduate from UC Davis majoring in a B.S, Animal Science. I have worked with a variety of animals from cats and dogs to swine, rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. I have a senior cat named Nani and she is about 14 years old. During the time I have off, my partner and I love to go on hikes, explore houseplant stores, or try new food places.

Raina Park


Hey my name is Raina Park and I am majoring in Animal Science at UC Davis. My specialization is companion animals and I plan to attend Vet school to pursue my dream of becoming a Veterinarian. While I would love to open my own clinic one day, I also want to take part in a non-profit organization to save homeless animals and create a sanctuary for many animals despite the need for money. I currently own two cats named Luna and Miso. In my free time, I like to take naps with my cats and teach them tricks. So far they know how to sit and paw! I enjoy going on late night drives and exploring new restaurants with my friends. So excited to meet your furry friends here at Stonelake Animal Hospital! šŸ˜€