Our Team

The staff and doctors at VCA Forestville would like to welcome you to our practice! We look forward to meeting you and your furry family members!

Our experienced staff believes in teaming with our clients to provide the best possible care for our patients. With a team that is deeply rooted in Sonoma County, we understand the health issues facing your pets and our knowledgeable, compassionate veterinarians will help you make the informed choices for your pet's care by offering thorough explanations, recommendations, and advice

At VCA Forestville, we welcome our clients, both new and long-term, to come in for a tour of our beautiful hospital to meet our staff and veterinarians. We know your pets are a part of your family, which is why we treat them like they are a part of ours!

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Mike Saksen
DVM, MBA Medical Director
Dr. Saksen graduated from UC Davis in 2010 and completed an internship at Louisiana State University in 2011. He has spent his career in a number of general practice, emergency and management roles, and received an MBA in 2021. He is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate medical care for pets and their families, while promoting a healthy workplace for veterinarians and staff.

Dr. Saksen loves working with dogs, cats and exotic pets to ensure they live the longest, happiest lives possible. He is particularly interested in emergency medicine, neurology, surgery and radiology.

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Tracie G.
Hospital Manager

Tracie joined VCA in 1995 as a Veterinary Assistant before moving into a Technician Supervisor role, and ultimately a Hospital Manager role at VCA Forestville. She was drawn to the veterinary field due to her love of caring for both pets and their families, and she is dedicated to helping foster the human-animal bond. In her time with VCA, she has worked both in General Practice as well as Emergency & Specialty hospitals and has developed a well-rounded set of skills that she passes on to her team members.

While Tracie is originally from Illinois, California is her home. In her free time she enjoys reading, w...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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