Veterinarians

 

Companion Animal Hospital is committed to providing excellence in veterinary care, and stands out as leading veterinarians in the area. Our doctors use the latest in techniques to provide your pets with exceptional care:

 

Dr. Erin Felton

 

Dr. Felton graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Upon graduation, she and her husband Chris returned home to El Dorado County, where she was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School. Dr. Felton practiced in nearby Fair Oaks, El Dorado Hills, and Folsom before starting Companion Animal Hospital. Dr. Felton has a special interest in service dogs for law enforcement, search and rescue, therapy, assistance and guide dogs.
 
When not at work, you can find Dr. Felton playing soccer or being a mom. Dr. Felton is the proud mother of two daughters, Madison and Katie. 
 

Dr. Amie Rodda
 
Dr. Amie Rodda graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  She practiced in Jackson, California for one year and then returned to her hometown of San Jose.  There she worked for over 16 years at the same office where she had originally volunteered and then worked as a high school pre-veterinary student.  Dr. Rodda particularly enjoys internal medicine, preventative care, and managing the senior/geriatric patient.
 
She is now the mother of two elementary school-aged children, and, with her husband, decided it was time for a move to the foothills.  Through visiting family in the area and doing relief work for Dr. Felton, Dr. Rodda and her husband both fell in love with El Dorado County and the friendly people they met here.  When not at work, Dr. Rodda  keeps busy learning the quirks of rural living (lots of quirks in a converted barn rental!), hiking around the property with her children (who are in awe of their new surroundings), playing fetch with their ball-crazy rescue Golden Retriever, Ty, keeping the family cats (Rainbow and Tiger) entertained, and helping in her children's classrooms.  She also loves salsa and ballroom dancing, reading, and camping.  Together with her sister, she continues to lead a Girl Scout troop based in San Jose, traveling back for meetings one to two times a month.  (By the way, if you don't have a cookie connection, Dr. Rodda's daughter would be happy to fill that position!)
 
Dr. Rodda is looking forward to meeting all the wonderful Companion Animal Hospital clients and patients.  Please stop by when you have a minute.
 

Dr. Katherine Olson

 

Dr. Katherine Olson is an associate veterinarian for Companion Animal Hospital.  She grew up in Placerville on a small hobby farm and made her way back after traveling to different parts of the world for school and pleasure.  Dr. Olson developed a passion for medicine while treating various animals on the farm she grew up on as well as tending to her own pets.  Pursuing the passion of veterinary medicine and travel, Dr. Olson moved to the island of St. Christopher (St Kitts) and attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine followed by clinical rotations at Oregon State University, Go Beavers!  While in school Dr. Olson worked on Amblyomma tick research, fish identification and assessment in the waters around St Kitts, and presented her final paper on Traumatic Brain Injury. 

 

Dr. Olson's husband, Joel, is a passionate ultra runner while she enjoys shorter runs, biking, horses, and other outdoor activities.  Her daughter Olivia, and son Bruce all love animals and spending time outside.  Currently, Dr. Olson only has 2 cats, Ginny a 17-year-old tabby who she rescued when she was a couple days old and nursed back to health, and Whitney a 4-year-old Siamese Manx mix who was adopted from the Oregon Humane Society. Surprisingly enough, both cats love people and Whitney frequently leash walks.  Dr. Olson does have a passion for complete care and preventative medicine, especially dentistry as keeping the mouth healthy will help prolong the life and health of your pets.