South Auburn Vet Hospital

307 Sacramento Street
Auburn, CA 95603



Kent Jackson, DVM / MPVM

Veterinarian, Medical Director-AMC Small Animal

Dr. Kent Jackson was born in Carbondale, Illinois and raised in northern California. He attended veterinary school at UC Davis and graduated in 1983. He worked for 2 years in Riverside, CA and has been with AMC ever since. He became a vet because he genuinely enjoys helping animals and people and enjoys the challenge of veterinary medicine and surgery. His special interests include companion animals, internal medicine and surgery, avian and exotics and endoscopy. Dr. Jackson loves that animals trust us to care for them and to do the right thing for them. He currently has four West Highland White Terriers: Roxy, Lambchop, Scout and Torrey, and a rescue cat named Mercedes. He has been married to his wife, Darlene, since 1979, and they have 2 kids (Kelsey and Daniel) and one grandchild so far! In his spare time, Dr. Jackson enjoys hiking, cycling, kayaking, SUP, swimming, gardening, traveling and baseball. Over the years Dr. Jackson has volunteered with Little League, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, as a mentor for high school students, church and GCWR. He also assisted with local high school scholarships. His professional associations include AVMA, CVMA, and AAV.



Rich Jackson, MS, DVM

Veterinarian, Founding Partner

Dr. Rich Jackson was born and raised in Champaign Urbana, Illinois. He and his wife, Diane, are the proud parents of triplets and have 9 fabulous grandkids. He attended UC Davis and received his BS in Physiology in 1974, an MS in Animal Physiology in 1976 and then completed Veterinary School in 1979. Dr. Jackson became a vet because he enjoys teaching people about the animals entrusted to them- every life matters. His favorite thing about animals is their amazing minds and hearts. “I love to try to figure out what animals are feeling and thinking. It is always more complex than it may seem,” says Dr. Jackson. Before founding Animal Medical Center in 1983 in Redding, CA, Dr. Jackson worked in mixed animal practices. His special interests include cosmetic surgery, orthopedics and emergency surgery. He enjoys helping animals in need whenever he can. In fact, over the last decade he has modified his existence to become a practicing vegetarian leading to a nearly complete vegan lifestyle. In his spare time Dr. Jackson likes to go hiking and camping. His family has many rescue animals including, a goat named Reflection, 2 pigs named Wilbur and Bubble Gum, 6 cats and 5 dogs. An occasional rodent, bird or reptile can often be found resting with the Jackson family before continuing their journey. His professional associations include CVMA and AAVA.


Katy Siquig, DVM


Dr. Siquig was born and raised on the coast of Northern California. She graduated from veterinary school at UC Davis in 2010. She became a vet because she enjoys working with her hands, head and brain and the opportunity to work with diverse species at an individual and population level. She also loves that animals offer unconditional love and companionship. Dr. Siquig’s special interests include wound care, feline medicine and acupuncture. When she’s not working, Dr. Siquig enjoys spending time with her cats including Freya and Reggie, biking, hiking in the mountains, reading, studying languages and traveling to Central America, New Zealand and India. She is a member of AVMA.




Dayna Mierke, DVM


Dr. Dayna Mierke was born and raised in Temecula, CA. As a child she knew she wanted to help dogs and cats, so she attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain and graduated in 2014. Before working at AMC she completed an internship at Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. Her special interests include internal medicine, toxicology and endocrinology. She says her favorite things about animals is their compassion and loyalty. Dr. Mierke and her partner, Brady Mills, have a 7 year old Brittany Spaniel named Gracie and Miller, a Golden Retriever mix. Together they enjoy watching movies, playing video games, reading, writing poetry, motorcycle rides and doing projects around the house. In 2008 she was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), but she refuses to let it stop her from doing what she loves. She has worked with Mercer Vet Clinic in Sacramento providing free preventative services to the homeless pet population. Dr. Mierke’s professional associations include AVMA, CVMA and AAHA.






Cori Mulliken, DVM