Michael Saksen
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Dr. Michael Saksen


Professional information

  • Veterinarian, DVM
About Vet

Hello - I'm Dr. Mike and I'd love to help your pet! I've been working as a veterinarian for 10+ years in general practices and emergency hospitals. I am passionate about ensuring pets have excellent care and educating pet parents on the best way to keep their families happy and healthy for as long as possible. I love working with dogs, cats, and exotic pets. I have a particular interest in emergency medicine, neurology, surgery, and auto-immune diseases. I live in Northern California with my wife (also a veterinarian), our toddler, and our pets - a Great Dane mix named Lyra, a Boxer named Lulu, and a cat named Meatloaf. We also have a tank with African Cichlids we have had since they were hatchlings in 2018. Outside of work I enjoy playing hockey, hiking, fishing, and wood-working projects.

  • Sacramento, CA, US
Spoken languages
  • English
Species treated
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Small Mammals
  • Cats (Feline)
  • Other Exotics
Areas of interest
  • End of life/Hospice care
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Toxicology
  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Dentistry
  • Neurology
  • Parasitology
  • Nutrition
  • Preventive
  • Soft Tissue
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endocrinology
  • California, US
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training