After completing a Masters Degree in Animal Science (MS) at Texas Tech, TX, Dr Sutfin studied Veterinary Medicine at Ross University, spending his final clinical year at Washington State University. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2005 and worked in several clinics in the Shasta and Tehama County areas before purchasing Red Bluff Veterinary Clinic in 2010 with his wife, Dr Bateman. He has a special interest in small-animal surgery and enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. In his spare time, you’ll find him outdoors, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and riding his horse.
Jon Sutfin, DVM, MS
Leigh Bateman, DVM
After graduating with a DVM from Liverpool University, UK in 1999, Dr Bateman worked in a small animal clinic in England before moving to the USA to begin a residency at Cornell University, NY in Anesthesiology. She completed the two-year residency through the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) in 2003 and went on to teach as Professor of Veterinary Anesthesiology for two years. She returned to clinical practice in 2005 and was Medical Director and Chief of Anesthesiology at a small-animal specialist MRI facility in the Bay Area. She and her husband Dr Sutfin purchased Red Bluff Veterinary Clinic in 2010 where she works part-time. She enjoys horseback riding and skiing outside work.
Wayne Merhoff, DVM
Dr Merhoff graduated from UC Davis with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1974. He purchased Red Bluff Veterinary Hospital in 1977 where he remained until selling to Dr Sutfin and Dr Bateman in 2010. He currently works every other Friday and covers vacations. Dr Merhoff continues to enjoy all aspects of small animal practice in his retirement, with a special interest in surgery and lameness work-up. His outside interests include sailing, woodworking, fly-fishing, fly-tying and welding.
Kalie Miller, RVT
Kalie is our full time Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). She has been working in the veterinary field since 2001 and enjoys all aspects of her career, from providing the best possible patient care to ensuring an efficiently managed, and professionally maintained veterinary facility. Kalie has a special interest in dental health, is highly knowledgeable in most all areas of veterinary patient care and is always ready to answer questions and concerns you may have regarding your pets’ health. In her spare time, she enjoys team roping and taking care of her ever-growing family of horses, cows, dogs and cats.
Shelby Burnett, Veterinary Assistant
Shelby works throughout the clinic, in the exam rooms assisting the doctors, helping with treatments and care of in-patients, packing and sterilizing surgical instruments as well as overseeing that the clinic is cleaned and sanitized to professional standards at all times. She is currently studying to gain her qualification as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). In her spare time, Shelby enjoys showing her home-bred lambs, and spending time with her pets and younger siblings.
Dustie Parker, Front Office
Dustie has several years of experience working reception in veterinary and medical offices. She is dedicated to scheduling your appointments in a friendly and helpful manner with the upmost efficiency. In her spare time she enjoys breeding and raising club lambs, is an active member of 4-H and coaches girls basketball.
Kaylie Rosen, Front Office
Kaylie works diligently in reception to schedule your appointments in an efficient and timely manner. She also has experience in giving preventative healthcare advice for your small animals. In her spare time, Kaylie enjoys volleyball, softball, hunting and fishing.