Meet Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinarians
Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital’s veterinarians are top-notch and they make our hospital great. We are excited to have you meet them.
Bikram Basra, DVM
Dr. Basra completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in 2000. After that, he went on to complete a rigorous one-year internship at Metroplex Veterinary Hospital in Texas. Then he spent a year and half in Los Angeles working under his uncle, after which he moved to Northern California where he worked at Greenback Animal Hospital.
In 2004, Dr. Basra opened Rocklin Park Veterinary Hospital and merged with Stanford Ranch Animal Medical Center in 2010 to establish Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Basra has 2 beautiful children with his wife Dr. Kaur, and a goldendoodle that was adopted earlier this year named Magness.
Katrina Estes, DVM
After obtaining an economics and business degree from UCLA, Dr. Estes graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and went into practice immediately afterward to start applying what she had learned. Catering exclusively to dogs and cats, she works diligently to ensure that her expanding group of furry friends and their owners remain healthy and happy.
While passionate about veterinary care, Dr. Estes also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking, working out, and movies. You many not know that she is a triplet, having both a brother and an identical twin sister. Even more unique, her sister is also a veterinarian! Dr. Estes has two dogs- a greyhound mix and a Doberman, both of whom are rescues adopted from the Placer County SPCA- and two cats.
Tara Gee, DVM
Dr. Gee has been in the animal care field for more than 40 years. As an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley, she majored in plant pathology. She then went on to earn her veterinary medical degree from U.C. Davis.
She frequently attends continuing education seminars to further her knowledge and skills in the rapidly evolving fields of veterinary medicine and surgery. She recently joined the California Emergency Medical Services Authority as a disaster healthcare volunteer.
Dr. Gee holds veterinary licenses in Arizona and Hawaii, as well as California. She currently has 10 pets, including 6 Thoroughbred horses, 3 Standard Poodles, and 1 Burmese cat. She also is busy taking care of 12 geese and 8 ducks. In her spare time, she enjoys training and riding horses, hiking, biking, reading, gardening, and recycling.
Sabrina Ha, DVM
Dr. Sabrina Ha graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS in Animal Science before attending the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a year long internship in emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, before returning home to Northern California. While her passion is caring for critically ill patients, she also loves developing a bond with her canine and feline patients from a young age and fostering that bond through their lives.
Dr. Ha is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, backpacking and snowboarding, especially with her Labrador/Pit bull mix named Axel. She also shares her home with two cats (Sage and Orpheus).
Sukhdeep Kaur, DVM
Dr. Kaur graduated in 2004 and has been working in the veterinary field with her husband Dr. Basra ever since. Together Dr. Kaur and Dr. Basra have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. They also have a very handsome dog named Magness.
Dr. Kaur loves cooking and going on bike rides with her children and husband. She is a second generation veterinarian in her family with her father being her teacher and mentor.
Christina Sander, DVM
Dr. Sander is a graduate of the Veterinary School at the University of California, Davis, focusing on small animal medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she received her undergraduate degree in Neurology, Physiology and Behavior from the University of California, Davis. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Sander completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Sander’s special interests center around internal medicine, ophthalmology and emergency medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, she spends time outdoors - skiing, hiking and spending time with her friends, family, and her shepherd dog, Raven.
Mike Dearmin, DVM, DACVS
After earning his DVM at UC Davis in 2000, Dr. Dearmin went on to internship training at Texas A&M and a surgical residency at the University of Georgia. He then worked for several years in Northern California and Reno before joining the Vista team. Dr. Dearmin is experienced in all areas of small animal surgery, including soft tissue, orthopedic and minimally invasive procedures. Along with his clinical work, Dr. Dearmin has a particular interest in regenerative medicine. He has published articles and contributed to textbooks on topics such as surgical and traumatic wound infections, total hip replacement and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Dearmin and his wife Karen, an equine surgeon, enjoy spending time with their two boys, riding bikes and skateboards and getting to the beach whenever possible. The family is rounded out with several dogs, cats and horses.
Steve Harnagel, DVM
BS degree in Zoology: University of California, Davis, 1976
DVM degree: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, 1980
Radiology Residency: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, 1984-1987
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology, 1987
Upon graduation from veterinary school in 1980, Dr. Harnagel practiced as part owner of a mixed practice in Lockeford, CA until 1984. He returned to the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine as a house officer in radiology, completing a three year residency in 1987. He established Veterinary Medical Imaging in 1987, serving the greater Sacramento area and Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. Dr. Harnagel has special interests in ultrasound and general diagnostic radiology. His interests outside of veterinary medicine include ranching and growing Syrah wine grapes, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, photography, and woodworking.
Eric Herrgesell, DVM
Dr. Herrgesell completed his training in Veterinary Radiology in 1997 with the completion of the board certification exam and began as a member of the staff at the University of California Davis in the teaching hospital. While at the university Dr. Herrgesell was involoved in the development of ultrasound as an elective course for the second and third year students in addition to clinical duty. Since 2005 he has been in private practice in the greater Sacramento area providing radiology and ultrasound support for the area veterinarians. He remains very involved with professional speaking conferences around the country and internationally.
Craig Long, DVM
DVM degree: 1994, University of California, Davis
Residency: 1995-1999, University of California, Davis
American College of Veterinary Radiology Diplomate- 1998
Following a one-year associate veterinarian position in general practice, Dr. Long returned to UC Davis to complete a four-year residency in radiology. He joined the faculty at UC Davis as half time Clinical Professor position from 1999 through 2005 and is still involved with the UCDavis with radiology resident training. He has been an associate with VMI since 2000.
Dr. Long's areas of special interest include diagnostic ultrasound and interventional radiology. His personal favorite activities include flying, kayaking, home improvement, and outdoor adventures with the family.
JT Vida, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Vida is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, CA before returning to UC Davis to complete a residency in small animal surgery. He then worked for two years as a clinical instructor in the surgery department at UC Davis before entering private practice in the Sacramento region. Dr. Vida’s special interests cruciate ligament disease (TPLO-tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, Arthrex TightRope system), limb deformities, vascular anomalies, oncologic surgery and minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy, thoracoscopy and laparoscopy
During his free time, Dr. Vida enjoys almost all outdoor activities including running, biking, skiing, hiking, kayaking and scuba. He is particularly attached to his 200 gallon reef tank and spends as much time as possible with his wife, kids and pets.