About Us

Meridian Veterinary Care specializes in holistic care for dogs and cats. We offer high quality, personalized veterinary care with a variety of wellness options for pet owners who seek a more natural approach to pet care. In addition to standard well-pet care and dentistry, we emphasize natural healing methods including nutrition, herbal medicine, acupuncture, veterinary orthopedic manipulation and low level laser therapy.  We welcome clients in our Fair Oaks Clinic.

Meridian Veterinary Care Mission Statement.


Dr. Angie Stamm, DVM, CVA • Owner

Dr. Stamm obtained her veterinary degree from UC Davis Veterinary School is 2001 and became a certified veterinary acupuncturist from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  She practiced in the Placerville area for five years as a mixed-animal veterinarian and since 2005 has practiced exclusively with small animals in both Sacramento and El Dorado Counties. Dr. Stamm’s passion is educating pet owners about optimal wellness through the use of nutrition, supplements, herbs and acupuncture. She is experienced in combining both Western and Eastern medical treatments. Though she prefers to rely heavily on nutrition, acupuncture and herbal medications for both well and ill patients, traditional drug therapies are also used when appropriate. Dr. Stamm lives in Fair Oaks with her husband, three children and four dogs and enjoys cooking, horse-back riding and camping.

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Jean Hescox • Veterinary Technician

The veterinary field is something I came to later in life, after stints in Wildlife Biology, Computer Science, and various volunteer jobs. I have been a Veterinary Technician since 2005 and a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2007, after graduating from the Veterinary Technology program at Cosumnes River College. I enjoy working as a technician, especially interacting with the animals and their families. I also enjoy the camaraderie of my fellow staff members. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my husband, Bill, our animals, and our friends and family. I enjoy biking, running, gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping, skiing, playing guitar, reading, listening to music, traveling, and playing board games.


Linda Balestreri • Office Manager & Biofeedback Practitioner

Linda worked for Hewlett-Packard Company for 12 years.  She held positions as a Customs Analyst and Logistics Manager.  Her responsibilities included data analysis, export compliance and project management.  After becoming disabled due to a debilitating illness, she sought natural modalities to regain her health.  Because of this, she developed a special interest in holistic health. She has done volunteer work for NorCal Sheltie Rescue and Ride to Walk. She enjoys making stained glass mosaic pet portraits, reading and spending time with her animals.


Carol Colavecchio • Canine Massage Therapist

I look forward to bringing together my professional skills and training,life’s experiences and love of animals to the practice of holistic veterinary medicine. I recently retired from a long and interesting career as a Registered Nurse most recently as a Telephone Triage and Advice Nurse for Kaiser Permanente members. I am currently licensed as a RN in California. I graduated from the Holistic Life University in San Francisco as a Certified Massage Therapist, CMT and attended the courses offered by Nature Sunshine, a company committed to offering high quality supplements worldwide. Upon completion of my studies I was awarded a Herbal Certificate and continue to do herbal consultations for clients. Over the years I have studied in the fields of Kinesiology, Reflexology, Acupressure, Nutrition, and Canine Massage. My passion for animals is supported by my long standing involvement with breeding, owning, showing and training Bearded Collies. My dogs and I are currently active in the performance activities of herding and agility requiring a strong and healthy canine.

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