about our veterinary practice  Elk Grove, CA
Kittel Family Veterinary Practice is proud to serve Elk Grove, CA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (916) 714-5387. Thank you!

Dr. Dan Kittel

Dr. Dan graduated from Oklahoma State School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and has been practicing in the greater Sacramento area since then. Dr. Dan enjoys working in Elk Grove and supporting the community he and his family live in.

Charleen Kittel

Charleen began her career in the veterinary field in 1995. She enjoys working as a technician, managing her family’s vet practice, and helping the pets in her Elk Grove community.

Dr.Teresa Plagman

After working intermittent relief shifts at KFVP since 2015, Dr.Teresa Plagman joined the KFVP Family as an Associate Veterinarian inNovember 2020. Dr. Plagman graduated from The UC Davis School ofVeterinary Medicine in 2007. Since then, she has worked at small animalclinics in Napa, the Bay Area, and the Sacramento area.

Nicole, AKA: Nikki

Nikki has been KFVP’s Client Care Administrator since opening in 2010. Being in the veterinary field prior to working for KFVP, Nikki adds a wealth of experience and professionalism to our team.


Jessica (pictured here with her dog Zoe) is a 2013 graduate from CRC’s Veterinary Technician Program, She became an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) in 2015 and has been part of our KFVP family since 2013. She helps to make sure all our patients get the best care we can provide.


Rayna (pictured here with her cat Mavis) joined the KFVP family in 2013 when she was a CRC Veterinary Technician Program student. Since joining our KFVP family, Rayna has been working to ensure our patients are well cared for and have a pleasant experience at our hospital.


Melanie (pictured here with our hospital cat Hannah) interned for us in 2015 and was hired as a Veterinary Assistant in 2016. Melanie helps our clients at the front desk and cares for their pets as needed too.


Jess (pictured here with her guinea pig Gus Gus) is an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) and a CRC Vet Tech Program graduate. She joined the Kittel Family in July 2016 and she helps make sure our patients get the care they deserve.


Reanna joined our team in 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. She works with Dr. Dan and our technicians to make sure our patients are well cared for.


Julia joined our team in November 2020 as a receptionist, and goes above and beyond for our clients and patients.