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Our Team

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Yana Sorokurs, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Sorokurs  aka "Dr. Yana" was born in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to California in 1993. She grew up in Palo Alto riding hunters and received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with an equine emphasis. She rode on the hunter/jumper and dressage equestrian teams at Davis.  After receiving her DVM degree from Cornell University she completed an internship at Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Medicine Department and Massachusetts Equine Clinic. During veterinary school she participated in Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS), which provides crucial veterinary services to equids on Native American reservations, where she developed an interest in soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

Yana joined Sonoma Equine in 2016 and greatly enjoys living in Sonoma County. In her free time she likes to hike with her husband and her dog Nymeria or read a good book with her cat Lucy in her lap.

Russ Sakai, DVM, DACVS-LA

Dr. Russ Sakai graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2013.  Upon completing his DVM, Dr. Sakai pursued an equine ambulatory internship at Colorado State University.  From there, he returned to UC Davis for a residency in Equine Lameness and Surgery.  His research interests as a resident included surgical treatment of joint disease and surgical site infection.  After completing his residency in 2017, Dr. Sakai practiced as an associate surgeon in Reno, Nevada until joining Petaluma Equine in 2020.  He has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2018. 

Russ Sakai, DVM, DACVS-LA



Kendra Relyea

Veterinary Assistant


Lily Neale

Veterinary Assistant

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