La Sierra not only sees the usual round of dogs and cats but also more exotic animals, such as rats and ferrets. I especially love Dr. Laura Schrader. She is a quiet, gentle spirit who has great compassion, not only for the animals in her care, but for the owners also. She especially loves rats and I have brought several of mine to her, not only for treatment but also for euthanasia when it was called for. I know some vets will put a rat down simply by injecting them in the heart, and they'll tell you they don't feel a thing. Dr. Schrader will first anesthetize them and then euthanize them, so the process really is completely painlessl. Even rats have feelings, and Dr. Schrader provides tender loving care for them and any other animal I've brought to her.