Meet the Staff

Carrie Finno, DVM, Interim Director

Carrie Finno

(530) 752-2739

Claudia Sonder, DVM, Director of Outreach

Claudia Sonder

Claudia Sonder, DVM graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and was an equine practitioner in Napa, CA, for a number of years before returning to UC Davis in her new role. Dr. Sonder serves as a liaison between the School and the equine industry, including participating with government and nongovernment organizations and individuals in providing scientific and educational resources to solve industry problems.

(530) 752-6433

Administrative Staff

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Kim Ney

Management Services Officer

(530) 752-7572

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Janene Iorga

Financial Analyst

(530) 752-9054

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Heather Urzua

Equine Control Coordinator

(530) 752-6433

Animal Care Staff

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Ashley York

Animal Health Technician

(530) 752-6433

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Jennifer Struble

Animal Health Technician

(530) 752-6433

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Dawne Roper

Animal Health Technician

(530) 752-6433

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Kaci Hume

Animal Health Technician


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Joe Pacini

Animal Health Technician

(530) 752-6433

CEH Grounds Crew

Our wonderful grounds crew, consisting of Jose Cabrera, JJ Cisneros, Guillermo Gamez, Sergio Lopez-Arreola, Devin Roberts, and Oscar Quezada, work hard to keep our stalls, barns and grounds clean and neat and our horses well fed.

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