Faculty / Staff


Photo: Gary Magdesian, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, ACVCP

Gary Magdesian, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, DACVCP, CVA - Chief of Service

Dr. Gary Magdesian earned his veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1993. He is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Magdesian also holds a certification in veterinary acupuncture. He is the Roberta A. and Carla Henry Endowed Chair in emergency medicine and critical care at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Beyond his duties in internal medicine, Dr. Magdesian also serves as chief of the Equine Internal Medicine & Dentistry Service.

Photo: John Madigan, DVM, MS, DACVIM

John Madigan, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. John Madigan received his DVM from UC Davis in 1975, and has spent nearly 40 years caring for animals and improving their lives. Dr. Madigan has made many discoveries and inventions which directly improve the lives of animals worldwide on a daily basis. He is board certified in internal medicine and the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed and proceeding scientific publications and the editor of two textbooks on the care of foals. Dr. Madigan founded the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team which has gained national attention as a Medical Reserve Corp under the Office of the Surgeon General. He has responded to floods, fires and other disasters to aid animals in California and nationally. Dr Madigan is a member of the California Animal Emergency Response Steering Committee, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners Welfare committee. In 2006, he received the national honor of the American Veterinary Medical Association animal welfare award, and School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement award in 2007.


Photo: Pam Parrott - Technician

Pam Parrott - Technician

Photo: Joe Galarsa – Technician

Joe Galarsa - Technician