Faculty - Staff
Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM - Section Head
Dr. Sharon Spier received her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1983 and her PhD (Comparative Pathology) from UC Davis in 1989. Dr. Spier has served on the UC Davis faculty for more than 20 years, and is a leading authority on multiple aspects of equine medicine. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Joie Watson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Joie Watson received her DVM from UC Davis in 1986. She also received a PhD (Comparative Pathology) from UC Davis in 1994. Following completion of her PhD in 1994, Dr. Watson became a member of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty. She is board certified in the sub-specialty of large animal in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Tania Kozikowski, DVM - Staff Veterinarian
Alison Harvey, BVSc, MRCVS - Fellow
Dr. Alison Harvey earned her veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool in 2009. She then began her veterinary career in equine veterinary research at Liverpool School of Veterinary Science before working as an equine ambulatory veterinarian. Dr. Harvey spent nearly four years working in equine practice in England before coming to UC Davis to pursue a Fellowship with the Equine Field Service. Her veterinary interests include sports medicine, and she was involved in veterinary services at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Janette Barrango is one of the VMTH’s longest-standing staff members, having been with us since 1977. Originally hired to handle large animal admissions, she later became supervisor of that unit, and worked in admissions for more than 20 years. In 2008, she accepted a position in Field Services where she handles scheduling, as well as administrative needs. With her knowledge base of the VMTH and its history (she helped create the hospital’s first newsletter in 1991), Janette can most likely answer any question you may have about how the VMTH can help you and your animals. In 2009, she won the Favorite Staff Award given by the veterinary students. In 2012, the students also presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance. In 2013, Janette was nominated for the VMTH’s prestigious Rachel Smith Award.