Faculty / Staff

FACULTY

Photo: Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Chief of Service)

Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM - Chief of Service

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.

Photo: Isabelle Kilcoyne, MVB, DACVS - Staff Veterinarian

Isabelle Kilcoyne, MVB, DACVS

Dr. Isabelle Kilcoyne earned her veterinary degree from University College Dublin (Ireland) in 2008, after which she spent a year as an equine surgical intern at their University Veterinary Hospital. She then joined UC Davis, first as a team member with the Equine Field Service for two years, and then completing a three-year residency in equine surgery. Dr. Kilcoyne is board certified (Diplomate) in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She currently serves with several services including: Equine Surgical Emergency and Critical Care Service; Equine Surgery and Lameness Service; and Equine Field Service. Dr. Kilcoyne’s main clinical and research interests are in emergency surgery and medicine, particularly gastrointestinal surgery.

Photo: Joie Watson, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

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.

Photo: Emily Berryhill, DVM

Emily Berryhill, DVM - Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Emily Berryhill received her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2010. She then completed a year-long internship and stayed on an additional year at Brock Veterinary Clinic in Texas, with an emphasis in equine practice. Dr. Berryhill returned to UC Davis to complete a year-long fellowship in Equine Medicine and Field Service in 2013 and a three-year residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine in 2016.

HOUSE OFFICERS

Photo: Alejandra Garza Rodriguez, DVM - Fellow

Alejandra Garza Rodriguez, DVM - Fellow