Faculty / Staff


Photo: Dr. Mary Lassaline, DVM, PhD, MA, DACVO

Mary Lassaline, DVM, PhD, MA, DACVO

Dr. Mary Lassaline earned her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2000, where she graduated with honors. Following graduation, she completed a one-year medicine and surgery internship at the world-renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Lassaline then completed a three-year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Florida. Following two years in private practice, she spent the last eight years developing and leading the equine ophthalmology program as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, where the won the Class of 2013 and 2014 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research interests span the breadth of equine eye problems, with a particular focus on equine corneal disease. Dr. Lassaline holds several memberships in professional and scientific societies, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (Diplomate), the American Veterinary Medical Association and the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium.

Photo: Steven Hollingsworth, DVM, DACVO - Chief of Service

Steven Hollingsworth, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Steve Hollingsworth received both his BS in Biology and his DVM degrees from Purdue University. He subsequently completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at UC Davis, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. Dr. Hollingsworth is the author of numerous textbook chapters, as well as research papers. He is currently the chief of the Ophthalmology Service and president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

Photo: David J. Maggs, BVSc (hons), DACVO

David J. Maggs, BVSc (hons), DACVO

Dr. David Maggs received his veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1988 and then spent five years in mixed animal practices there and throughout Great Britain. He completed small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University and a research fellowship and comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri before joining UC Davis in 2000. He is author of Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology and president-elect of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Maggs’ special interests include ocular surface disease, particularly feline herpesvirus infection and tear film disorders.

Photo: Kathryn Good, DVM, DACVO

Kathryn Good, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Kathryn Good received her BS in Biology from UCLA in 1994 and her DVM from UC Davis in 1998. She then went on to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Good returned to UC Davis in 1999 and completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology in 2002. Following her residency, she was an associate in a private ophthalmology practice for six years before returning as a clinical faculty member at UC Davis. Dr. Good has been a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Credentials Committee and a reviewer for professional journals, including Veterinary Ophthalmology and Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include all aspects of ophthalmic surgery and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.