Meet The Specialists
Dr. Bruce Christensen
Dr. Bruce Christensen earned his DVM from Cornell University in 2002. Following veterinary school, he worked as an intern in a busy, small animal referral practice in New Jersey for a year before completing a residency in theriogenology (focused on equines and canines) at the University of Florida. While at UF, Dr. Christensen earned a Master of Science degree in reproductive physiology and became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. After an additional year working as a clinician at UF in both equine and canine reproduction services, Dr. Christensen moved to Victoria, Australia to accept the position of senior veterinarian at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital. At GVEH, his primary responsibilities were managing Standardbred stud farms in the area, and managing fertility and reproduction cases in the hospital, including collaborating with the embryo transfer program. Dr. Christensen then spent four years as an assistant professor at Iowa State University where his clinical responsibilities covered equine and canine reproduction. He has been Chief of the Equine Reproduction Service at the VMTH since September 2012. Dr. Christensen enjoys bird watching, racquetball and skiing. He and his wife have two children, and are thrilled to be living in California.
Dr. Ghislaine Dujovne
Dr. Ghislaine Dujovne is originally from Santiago, Chile and earned her DVM degree from Universidad de Chile in 2004. Following veterinary school, she worked for four years in private practice at several thoroughbred breeding farms and stud farms in Chile. During that time, she maintained continuing education and teaching by participating in an Animal Reproduction Diploma (Universidad de Chile) and assisting with labs and courses for two veterinary schools in Santiago. In 2008, Dr. Dujovne moved to the United States to continue her reproduction specialization, completing a residency in theriogenology at the University of Auburn, practicing on many species. While at Auburn, she earned a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree, and became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. Following her residency, Dr. Dujovne accepted a clinician position in the theriogenology service at Auburn. She has been with University of California, Davis since June 2012.
Ashton Broman - Technician
Ashton Broman serves as a technician for the Equine Reproductive Service, where she assists the veterinarians with client mares and stallion collections, as well as with labs for veterinary students. Her duties also include setting up equipment and helping to maintain a clean working environment. In addition, Ashton serves as a technician in the Large Animal ICU where she monitors and administers treatments for patients in the ICU, the Neonatal ICU, and the Isolation Unit. She attended UC Davis and graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After graduating, she assisted with several research projects for the Animal Science Department studying the effects of recombined hormones on the estrous cycles of mares. Ashton is in the process of applying to veterinary school, and hopes to become an equine veterinarian with an emphasis in reproduction. Ashton Broman was born and raised in Southern California.
Barbara Stewart - Technician
Barbara has been with the Equine Reproduction Service since 1999. In total, she has 25 years of stallion handling experience. Barbara first came to Northern California in the late ‘80s due to UC Davis’ esteemed reputation. While pursuing her BS (1992) and MS (1995) at UC Davis, she began working in the Large Animal ICU where she gained nursing skills that have benefited her throughout her career. Those and other skills have helped her turn a lifelong love of Equine Reproduction into a career.