Faculty / Staff

FACULTY

Photo: Robert Brosnan, DVM, PhD, DACVAA

Robert Brosnan, DVM, PhD, DACVAA - Chief of Service

Dr. Robert Brosnan earned his veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1999, and a PhD in physiology from UC Davis in 2002. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Brosnan is currently a professor in the department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences.

Photo: Linda Barter BVSc, MVSc, PhD, DACVAA

Linda Barter BVSc, MVSc, PhD, DACVAA

Dr. Linda Barter graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 1995. After a number of years in private practice in Australia, she moved to Massey University (New Zealand) for training in veterinary anesthesia. Another move brought her to California, and after completing a residency in veterinary anesthesia and critical patient care at UC Davis, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2004. She completed a PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology in 2007 and joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2008, where she is currently an associate professor of veterinary anesthesia. She enjoys anesthetizing a range of species and teaches cardiorespiratory physiology, basic anesthesia and clinical anesthesia to veterinary students.

Photo: Dr. Amandeep Chohan, BVSc, AH, MVSc, MS, DACVAA

Amandeep Chohan, BVSc, AH, MVSc, MS, DACVAA

Dr. Amandeep Chohan earned his veterinary degree (BVSc & AH) and Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVSc) in Clinical Veterinary Medicine from the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, India in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Subsequently, he joined the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Washington State University, where he completed a residency in anesthesiology (2006-2009) and obtained his Master in Science (MS) degree. After finishing his residency, he joined the section of Anesthesiology at Washington State University as a clinical instructor in Anesthesia & Analgesia, where he served in that capacity until 2015.

Photo: Cary Craig, DVM, DACVAA

Cary Craig, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Cary Craig earned her veterinary degree from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She is currently an assistant professor of clinical anesthesiology at UC Davis.

Photo: Peter Pascoe, BVSc, DACVA, DECVAA

Peter Pascoe, BVSc, DACVAA, DECVAA

Dr. Peter Pascoe earned his veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool (UK). After a number of years in private practice in the UK, he moved to the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada) to do an internship in large animal surgery and followed this with a residency in veterinary anesthesia. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and the European College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. He joined the faculty at UC Davis in 1989 and works in the small animal anesthesia section with a strong interest in analgesia and avian anesthesia.

Photo: Bruno Pypendop, DrVetSci, DrMedVet, DACVAA

Bruno Pypendop, DrVetSci, DrMedVet, DACVAA

Dr. Bruno Pypendop earned his veterinary degree from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1992. He worked as a small animal anesthesiologist and researcher at the same institution from 1992 to 1999, at which time he obtained a Docteur en Science Vétérinaire (Belgian equivalent of PhD) degree. Dr. Pypendop then came to UC Davis for a residency in anesthesia and critical patient care, after which he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2003. He is currently a professor of veterinary anesthesiology. He enjoys working with both small and large animal patients, and teaches small animal anesthesia to 3rd year veterinary students and clinical anesthesia to 4th year students.

Photo: Wei-Chen (Bernice) Kuo, DVM, MS – Staff Veterinarian

Wei-Chen (Bernice) Kuo, DVM, MS - Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Wei-Chen Kuo earned her veterinary degree from the National Chung-Hsing University (Taiwan) in 1995. After one year in private practice in Taipei, she completed a Master’s degree in clinical veterinary sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Kuo then went on to a residency in veterinary anesthesia at Washington State University, where she also earned another Master’s degree. Dr. Kuo worked as a clinical instructor at Purdue University for a few years before joining UC Davis in 2004, where she is currently a staff veterinarian. She enjoys teaching clinical anesthesia in the laboratory setting and anesthetizing different species for after hour emergency cases. 

Photo: Pauline Wong, DVM, DACVAA

Pauline Wong, DVM, DACVAA - Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Pauline Wong earned her DVM from UC Davis in 1975. Following a year in private practice, she went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia in 1977, and a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Minnesota in 1980. In 1983, Dr. Wong completed another residency in anesthesia and critical patient care at UC Davis. In 1985, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Wong has been with UC Davis for more than 30 years.

RESIDENTS

Juhana Honkavaara, DVM

Juhana Honkavaara, DVM - Resident II

Dr. Juhana Honkavaara received his veterinary degree from the University of Helsinki, Finland. After a few years in general practice, he returned to the University of Helsinki's teaching hospital where he worked as a clinical anesthesiologist. Prior to his anesthesiology residency at UC Davis, he completed his PhD in Helsinki and has been occupied by both clinical and research activities.

Photo: Alison Jaeger, VMD

Alison Jaeger, VMD - Resident I

Dr. Alison Jaeger obtained her veterinary degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2015. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Maryland. Dr. Jaeger practiced as a staff emergency/critical care medicine veterinarian at the Pet-ER in Towson, Maryland before beginning her residency in anesthesiology at UC Davis in 2017.

Photo: Genevieve Luca

Genevieve Luca, DVM - Resident I

Dr. Genevieve C. Luca obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal, Quebec. After graduation, she engaged in a one-year companion animal rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Upon completion of her rotating internship, she began her anesthesiology residency at UC Davis in 2017.

Photo: Dr. Grant Whitten, DVM

Grant Whitten, BVMS - Resident III

Dr Grant Whitten was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University in Western Australia. He worked in private practice in Australia prior to returning to Murdoch University to complete an internship in veterinary anaesthesia. During his internship, Dr. Whitten completed a Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary & Adult).