Faculty / Staff
Stephen White (Chief of Service)
Dr. White is a 1979 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California – Davis. He has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology since 1983. Dr. White has held faculty positions at the veterinary schools at Tufts University and at Colorado State University before returning to the School of Veterinary Medicine as a professor in 1998. He is the author or co-author of more than 80 articles in refereed scientific journals. Dr. White's interests include cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, non-steroidal therapy of auto-immune disease, food allergy, congenital skin disease and exotic animal and equine dermatology. He led the clinical investigations of the research team that identified a gene mutation causing hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia, or HERDA, a debilitating skin disease in horses.
Dr. Contreary was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and received both her Bachelor’s degree and DVM degree from Louisiana State University. Afterwards, she completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. She is now enjoying the warmer climate of Davis, as are her two cats.
Dr. Goodale was born in London, Ontario, Canada and completed her undergraduate and veterinary training (with an emphasis on equine) at the Ontario Veterinary College. She did a small animal rotating internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada before spending a year working at an emergency clinic back in Ontario. She is excited to have moved to sunny California for a residency in dermatology her at UC Davis. She has two dogs, a mastiff and a shepherd cross, and enjoys hiking and camping in her spare time.
Dr. Hoolahan grew up in Sydney, Australia with two sisters, one brother and many pets. She completed her bachelor of veterinary science degree in 2005, followed by her bachelor of veterinary medicine and surgery in 2007. She worked in busy small animal general practices both in Sydney, Australia and Portland, Oregon before completing a dermatology internship in Perth, Western Australia and then moving to UC Davis to join the dermatology service at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a resident. Dr. Hoolahan finished her residency in 2013, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology the same year. She is now a clinical dermatologist at the VMTH. She has two dogs and two cats that both live with her in Davis.
Dr. Outerbridge is a 1990 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at the Univesity of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She completed her masters of veterinary science and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal medicine since 1998. Dr. Outerbridge completed a residency in dermatology at the University of California – Davis and has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology since 2005. She has held clinical staff positions at the University of Saskatchewan and UC Davis and since 2005 has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Outerbridge's professional interests include all aspects of clinical dermatology, with a particular interest in cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease as well as infectious and metabolic skin diseases.
Judy Schettler, Technician
Ms. Schettler began her career at the University of California – Davis in June, 2005 after working as a veterinary technician in the San Francisco Bay Area for 7 years. Before working in veterinary medicine, Ms. Schettler managed a pet store in San Ramon. Her hobbies include hiking, raising goats and showing and hunting her Basenji hounds. She still trains handlers and their dogs in the techniques of trailing. Ms. Schettler says that the most satisfying part of her job at UC Davis is assisting in the training of students and helping clients better control their pets' skin problems.
Nina E. Toebe, BA, RVT
Ms.Toebe says that her love affair with dermatology began in 1988. A self described "lifer", she worked in the dermatology specialty practice in Walnut Creek for 10 years prior to joining the University of California – Davis' Dermatology Service in 1999. Ms. Toebe enjoys all aspects of dermatology practice, especially working directly with clients and patients. She is a founding member of the Academy of Dermatology Veterinary Technicians and plans to become a veterinary technician specialist (VTS). When away from her dermatology family, Ms. Toebe enjoys gardening, entertaining, reading, cooking and traveling with her husband, Richard. She plans to write a cookbook when she retires. She sees many commonalities between dermatology treatment and cooking. "In both cases you have to get the recipe just so!"