Faculty / Staff
Stephen White, DVM, DACVD - Chief of Service
Dr. Stephen White received his veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1979. 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 UC Davis 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.
Catherine Outerbridge, DVM, DACVD, DACVIM
Dr. Catherine Outerbridge received his veterinary degree from Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1990. She completed her Master’s of Veterinary Science and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1998, Dr. Outerbridge became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal medicine. Following that, she completed a residency in dermatology at UC Davis, and has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology since 2005. Dr. Outerbridge previously 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. Her 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.
Katarina Varjonen, DVM, DECVD - Staff Veterinarian
Dr. Katarina Varjonen is a graduate of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and completed her dermatology training at the Royal London Veterinary College in the United Kingdom. She has been a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology since 2011, and will serve as a staff dermatologist with the VMTH's Dermatology Service for the 2015 calendar year.
Caitlin Contreary, DVM
Dr. Caitlin Contreary was born in New Orleans, and received her DVM degree from Louisiana State University. She then completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania before beginning her residency at UC Davis.
Elizabeth Goodale, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Goodale received her DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. She then completed a small animal rotating internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before spending a year working at an emergency clinic in Ontario. Dr. Goodale then joined UC Davis to begin her residency in dermatology.
Judy Schettler, Technician
Judy began her career at UC Davis in 2005 after working as a veterinary technician in the San Francisco Bay Area for seven years. Before working in veterinary medicine, she managed a pet store in San Ramon. Judy is an experienced dog handler, and trains other handlers and their dogs in the techniques of trailing. As a technician, she assists in the training of students and enjoys helping clients better control their pets’ skin problems.
Nina Toebe, RVT
Nina Toebe has worked in dermatology for the majority of her career. She worked at a dermatology specialty practice in Walnut Creek for 10 years prior to joining UC Davis in 1999. Nina is a founding member of the Academy of Dermatology Veterinary Technicians, and is pursuing a veterinary technician specialist certification. She enjoys all aspects of working in the Dermatology Service, especially working directly with clients and patients.