Faculty - Staff
Andrea J. Fascetti, VMD, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, ACVN
Service Chief, Professor Nutrition
Dr. Fascetti graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she completed an internship and medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. She holds a doctoral degree in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Dr. Fascetti is currently an Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. She is also the service chief for the Nutrition Support Service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of California, Davis. Her current research interests are trace mineral and amino acid metabolism in dogs and cats, improvement of pet foods and carnivore nutrition.
Jennifer A. Larsen, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVN
Assistant Professor Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Larsen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal Science and a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. She completed one year in local private practice before accomplishing a clinical nutrition residency at UCD. In 2007, Dr. Larsen attained Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and completed a PhD in Nutritional Biology in 2008. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis and does clinical nutritional consulting through the VMTH Nutrition Support Service.
Tammy J Owens, DVM
Clinical Nutrition Resident I
Dr. Owens graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Following graduation she completed a one year rotating internship at Mississippi State University Animal Health Center. She then spent two years working as a staff doctor in the emergency department of Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. Dr. Owens started her residency program with the Nutrition Support Service in 2012. Her interests include feline nutrition, bioavailability of nutrients in the carnivore diet, and the role of nutrition in the management of inflammatory, digestive, and endocrine diseases.
Jonathan Stockman, DVM
Clinical Nutrition Resident II
Dr. Stockman received his veterinary degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel in 2006 and later completed an internship in the Koret veterinary teaching hospital, Bet Dagan, Israel in 2007. Following his internship, Dr. Stockman completed a residency in Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis in 2011. Dr. Stockman joined the Nutrition Support Service to pursue a residency in small animal clinical nutrition in 2011. His fields of interest include application of small animal clinical nutrition to exotic and zoo species, investigation of home prepared diets for dogs and cats, and the role of nutrition in growth and development.
Dawn Cauthen, BS
Nutrition Service Technician
Dawn has been working with animals in a clinical setting for nearly 30 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis. She has worked at UC Davis for over 20 years, with 15 of those years spent at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dawn has been the Nutrition Support Service Technician since June, 2006.