Faculty / Staff
Andrea J. Fascetti, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN - Chief of Service
Professor - Nutrition
Dr. Andrea 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 a 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, PhD, DACVN
Associate Professor - Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Jennifer 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 Associate 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.
Aarti Kathrani, BVetMed (Hons), PhD, DACVIM, MRCVS - Resident II
Dr. Kathrani graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK in 2006 and completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College in 2007. She finished her PhD in canine inflammatory bowel disease at the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Dr Kathrani then completed a three year residency program in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University in July 2014, and is board certified in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Kathrani started her residency program at Nutrition Support Service in August 2014. Her fields of interest include the role of nutrition in management of patients with gastrointestinal disease and obesity.
Sarah Wilson, DVM - Resident I
Dr. Sarah Wilson earned her veterinary degree from from St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman, British West Indies in 2013 after completing her clinical rotations at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Wilson then completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She continued on as a clinical associate in small animal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine until she began her residency program at the Nutrition Support Service in August 2015. Her fields of interest include nutritional management of urinary and kidney disease, as well as nutritional management of dermatological diseases.
Dawn Cauthen, BS
Nutrition Service Technician
Dawn has been working with animals in a clinical setting for more than 30 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in zoology from UC Davis. She has worked at UC Davis for over 25 years, with 18 of those years spent at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dawn has been the Nutrition Support Service Technician since June 2006.