William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Faculty - Staff

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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. 

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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.

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Tammy J Owens, DVM

Clinical Nutrition Resident II
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.

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Kayo Kanakubo, DVM

Clinical Nutrition Resident I
Dr. Kanakubo graduated from Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine in Aomori, Japan in 2006 and completed her internship at Azabu University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan in 2007. She then finished her training in radiation oncology at Azabu University, and practiced both at a private practice and at the Azabu University. Dr. Kanakubo finished her internship in Hemodialysis/ Nephrology Program at the University of California, Davis in 2013. Dr. Kanakubo started her residency program at Nutrition Support Service in 2013. Her fields of interest include the role of nutrition in management of patients with kidney disease and cancer.

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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.