Faculty / Staff
Steven Hollingsworth, DVM, DACVO, Chief of Service, Associate Professor of Clinical Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dr. Hollingsworth received his BS in biology in 1976 and his DVM in 1980 from Purdue University. After 9 years in private practice, he completed a residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of California - Davis in 1992, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. Hollingsworth has served as a reviewer for a number of professional journals including Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Ophthalmology, and the American Journal of Veterinary Research.
David J. Maggs, BVSc (hons), DACVO, Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dr. Maggs received his veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1988 and then spent 5 years in mixed animal practices there and throughout Great Britain. He completed small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University and a research fellowship and comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri, where he remained on faculty before joining the University of California - Davis in December, 2000. He is author of Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, on the editorial board of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and Treasurer of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Maggs' special interests include ophthalmic surgery and infectious ocular disease, particularly feline herpesvirus.
Kathryn Good, DVM, DACVO, Assistant Clinical Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dr. Good received her BS in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and her DVM from the University of California-Davis in 1998. She then went on to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Florida. She returned to UC Davis in 1999 and completed a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology in 2002. Following her residency Dr. Good was an associate in a private ophthalmology practice for 6 years before returning as a clinical faculty member at UC Davis. Dr. Good has been a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Credentials Committee and a reviewer for professional journals including Veterinary Ophthalmology and Veterinary Medicine. Professional interests include all aspects of ophthalmic surgery and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.
Christopher Reilly, DVM, , MAS, Diplomate ACVP
Dr. Reilly is board certified in anatomic pathology, with a special interest in ophthalmic pathology. He received his DVM from The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2002, followed by a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. From there, he completed a fellowship in comparative ocular pathology with Dr. Dick Dubielzig at the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin at UW, Madison. He received his anatomic pathology training at UC Davis followed by a 1 year stint working in corporate diagnostics before returning to UC Davis in October of 2008. He is currently initiating a mail-in ocular pathology service for area veterinarians and ophthalmologists, and will be getting involved in glaucoma research with the UC Medical and Veterinary Schools. At UC Davis, he is active in training residents and 4th year veterinary students in pathology, as well as holding joint rounds with the Ophthalmology Service at the VMTH. When not immersed in ocular pathology, Dr. Reilly enjoys playing the drums, listening to music, and his dog, Morgan.
Christopher Murphy, DVM, PhD, DACVO
Dr. Murphy has appointments as a professor of comparative ophthalmology in the School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, and in the School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. Dr. Murphy is investigating: 1) modulation of cell behaviors by biophysical cues, with relevance to the design of improved cell culture ware, surgical implants and understanding disease processes; 2) development of improved organ preservation media, by which to markedly extend the length of time an intact organ can be stored; 3) engineering-inspired approaches to "engineer" a wound bed to promote healing; 4) optical performance in animals that evolved in response to challenging environmental conditions
Sara M. Thomasy, DVM, PhD, DACVO, Vision Researcher
Dr. Thomasy received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from the University of California - Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010. Dr. Thomasy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology and served as a reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science and Veterinary Ophthalmology. She is currently a Vision Researcher in the Murphy-Russell Laboratory and her research interests include corneal wound healing, glaucoma, ocular pharmacology, and antiviral therapy for the management of feline herpesvirus.
Ann R. Strom, DVM, Resident III
Dr. Strom received her veterinary degree from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2010 and completed her Master’s Thesis on canine glaucoma at the University of Zurich, Switzerland the same year. She then went on to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada prior to beginning her residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at University of California - Davis in 2011. Her professional interests include all aspects of ophthalmic disease and surgery, advanced diagnostic imaging and comparative vision research.
Tomo Wiggans, DVM, Resident II
Dr. Wiggans graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University followed by a research fellowship in ophthalmology and shelter medicine. Dr. Wiggans began his ophthalmology residency in August 2012. His current interests include ocular manifestations of systemic disease, ocular neoplasia and infectious disease. Outside of work, Dr. Wiggans enjoys hiking, backpacking, photography, and artisan breadmaking and cheesemaking. At home, he has two cats, Oliver and Kaya, and two dogs, Gemma and Izzy..
Lionel Sebbag, DVM, Resident II
Dr. Sebbag graduated from the National Veterinary College of Toulouse (France) in 2011. He then went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University. He is currently doing research on antiviral use in cats infected with herpesvirus, as well as evaluation of tear quality in cats. Other interests include corneal disease and microsurgery. In his free time, Dr. Sebbag enjoys playing sports (tennis, basketball, soccer), listening to music and playing the guitar.
Brian Leonard, DVM, Resident I
Dr. Brian Leonard simultaneously received his veterinary degree and PhD from the University of California, Davis, in 2012. His PhD focused on the expression, activity and genetic differences of antimicrobial peptides in the dog. He went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to beginning his residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis in 2013. His professional interests include ocular surface disease, advanced diagnostic imaging, and microsurgery. In his free time, Dr. Leonard enjoys hiking, camping and playing guitar. At home, he and his wife take care of their menagerie of two dogs, two cats and three turtles.
Kimberly Berry, RVT, Ophthalmology Coordinator
Kimberly had worked in small animal private practices from 1999 to 2001. She became registered as a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) in 2002. From 2001 to 2006 she worked in 2 private specialty practices, one in the Bay Area and one in the Sacramento area, dividing time between emergency & critical care and orthopedic surgery. Kimberly has been with the Ophthalmology service at the VMTH since January 2005. In her free time she enjoys collecting 1/6” fashion dolls & 1/12” scale miniatures.
Heather Madrid, RVT, Ophthalmology Technician
Heather attended Consumnes River college, graduating in 2009 with an Associate in Science degree. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in August of 2009. Heather worked in a mixed animal private practice from June 2007 until she joined the Ophthalmology Service at UC Davis in March of 2010. In her free time she enjoys camping, wakeboarding and spending time with her family and animals.