Faculty / Staff

FACULTY

Photo: Amy S. Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS – Section Head

Amy S. Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS - Chief of Service

Dr. Amy Kapatkin is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and she specializes in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kapatkin graduated from the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation in the Philippines in 1981. After graduation from veterinary school, she entered private practice in general small animal medicine for four years. Dr. Kapatkin then completed a rotating internship and small animal surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City from 1986 - 1990. After her specialty training, she stayed on as a staff member at the Animal Medical Center. In 1996, Dr. Kapatkin accepted a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, she came to UC Davis as an Associate Professor, and during that time, completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Research. She is now a Full Professor. Her areas of interest include clinical orthopedic research using kinetics and kinematics. Dr. Kapatkin is interested in evidenced-based medicine, and she participates within the Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory with biomechanical studies. Dr. Kapatkin is an AO Faculty member and she teaches the AO Orthopedic courses nationally and internationally.

Photo: Po-Yen Chou

Po-Yen Chou, BVM, MVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Po-Yen Chou received his veterinary degree from National Taiwan University in 2003, where he stayed and completed a combined Master's degree and small animal surgery residency from 2004 to 2008. He then completed a small animal surgery fellowship at Michigan State University and his rotating internship and small animal surgical residency at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Dr. Chou joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2015. He is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Chou's areas of interest are minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, canine elbow disease and small animal trauma surgery.

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Barbro Filliquist, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), DECVS

Dr. Barbro Filliquist is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. She received her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2006. Upon graduation, Dr. Filliquist completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and returned to UC Davis to complete a small animal surgical residency from 2007-2010. Following her residency, Dr. Filliquist worked for two years in private practice in Washington State prior to moving to Sweden. During her time in Sweden, she worked at Evidensia Strömsholm Specialty Hospital. Dr Filliquist joined the Orthopedic Surgery Service at UC Davis in 2017. Dr. Filliquist’s areas of interest includes minimally invasive surgery, joint surgery, and the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine and prevention of surgical site infections.

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Denis J. Marcellin-Little, DEDV, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Marcellin-Little specializes in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Marcellin-Little graduated from the French veterinary school of Toulouse, France in 1988. He did an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, followed by a small animal surgery residency at North Carolina State University, where he was on the faculty from 1994 to 2017. Dr. Marcellin-Little's areas of interest include total joint replacement and the management of limb deformities. His research interests include biomodeling and the fabrication of custom orthopedic implants using metal 3D printing and other methods. Dr. Marcellin-Little is an AO faculty member who teaches at AO Orthopedic courses nationally and internationally.

RESIDENTS

Photo: Jeremy Fleming, DVM

Jeremy Fleming, DVM - Resident II

Dr. Jeremy Fleming obtained his BS and DVM degrees from Auburn University. In 2015, he participated in a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. After his rotating internship, Dr. Fleming started his residency in small animal surgery at UC Davis in 2016.

Photo: Erin Gibson, DVM

Erin Gibson, DVM - Resident I

Dr. Erin Gibson obtained her veterinary degree from UC Davis. Upon graduation, she participated in a one-year rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. Following completion of her internship, Dr. Gibson returned to UC Davis to begin a residency in small animal surgery in 2017.

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Maureen Griffin, DVM - Resident I

Dr. Maureen Griffin received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in 2012 and her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2016. Upon graduation, Dr. Griffin completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Following her rotating internship, Dr. Griffin returned to UC Davis to begin a residency in small animal surgery in 2017.

Photo: Rebecca Hersh-Boyle, DVM

Rebecca Hersh-Boyle, DVM - Resident II

Dr. Rebecca Hersh-Boyle obtained her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2015. During her clinical year, she completed the Colorado State University Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians training and certification course. Upon graduation, Dr. Hersh-Boyle participated in a one-year rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania where she concurrently became a teaching veterinarian for Penn at PAWS Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic. In 2016, Dr. Hersh-Boyle returned to UC Davis to begin a residency in small animal surgery.

Photo: Anna Massie, DVM

Anna Massie, DVM - Resident III

Dr. Anna Massie received her Bachelor's and veterinary degrees from the University of Illinois. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine at Purdue University and a surgical specialty internship at North Houston Veterinarian Specialists before starting her surgical residency at UC Davis in 2015. Dr. Massie won the 2016 American College of Veterinary Surgery “Poster Presentation” and the 2017 Boehringer Ingelheim “Veterinary Graduate Award” for her research in “Outcome of chronic nonunion fractures in dogs treated with rigid fixation, compression resistant matrix, and recombinant human bone morphogenic protein 2.”

Photo: Jeffrey Mitchell, DVM

Jeffrey Mitchell, DVM - Resident III

Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and his veterinary degree from Washington State University. Following graduation, he completed a rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine at Texas A&M University.

STAFF

Michele Callahan, RVT

Karen Haflinger, RVT

Alysia Hanes, RVT

Debbie Hill, RVT

Marni McChesney, RVT

Theresa Varland - Service Referral Coordinator