Faculty / Staff


Photo: Ghislaine Dujovne, DVM, MS, DACT

Ghislaine Dujovne, DVM, MS, DACT - Chief of Service

Dr. Ghislaine Dujovne is originally from Santiago, Chile and earned her DVM degree from Universidad de Chile in 2004. Following veterinary school, she worked for four years in private practice at several thoroughbred breeding farms and stud farms in Chile. During that time, she maintained continuing education and teaching by participating in an Animal Reproduction Diploma (Universidad de Chile) and assisting with labs and courses for two veterinary schools in Santiago.  In 2008, Dr. Dujovne moved to the United States to continue her reproduction specialization, completing a residency in theriogenology at the University of Auburn, practicing on many species. While at Auburn, she earned a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree, and became a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. Following her residency, Dr. Dujovne accepted a clinician position in the theriogenology service at Auburn. She has been with UC Davis since June 2012.

Photo: Janice Cain, DVM - Staff Veterinarian

Janice Cain, DVM, DACVIM - Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Janice Cain earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1984, and completed a residency in small animal internal medicine in 1987. She became board certified in internal medicine in 1989. Dr. Cain worked as a consultant internist for a large group of veterinary hospitals in Northern California from 1987 - 1994. Since then, she has been the staff internist at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center in San Ramon. For 29 years, Dr. Cain developed an extremely busy theriogenology practice, managing more than 350 breedings per year. Typical procedures on a daily basis include: fertility and breeding management consultation; ovulation timing; insemination of fresh, chilled or frozen semen by vaginal, transcervical intrauterine (endoscopic) and surgical intrauterine insemination; semen collection for analysis, chilled shipment and freezing; evaluation and treatment of prostatic disease, uterine disease, vaginal disease, mammary disease, and other disorders of the genitourinary tract; pregnancy diagnosis and management; neonatology; and C-sections.

Photo: Autumn Davidson, DVM, DACVIM - Staff Veterinarian

Autumn P. Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Autumn P. Davidson obtained her BS and MS at the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in wildlife ecology and management. Dr. Davidson is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University, and a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She became board certified in internal medicine in 1992. Dr. Davidson is a clinical associate at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. Her clinical interests include small animal reproduction and infectious disease. She has been affiliated with the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1991. Additionally, Dr. Davidson practices at Pet Care Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa, a private referral practice, and Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic in Three Rivers California, where she receives both internal medicine and reproduction cases. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Davidson served as the Director of the San Rafael veterinary clinic at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., overseeing the health care of 1000 puppies whelped annually, as well as a breeding colony of 350 and approximately 400 dogs in training. Dr. Davidson served on the board of directors for the Society for Theriogenology from 1996-1999, and the Institute for Genetic Disease Control from 1990-2002. Dr. Davidson consults with the Smithsonian Institution National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. concerning theriogenology and internal medicine. She has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters, and is a well known international speaker on the topics of small animal theriogenology and infectious disease. She has traveled the world working with cheetahs, ring tailed lemurs, and giant pandas in the field. Dr. Davidson was the 2003 recipient of the Hill's Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award, which recognizes an individual who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service or by furthering humane principles, education and understanding. Dr. Davidson has been a breeder and exhibitor of Labrador Retrievers since 1972; she enjoys competing in conformation events and hunts tests. She also owns and enjoys working with Border Collies at home.


Photo: Daniela Orellana

Daniela Orellana, DVM - Resident I

Dr. Daniela Orellana obtained her veterinary degree from National University of Colombia in Bogota, Colombia, and she completed his clinical year training at Liege University (Belgium) and National University of Colombia (Colombia). Upon graduation, she participated in a one-year rotating internship and Masters at Liege University in Liege, Belgium. Dr. Orellana then worked as a field veterinarian in her hometown, Colombia before beginning her theriogenology residency at UC Davis in 2017.