Josh Stern

Dr. Josh Stern

Associate Dean for Veterinary Medical Center Operations
Chief Veterinary Medical Officer

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Leadership and oversight of Veterinary Medical Center clinical operations, policy development, strategic planning, licensure, committee activities, academic personnel management, facilities, clinical training programs, and promotion of clinical activities through public relations, outreach and development activity.  (530) 752-2957


Joy Hoover, MBAJoy Hoover, MBA

Hospital Administrator

The Hospital Administrator has direct fiscal and operational management responsibility for all non-academic services, balancing business operations with providing support for the VMTH clinical teaching and service activities. The Hospital Administrator is the VMTH's executive liaison to the SVM and campus units. (530) 752-9965


Dr. Kate HopperDr. Kate Hopper

Director of Small Animal Clinic
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Provides oversight for day-to-day operations in the small animal hospital including patient care, client, staff and clinician concerns. Participates in clinical service management, development of hospital policies and hospital outreach activities. (530) 752-1393


Bret McNabbDr. Bret McNabb

Director of Large Animal Clinic
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Provide leadership to faculty, residents, staff and students of the Large Animal Clinic to ensure that clients and patients receive cutting-edge care while training tomorrow’s large animal veterinarians and specialists. (530) 752-1393


Dr. Jane SykesDr. Bill Vernau

Associate Director of Laboratory Services
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Leadership and oversight of the Veterinary Medical Center diagnostic laboratory services. Work in concert with the laboratory manager and the research and development analyst to optimize service provision, develop policy and SOPs and oversee instrumentation, QA / QC and management of laboratory personnel. (530) 754-7162


Traci ZalaskyTraci Zalasky

Manager of Client Services 

Responsible for the management of our client services team, overseeing and maintaining  excellent customer relations.  Works with administration for quality improvements for the hospital for positive change to benefit clients. (530) 752-1867


Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams

Hospital Executive Officer

Manages and oversees resident training, student programs, administrative support, visitors program and tour program. Primary communication resource and liaison for the Director's Office, School of Veterinary Medicine Dean's Office and departments. (530) 752-9963


Rob WarrenRob Warren

Communications and Marketing Officer

Leads public outreach initiatives of the hospital, including referring veterinarian communications, creation of marketing collateral, public and media relations, production of special events, and maintenance of website and social media. Works closely with SVM and campus communications teams to keep VMTH at forefront of university communications efforts. (530) 400-6838