Alumni Spotlight

Dr. Cindy Trice, DVM '04

Dr. Cindy Trice, a distinguished alumna of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, embodies the spirit of innovation, compassion, and entrepreneurialism within the field of veterinary medicine. Graduating in 2004, her journey since then has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to making a profound impact on both human and animal lives.

Alumni Spotlight - Ken Gorczyca

Dr. Ken Gorczyca, born an 'army brat' in Philadelphia, currently resides in California, sharing his time between the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County and San Francisco. As an active DVM, Ken gives his time and talent to many areas in the field. Some of which are considered non-traditional. Ken is a nature-based veterinary artist and social activist, an End-Of-Life Doula, a researcher in the healing power of the human-animal bond, and an advocate of integrating spirituality into the work of veterinary science.

Alumni Spotlight - Karen Whala

Dr. Karen Whala stands as a testament to the enduring spirit and the transformative power of passion. Born in Pasadena, California, to a modest African American family, Karen's humble beginnings never deterred her dreams. With early fascinations with animals, ranging from reptiles to goats, her childhood was filled with visits to petting zoos and memorable appearances at children’s birthday parties with her menagerie.