Our Personnel

Mehnaz (Chumkee) Aziz, DVM
Outreach Veterinarian

Katie Blancett

Katie Blancett
Animal Health Technician

Allison Cardona
California State Director

Andy with shelter dog

Andy Cowitt
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Dr. Cindi Delany with border collies

Cindi Delany, DVM
Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Director of Online Learning

Dr. Kate Hurley Director of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, with kitten

Kate Hurley, DVM
Program Director

Cindy Karsten, DVM, with pup on exam table

Cynthia (Cindy) Karsten, DVM
Director of Outreach

Stacy Kraus DVM

Stacy Kraus, DVM
Clinical Instructor, Student Training

Emily Leverentz with her pug, Biscuit

Emily Leverentz
Program Coordinator

Mandy and Morrie

Mandy Newkirk
Marketing and Communications Manager

Nadia Oseguera, California Program Manager

Nadia Oseguera
California Program Manager

Sarah Reiwitch in a red sweater and blue jeans, sitting amongst yellow flowers

Sarah Reiwitch
Maddie’s Million Pet Challenge Instructional Designer

Ivy Ruiz holding her dog

Ivy Ruiz
Outreach Specialist

Becky Stuntebeck, DVM

Becky Stuntebeck, DVM
Facility Design Veterinarian

KSMP Deputy Director Karol Tapias

Karol Tapias
Deputy Director

Chrissy Teuscher and friend

Chrissy Teuscher, RVT
Yolo County Animal Services

Dr. Denae Wagner and Zoie

Denae Wagner, DVM
Facility Design Veterinarian

Miranda Will
Maddie’s® Million Pet Challenge Learning Coordinator

Elise with Smore, the kitty

Elise Winn
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Other Support

Patty Pesavento, DVM, PhD, Affiliated Faculty

Jyothi Robertson, DVM, Shelter Medicine Resident Alumna 2011


Ann Therese “Tess” Kommedal, DVM , Shelter Medicine Resident Alumna 2009

Barbara Jones, DVM, MS, Shelter Medicine Resident Alumna 2008

Catherine (Katie) Mullin, VMD, MS, Shelter Medicine Resident Alumna 2008

Cristie Kamiya, DVM, Shelter Medicine Resident Alumna 2013

Sheila Segurson, DVM, DACVB, Shelter Medicine Resident Alumna 2005