William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Faculty - Staff

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Andrea J. Fascetti, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN (Chief of Service)

Professor - Nutrition
Dr. Fascetti graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she completed an internship and medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. She holds a doctoral degree in nutrition from the University of California, Davis. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Dr. Fascetti is currently a Professor of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis. She is also the service chief for the Nutrition Support Service in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of California, Davis. Her current research interests are trace mineral and amino acid metabolism in dogs and cats, improvement of pet foods and carnivore nutrition. 

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Jennifer A. Larsen, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Associate Professor - Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Larsen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal Science and a Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. She completed one year in local private practice before accomplishing a clinical nutrition residency at UCD. In 2007, Dr. Larsen attained Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and completed a PhD in Nutritional Biology in 2008. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis and does clinical nutritional consulting through the VMTH Nutrition Support Service.

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Kayo Kanakubo, BVSc

Resident II - Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Kanakubo graduated from Kitasato University School of Veterinary Medicine in Aomori, Japan in 2006 and completed her internship at Azabu University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan in 2007. She then finished her training in radiation oncology at Azabu University, and practiced both at a private practice and at the Azabu University. Dr. Kanakubo finished her internship in Hemodialysis/ Nephrology Program at the University of California, Davis in 2013. Dr. Kanakubo started her residency program at Nutrition Support Service in 2013. Her fields of interest include the role of nutrition in management of patients with kidney disease and cancer.

Aarti Kathrani, BVetMed (Hons), PhD, DACVIM, MRCVS

Resident I - Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Kathrani graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK in 2006 and completed her rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College in 2007. She finished her PhD in canine inflammatory bowel disease at the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Dr Kathrani then completed a three year residency program in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University in July 2014. Dr. Kathrani started her residency program at Nutrition Support Service in August 2014. Her fields of interest include the role of nutrition in management of patients with gastrointestinal disease and obesity.

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Dawn Cauthen, BS

Nutrition Service Technician
Dawn has been working with animals in a clinical setting for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis. She has worked at UC Davis for over 25 years, with 18 of those years spent at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dawn has been the Nutrition Support Service Technician since June, 2006.