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Meet our doctors.

Every one of our doctors has been hand-selected for their knowledge, care, and compassion. Their passion for equine health is remarkable and they truly desire to be a trusted partner for our clients.

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Langdon Fielding

DVM, MBA, DACVECC, DACVSMR

Dr. Fielding grew up in Mill Valley, CA and his first job was at Miwok Stables in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He led guided trail rides...

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Catherine Jacobs

DVM

Catherine Jacobs has been at Loomis Basin for nearly 15 years. She grew up outside Philadelphia riding in pony club and fox hunting, as well...

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Diana Stolba

DVM

Dr. Diana Stolba is a Sacramento native who received her bachelor’s degree at UC Davis in Animal Science. She decided to become a...

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Jason Errico

DVM, DACVS

Dr. Errico is a California native who received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and attended veterinary school at UC Davis...

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Diane Rhodes

DVM, DACVIM

Diane is originally from the Bay Area. She discovered her love for horses after her family moved to the Belgian countryside when she...

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Eduardo De La Cruz

DVM

All my life I have admired the beauty, power, and versatility of horses. My dear uncle, Jorge De La Cruz, was instrumental in exposing me to such...

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Jennifer Mayer

VMD, DACVECC

After accompanying her mother, a human physician, to regular weekend rounds at the children’s hospital, Jennifer decided she wanted to...

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Liz Howard

DVM

Dr. Liz Howard grew up in southern Oregon and owned and loved a menagerie of small animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits...

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Grace Monmaney

DVM

Dr. Monmaney is a Northern California native who spent her early years in Petaluma, Foresthill, and Auburn. She has been 'horse crazy' as...

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Emma Deane

DVM, DACVECC, CVMA, IVCA Certified

Dr. Deane is originally from the Bay Area, growing up in Sunnyvale and Half Moon Bay, she started her interest in horses at a young age, participating...

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Kayla Ross

DVM

A love for horses runs in her family. Her Mom grew up riding horses and her Uncle owned a dude ranch in Colorado. After plenty of pony rides at...

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Sarah Mercer-Bowyer

DVM

Dr. Mercer grew up in a tiny town in New Jersey and caught the pony bug at a young age. She credits her grandfather’s love of horse racing and her...

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Kaitlyn Coyes

DVM

Growing up in California’s central valley, Dr. Kaitlyn Coyes’ passion for working with animals began at a young age when she would....

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Katie Schilling

DVM

Dr. Katie Schilling was enrolled in a riding summer camp and has been in love with horses ever since. She spent time growing up in...

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Jessica Bouton

DVM

Dr. Jessica Bouton grew up in Riverside, California but her passion for horses began when she started her undergraduate education at the...

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Madeline Courville

DVM, IVCA Certified

Dr. Courville was born and raised in San Jose. She spent most of her childhood at the barn before pursuing an undergraduate degree in...

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JoAnna Faircloth

DVM

JoAnna grew up on a small Thoroughbred farm on the eastern shore of Maryland where she spent nearly every spare hour after school...

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Ari Merari

DVM

Dr. Merari was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She caught the pony bug as a young girl and spent all her summers at horse camp, which...

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Dustin Dennis

DVM, MS, DVSc, CVMA

Dustin grew up in Southern California, first learning to ride in Los Angeles. In the late 90s, Dustin and his family moved to San Diego, and...

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Mika Fredrickson

DVM

Mika was born on the East Coast but spent the majority of her childhood in Redwood City, California. She started riding when she...

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Coral White

DVM

Dr. White was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. She has competed in rodeos since she was 5 years old, which has fueled...

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Alexandria Bridges

DVM

Dr. Bridges was raised in northeast Florida, where she grew up riding on the beach and competing in dressage. A large part of her...

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Rebecca (Becky) Gilday

DVM, DACVS-LA

Dr. Becky Gilday is originally Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She competed a Bachelor of Arts in English and French Language and...

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Lindsay Knott

DVM

Dr. Lindsay Knott is originally from Long Island, New York. She is a life-long “horse girl”, breaking, training, and competing with...

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Tessa Van Diest

DVM

Dr. Van Diest grew up in Pacific, Washington and developed a love for horses after being introduced to them at a young age by her grandfather. Throughout the years, Tessa’s horse experience has expanded from backcountry trail rides to riding hunter/jumpers and later to working with racehorses. She completed her undergraduate studies in Equine Sciences at Colorado State University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Tessa’s primary clinical interests include emergency and critical care, neonatology, and lameness.

Brooke Niederhauser

DVM

Dr. Niederhauser was born in Colorado and grew up on her family’s cattle ranch in both the Colorado mountains and the California foothills. When not working on the ranch, she competed in rodeo and always enjoyed being around cattle and horses. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and her DVM from Colorado State University. Her primary clinical interests include sports medicine, lameness, and emergency medicine.

Aya Omar

DVM

Dr. Omar was born in Kentucky, but spent a large portion of her childhood in her Mother's home country of Croatia. Her passion for animals was first fostered by her grandfather, who never met a creature he did not admire. She then developed a love for horses while working summers at the Kentucky Horse Park. Dr. Omar obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology and Animal Science from the University of Kentucky and received her veterinary degree from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary clinical interests include Global Health, Epidemiology, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

Mario Tellez

DVM

Dr. Tellez was born and raised as a charro (Mexican Cowboy). He grew up riding horses and bulls, trick-roping, and helping his father train horses. Veterinary medicine was his most natural carreer choice. He’s originally from a small town on the outskirts of San Diego. He completed his undergraduate degree of Animal Science at UC Davis and DVM at Western University of Health Sciences. Mario’s primary clinical interests are internal medicine, neurology, and lameness and sports medicine.

Chelsea Fishenfeld

DVM

Dr. Fishenfeld grew up as a working student at a barn in San Juan Capistrano, California helping ride anything from off the track thoroughbreds to green auction ponies.
She received her Bachelors in Animal Science at California Polytechnic University, Pomona where she was President of her Intercollegiate Equestrian team. She earned her DVM at Western University of Health Sciences, where she received the California Thoroughbred Scholarship & the Clinical Excellence Award in Large Animal Internal Medicine.
Her professional interests include lameness, chiropractic, endocrinology, and ambulatory internal medicine.

Meet our consulting specialists.

Nick-Faber

Nick Faber | Ophthalmology
DVM - DACVO

horse vet

Sarah Puchalski | Radiology
DVM - DACVR

Andrea-Cannon

Andrea Cannon | Dermatology
DVM - DACVD

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