Emergency Veterinarians

Our professional team of veterinarians will care for your animal companion with the highest standards and compassion. They are available in times of need when the family veterinarian is unavailable or your pet requires emergency care. Our veterinarians play a supportive role in making sure that the family and family veterinarian are well informed and actively participating in decisions made for the pet’s care.




Stacey Gillis, DVM

Medical Director

 Education:
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine

 Dr. Stacey Gillis is originally from San Jose, CA where she grew up until moving to Davis, CA in 1989 to       attend the University of California, Davis.  She received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife and               Fisheries Biology and graduated from UC Davis school of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM in 1995 with       Phi Zeta honors.

  Dr. Gillis worked in general practice for 2 years until purchasing Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital in   1997 with her business partner. She continued to work in general practice until the hospital transitioned   to an emergency hospital in 1999 and where she remains practicing exclusively emergency and critical   care since 2000 and serves as the Medical Director.

  She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society as well as the American   Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association.

She has four children, two girls and two boys, who range in age from teens to young adults. Her hobbies include spending time on her small family farm, trail running and racing bicycles.

 


 


Amy Furtado, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

 Education:
 California State University, Sacramento – B.A. Biology; minor in Chemistry
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine

 Dr. Amy Furtado graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. degree in Biology, minor in   Chemistry in 1996. She continued on at the University of California, Davis where she graduated with her DVM in   2000.  On July 1, 2000, Dr. Furtado joined Pet Emergency Center and has been an emergency veterinarian ever   since.

 She enjoys all forms of emergency and critical care but has a professional interest in traumatic wound care,   cytology, hematology and endocrine diseases. Dr. Furtado is also a member of the Veterinary Emergency and   Critical Care Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the California Veterinary Medical Association.

Read more about Dr. Amy Furtado.

 


Debbie Hench, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

DrHench Education:
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine

 Dr. Debbie Hench has been an emergency veterinarian at Pet Emergency Center since 2004 and where she has   spent her entire 12 years of her veterinary career. She graduated in 2000 from the University of California Davis,   with highest honors, receiving a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior. She finished up with her DVM from   Davis in 2004 as a member of the Phi Zeta Lambda Honor Society.

 She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the California Veterinary Medical   Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and toxicology.

Read more about Dr. Debbie Hench.

 


Sarah Whitley, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

 Education:
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine

 Dr. Sarah Whitley has been working as an emergency veterinarian at Pet Emergency Center since   2006.  She graduated from the University of California Davis, with honors, receiving a B.S. in   Animal Science with equine specialization in 2000. She graduated from the University of California   Davis with a D.V.M in 2006 as part of the Phi Zeta Honor Society.

 She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society as well as the California   Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Whitley has a passion for emergency and critical care and feels   that the Pet Emergency Center is where she is meant to be.  She loves practicing with a staff and   other doctors that share her passion for high quality emergency care.

 Read more about Dr. Sarah Whitley.

 


Amy Brown, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

DrBrown Education:
 University of California, Davis – B.S. Physiology
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine

 Member of:
 Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
 American Veterinary Medical Association

 

 



Tracy Stein, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

 Education:
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine
 University of California, Davis – B.S. Animal Science, Masters Degree in Animal Science

 Dr. Tracy Stein was born in Los Angeles and grew up in San Diego, moving to Davis in   1995.  The thought of becoming a veterinarian has been top of mind since she was 8 years   old.  She remembers having a parent come to her classroom to discuss what a veterinarian   did and vividly remember the abdominal radiographs that showed a dog had eaten a rock.     At that young age, she knew she wanted to be able to help animals and found her passion and drive to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

Originally, Dr. Stein joined Pet Emergency Center as a technician in 2000 and rejoined the practice in 2009 as an Associate Veterinarian, with a temporary relocation to Minnesota (2011-2014) to support her husband through a veterinary surgical residency.   Dr. Stein’s true passion is emergency medicine, and working with such a strong team to provide exceptional care for the pets that visit the hospital.

Read more about Dr. Tracy Stein.

 


Lisa LaChioma, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

 Education:
 University of California, Davis – School of Veterinary Medicine
 Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo – B.S. Microbiology

 Dr. Lisa LaChioma was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the Loomis area.  She   graduated from Del Oro High School, Class of 1996 and then attended Cal Poly San Luis   Obispo where she graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2001.

 Dr. LaChioma went on to attend University of California, Davis where she graduated in 2005   as a large animal interest veterinarian. She joined the US Army Veterinary Corps, where she   worked as an intern with military working dogs at Lackland Air Force Base. She then worked   at the DODMWD center for 1 year and soon transferred to Fort Hood where she was a   founding member of the deployable unit, the 28th Veterinary Medical Detachment.

She began working with Pet Emergency Center in 2011 as a relief veterinarian and fell in love with emergency medicine. Soon after, was working with Mueller Pet Medical Center until coming on full time at Pet Emergency Center in September 2016.

She has found her match, as medicine has always intrigued her and she loves to be able to help people though rough times and help people share the bond with their pet.

Read more about Dr. Lisa LaChioma.