Dr. Tracy Stein was born in Los Angeles, but 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.
Dr. Stein received her Bachelor degree (Animal Science- 1998) and Master’s degree (Animal Science-2000) from UCD. She received her DVM degree from UCD – 2004 graduate. She then completed an equine internship at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center and then pursued a mixed animal practice in the Marysville/Lincoln area. Eventually, moved to owning her own equine ambulatory practice and practicing small animal medicine, part time.
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.
Her husband, Dr. Justin Uhl, is a board-certified veterinary surgeon, and they have two children together. Recently, they celebrated the birth of their second child and find themselves busy at home. Dr. Stein’s oldest daughter plays competitive soccer and is a straight A student, soon to be entering high school. Typically, they like to vacation together and when time allows, she loves to ride horses. Currently, the Stein household has 3 dogs (labrador, jack russel and chihuahua X) and a cat; they are constantly making her laugh and keeping everyone on their toes.