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
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
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.
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Debbie Hench, DVM
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.
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Sarah Whitley, DVM
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.
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Amy Brown, DVM
Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
American Veterinary Medical Association
Tracy Stein, DVM
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.
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Lisa LaChioma, DVM
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.
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