Meet Our Team


Carrie J. Finno, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM (LA)

(530) 752-2739

Dr. Carrie Finno is an equine internist who received her DVM from the University of Minnesota (UMN) in 2004. She completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at UMN in 2005 and then went on to complete a three-year residency in large animal internal medicine at UC Davis, culminating in board-certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Finno elected to pursue a career in equine genetic research, with a strong focus on neuromuscular disease, and obtained her Ph.D. in 2012 from UC Davis. In addition to her role as Director at Center for Equine Health, Dr. Finno is an Associate Professor and Associate Researcher in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction.

Administrative Staff

Kaylie Kingston

Management Services Officer
(530) 754-7572

Jaclyn R. Urzua

Business Officer
(530) 752-6433

Amy Young
Amy Young

Equine Outreach Manager
(530) 752-9054

Animal Care Staff

Tatiana Viau, DVM

Animal Resource Manager
(530) 752-2073

Ashley Tafoya

Animal Health Technician II
(530) 752-6433



Grace Angelos

Animal Health Technician II
(530) 752-6433

Jennifer Struble

Animal Health Technician II
(530) 752-6433


Dawne Roper

Animal Health Technician III, CEM Quarantine Lead
(530) 752-6433

Kaci Hume

Animal Health Technician II
(530) 752-6433

Animal Technicians


Photo of CEH grounds crew

Our wonderful crew, consisting of (L to R) Sergio Lopez-Arreola, Guillermo Gamez, Devin Roberts, Jose Cabrera, Jose 'JJ' Cisneros, and Oscar Quezada, work hard to keep our stalls, barns and grounds clean and neat and our horses well fed.

Emeriti Directors

Claudia Sonder, DVM
Gregory Ferraro
Gregory Ferraro, DVM
John Pascoe
John Pascoe, BVSc, Ph.D.
David Wilson
David Wilson, BVMS, M.S.
John Hughes
John Hughes, DVM
Humphrey Knight, DVM