We are an innovative, six doctor, veterinary group utilizing state of the art technology and offering cutting edge services.
Dr. Jennifer Elmahdy has been working in the Central San Joaquin Valley for over eight years. Specialties include milk quality, record analysis and reproductive exam using ultrasonography. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1999 with a degree in Animal Science. Then she worked in Tulare for a year at the UC Davis Teaching and Research Center. From Tulare she went to the University of California, Davis for veterinary school graduating in 2004.
Hernan grew up in Buenos Aires Argentina. He studied Veterinary Medicine, with food animal emphasis in Argentina at the National University of Central Buenos Aires Province, graduating 1999. After working as a private practitioner in the southwest region of the Buenos Aires prov. for 2 years, he accepted an internship position at Kansas State University, on the agricultural practices section. Later he went on to a recidency at the University of California Davis, on the Herd Health and Reproduction department. As part of the recidency he completed a Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Later he worked as a dairy practitioner in the Central San Joaquin Valley. While practicing, he has become proficient at both rectal palpation and rectal ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy; down to 30 days with ultrasound, as well as fetal sexing using ultrasound, and reproductive synchronization programs. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Katie Jackson was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina – also known as a “southern slice of heaven”. Her family has roots in Vermont, where she was exposed to cows and became passionate about the dairy industry. She attended North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for animal science and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. During her undergraduate career she was very active in the dairy science program, worked at a local dairy and conducted her own dairy research project while also assisting with several other agricultural extension initiatives. Her increasing interest in bovine reproduction, mastitis and milk quality prompted her to pursue food animal medicine. She recently earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is eager to make the move to California with her husband, Gavin and their two dogs.
Jacob grew up in rural Idaho working on a 100-150 beef cow operation (cow-calf) for over 10 years. He has always been an avid outdoorsman and enjoys almost all outdoor and sporting activities. During his undergraduate education at the University of Idaho, he majored in animal science, w/ an emphasis in ruminant nutrition. Upon graduation from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 he began working as a dairy practitioner in the Central Valley. While practicing, he has become proficient at both rectal palpation and rectal ultrasound to diagnose pregnancy; down to 30 days with ultrasound. Interests continued and developed over his time in practice include: ruminant nutrition, fetal sexing using ultrasound, and reproductive synchronization programs.
Joel grew up in southern Florida. He began working in the dairy industry as a milker on a 1,000 cow dairy. After earning an Animal Science degree from the University of Florida, he worked on a 3,000 milking cow dairy for about two years. At this dairy, he worked in the hospital barn, calf rearing, feeding, and springer facilities. After leaving the dairy, he attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Since 2004, he worked for a mixed animal practice in the Central Valley where he focused his time on reproductive palpation/ultrasound, dairy employee training schools, surgeries, and record analysis. He is excited to now join a dairy exclusive practice and looks forward to continuing to help the local dairy community.
Dr. Jenny Brinson was raised in a small town in western Montana. She attended Washington State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2011. During her time at WSU, she was actively involved in a student run dairy co-op, working at the WSU dairy, and Dairy Challenge. She continued on to veterinary school at WSU with a dairy emphasis and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Her special interests include calf and heifer management, herd health, cattle handling, and ultrasonography. She has been practicing in the central valley for over a year and is very excited to continue her career with DVS.