CE Specialist Vet Med

CE Specialist Vet Med

UC ANR has over 150 Cooperative Extension (CE) Specialists located at UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Riverside. The CE Specialists focus on applied research and extension in several areas including animal agriculture, environment and natural resource management and 4-H youth programs.

The list below provides information on CE specialists who are faculty members within the school of veterinary medicine.


Roselle (Rosie) Busch

Roselle (Rosie) Busch

DVM
Assistant Professor in Cooperative Extension
Sheep & Goat Herd Health & Production
Office: 4011 Vet Med 3B 
 
Faculty webpage
 
Dr. Roselle (Rosie) Busch recently joined the Vet Med Extension team! Her research and extension focuses on Sheep & Goat Herd Health and Production. Dr. Busch received her BS in Animal Science and her DVM from the University of California, Davis.  She then became an Associate Veterinarian at the Ausaymas Veterinary Service in San Benito County.  Dr. Busch completed her residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of California Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis and continued on as a Staff Veterinarian.  Dr. Busch was a Veterinarian Specialist at the California Department of Food & Agriculture in the Antimicrobial Use & Stewardship program. Through relationship building within various small ruminant industries she hopes to elucidate which aspects of management systems optimize animal health while encouraging production efficiency and long-term resilience. 

Fernanda C. Ferreira

Fernanda C. Ferreira

DVM, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor in Cooperative Extension Herd Health and Management Economics
Office: Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center
18830 Rd 112, Tulare, CA
Phone: (559) 688-1731 ext. 222
E-mail: fcferreira@ucdavis.edu

Faculty webpage

 

Fernanda C. Ferreira was recently hired as the Herd Health and Management Economics Cooperative Extension Specialist. She got her DVM and MS degrees in Brazil, where she also worked for the private industry and the government for 8 years before coming to the US to obtain her PhD. During her PhD, she worked with Dr. Albert De Vries at University of Florida, and her work focused on the economic impact of management decisions such as heat abatement and embryo transfer technologies. At UC Davis, she plans to use analytics and quantitative methods to address current and future problems related to food animal production, focusing on the economic opportunities and impacts of herd health and management strategies, animal welfare, environmental stewardship, and precision technologies. She is passionate about extension and the opportunity to translate research outcomes to improve the livelihood of food animals and farmers.

Gaby Maier

Gaby Maier

DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, PhD

Assistant Professor in Cooperative Extension
Beef Cattle Herd Health & Production
Office: 4203 Vet Med 3B
Phone: (530) 754 0886
Email: gumaier@ucdavis.edu
 

Faculty Webpage      UC ANR Beef Cattle Website     Twitter:@GabyMaier6


Dr. Gaby Maier’s research and extension focuses on addressing the challenges for California’s beef cattle industry. Her interests are in infectious disease epidemiology and defining best practices for judicious use of antimicrobials and anthelmintics, mitigating the difficulties of adequate mineral supplementation and the development of herd health programs tailored to the needs of California beef cattle herds.

Emmanuel Okello

Emmanuel Okello

BVM, MS, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Cooperative Extension
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Office: 18830 Road 112, Tulare

 

Phone: (559) 556 4261
Email: eokello@ucdavis.edu
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/ASP/

Faculty Webpage     Twitter: @EmmanOkello

 

Pramod Pandey

Pramod Pandey

4021 Vet Med 3B
Department of Population Health and Reproduction
University of California at Davis, CA
Phone: 530-752-0615 (office), 530-219-6286 (work cell)
Email: pkpandey@ucdavis.edu

Faculty webpage     www.pramodpandey.com


Dr. Pramod Pandey’s research and extension focus is multidisciplinary with respect to the environment, and waste treatment engineering systems  Specific areas of research include developing improved methods for on-farm poultry carcass disposal in order to mitigate the presence of pathogenic organisms such as Salmonella and E. coli. In addition, Dr. Pandey is working in the watersheds associated with Yosemite National Park in order to understand the variability of pathogens such as E. coli in the water column and bed sediment of recreational streams.

Alda Pires

Alda Pires

Urban Agriculture & Food Safety Specialist, DVM, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM
Associate Professor in Cooperative Extension
Department of Population Health & Reproduction
Email: apires@ucdavis.edu

Faculty webpage     UC ANR Small Farms and Urban Agriculture Website


Dr. Pires’ research and extension focus is focused on food safety issues unique to small-scale farms including integrated farms that grow livestock/poultry and crops on the same land.  With respect to food safety, science based best practices are poorly understood.  Dr. Peres’s research and outreach work focuses on characterizing the unique features of these systems and identifying mitigation strategies to reduce food safety risks in both food animals and crops. Current areas of research include microbial monitoring of various pathogenic organisms including Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter in produce and livestock species. Understanding the prevalence and survivability of these food-borne pathogens on these mixed-crop livestock farms is integral toward ensuring the production of safe agricultural products (animal products and produce) from the growing number of California’s small farms, protecting the public’s health, and educating local communities on the varied safety issues surrounding their food supply.

Maurice Pitesky

Maurice Pitesky

Assistant Director, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM
Poultry Health and Food Safety Epidemiology
4007 Vet Med 3B
Email: mepitesky@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 219-1407 (cell), (530) 752-3215 (office)

Faculty Webpage     UC ANR Poultry Website     Pitesky on ResearchGate


Maurice Pitesky research and extension focus is on poultry health and food safety epidemiology. Specifically, Dr. Pitesky’s research and extension focus are focused in three major areas: 1) Using “traditional” epidemiological techniques and GIS and spatial statistics to understand how avian diseases move in time and space. 2) Using novel statistical and epidemiological approaches to identify food safety risks from farm to fork.  3)  Gaining a better understanding of non-conventional commercial poultry production with respect to environmental sustainability, poultry heath, and food safety.  Among other projects, Dr. Pitesky is currently working on a 3 year project focused on using “next generation radar”, Landsat satellite imaging and resource selection models to better understand wild waterfowl movements in the Central Valley of California in order to better inform the California poultry industry about the risk of avian influenza.

Noelia Silva-del-Rio

Noelia Silva-del-Rio

LV, PhD
Email: nsilvadelrio@vmtrc.ucdavis.edu

ANR faculty webpage   Dairy Herd Health, Production Medicine and Food Safety


Dr. Noelia Silva del Rio’s research and extension focus is on dairy production and food safety.  Within this topic area current research includes treatment and management solutions for subclinical hypocalcemia such as dietary cation-anion diets and oral Calcium supplementation in post-partum cows.  In addition, Dr. Silva-del-Rio is working with the California dairy industry to better identify how dairies evaluate sick cows in order to optimize judicious use of antibiotics. 

Martin Smith

Martin Smith

MS, EdD
Youth Literacy 
Phone: (530) 752-6894
UC Davis campus
mhsmith@ucdavis.edu

Faculty Webpage     Youth Scientific Literacy


Dr. Martin Smith’s research and extension focus emphasizes interdisciplinary curriculum development that includes applied research, evaluation, and program dissemination. Additionally, Dr. Smith’s work places an emphasis on effective professional development for science educators, with a focus on contemporary, community of practice-based models that are grounded in constructivism, are data-driven, and occur over extended periods of time. Recent endeavors include: the UC-ANR-funded Mitigating Zoonotic and Animal Disease Risks in 4-H Animal Science Projects through Coordinated Education and Research project, a statewide effort that involved collaborators in 11 California counties.