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Jane E. Sykes BVSc (Hons) PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Medicine)
Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
As Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, Dr. Sykes oversees all clinical and support services of the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, one of the largest and most comprehensive veterinary medical centers in the world. A UC Davis faculty member since 2002, she previously served as Director of the hospital’s Small Animal Clinic, Chief of the hospital’s Small Animal Internal Medicine Service, and Biosecurity Officer of the hospital’s Small Animal Clinic. She has special expertise in infectious diseases of dogs and cats. Dr. Sykes received her veterinary degree and a PhD in veterinary microbiology from the University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia). She completed her residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota and served as a clinical faculty member there before coming to UC Davis.