Our Team

Our Team

Jodi Westropp, DVM, PhD, DACVIMJodi Westropp, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

jlwestropp@ucdavis.edu | Faculty page

Dr. Westropp is the director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education, and the G.V. Ling Urinary Stone Analysis Laboratory. She did her undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and stayed at Ohio State to complete her veterinary degree in 1997. She then moved to NYC for a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center and returned to Ohio State for her internal medicine residency and PhD. She was board certified in veterinary medicine in 2001 and completed her PhD in 2004. She is currently a professor in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary research focus is lower urinary tract disorders in dogs and cats.

Saundra WaisSaundra Wais


Saundra Wais is the Acting Program Manager of the Center for Continuing Professional Education. She has over 20 years of event planning experience at UC Davis, primarily in the School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. She has certifications in Event Planning from Sacramento State University and UC Davis. She also holds certificates in Essential Facilitation, Crucial Conversations and Supervision.

Nicole Collins

Nicole Collins is the Program Assistant for the Center for Continuing Professional Education.