Jodi Westropp, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
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.
Angela Reynolds serves as Director of Corporate Engagement at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, focused on building robust and mutually rewarding industry partnerships across Vet Med and the broader university. Liaison to the Center for Continuing Professional Education, Angela is a central point of contact and can guide programmatic, research and philanthropic collaborations. Angela has more than a decade of progressive fundraising experience in higher education and the non-profit sector, and prior to this career she was a commercial airline pilot for a regional operator. Angela holds a BA in Communications from CSU, Sacramento, as well as numerous FAA pilot certifications.
Melissa M. Bartholomew, MS, RVT
Melissa Bartholomew is the Program Manager for the Center for Continuing Professional Education at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary role is to develop, manage and oversee educational programs. Prior to this role, she has been in the Veterinary Medical profession for over 20 years and most recently was the Manager of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Community Practice Services at the UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Melissa is a Registered Veterinary Technician and holds a MS in Education Technology from DeVry University, as well as a BS in Animal Science from UC Davis.
Sarah Her is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Continuing Professional Education at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary role is to organize the educational programs and is an essential contact to those who have questions about the current and upcoming programs. Prior to this role, she worked with students with developmental disabilities in Southern California. Sarah holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. You can find Sarah and her cat Artemis on various hiking adventures.