Ann Bittaker, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)
Dr. Ann Bittaker, Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Certified in Canine and Feline Medicine, graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She completed an internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group in 1990, and has been with Douglas Blvd. Veterinary Clinic ever since. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Joe, as well as riding her hunter/jumper horse, gardening and spending time at the beach.
Linda Nickens, DVM
Linda Nickens graduated from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She completed a small animal internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group in 1993. She has been at Douglas Blvd Veterinary Clinic since 1993. When she is not driving her 3 kids to sports and Scouting events, she enjoys boating, swimming, camping, fishing, rafting, kayaking, and cooking. Linda enjoys vacations at lakes or beaches with her immediate and extended family.
Diane Chesebro, DVM
Diane Ahrendt Chesebro graduated from UCLA with a BS in nursing in 1979, followed by employment for several years as an ICU nurse. She attended Washington State University Veterinary School, graduating in 1986. Dr. Chesebro owned a small animal practice in Key West, Florida for 11 years. She returned to California in 2000 and has worked at Douglas Blvd Veterinary Clinic since then. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, skiing and raising service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence.
Nancy Hynie, DVM
Nancy Hynie graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at Douglas Blvd Veterinary Clinic for many years as a relief doctor and then an associate Veterinarian. Nancy enjoys quiet rides on her horse as much as wild games of fetch with her 6 rescue dogs.
Daniel Foster, DVM
Dan Foster attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2010. He spent 2 years working for a veterinary orthopedic surgeon in Mill Valley, CA before attending vet school. Dan graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dan worked at Douglas Blvd Veterinary Clinic as part of the Summer Work Experience Program in 2013 and 2014, where he also enjoyed the responsibility of being the hospital handy-man.
In his spare time, Dan likes to spend time with his wife, Erin, and their animal children, Lucy, Westley, and Mo. They enjoy being outside, especially in the UC Davis Arboretum where they walk and run with their dogs. If they are not outdoors, you will find them staying busy working on projects around the house and entertaining friends and family.
Kelsey Giardina, DVM
Kelsey Giardina earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2012 from UC Davis, and then went on to graduate from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.
Kelsey and her husband, Anthony, enjoy living up in the mountains of Colfax with their dog, Archie, and two cats, O’Malley and Clover. In their spare time they enjoy hiking, quading/dirtbiking, and just relaxing and enjoying a good book! Kelsey also enjoys training with Archie, and hopes to one day enter Obedience and Rally-O competitions with him.