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Dr. Calaveras Cunningham

DVM, Don Low Fellow

Surgery & Ultrasound

I was born and raised in Murphys and grew up riding my family’s Great Dane and out-to-pasture horses. Bit by the animal bug early, I headed to U.C. Davis for undergraduate studies and then served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in animal husbandry in Guatemala for two years. There, I was exposed to diseases that transfer between animals and humans and proceeded to research zoonotic diseases in Iquitos, Peru for another year before returning to veterinary school at U.C. Davis. After graduating in 2009, I moved to Napa and worked for a large 11-doctor practice before returning home.

My interests include orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, general surgery, and ultrasound; and I completed the Don Low Ultrasound Fellowship at U.C. Davis in 2018. I strive to provide the best quality of life possible to each patient; looking at the entire animal and its lifestyle, not just isolated problems.

A few years ago I moved back to my childhood home to raise our twins along with my husband, Mike; smashingly handsome felines, Moose and Babacat; my troublesome terriers, Lula and Winston; and our much-loved garden-destroying chickens.


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