Dr. Heather Ashcraft was drawn to cancer treatment and radiation therapy because of the diversity of treatment options. She particularly enjoys treating brain and nasal tumors and is trained in half-body irradiation as a treatment option for canine lymphoma.
Residency, Radiation Oncology, University of California, Davis
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl, Grand Rapids MI
Clinical Rotation, University of Missouri, Columbia
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
Bachelor of Science, Biology, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon
Dr. Ashcraft has a variety of favorite pastimes, including rock climbing, hiking, swimming, running, biking, painting, journaling, arts and crafts, and sometimes just sitting down to a good book with a warm drink. She has two cats, an orange tabby and a grey tabby, who are good travel buddies.
Dr. Fiddler is an experienced clinician and started his veterinary journey as a volunteer doing wildlife rehabilitation. In veterinary school, he worked at a busy 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital, fell in love with emergency medicine, and was even featured in several episodes of the Animal Planet television show “Emergency Vets.”
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver CO
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Associate of Arts, Veterinary Technology, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs
Bachelor of Arts, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs
In their spare time, Dr. Fiddler and his wife lead ski mountaineering trips to Iran and mountaineer, ski and run all over the world while also volunteering their skills (veterinarian and epidemiologist).
Dr. Nidhi Menon has worked on poultry, dairy and sheep farms in India and Scotland, and in general and emergency practices in the U.S. She particularly enjoys surgical procedures and treating trauma, diabetic ketoacidosis, and Addisonian crisis.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, WA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Menon's favorite pastimes include hiking, diving, reading fiction and finding new music to listen to. She also admits to spending time worrying about whether or not her adopted dog Asha, a rescued Plott hound mix, has a good life.
Dr. Ada Naramor enjoys educating clients about radiation oncology and supporting them through the treatment journey. She strives to make radiation oncology treatments a positive experience for pets and their owners, as many clients may feel worried at the beginning of the process.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, CA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Naramor’s “pack” is comprised of her supportive husband, and their yellow Labrador retriever, golden retrievers and two tabby cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking.
DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA
DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Dr. Duane Robinson was an assistant professor at both the University of California, Davis and Louisiana State University. His research focus has been on complications associated with veterinary orthopedic implant infections and implant properties to reduce infection. His focus within the surgery specialty is orthopedic procedures, and he is especially interested in new methods and instruments that allow for a less invasive approach to treating fractures. Soft tissue procedures he enjoys include intestinal foreign bodies, gastric dilatation with volvulus and splenectomies.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Doctor of Philosophy, Infectious Diseases, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Fellowship, Orthopedic Research, Iowa State University, Ames Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Orange Park FL
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Robinson’s hobbies include travel, trying new foods and restaurants, and beer/wine tastings. His pets include lab mix Elsa, yellow lab Gryphon, and Trakehner horse Ebony.
Interested in oncologic research, Dr. Katherine Robinson likes the challenge of a comparative medicine approach, allowing for cutting edge research to be translated into novel treatments for both people and animals; she earned an award in the field during her residency. One thing on the horizon that excites Dr. Robinson is the development of immunotherapies for use in conjunction with conventional treatment options.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Residency, Small Animal Medical Oncology, University of Missouri, Columbia
Internship, Oncology Clinical Trials, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Robinson enjoys basketball, golf, kayaking, hiking and cycling. She also likes to travel and go to movies and concerts. Boots is her tuxedo cat and Sampson her Norwegian forest cat.