Eric Davis, International Animal Welfare Training Institute, at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Dr. Davis graduated from the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He worked as a farrier prior to his veterinary training and has experience in private practice, veterinary academia (faculty University of Tennessee, staff veterinarian at Iowa State University and Purdue University), specialty practice, and veterinary aid programs. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (LAIM). While a faculty member at the University of Tennessee, in 1996, Eric started Remote Area Medical Veterinary Services, to provide veterinary care in under-served rural communities in the USA and abroad. These have included Indian Reservations and remote communities in 12 states in the USA. Internationally, he has run or participated in projects in Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Egypt, and Sri Lanka. Currently, Eric is an associate veterinarian with the International Animal Welfare Training Institute, at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, working directly with students and concentrating on world equine health and welfare problems. In 2013, working with Dr. Stephen Blakeway of the Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, UK, Dr. Davis started the Donkey Welfare Symposium, to concentrate on all aspects of husbandry, medicine, and welfare of donkeys. Eric and his wife, Cindy, run a 501 c 3 non-profit, Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service, working to improve access to veterinary care in rural communities, and training veterinary students from a number of other countries. They live with their adopted ‘pod’ of 10 donkeys, their horses, and numerous other creatures outside of Davis, CA.