Pathophysiology and Genetics of Axonopathies
Dr. Finno has served as Interim CEH Director since December 2016. She completed her DVM and an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at UC Davis. Board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, she completed a PhD in Comparative Pathology at UC Davis, returned to the University of Minnesota for post-doctoral training in comparative genetics and joined our faculty in 2014. Dr. Finno’s scholarship interests are in the pathophysiology and genetics of axonopathies, specifically neuroaxonal dystrophy in horses.
As Director, Dr. Finno will be responsible for providing leadership and administrative management of the CEH, including the Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) program, in a fiscally responsible, effective, and efficient manner to meet the teaching, research and service needs of the school and the mission of CEH. She will act as a liaison between the school and the equine industry in California and nationally. The VMTH Equine Ambulatory Service working with Dr. Finno and CEH staff will continue to provide equine herd health care. Dr. Finno will assume responsibility for management of the CEH research program and for equine development activities.