Eric Davis, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVIM
Dr. Eric Davis is board-certified in veterinary surgery and internal medicine. He is an experienced large animal clinician, having served on the staff of the veterinary schools at Iowa State University, Purdue University, and the University of Tennessee. After founding Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS), he directed this program for the Humane Society of the United States for 10 years. During this time, he was deployed to Louisiana during hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and to Sri Lanka following the 2004 Tsunami. He provided leadership and patient care by organizing emergency animal sheltering. Dr. Davis is director of Rural Veterinary Experience Teaching and Service (R-VETS), volunteering in underserved communities of the western United States, Mexico and Nicaragua while mentoring veterinary students interested in rural practice.
Lais Costa, MV, MS, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP
Dr. Lais R. R. Costa received her veterinary degree from São Paulo State University - Botucatu, Brazil. She completed a Large Animal Rotating Internship at Louisiana State University, Clinical Training in Equine Medicine at University of California, Davis, and a Residency in Large Animal Medicine at Louisiana State University. She obtained a Master of Science degree at the Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, KY, studying the immune response to equine infectious anemia, and working studied the immune response to equine herpes virus. Dr. Costa is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in Large Animal Internal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in Equine Practice. Dr. Costa was a Clinical Instructor at Louisiana State University, subsequently accepting a Clinical Fellowship position during which she earned a PhD in respiratory immunopathology of horses with summer pasture asthma. She has worked as an Assistant Professor at Tufts University, Adjunct Professor at Mississippi State University, Associate Veterinarian at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at University of California – Davis, and Internal Medicine Consultant. She has held veterinary licenses in several US states and has been Federally Accredited since 1998. Dr. Costa works at University of California – Davis, conducting clinical research and teaching of veterinary students as part of the Veterinary Emergency Response Team, the International Animal Welfare Teaching Institute and the Equine and Comparative Neurology Research Group.