About the Panelists
Dr. Marie Sato Quicksall
(she/her/hers) muh-ree sah-toh kwik-sawl
Immediate Past President, MCVMA
Dr. Marie Sato Quicksall comes from a multiracial Japanese and American family. Born in Japan, she moved to the US with her family as a toddler. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for both her bachelor’s degree in zoology and her veterinary degree. Upon graduating veterinary school in 2011, she began her professional career as a small animal general practitioner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before relocating to the west coast. She currently practices on Bainbridge Island, Washington. In 2020, Dr. Quicksall completed additional coursework to become Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. Her professional interests include surgery, pain management, and feline medicine.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion has long been a passion for Dr. Quicksall. As a first year veterinary student, she founded the Ohio State chapter of VOICE (now Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment), and later served as national president of VOICE. In support of her other passion, ice hockey, she coached for a group that promotes diversity and inclusion in the sport when she was in Pittsburgh. In 2017, she became a founding board member of the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA). Dr. Quicksall currently serves as the President of the MCVMA.
Dr. Ashleigh Davis-Bergsohn
(she/her/hers) Ash-lee Day-vis Burg-son
Student/Affiliated Organizations Liaison, MCVMA
Dr. Ashleigh Davis-Bergsohn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri to an African-American father and a Caucasian mother. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology and Society at Cornell University in 2008, she spent a year researching in the Comparative Orthopedics Lab at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Davis received her DVM from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and continued to pursue her passion for equine medicine and surgery as an intern at Reid and Associates in Wellington, FL. After her intern year, she married and moved with her husband and their 3 cats to New Jersey where she worked as an equine ambulatory practitioner. For the past 5 years, she has been living in Goshen, New York working for the New York State Gaming Commission as the Supervising Veterinarian at Monticello Raceway. Dr. Davis had the opportunity to attend the Chi Institute in Florida in 2018 and become a CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist). In the summer of 2020, Dr. Davis opened her own practice called Integrative Veterinary Services, providing acupuncture, herbal therapies, wellness and equine dentistry for her patients. Dr. Davis is very interested in exploring how to increase diversity and inclusion in our profession and in helping our students and affiliated organizations gain the tools and resources to do so as well. When she’s not working, Dr. Davis loves hiking and spending time outside with her husband and two small children, horseback riding, dancing, and listening to music.
Dr. Christina V. Tran
(she/her/hers) chris-tee-na v. tran
Past President, MCVMA
Dr. Christina V. Tran is a first generation Filipino-American raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. After completing her undergraduate degree at University of California, Davis, Dr. Tran received her veterinary degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has spent the majority of her professional career in small animal private practice — as a full-time associate, relief veterinarian, and house call practice owner. In addition, Dr. Tran has worked in shelter medicine and in academia. She served as veterinary technology faculty at Portland Community College and as veterinary technology program director at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, Dr. Tran is on faculty at University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine as associate professor and Clinical Relations Lead Veterinarian. In addition, she works part-time as a veterinary telehealth consultant and serves on the board for Rarebreed Veterinary Partners.
Dr. Tran is passionate about volunteering and currently serves in several organizations including the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (president and founding board member), Pre-Health Shadowing (Professional Advisory Board), Veterinary Virtual Care Association (Board of Directors), AVMA’s Animal Welfare Committee (at-large alternate), Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (Board of Directors), Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board (Investigative Committee member), and the AVMA’s Council on Education (site visitor and selection committee). In addition, Dr. Tran and her dog Marley are a registered pet therapy team with Pet Partners.
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- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Students 113
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