Dr. Jamie Peyton — Veterinarian

Davis, California

Dr. Jamie Peyton is a Critical Care Veterinarian and the Chief of Integrative Medicine at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Her innovative approaches to providing pain relief and wound healing have benefitted companion animals and wildlife alike, in many instances, literally saving their lives.

She focuses on a whole-patient approach to pain by incorporating treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic, laser, TENS, and underwater treadmill therapies to help rehabilitate animals following surgery or those suffering from chronic painful conditions such as osteoarthritis. In 2018, Dr. Peyton helped save the lives of three bears and a mountain lion that suffered severe burns in the California wildfires by applying tilapia skins to their badly burned paws. These animals survived and were successfully released back into the wild. She went on to treat companion animals and pets severely injured in the 2018 Carr wildfire.

My German Shepherd, a three-legged dog with severe congenital joint issues, has been receiving treatment under Dr. Peyton’s guidance twice a week since April 2016. Without this care, he would not be able to maintain a high quality of life. There are countless other companion animals benefiting from this service.

Dr. Peyton also maintains a private rescue/sanctuary at her ranch in Northern California, special needs animals a home and providing the physical and emotional care that they require. Few people’s dedication and innovative techniques impact the lives of those in need (domestic animals, their owners, and wildlife) as Dr. Peyton does.