Eric Eisenman, DVM, MPVM - CHIEF executive officer  

Dr. Eric Eisenman completed his BS in Biology at University of Oregon and DVM at the University of California, Davis.  During veterinary school, he was the founding president of International Veterinary Outreach.  In 2015, he finished a Master’s in Preventative Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) at UC Davis, while studying the associations between socioeconomic heath status of indigenous community members and the health of their hunting dogs in the Bosawás Biosphere Reserve of Nicaragua.  He was recently awarded the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and supported through UC Davis to study echinococcosis/hydatidosis host dynamics in underserved communities in Tierra del Fuego, Chile.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing guitar, doing outdoor activities, and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Dan Perlea, mba

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Although Dan Perlea's background is primarily in the arts, his true professional passion is helping businesses and non-profits become as successful as possible. His business experience includes starting several companies, working for start-ups, volunteering and sitting on boards of non-profits, and he has an MBA degree from UC Davis. He is a pit bull advocate and a lover of all animals and is thrilled to help IVO grow and improve the well-being of animals around the world!

 

 

Tracy Huang, DVM, MS - Project Manager

Dr. Tracy Huang was born in northern California and then moved to Thailand where she spent her childhood days. She holds a BS in Biochemistry from UC San Diego, a MS from UC Berkeley, and a veterinary degree from UC Davis. She has worked with a wide range of animals (invertebrates included) in their wildlife native environment, in a laboratory, and in a clinical setting. Her interests include animal welfare, rural development, field medicine, anesthesia, and surgery. When she is not working on a veterinary project, she can be found spending time with her pets, surfing, traveling, and playing the guitar


Michelle Alborzfar - Board Member

Michelle Alborzfar received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis prior to receiving her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is a senior associate at Hogan Lovells, where she focuses her legal career on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the country, representing clients in food and beverage, retail, insurance, commercial real estate, education, and other industries. In addition to her commitment to IVO, she was a co-founding board member of the California-Asia Business Council, Young Professionals and also serves as an alumni judge for the U.C. Hastings College of the Law's nationally acclaimed moot court program.  Michelle lives in the East Bay with her husband, daughter and border collie and enjoys spending time outdoors and volunteering.

 


Consultants

 

David Kim, DVM

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Dr. David Kim took an unconventional route to becoming a veterinarian, having received his Bachelor’s degree in Literatures of the World and Psychology at UC San Diego.  He then went back to school and worked for several years before being admitted to UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2014.  His professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and communication.

 

Connie Lo, DVM

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Dr. Connie Lo was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey before moving to southern California as a young child. She did her undergraduate education at University of California, San Diego prior to receiving her veterinary degree at University of California, Davis. Her special interests include wildlife medicine/rehabilitation, exotics, ophthalmology, and surgery. She is also passionate about providing veterinary services and education to underserved communities where regular veterinary care is difficult to obtain. She has been volunteering at high volume spay/neuter clinics since prior to veterinary school. Currently, Connie is an associate veterinarian at a clinic that sees dogs, cats, and exotics. Outside of work, she enjoys distance running, hiking, backpacking, yoga, rock climbing, reading, and music.

 

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