Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. Susan Olivas
By the time she was 12, Susan had grown too tall to be a jockey. She considered what else she could do with her love of animals and her scholastic abilities, and a career as a veterinarian was the perfect answer! From then on she focused on becoming a veterinary professional.
Dr. Olivas attended the University of California Davis to obtain her Bachelor’s in Animal Science. After working at the University’s Teaching and Research Facility, she was accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine, where she chose the Large Animal Medicine tract. After graduating in 1989, she focused on Equine medicine for the first 10 years of her career. When she was ready to start a family with her husband Mike, she switched to small-animal medicine and has been working in that field for the past 20 years. In 2012, she purchased Ceres Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Olivas’s family consists of her husband and their three boys, Aaron, Daniel, and Jacob, who are involved in soccer and basketball. The family also has three cats, two horses, an assortment of chickens, sheep, and their newest addition is an Australian Cattle Dog named Happy.
As a busy working mother, Susan’s spare time is spent following her children’s sports and hobbies. When she does get a few moments to herself, she likes reading and going on walks.
Dr. Cathy Wallace
Cathy Wallace, DVM, MPVM graduated in 1994 from UC Davis. After practicing mixed animal medicine and running her own hospitals for 16 years, in 2014 she sold them. Dr. Wallace joined the CVC team this year. She lives in Newman with her husband, brother and dog, Walter. Her hobbies include painting and gardening.