Experts You Can Trust Your Pet With

To operate a 24 hour facility you need a great team, and a lot of them. Taylor ER Veterinary Emergency Hospital has a wide variety of staff in various departments including Kennel Attendants, Technician Assistants, Registered Veterinary Technicians (R.V.T.’s), Veterinary Assistants, Receptionists, Department Managers and of course our Veterinarians.

Mehrdad Shahbazi, DVM


Dr. Mehrdad Shahbazi originated from Iran and spent his childhood and beginning of his adult life there. He completed his veterinary degree at the University Shiraz in 1993 and became a practicing large animal veterinarian for 15 years. He then immigrated to the U.S. and began working in the veterinary field while obtaining his U.S credentials to practice veterinary medicine. He worked in varying positions from the SPCA, to teaching veterinary technician students and in veterinary services at the USDA. In 2017 he received his U.S. veterinary credentials and began practicing small animal medicine. Dr. Shahbazi came to work at Taylor Veterinary Hospital in October 2018 to expand his internal medicine and emergency skills. He enjoys supporting the bond between owner and pet and has such a big heart for his patients. At home he enjoys traveling with his family, BBQing, hiking, biking and camping. The staff enjoy working with him throughout the day because of his great sense of humor and supportive team effort he provides.

Moses Bosire, DVM


Dr. Bosire earned his DVM at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He grew up on a farm and enjoyed working with all the different animals. It was there that he found his passion for making animals feel better and happy. Wanting to grow and expand his knowledge, he decided to move to the U.S. in 2005 where he pursued the rigorous ECFVG program for foreign veterinary graduates. Dr. Bosire is a relief veterinarian for Taylor Veterinary Hospital and helps provide care for our patient’s emergency needs.

Wendi Dudley, DVM


Wendi Dudley was raised in Stanislaus County and attended high school in Modesto. Friends and family say that she always wanted to be around animals and Wendi stated her intent to become a veterinarian at a very young age. After graduating high school she attend Modesto Junior College for 2 years and then transferred to UC Davis where she completed her degree in zoology. During her time as an undergraduate she worked milking cows for the UC Davis mastitis program and during her senior year she was introduced to the Rock Creek pack station on the east side of the sierra’s. There Dr. Dudley packed mules every summer until she graduated from UC Davis with her veterinary degree. In 1995 she was introduced to ultrasonography and attended school in Denver, CO to learn how to perform ultrasounds. As time went on and ultrasound machines improved, she found she was very passionate in abdominal ultrasounds and completed the Don Low fellowship in ultrasonography at UC Davis. Ultrasound, internal medicine and client interaction remain her favorite parts of working in veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys going to mule days as she was one of the first females to participate in the events. Dr. Dudley has a full house of family and creatures including her husband, daughter, 2 horses, her dog London and a pasture full of gophers.

Mike Stanford, DVM

Veterinarian & Certified Acupuncturist

Dr. Mike Stanford is our Certified Acupuncturist for our dog, cat and horse patients. He started working with Taylor Equine Hospital in 2017 as an equine veterinarian and has also taken on administering acupuncture treatments for our small animal patients. Dr. Stanford grew up in Cape Cod Massachusetts and attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree. He has been practicing equine medicine for 19 years and in 2018 completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Certification course where he learned acupuncture for dogs, cats and horses.

Julie Damron, DVM


Dr. Julie Damron is a graduate of UC Davis for undergrad, graduate, and fellowship programs. She has been practicing for over 20 years on a wide array of animals. She has written pet columns for local newspapers for many years and has a weekly video program on The Voice of San Joaquin. She is a strong community advocate and is a member of several boards and service clubs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, horses, dogs, and llamas at her ranch.

Emergency medicine is her area of passion. She wants to be there when both people and animals are in crisis. She offers high quality care and comfort for all her patients. She also provides general wellness care and looks forward to meeting all of you, hopefully under the best of circumstances.

Christa Carlos, Practice Manager

Practice Manager

Christa was raised in Hughson, CA where she continues to live and raise her family. She is the daughter of the practice owner and has therefore been immersed in practice since childhood. She began working as a front desk assistant in high school and continued to move up in the business from receptionist, to head receptionist, to assistant manager, and now practice manager. She continued to work at Taylor Vet while completing her bachelor’s degree in Communications at CSU Stanislaus and graduated in 2012. Being that the practice started being built when she was 6 years old, she has grown up with the business and been a major part of the evolution of Taylor Vet and the 24 hour emergency care it now offers. Her favorite things to do while not working are cabin trips with her family, skiing, and walks to the park with her husband, children and dogs Everest and Sky.

Dave Jacobson

Head Technician Assistant

Dave is a born and raised local to Turlock, CA. He started his family with his wife Janelle and their sons Elsie, Cody and Colton. Dave originally worked in construction but in 2008 he decided to change careers and wanted to enter the veterinary industry. He began the veterinary technician program and Modesto Junior College and started doing student work experience hours at Taylor Veterinary. In 2010 Taylor Vet hired Dave to start working as a technician assistant. Since then Dave has been an integral part of Taylor Vet’s technician assistant department and helping to keep the hospital functioning for quality patient care. In 2018 Dave became the head of the technician assistant and kennel attendant department. In his spare time he enjoys skiing with his friends and family, hosting BBQ’s and target practice.

Kim Morris, RVT

Head Veterinary Technician

Kim Morris was raised in San Jose and has always has a passion and love for animals. After graduating high school she studied Zoology at San Jose State and then completed her schooling at Hartnell College where she obtained her veterinary technician degree. During her studies at Hartnell she volunteered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with their Sea Otter Rehabilitation program. In 1999 Kim and her husband moved to the Central Valley and settled their roots in Turlock. She began working for Taylor Veterinary in 1999 and has been with us ever since. She has grown with our practice and has been a big part making us the 24 hour emergency hospital that we are now. When she is not working, she is spending time with her husband and watching their son play baseball and football for Pitman Highschool. She has 2 cats, Ely and Jazz, a dog River and an African Spurred Tortoise Leo.

Tina West, Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager

Tina was raised in Huntington Beach, CA and came to the Central Valley in 2011. In 2012 she completed a dental assisting program and began looking for a job in a dental office. While she was looking for a job, she started working part time as a kennel assistant in a veterinary hospital. After a few months of working there the owner saw her potential and move her to a reception position at the hospital. She then grew a love for veterinary medicine and decided to stay in the field instead of continuing to pursue a job in the dental industry. In 2016 Tina came to work for Taylor Vet and is now our Assistant Manager. While working here she completed a technician assistant certification program which has helped provide her more medical knowledge in the veterinary industry. She manages the front desk and all our customer service needs. She enjoys building a personal relationship with our clients and their pets and strives to provide the best experience for our clients during their visits. During her spare time Tina enjoys being with her husband and their two children, raising awareness and advocating for law enforcement and first responders, and loving on her pets Justice, a Belgian Malinois, and her cats Bobby and Link.