Michael W. Thomas DVM
Dr. Thomas is a full professor in the Department of Animal Science at California State University, Fresno. A 1983 graduate of Washington State University, he has been teaching animal health courses since 1985.
Dr. Thomas is a popular teacher, twice receiving meritorious teaching awards, and has received university and national recognition for his innovative multimedia educational techniques. He has received research and educational grants for the study of infectious disease and development of computer-aided veterinary courseware.
In addition to 3 years of practice experience prior to his university work, he continues veterinary practice as campus veterinarian and clinician at California State University, Fresno.
Issac Mayo received his degree in Communications from Oberlin College in 1977, and has been a producer and director of television shows. Isaac has published numerous popular and scientific articles on chemistry, physics, microbiology, and the history of science.
J. Christopher Esparza
Christopher Esparza is an art student at California State University, Fresno. A freelance artist and illustrator since 1979, he resides in the Clovis, California area and has been selling and displaying art in Fresno for the past 6 years.
He has done commercial illustrations for numerous companies throughout the western United States.
Dr. Gfeller died in 2007 as a result of an auto accident. He was a leading and long-standing veterinary emergency practitioner in Fresno, California, where he had worked since 1976.
A 1973 graduate of Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine, he practiced emergency medicine nearly as long as anyone in the country and became a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1993.
Dr. Gfeller supervised treatment of over 100,000 emergency cases. He lectured to local, national, and international audiences on emergency medicine and critical care. His colleagues will always miss him and his valuable insight.