Meet Our Team
The team at Aggie Animal Dental Center is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. All of our doctors are board-certified specialists. Our technician staff consists of 2 full-time Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs), 1 technician currently taking courses to become an RVT, 1 part-time RVT, and a client services representative.
Front row, above: Milinda Lommer, DVM, DAVDC; Alexander Hawley, DVM, DACVAA; Amy Fulton, DVM, DAVDC
Back row: Ayana Rossbach; Gretchen Gaston-Wood, RVT; Ashley Vallejo, RVT; Michelle Ensey,
RVT; Bridgit Bewley
Meet our Doctors
Dr. Milinda Lommer
Dr. Milinda Lommer grew up in New York and New England. She graduated from Indiana University in 1991, with a B.S. in Biology, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1995, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with Phi Zeta honors from U.C. Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.
In 1996, having completed a private-practice internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Lommer returned to U.C. Davis, where she became the first veterinarian to complete the three-year residency program in Dentistry & Oral Surgery. She received the 1999 Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award from the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), and became a Diplomate of the AVDC in 2000.
Following her residency, Dr. Lommer remained at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a clinical instructor in the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service, before relocating to Marin County and opening Aggie Animal Dental Service in 2000. She returned to the faculty at U.C. Davis in August 2006. As a volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Lommer assists in training veterinary dental residents and participates in clinical research projects.
Although Dr. Lommer graduated from UC Davis, home of the Aggies, the practice is actually named after her first cat, who joined the family when Milinda was 9 years old. Aggie was a devoted companion for over 19 years.
Dr. Amy Fulton
Board-certified veterinary dentist Dr. Amy Fulton grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before attending Cornell University in upstate New York, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued at Cornell, attending the College of Veterinary Medicine, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009. After successfully completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and emergency at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, Dr. Fulton dedicated herself to a 3-year residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She completed this residency program in August 2013, after which she worked in Sacramento, practicing specialty veterinary dentistry. Dr. Fulton became a board-certified specialist in 2014, earning her Diploma from the American College of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Fulton also volunteers at U.C. Davis as an Assistant Clinical Professor.
Dr. Alex Hawley
Board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Alex Hawley earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2005. Following a year-long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University, he completed a three-year residency in anesthesiology at Tufts University in Massachusetts. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and has been on staff at The Sams Clinic since 2009. When Aggie Animal Dental Center was opened adjacent to The Sams Clinic in 2013, we began a collaborative relationship which allows Dr. Hawley to supervise the anesthesia of all of our patients, either on an intermittent or continuous basis depending on the patient’s needs. We are the only private practice veterinary dental facility in California with full-time access to a board-certified anesthesiologist.