Acorn Veterinary Clinic

1340 East Covell Blvd., Suite 101
Davis, CA 95616


Dr. Sally BorgesCo Owner

Dr. Borges earned her DVM in 1985 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Master of Science degree at the London School of Tropical Medicine in Medical Parasitology in 1981. She has practiced around the Davis area since graduating and has co-owned Acorn Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Jackman since 1994. Dr. Borges grew up in the Davis area, going through the Davis school system, but also spent five years with her family living in Kenya while growing up. She and her husband have a son and daughter. Her pets include one dog, two cats, and one budgie. Hobbies include bicycling, kayaking, and plein aire painting in watercolor and oils.


Waka Blair, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CCRP

Dr. Blair is the co-owner of Acorn Veterinary Clinic. She was born and raised in Japan and is fully fluent in both English and Japanese. She worked as a veterinary assistant at Acorn and as a registered veterinary technician/Small Animal Renal Transplant Coordinator at UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital prior to attending veterinary school at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with honors. Following graduation, she trained through the small animal medicine and surgery internship at Texas A & M University as well as the small animal emergency and critical care specialty internship at UC Davis. She studied eastern medicine for animals while working at a busy after-hour emergency clinic and furthered her studies through Chi Institute in Florida by training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). Her certifications include certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA), food therapist (CVFT), and certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee. Her professional interests include animal physical rehabilitation and integrative medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and three furry children (two cats and a dog), gardening, skiing and working out.


Dr. Kris Codino:

Dr. Codino earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1984 and has worked at Acorn since 2003. She treats exotic pets in addition to cats and dogs. She and her husband, also a veterinarian, have a daughter in high school. Her pets include dogs, cats, a rabbit, a guinea pig and donkeys, in addition to her foster pets.


Dr. Kim Nixon:

Dr. Nixon earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 1985, and her Masters in Preventive Medicine the following year. She has worked at Acorn since 2005. She has a special fondness for exotic pets, and enjoys treating birds, reptiles, and small mammals, in addition to cats and dogs. She loves her pets, her garden, cooking and quilting. She has three children and lives in Davis.


Dr. Amy Wolfe

Dr. Wolfe joined Acorn in early 2018.  She has lived all over and originally came to Davis to go to veterinary school, but after graduation in 2009 decided that it was where she wanted to call home.  Since then she has been in general practice, the majority of the time in Fairfield, although she has done some work for clinics and shelters closer to the Davis area.  She is interested in all aspects of general practice from dermatology and dentistry to surgery and radiology.  When not at work, she spends time with family which currently includes two human children and three of the four-footed variety (total number may vary.) 

Dr. Rick Bertsch

Bio coming soon.

Dr. Joy Jackman:

Recently Retired

Dr. Jackman was co-owner of Acorn Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Borges. She grew up in the Bay Area and the Sierra Foothills where she worked as a veterinarian technician before moving to Davis. At UC Davis she received her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology, and completed her MVPM and DVM in 1987. She is an avid birdwatcher, gardener, hiker, and loves playing and watching hockey. She has shared her home and heart with many cats, dogs, chickens, sheep, and rabbits. Currently she lives in rural Davis with her husband, a border collie cross, three cats, and three goats.