Dr. Metzler’s interest in purebred dogs began in her teens when she acquired her first show dog, a Gordon Setter bitch, finishing her AKC Dual championship for conformation and field work, as well as put obedience titles on her.
Dr. Metzler has owned and bred dogs of several breeds, including Gordon Setters, English Cocker Spaniels, Greyhounds, and now Longhaired Miniature Dachshunds. Not only has she participated in conformation shows but has competed in field trials, earth dog, obedience, schutzhund, tracking, lure coursing, and open field coursing over the years. Dr. Metzler firmly believes that every dog should be able to do the job the breed was developed to do.
After several years working as a professional groomer and dog trainer she decided to return to college at age 30. With her background in showing and breeding, it was natural that her interest in college was reproduction. She attended the University of California at Davis where she earned her BS in Animal Science (with high honors), her MS in Animal Science (reproductive behavior), and her DVM from UCD Veterinary School.
She opened Orangevale Veterinary Hospital in October, 1998.
With Dr. Metzler’s focus on reproduction and our state of the art services we will establish breeding timing, insemination, semen collection, and whelping. We understand the commitment, emotional and financial, and the pride that is involved in showing and breeding purebred dogs.