Our Doctors

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Our Doctors2018-06-11T10:12:25+00:00

Grass Valley Veterinary Hospital Doctors

Dr. Mace Dekker


Dr. Mace Dekker received his M.S. in biology (entomology) from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. As his father worked for international giant Philips Electronics, he was raised in many countries and cultures before moving to the United States in 1993. Dr. Dekker received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University before moving to California, where he worked for nearly ten years in the Bay Area doing veterinary emergency medicine. Dr. Dekker specializes in emergency medicine, pain management, diagnostics, surgery, and an approach to the whole patient rather than a symptom-based, reductive model of medicine. Additionally, he has been certified to practice acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, an approach that harnesses the animal’s own immune system to manage pain and speed healing.

In his free time, Dr. Dekker enjoys skiing, diving, hiking and bicycling. He and his wife Donna have been married for 20 years and have a son and a daughter.

Dr. Josh Ettlin

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Josh Ettlin is a first generation native of Nevada County. He completed his Bachelors and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ettlin spent his first 5 years of practice in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

ln his spare time (which is few and far between), Dr. Ettlin most enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Kaytie, and 3 daughters Paisley, Jaedyn, and Quinci. Outside of family time, Dr. Ettilin is an avid outdoors man and loves getting out into the woods whenever he can.

Dr. Amber Fischbach

Dr. Amber Fischbach grew up in Missouri working in her parents’ veterinary clinic and animal rescue program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. Throughout her life, she has volunteered for many non-profit organizations across the United States and Central America to provide care to animals in need. Dr. Fischbach is passionate about preventative care and addressing the individual needs of each animal and their family. She also has a passion for behavior medicine and cares for the emotional well-being of her patients as much as their physical health. She is Fear Free Certified and strives to make veterinary visits positive experiences for her patients. In her free time, Dr. Fischbach enjoys the company of her dogs and cats. She likes to stay active and participates in several outdoor sports, including endurance running, snowboarding, surfing, and volleyball.