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The staff at our clinic is a very tight knit group of dedicated professionals. Our excellent interpersonal relationships covey a sense of family that is noticed by visitors to our clinic. We strive to create a relaxed atmosphere where people can feel comfortable asking questions and seeking help getting pregnant. In addition to our personal service, we use advanced techniques and state of the art equipment to give our patients excellent pregnancy rates. We are constantly evaluating our processes and methods for ways to improve. Everyone desires a successful pregnancy. Realizing this is currently an impossible goal, we want everyone to feel satisfied with the service and caring they receive regardless of their outcome.

We offer free tours of our clinic by appointment. These tours are designed to provide patients with general information about our clinic and staff while providing potential patients the opportunity to see our center and get a feel for what makes us different. Even with a short visit, you can get an immediate sense of who we are. Patients should feel confident and comfortable with the staff where they are having infertility testing and treatments. Please call our clinic for more information or to schedule a tour. You may also email us at

Dr. Ernest Zeringue

Ernest J. Zeringue M.D. (zerang) is an infertility specialist and founder of California IVF: Davis Fertility Center, Inc. He received his medical school training in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. His obstetrics and gynecology residency was completed at Keesler Air Force Base. Following residency, Dr. Zeringue attended fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University in Durham, NC. He then served as the Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. While in the military, Dr. Zeringue's clinic was among the busiest in the hospital and maintained a very high patient satisfaction rating. As one of only a hand full of infertility specialists in the Air Force, Dr. Zeringue also performed a high volume of infertility surgery including tubal reversals. Research interests include insulin resistance as it relates to weight and infertility problems. He has successfully implemented a diet regimen that has been extremely effective in restoring ovulation to many women. Countless individuals have sought counseling for weight management independent of attempts at becoming pregnant. Dr. Zeringue is an Associate Clinical Professor at UC Davis Medical Center (VCF).

Dr. Zeringue is available for consultations to discuss your treatment options.

"I love what I do, and I hope it shows in everything we do. I am extremely proud of the team working here and all they do to make this a better place. We can not promise people a pregnancy, but we can make every effort possible to make sure people have a positive experience through caring, support, and compassion."
- Ernest Zeringue MD

Dr. Gary Gross

Dr. Gary Gross reproductive endocrinology expertDr. Gary Gross has joined the saff of California IVF Fertility Center. 

He is a specialist in redproductive endocrinology and infertility with a long career in patient care, resident education, and facilitating the foundation and organization many patient advocacy groups such as Resolve.

Dr. Pravin Goud

Dr Pravin Goud Sacramento Fertility Specialist Pravin Goud, MD, PhD, joined California IVF Fertility Center in 2012, after working for Kaiser Vacaville for many years. Dr. Goud has a reputation of providing compassionate care for his patients and is dedicated to providing the best possible care for each individual. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Goud holds a PhD in reproductive biology and has published extensively in the field of oocyte aging and maturation. He has been named as a co-author on many peer reviewed publications along with some of the most respected names in the infertility field. Dr. Goud is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Goud received his PhD in reproductive biology in 1999 from Ghent University in Belgium. After moving to the United States, Dr. Goud completed his OBGYN residency at Wayne State University in 2006. After residency, Dr. Pravin Goud completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Wayne State University in 2008, at which time he joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group as the clinical director Center for Reproductive Health in Vacaville. He received his certification in Androlgy and Embryology as a high complexity laboratory director (HCLD) in 2011. Dr. Goud is an Associate Clinical Professor at UC Davis Medical Center (VCF).

"I am excited to join the team at California IVF. I am looking forward to providing comprehensive and cutting edge reproductive care. Since my research has been entirely in the field of gamete biology, embryology and cryopreservation, this experience has proven to be tremendously useful in understanding my patients' underlying disorders and to formulate the most appropriate treatments. Working in the academic and clinical environment at California IVF is like a dream come true."
- Pravin Goud, MD, PhD

Dr. John Gould

Dr John Gould male infertility vasectomy reversal specialistDr. John E. Gould is an Associate Clinical Professor of Urology at UC Davis School of Medicine providing services to Sacramento area patients.  As a specialist in male infertility, his services include vasectomy reversal, microsurgical sperm extraction, electroejaculation, and vasopididymostomy.  As a regional leader in the field of male infertility, Dr. John E. Gould has provided services at Northern California Fertility Center, Kaiser, UC Davis Health System, Sutter Health System, and California IVF Fertility Center.  Dr. Gould received his B.A. degree from Williams College, Williamstown Massachusetts in 1974.  He then attended medical school at UC Davis School of Medicine, receiving his M.D., Ph.D. in 1984, and went on to complete his residency at UC Davis School of Medicine, graduating in 1989.  He is board certified by the American Board of Urology.  Dr. Gould is available to see patients at California IVF Fertility Center. Dr. Gould provides services through his private practice Male Fertility Medical Associates, Inc.

- John Gould, MD, PhD


Michele Thomas, MBA
Practice Administrator

Michele joined California IVF in 2006 as Practice Administrator of the clinic. With years of experience in private practice and hospital administration, she has embraced this growing practice as her own. She is responsible for the financial growth and health of the practice, and day-to-day operations, and enjoys the chance to work directly with patients.

"I love being here, and I love coming to work every day. We have the greatest patients in the world. When we say that we treat patients like family, we mean it. Every patient is special to us. And just like Dr. Zeringue and Alisa have included us in their family, we include our patients in the same circle of love and support. And our staff – I can't say enough about this amazing group of people that I work with - I'm very lucky to be here."
- Michele Thomas







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California IVF: Davis Fertility Center.  Providing infertility and IVF services to the Sacramento and Roseville area.  Services include IVF, inseminations - IUI, male and female infertility, PGD, ICSI, and much more.