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Here's a little information about my background and qualifications for public office:

I have lived in Citrus Heights since 1991, and am married to Ted Costa (taxfighter, People's Advocate). No children, but we have cats, dogs, ducks, geese, peacocks, pheasants, and chickens.

I am both a practicing veterinarian and a licensed attorney, although not currently actively practicing law. I have a small animal house-call practice – Acupuncture †Plus -- offering small animal acupuncture treatments as well as traditional Western medicine.

Currently, I represent Citrus Heights on the Sacramento Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District (2008-present). My passion is public outreach and I will speak to any group that invites me to discuss the district activities or vector-borne diseases (including West Nile, dog heartworm and more).

In recognition of my dedication to the community, I was the Recipient of the 2009 Hero of Human Services award, presented by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors. In July 2014, I was appointed by Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan as her district representative to the Area 4 Agency on Aging. This agency disperses funding for senior programs in the region and makes sure that your tax dollars are invested wisely.

As a Citrus Heights city council member from 2004-2012, I was able to:

  • keep Citrus Heights financially healthy, with a $35 million reserve fund;
  • build a community center
  • help draft the 5-year strategic plan for the San Juan Unified School District;
  • develop the strategic plan for Skycrest Elementary School;
  • improve law enforcement services
  • secure a donation of 60,000 pounds of pet food to be delivered by Meals-On-Wheels volunteers to pets of homebound seniors
  • serve as Mayor in 2011-2012


  • J.D., University of Santa Clara, School of Law, Santa Clara, CA (1986)
  • D.V.M., Colorado State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Collins, CO (1980)
  • B.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins. CO (1974), Microbiology, (cum laude); and Boston University, Boston, MA

Additional Training

  • Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the Chi Institute in Florida
  • I am working on certification as a hospice caregiver for pets
  • Mediation training, Sacramento Mediation Center
  • Arbitrator, BBB Autoline (disputes arising under the lemon laws)
  • Classes in grant-writing at Nonprofit Resource Center
  • I am trying to teach myself Polish (my heritage) and Russian (love the language)
  • I have taken many computer classes at American River College, GPA 4.0

Legal Career Highlights

  • I represented People’s Advocate in the United State Supreme Court to defend the constitutionality of Proposition 13 when it was challenged.
  • I filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of Congressional Term Limits, passed by the voters of the State of Arkansas. I argued the 10th Amendment validates their vote.

Professional Associations

  • California State Bar, admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and before District Court, Eastern Division
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association


You can contact Dr. Jayna:

by cell phone: (916)599-DOGS (3647)
by e-mail: vetlaw@drjayna.com
by snail mail: 6929 Larkspur Avenue, CH 95610