Speakers

Brian Aldridge, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVIM, MRCVS

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)
Dr. Andrews is a WSU graduate and completed an internal medicine residency at The OSU. Dr. Andrews is an ACVIM Diplomate. He is currently LVMA Equine Committee Professor and Director of the Equine Health Studies Program at the LSU. His clinical and research interest is gastric ulcer disease in horses.

Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Dr. Bartges received his DVM from The University of Georgia and completed an internship and residencies in internal medicine and nutrition and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at The University of Georgia and a Diplomate of the ACVIM and ACVN.

Elizabeth Berliner, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline), DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Dr. Berliner earned her DVM from Cornell in 2003 and is boarded in shelter medicine practice and canine and feline practice through ABVP. She is the Director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell University and serves on the ASV Board of Directors.

Kimberlee Buck, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Christopher Byers, DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Dr. Christopher G. Byers is the Medical Director at VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Byers enjoys clinical research, and his current areas of interest include immune-mediated diseases and abdominal compartment syndrome.

Staci Cannon, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)
Dr. Staci Cannon is the medical director at Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from UGA in 2010 and completed the UF Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Residency in 2015. She enjoys working with dedicated shelter staff to advance the medical and emotional well-being of shelter animals.

Rob Coke, DVM, DACZM, DABVP (Reptile and Amphibian Practice), CVA
Dr. Coke is the Director of Veterinary Care at the San Antonio Zoo. He did an exotics internship (Kansas State University) and a zoo medicine residency (Oklahoma City Zoo). He is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Reptile & Amphibian).

Steve Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DECZM, DACZM
Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 1994. Holds Certificate, Diploma and Specialist titles in Zoological Medicine from RCVS; Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Zoological Medicine; RCVS Fellowship for his work on exotic animal endoscopy and endosurgery. Professor of Zoological Medicine at UGA.

Uri Donnett, DVM, MPH

Michael Dutton, DVM, MS, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), CVPP
Dr. Dutton has practiced for over 30 years and is a triple-boarded specialist. He also has a post-DVM MS in Pain management. He manages 2 hospitals in New Hampshire.

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), CVPP
DVM UGA, Medical Director TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals, AAHA practices in Charlotte NC area. Diplomate ABVP and past-president. Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by IVAPM and past-president. Chair: AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force; co-Chair of 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. Author, speaker on small animal pain management.

William Ray Folger, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline Practice)
William Ray Folger become a Board-Certified Feline Specialist in 1998. He has been a private practice owner for over three decades. He has served on the Animal Welfare Committee of the AVMA, Feline Welfare Committee of the AAFP, and two-time President of the Society For Veterinary Medical Ethics.

Barrie Grant, DVM, MS, DACVS, MRCVS

Cheryl Greenacre, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice)
Dr. Cheryl Greenacre is boarded in both Avian Medicine and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She has been teaching veterinary students, training residents, providing continuing education, and treating avian and exotic animal patients for over 25 years at an active academic institution.

Tarah L. Hadley, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice)
Dr. Hadley received her DVM from Tufts University. She completed a small animal internship at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Massachusetts and a residency in avian/exotic/zoological medicine at the University of Tennessee. She has worked in private practice and at a zoo. She is currently employed at Idexx.

Jill Heatley, DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Reptile and Amphibian Practice), DACZM

Brandy Helewa, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Brandy has been in the veterinary field over 20 years and works as an adjunct instructor for Penn Foster College. She was the AzVMA’s Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2005. Her passion is providing relevant and challenging continuing education while working to elevate the status of the veterinary technicians.

Andrew Isaacs, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
A native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dr. Isaacs received his bachelor’s in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine, DVM from Iowa State University, completed an internship and residency in neurology/neurosurgery at Auburn University, is a Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), and currently practices in Metro Detroit.

Matthew Krecic, DVM, DACVIM

Rachel Kreisler, VMD, MSCE

Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM

Angela Lennox, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM (Small Mammal)
Angela Lennox graduated from Purdue University SVM, and was awarded ABVP Diplomate status in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine. She has served as ABVP in numerous capacities and is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.

Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice)

Gregory Lisciandro, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice), DACVECC

Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice)
Dr. Susan Little is a past president of the AAFP and a peer reviewer for veterinary journals. Dr. Little is the recipient of several awards and is the editor and co-author of two textbooks: The Cat – Clinical Medicine and Management and August’s Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine.

James Lowe, DVM, MS, DABVP (Food Animal Practice)

Kimberly May, DVM, MS
Dr. May is the former department director of communications for the AVMA. During her tenure, she assisted numerous veterinarians and veterinary clinics who were being cyberbullied, and she developed AVMA’s extensive resources on online reputation management.

Kurt Miller, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Gary Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice)
Dr. Norsworthy has been in practice for 45 years and is the owner of Alamo Feline Health Center in San Antonio. He is the editor of six (soon-to-be seven) feline textbooks. He is a charter Diplomate of the ABVP (Feline) and an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi State and Western universities.

Kristina Palmer, RVT, VTS (Clinical Practice-Exotics)
Kristina is a RVT and works at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis California since 1989. She works in the Companion Avian and Exotic department. In addition, she is a founding member of the 9th recognized veterinary technician specialist, the academy of veterinary technicians in clinical practice-exotics.

Stephen Pittenger, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

Suzanne Plamondon, DVM, MBA, CVA, CCRT, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
Dr. Plamondon obtained her DVM in 1998 from the AVC in PEI, Canada. She is a certified DABVP (Canine and Feline), Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), and Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) as well as holding an MBA. She has held numerous Chief-of-Staff positions and was Chief Medical Officer at Guelph VTH. She is Medical Director for IVCCR Inc. that provides referral rehabilitation medicine services, medical advisement, and CE and wet-labs on rehabilitation & laser therapy at veterinary conferences and state association events.

Sarah Proctor, DVM, MPH

Norm Rantanen, DVM, MS, DACVR

Renee Rucinsky, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice)

Jeffrey Sarchet, DVM, MPH, ACVPM, DABVP (Beef Cattle Practice)
Dr. Sarchet earned his DVM from Oklahoma State University and MPH from the University of Iowa. He is board certified by ACVPM in preventive medicine and ABVP in beef practice. He was a practitioner and consultant for over 27 years and recently become employed by Zoetis as a technical veterinarian.

Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (Feline Practice)
Margie graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1982. In 1986 she opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver, practicing until 2008 when she retired from regular practice. She co-edits the Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery, has served extensively on committees with the AAFP, Winn Feline Foundation, WSAVA and ABVP.

Jacob Shivley, DVM

Karen Snowden, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Parasitology)
Karen Snowden is a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. She is a veterinarian with a PhD and board certification in veterinary parasitology. She has a passion for shelter medicine and teaches shelter medicine courses and supervises students at the local animal shelter.

Brian Speer, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM

Mallory Stuckwisch

Elizabeth Thomovsky, DVM, MS, DACVECC
Dr. Thomovsky graduated from the University of Missouri in 2001 and pursued an internship at University of Illinois. She was a general practitioner for 3 years prior to doing her residency and then became a faculty member first at the University of Wisconsin and now at Purdue University.

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