2014 Speakers

Animal Behavior

Julie Albright

Julie Albright, DVM, M.A., DACVB
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Knoxville, Tenn.

Dr. Julie Albright is a 1995 graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned both a master's in animal behavior and DVM degree from the University of Tennessee. After completing a residency at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Albright became assistant professor of veterinary medicine and PetSafe chair of small animal behavioral research at the University of Tennessee CVM. Her current research interests include behavioral development and animal assistance interventions.

Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA
Stafford, Va.

Robin Bennett is an author and consultant for pet care facilities on the subjects of dog training and off-leash play. The tips you will pick up in her sessions stem from Robin’s 20 years of working in the pet care industry. Her book All About Dog Daycare is the No. 1 reference on owning a daycare, and Off-Leash Dog Play, co-authored by Susan Briggs, is the key reference on supervising dogs in playgroups. Robin is passionate about educating
pet facilities on operating safe playgroups. With Susan Briggs, she created Knowing Dogs, a staff training program and resource site at www.TheDogGurus.com.

Christopher Pachel

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
Animal Behavior Clinic
Portland, Ore.

Dr. Pachel received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota (UM) in 2002, completed a behavioral residency in 2008, and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010. He operated a house-call behavior practice in Minnesota for five years and is currently the owner of Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Ore. He has lectured in the U.S. and Canada and has taught courses in veterinary behavior at UM and at the Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Colleen Pelar

Colleen Pelar, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Dogs Demystified
Springfield, Va.

Colleen Pelar trains dogs...and people, too. She knows that modifying behavior works best when you have clear goals, great rewards and a sense of humor. Her engaging, thought-provoking presentations offer realistic solutions to challenging problems. A dog trainer since 1991 and mother of three, Colleen wants people and dogs to have happy, healthy relationships. To further that goal, she has written three books about dog behavior, including the award-winning Living with Kids and Dogs...Without Losing Your Mind.

Critical Care

Karl Jandrey

Karl Jandrey, DVM, MAS, DACVECC
University of California, Davis
Davis, Calif.

Dr. Jandrey is an emergency and critical care specialist and completed a Masters of Advanced Studies in clinical research, supported by the NIH to train clinician scientists. He continues to build on his master's work through the study of the underlying mechanisms of thromboembolism in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most of his time, he teaches veterinary students in the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. He holds undergraduate freshman seminars in small animal toxicology and teaches veterinary students in areas of hemostasis and coagulation. He is also the director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education at UC Davis.

Equine

John Hubbell

John Hubbell, M.S., DVM, DACVAA
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. John Hubbell is a professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A native Ohioan, Dr. Hubbell is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. He is author of numerous articles on veterinary anesthesia and coauthor of two textbooks, Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia and Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy. Dr. Hubbell’s research interests center on equine anesthesia, the pharmacology of anesthetic drugs, and veterinary education. He and his family have participated in the Standardbred industry for more than 50 years, and he currently drives a Standardbred mare in combined driving competitions.

Lisa Metcalf

Lisa Metcalf, M.S., DVM, DACT
Honahlee, PC
Sherwood, Ore.

Dr. Lisa Metcalf is the owner of Honahlee, PC. She received her DVM degree from The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and her M.S. in endocrinology from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Metcalf is board certified in theriogenology. She has served as the Oregon veterinary racing commissioner, president of the Northwest Equine Practitioners Association, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Metcalf teaches equine theriogenology as an adjunct clinical instructor at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is the director of the equine IVF laboratory at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine.

 

Stephen Reed, DVM, DACVIM
Rood and Riddle
Lexington, Ky.

 

Mary Beth Whitcomb

Mary Beth Whitcomb, DVM, MBA, ECVDI (LA-Assoc)
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Davis, Calif.

Since 1999, Dr. Whitcomb has led the Large Animal Ultrasound Service at Univeristy of California, Davis, where the team evaluates up to 1,300 equine cases and trains 20 to 30 equine veterinary students per year. Their caseload includes everything from high-level performance horses to rodeo horses to backyard pets that present for lameness, surgical and internal medicine problems. Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent presenter throughout the United States and is known for her creative use of 3D and 2D simulations to teach ultrasound to veterinarians of all skill levels.

David Wilkie

David Wilkie, DVM, M.S., DACVO
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. David Wilkie obtained his DVM from the University of Guelph, interned at University of Pennsylvania, and joined The Ohio State University (OSU) staff in 1985. Dr. Wilkie is an professor at OSU's veterinary and medical colleges. He has trained 18 residents; is author of 103 articles, 93 abstracts and 43 textbook chapters; served as editor and reviewer of dozens of textbooks; is on the editorial board of seven veterinary and human journals; and is editor-in-chief for Veterinary Ophthalmology. He has presented seminars in more than 22 countries, received numerous teaching awards, and was the 2013 NAVC Equine Speaker of the Year.

Food Animal

Julie Gard

Julie Gard, B.S., DVM, Ph.D., DACT
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn, Ala.

Dr. Gard graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) in 1996 and then was a mixed animal practitioner for two years before returning to AUCVM to complete a residency in theriogenology (diplomate status, Bovine specialty, attained in 2002) and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences in 2003. Dr. Gard’s Ph.D. work involved bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and its ability to adhere to bovine embryos even after standard washing procedures. Dr. Gard is an associate professor in the food animal section at AUCVM.

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon, DVM, DACVPM
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Marysville, Ohio

Dr. Gordon is an associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM from Ohio State in 1997. In 2006, he joined the staff at the OSU Large Animal Services Clinic in Marysville, which is the food animal ambulatory section of OSU CVM. Dr. Gordon’s focuses include dairy production medicine and surgery as well as small ruminant and beef cattle medicine. Dr. Gordon successfully completed the Ohio Dairy Health Management Certificate Program in 2007, and in 2010, he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Greg Habing

Greg Habing, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Habing is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens on livestock farms, including Salmonella. He also has research interests in antimicrobial use practices on dairy farms and neonatal calf health.

Lynette Holman

Lynette Holman, DVM
Kalmbach Swine Management, LLC
Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Dr. Lynette Holman currently is a swine veterinarian at Kalmbach Feeds in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She grew up on a cattle and grain farm in Seneca County, Ohio. Dr. Holman attended The Ohio State University and graduated in 1995.

Darrin Karcher

Darrin Karcher, Ph.D.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mich.

Dr. Karcher graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001. In 2003, he earned a M.S. in animal science at the University of Wisconsin. He then attended Purdue University, completing his Ph.D. in 2007. Thereafter, he began his career at Michigan State University as the poultry extension specialist. At Michigan State, Dr. Karcher works with backyard flock owners and the commercial poultry industry. His research program addresses concerns with turkey skeletal issues, laying hen nutrition and laying hen welfare. He is managing the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply research project and has opened a new laying hen research facility at Michigan State University.

Ken Nordlund

Ken Nordlund, DVM
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
Madison, Wis.

Dr. Nordlund is a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and was in private practice in Fergus Falls, Minn., from 1977 to 1989, when he joined the University of Wisconsin to found the Food Animal Production Medicine program. His research interests include dairy record systems, such as the development of the Transition Cow Index™, and interactions between dairy cattle housing and health. His recent projects have focused on positive pressure ventilation systems for use in calf barns and dairy cow holding areas.

Katy Proudfoot

Katy Proudfoot, M.Sc., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Katy Proudfoot is a faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A native Californian, Dr. Proudfoot obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia's Animal Welfare Program. Her research has focused on the transition dairy cow and has included topics related to behavioral predictors of disease and lameness, as well as maternal behavior in cattle.

Gustavo Schuenemann

Gustavo Schuenemann, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann is an assistant professor and dairy extension veterinarian at The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. His primary areas of interest include transition cow management, dairy human resources (e.g., training, performance management), and use of dynamic cow-based models for decision making.

Katharine Simpson

Katharine Simpson, DVM, M.S., DACVIM
The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Katharine Simpson obtained her DVM from Texas A&M University, prior to completing an internship and three-year residency in medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University, where she also obtained her master's degree. Following a three-year instructorship position at Oklahoma State, she became a clinical assistant professor in food animal medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University. She loves teaching and interacting with veterinary students. Her research interests include regional intravenous perfusion in cattle, GI disease in cattle, and urolithiasis in small ruminants.

Holistic & Integrative Medicine

W. Jean Dodds

W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hemopet
Garden Grove, Calif.

Dr. W. Jean Dodds received her veterinary degree from the Ontario Veterinary College. After working for several decades in upstate New York, she moved to southern California in 1986 to start Hemopet, the first non-profit national animal blood bank. Hemopet’s range of nonprofit services and educational activities include providing canine blood components and related services; adopting retired Greyhound blood donors as companions; offering specialized diagnostic testing using patented al-green technology; and consulting in clinical pathology through Hemolife. She is also involved in teaching veterinarians and staff, companion animal fanciers, and pet owners on hematology and blood banking, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition and holistic medicine.

Eric Grey

Eric Grey, MSOM, L.Ac.
Deepest Health
Portland, Ore.

Mr. Eric Grey is a classical Chinese herbal practitioner based in Portland, Ore. He is founder of Deepesthealth.com, a popular Chinese medicine blog. He is also adjunct faculty at the National College of Natural Medicine, the country’s premier institution for the teaching of classical Chinese medicine. He is founder and chief medical officer at Watershed Community Wellness in Portland. Although he is not a veterinarian, he always seeks to make his teaching relevant for veterinary applications.

Doug Knueven

Doug Knueven, DVM
Beaver, Pa.

Dr. Doug Knueven received his veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 1987. He is a practicing integrative small animal veterinarian in Beaver, Pa. Dr. Knueven has earned certification in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine and veterinary chiropractic. He also has advanced training in natural nutrition, massage therapy and homeopathy, and has written two books on the subject of holistic veterinary medicine.

Susan Wagner

Susan Wagner, DVM, M.S., DACVIM
MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets
Worthington, Ohio
Affiliation: Through a Dog’s Ear

Dr. Susan Wagner received her DVM and M.S. degrees from The Ohio State University (OSU), as well as her training in veterinary neurology. She is co-author of Through A Dog's Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion, and was research director of the CD series. She practices integrative medicine at MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets, is adjunct faculty at OSU, and has developed an equine therapy emphasizing the energetic interaction between people and animals. Dr. Wagner has been seen on CBS Early Morning and The Today Show on NBC.

National Veterinary Accreditation Program

Thomas R. Hans, DVM
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services
Louisville, Ohio

Sue Skorupski, DVM, M.S.
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Pickerington, Ohio

Personal Improvement

Ted Janusz

Ted Janusz, MBA
Janus Presentations, LLC
Hilliard, Ohio

Mr. Ted Janusz is a former territory manager for Pfizer Animal Health, where he made more than 13,000 in-clinic visits. He has delivered more than 500 full-day managerial seminars across the United States. Because of his business insights, Mr. Janusz was invited to appear on "Geraldo at Large" on the Fox News Network. Through a nationwide American Idol-like search, Janusz was also selected to conduct the "eBay University" class for eBay at sites across the country. Mr. Janusz, a member of the National Speakers Association, earned his MBA in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.

  Marri Petrucci, CTA, MCC, D.S.
Premier Travel Services
Dublin, Ohio

Pet Animal

Clarke Atkins

Clarke Atkins, DVM, DACVIM (IM, Cardio)
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Raleigh, N.C.

Dr. Clarke Atkins, the Jane Lewis Seaks Distinguished Professor of Companion Animal Medicine at North Carolina State University and 2004 Norden Award Winner, is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (medicine and cardiology). His research involves canine and feline heartworm disease and treatment of cardiovascular disease in dogs, cats, and horses. He has more than 150 publications and has provided well over 1,000 hours of CE in the U.S. and many countries around the world.

David Biller

David Biller, DVM, DACVR
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kan.

Dr. David Biller received his DVM in 1980 from Auburn University. He completed a residency in radiology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He subsequently joined the faculty at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his primary responsibilities were clinical teaching and research. He returned to The Ohio State University in 1991 as a radiologist. Dr. Biller is presently head of radiology at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

John Godbold, Jr.

John Godbold, Jr., DVM
Stonehaven Park Veterinary Hospital
Jackson, Tenn.

Dr. John Godbold, Jr. graduated with honors from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and established Stonehaven Park Veterinary Hospital in Jackson, Tenn., where he practices full time as a solo small animal practitioner. He has pursued a special interest in surgical and therapeutic lasers, has developed new surgical and therapeutic laser techniques, and assists equipment manufacturers with the development of new laser and laser-associated technologies. In high demand as a continuing education speaker, Dr. Godbold has led more than 400 laser workshops, wet labs, and continuing education meetings throughout the world.

Tamara Grubb

Tamara Grubb, DVM, Ph.D., DACVAA
Washington State University
Pullman, Wash.

Dr. Tamara Grubb is a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong focus in pain management. She is currently an assistant professor of anesthesia and analgesia at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, an associate at a local small animal private practice and a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Dr. Grubb is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she obtained her B.S. in 1985 and her DVM in 1989. Dr. Grubb has been honored with the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the Westcott Clinical Teaching Award, and the Newbrey Teaching Scholar Award.

 

Keith Hnilica, DVM, M.S., DACVD, MBA
Pet Wellness Center
Louisville, Tenn.
Affiliation: Novartis

Dr. Keith Hnilica graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1993, after which he completed a small animal internship and a residency in dermatology at Auburn University. He received his Masters of Veterinary Medicine and became a board-certified member of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1997. Dr. Hnilica was on faculty at the University of Georgia for three years and at The University of Tennessee for eight years. Dr. Hnilica is the creator of itchnot.com and an author of Small Animal Dermatology: A color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide, 3rd Ed., which has been translated into seven languages.

Roger Hostutler

Roger Hostutler, DVM, M.S., DACVIM
MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets
Worthington, Ohio

Dr. Hostutler graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He then completed a rotating internship at Cornell University, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Ohio State in 2004. During his residency, he also completed a master's degree, evaluating the effects of calcitriol in cats with chronic renal failure. After his residency, Dr. Hostutler worked in a private practice in North Carolina for three years before returning to his home state of Ohio. Dr. Hostutler is currently an internist at MedVet's Worthington location, where he has been practicing internal medicine for the past seven years.

Michael Kent

Michael Kent, MAS, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology)
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Davis, Calif.
Affiliation: American College of Veterinary Radiology

Dr. Kent is an associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, from which he graduated in 1997. After completing an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kent went into private practice in Pennsylvania for one year. He then completed residencies in medical and radiation oncology at UC Davis, where he also received his master’s degree in clinical research. He is boarded in both medical and radiation oncology, and his research interests include clinical trials and tumor biology of melanoma, osteosarcoma and lymphoma.

Thomas Klein

Thomas Klein, DVM
East Hilliard Veterinary Dental Services
Hilliard, Ohio

Dr. Klein is a graduate of Michigan State University and has practiced veterinary dentistry in the Columbus, Ohio, area since the late 1980s. He and his wife Sue have their general practice and Dr. Klein's dental referral practice in Hilliard, Ohio. He has worked on a variety of species and also provides general dental and oral neoplastic procedures, as well as endodontic and orthodontic therapies

Amber Labelle

Amber Labelle, DVM, M.S., DACVO
University of Illinois
Urbana, Ill.

Dr. Amber Labelle is a 2004 graduate of the University of California, Davis. She completed an internship at the equine private practice, followed by two years in an ambulatory equine practice and an ophthalmology internship. She completed a three-year residency and M.S. degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Labelle was an assistant clinical professor at The Ohio State University prior to returning to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2011. She was recipient of Pfizer Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award for teaching excellence in 2012. Her clinical and research interests include equine ophthalmology, pigmentary keratitis and ocular neoplasia.

Catherine Langston

Catherine Langston, DVM, DACVIM
Animal Medical Center
New York, N.Y.

Dr. Langston graduated from Louisiana State University, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) and a fellowship in Renal Medicine and Hemodialysis at the University of California, Davis. She has been the head of the AMC Renal Medicine Service and Hemodialysis Unit since 1999. Her current clinical interests include treatment of chronic kidney disease, complications of hemodialysis and treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease. She is one of the conference organizers for the veterinary hemodialysis seminar, Advanced Renal Therapies Symposium.

Stephen Martinez

Stephen Martinez, DVM, DACVIM
MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets
Worthington, Ohio

Dr. Stephen Martinez graduated from The Ohio State University in 2005. Following graduation, he completed an internship, residency and fellowship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Since 2009, he has been affiliated with MedVet Medical & Cancer Center for Pets, where he works as a staff internist.

Joerg Mayer

Joerg Mayer, DVM, M.S., DABVP
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Athens, Ga.

Dr. Joerg Mayer lectures regularly at large national and international conferences on all aspects of exotic animal medicine. He qualified with the first batch of specialists in Exotic Companion Mammals as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, in addition he is also a Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine. He served as the president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians from 2010-2012.

Roberto Novo

Roberto Novo, DVM, M.S., DACVS
Columbia River Veterinary Specialists
Vancouver, Wash.

Dr. Novo received his DVM from the University of Florida and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Minnesota and a small animal surgery internship at the Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando, Fla. He returned to the UM for a residency in small animal surgery and received diplomate status at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. Dr. Novo remained at UM as an associate clinical professor and became the head of the Small Animal Surgery Department. He left the UM and joined Columbia River Veterinary Specialists in Vancouver, Wash., in 2010.

Dennis O’Brien

Dennis O’Brien, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM
University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo.

Dr. Dennis O’Brien is the chancellor’s chair in comparative neurology at the University of Missouri (MU) College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Illinois. Dr. O'Brien is a diplomate in neurology of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, which awarded him the Kirk Award for Professional Excellence in 2011. At MU, he directs the Comparative Neurology Program, which explores the role of genetics in developmental and degenerative diseases of the nervous system and translates that knowledge into improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

Christopher Pachel

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB
Animal Behavior Clinic
Portland, Ore.

Dr. Pachel received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota (UM) in 2002, completed a behavioral residency in 2008, and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010. He operated a house-call behavior practice in Minnesota for five years and is currently the owner of Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Ore. He has lectured in the U.S. and Canada and has taught courses in veterinary behavior at UM and at the Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jeanette Raikos

Jeanette Raikos, DVM, M.S., DACT
VCA Antech
Fishers, Ind.

Dr. Jeanette Raikos is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency and earned her master's degree at the University of Missouri and became certified in theriogenology in 1993. Dr. Raikos is an adjunct professor with Purdue University, has managed many veterinary hospitals and is currently serving as area medical director for VCA Antech's central region.

Michael Willard

Michael Willard, DVM, M.S., DACVIM-SA
Seguin, Texas
Affiliation: Abbott Laboratories

Dr. Michael Willard is a 1975 graduate of Texas A&M University and has held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University and Texas A&M University, where he is currently professor of small animal clinical science and specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreatology and endoscopy. Dr. Willard has given more than 2,600 hours of post-graduate continuing education lectures, has more than 80 refereed publications, and has more than 120 book chapters in print.

Practice Management

 

Rob Amiet, Jr., R.Ph., MBA
Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
Columbus, Ohio

Rob Amiet is a pharmacist and compliance specialist with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. Mr. Amiet earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and a master's in business administration from the University of Dayton.
Mr. Amiet has been a practicing pharmacist for more than 40 years, having practiced in both community and hospital pharmacy. For the past 27 years, Mr. Amiet has practiced with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

Debbie Boone

Debbie Boone, B.S., CCS, CVPM
2 Manage Vets Consulting Services
Gibsonville, N.C.

A self-proclaimed customer service and communication activist, Ms. Debbie Boone uses her 20-plus years of “in the trenches” experience to get veterinary teams excited about going the extra mile and fulfilling their great and noble purpose: exceptional patient and client care. She works with hospitals as a coach and a mentor, assisting them to excel in business. She has trained more than 7,000 team members. Ms. Boone has a B.S. in animal science, is certified in customer service and is a certified veterinary practice manager.

Gurdass Dass

Gurdass Dass, DVM, Ph.D.
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Dass has been in practice for more than 30 years and is the president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, the first sikh with a turban to hold this position.

David Goldberg

David Goldberg, D.O.
Ohio Physicians Health Program
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. David Goldberg is the medical director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program. He is board-certified in addiction medicine and family practice medicine. Dr. Goldberg is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and has more than 20 years of experience in addiction medicine.

Ted Janusz

Ted Janusz, MBA
Janus Presentations, LLC
Hilliard, Ohio

Mr. Ted Janusz is a former territory manager for Pfizer Animal Health, where he made more than 13,000 in-clinic visits. He has delivered more than 500 full-day managerial seminars across the United States. Because of his business insights, Mr. Janusz was invited to appear on "Geraldo at Large" on the Fox News Network. Through a nationwide American Idol-like search, Janusz was also selected to conduct the "eBay University" class for eBay at sites across the country. Mr. Janusz, a member of the National Speakers Association, earned his MBA in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Tim Kolb Tim Kolb, DVM
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Columbus, Ohio
Charlotte Lacroix

Charlotte Lacroix, DVM, J.D.
Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc.
Whitehouse Station, N.J.

Dr. Charlotte Lacroix owns and manages Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm that advises veterinarians and attorneys nationwide on veterinary business and legal issues. Her legal and consulting activities include legal document preparation and negotiation; advising on all aspects of veterinary partnerships, partner retirement and withdrawals; purchase and sale of practices, entity selection and start-ups; issues unique to specialty practices; assisting with all employment-related issues; and advising on malpractice cases, animal law and other legal and business problems

Raymond Ramirez

Raymond Ramirez, DVM
Lakeview Veterinary Clinic
East Peoria, Ill.

Dr. Raymond Ramirez received his DVM degree in 1986 from the University of Illinois. After working in both an emergency clinic and an AAHA hospital, he was a relief veterinarian in Wisconsin and Illinois for 18 years. In late 2007, he fulfilled every veterinarian's dream by purchasing a practice in Illinois. He has also published articles in several magazines, including Veterinary Economics.

Brenda Tassava

Brenda Tassava, CVPM, CVJ
Halow Tassava Consulting
Indianapolis, Ind.

Brenda Tassava is a certified veterinary practice manager and a certified veterinary journalist. Born and raised in southern Ohio, she is now a partner and practice management consultant at Halow Tassava Consulting in Indianapolis and New York City. Ms. Tassava has served on the CVPM Board of Directors for more than six years, most recently as the chair. She is the author of the book Social Media for Veterinary Professionals, which was published in 2011. Ms. Tassava is also a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, American Society of Veterinary Journalists and VetPartners.

Public Health

Maureen Anderson

Maureen Anderson, DVM, DVSc, Ph.D., DACVIM
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Affiliation: Vetoquinol

Dr. Maureen Anderson is a 2003 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). After spending some time in mixed animal practice, she returned to OVC to complete a residency and board certification in large animal internal medicine in 2008. Her graduate research focused on MRSA in horses and equine personnel. Since then, she has continued to work in the field of veterinary infectious disease control, particularly hand hygiene, and completed her Ph.D. in 2013 at the University of Guelph.

Cory Berliner

Cory Berliner, MPH-VPH
McMurray, Pa.

Ms. Cory Berliner graduated from The Ohio State University with a master's in public health, specializing in veterinary public health. She interned at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and is interested in zoonotic and foodborne diseases. Previously, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate studies and is currently working in the fitness industry at her family's business, but is planning for a career in public health as well as considering attending veterinary school in the future.

Rick Bokanyi

Rick Bokanyi, Ph.D.
Ohio Department of Health
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Dr. Bokanyi received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in poultry science from The Ohio State University. He has worked in the area of animal and public health for the past 20 years. He presently is the senior microbiologist overseeing outbreak surveillaince and detection for the Ohio Department of Health Laboratory in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Teresa Burns

Teresa Burns, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM-LA
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Burns obtained her bachelor's in zoology and Spanish, as well as her DVM from Iowa State University. She completed an internship in equine field service and a residency in equine internal medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Burns earned a Ph.D. in comparative and veterinary medicine (equine endocrinopathic laminitis) from OSU, and she is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal Specialty). Currently, she is a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at OSU's Galbreath Equine Center.

 

Jing Cui, DVM, M.S.
Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Dr. Jing Cui is currently the head of Bacteriology Section of Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (ADDL). Dr. Cui obtained a DVM degree at the Xinjiang Agricultural University, China and Masters of Science from University of Idaho. Dr. Cui has more than 15 years of experience in diagnostic bacteriology and molecular diagnostics at Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory of Washington State University and at the ADDL, and she has developed and validated numerous PCR-based assays. As a research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, Dr. Cui studied immunological correlates of protection against pathogens in biological safety level 3 facilities.

Tony Forshey Tony Forshey, DVM
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
John Gibbins

John Gibbins, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. John Gibbins serves as team leader and veterinary epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati. He earned his DVM from The Ohio State University, after which he worked in mixed animal clinical medicine for six years. Dr. Gibbins served for nine years as a public health officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and completed his master’s of public health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.

Kasey Godden

Kasey Godden, MPH-VPH
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Ms. Kasey Godden graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013 with a master's in public health/veterinary public health and is now currently studying veterinary medicine at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Greg Habing

Greg Habing, DVM, M.S., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Habing is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens on livestock farms, including Salmonella. He also has research interests in antimicrobial use practices on dairy farms and neonatal calf health.

Jeff Hayes

Jeff Hayes, DVM, M.S.
Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture

Dr. Hayes has been a diagnostician and pathologist at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory of the Ohio Department of Agriculture for nearly 30 years and has served as section head for the Pathology Section of the Ohio ADDL for the past six years. He also served as a veterinary pathologist for the USDA at Plum Island from 2002 to 2003 and has been an instructor for the Foreign Animal Disease courses offered at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center for more than 10 years. He is also adjunct faculty with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

W. Michael Hockman

W. Michael Hockman, B.S., DVM, M.S.
Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Meat Inspection
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Dr. W. Michael Hockman is the chief of the Division of Meat Inspection at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Upon graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. In 1997, Dr. Hockman left the USDA to become assistant chief of the division of Meat Inspection and was promoted to chief in 2005. He also holds bachelor's and master's degrees from OSU and has been active in the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, serving as president in 2000.

Jeff LeJeune

Jeff LeJeune, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM, DACVPM
The Ohio State University Food Animal Health Research Program
Wooster, Ohio

Dr. LeJeune is a professor and the head of The Ohio State University's Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio. He completed his DVM at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada and his Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology at Washington State University. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. His current research is focused on the epidemiology and ecology of zoonotic bacterial pathogens.

Kimberly Machesky

Kimberly Machesky, MPH
Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Columbus, Ohio

Kimberly Machesky received a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Ohio University in 2002 and a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology from The Ohio State University in 2004. She has been working as an epidemiologist in infectious disease surveillance for the Ohio Department of Health since 2004 and has been involved with infectious disease outbreak investigations since 2010.

Antoinette Marsh

Antoinette Marsh, Esq., M.S., Ph.D.
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Antoinette Marsh started her career at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, where she worked in the clinical diagnostic laboratories. Later, she obtained her Ph.D. in immunology from UC Davis. She taught veterinary parasitology at the University of Missouri prior to attending Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. She has more than 57 publications primarily focused on parasitology, including diagnostics, immunology and genetics. Her consulting includes private industry, non-profit organizations and academics. She is an Ohio licensed attorney.

Joanne Midla

Joanne Midla, VMD
Ohio Department of Health, Zoonotic Disease Program, Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Midla received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. Before joining the Ohio Department of Health last year, she was in small animal practice in Marysville, Ohio. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at The Ohio State University.

Dixie Mollenkopf

Dixie Mollenkopf, M.Sci.
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

With a background in animal agriculture, Dixie Mollenkopf completed her Master of Science in comparative and veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Her research focuses on antimicrobial resistance and food safety, with emphasis on plasmid-mediated cephalosporin and carbapenem resistance in commensal and pathogenic bacteria of food animal origin.

 

Karnail Mudahar, DVM, MPH
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Office of Field Operations
Lombard, Ill.

Dr. Mudahar is the deputy district manager with the Food Safety Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture's Chicago district office. Previously, he worked as a foodborne disease specialist with the Illinois Department of Public Health. As a member of the Infectious Diseases Rapid Response Team, he has worked very closely with CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officers, local health departments, FDA, USDA and health departments of other states. Dr. Mudahar also served as a chairperson on the Food Safety Education Task Force for three years and as a member of FDA-Illinois Food Safety Advisory Committee. He also has numerous publications to his credit.

 

Sue Skorupski, DVM, M.S.
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Pickerington, Ohio

Dr. Susan Skorupski received her DVM from The Ohio State University and is the Area Veterinarian in Charge for Ohio and West Virginia with USDA, APHIS Veterinary Services. Previously, she served as Area Epidemiologist for the Ohio and West Virginia, field Veterinary Medical Officer in several sections of Ohio, and Assistant AVIC in Indiana. Dr. Skorupski started her career in USDA with FSIS. Prior to government service, she was a mixed animal veterinarian practicing predominantly dairy practice.

Jason Stull

Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, Ph.D., DACVPM
The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Jason Stull received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's in preventive veterinary medicine. He spent five years as the New Hampshire public health veterinarian. Between 2009 and 2012, he served as the infection control practitioner for the Ontario Veterinary College, where he completed a Ph.D. in zoonotic infectious disease. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the role of pets in the transmission of zoonotic pathogens to people and infection control in the veterinary and home environments.

Elise Zeiser

Elise Zeiser, MPH-VPH
Clifton Park, N.Y.

Elise Zeiser is a graduate of The Ohio State University Masters in Public Health, Veterinary Public Health program. She interned for the Ohio Department of Health Zoonotic Disease program and is interested in the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases. Currently, Ms. Zeiser is pursuing a public health position in Albany, N.Y., where she resides with her new husband.

 

Yan Zhang, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM
Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Dr. Yan Zhang is the head of Virology of Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (ADDL) and he is in charge of molecular diagnostics and avian serology. Dr. Zhang completed a residency in veterinary microbiology and received a Ph.D in the same from thr College of Veterinary Medicine at the Washington State University. He obtained a DVM degree at the Xinjiang Agricultural University, China. Dr. Zhang has more than 20 years of extensive experience in diagnostic microbiology. He is a committee member of Technical Working Group of National Animal Health Laboratory Network and currently serves as the chair of Virology Committee of AAVLD.

Shelter Animal

John Bonagura

John Bonagura, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology, Internal Medicine)
The Ohio State University Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. John Bonagura is head of the Cardiology & Interventional Medicine service at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, where he has taught for more than three decades. Dr. Bonagura is a 1974 graduate of OSU. He completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York and residencies in cardiology and internal medicine at OSU. He has served as visiting research fellow at Edinburgh University in Scotland, Gilbreath McLorn Endowed Professor of Cardiology at the University of Missouri, and is also editor of Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy. Dr. Bonagura has received more than 200 awards for teaching during his career.

Jodi Buckman

Jodi Buckman, CAWA
ASPCA
Flagstaff, Ariz.

Jodi Lytle Buckman is a senior director of community outreach for the ASPCA. She serves as the ASPCA representative in the Southwest and works in partnership with other national organizations on behalf of the ASPCA. Jodi’s service to other national partners includes work with the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators, the National Federation of Humane Societies, the CATalyst Council and Shelter Animals Count. With more than 20 years of experience working in animal welfare and protection, she’s served as an executive director for shelters in Maine, Minnesota and Ohio. She achieved the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation in 2006.

Brian DiGangi

Brian DiGangi, DVM, M.S., DABVP
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Gainesville, Fla.

Dr. Brian DiGangi obtained his DVM in 2006 from the University of Florida (UF), where he completed clinical externships in both shelter medicine and exotic animal medicine. He became the first shelter medicine resident to graduate from UF, became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine/feline Practice, and received his M.S. in veterinary medical sciences shortly thereafter. Dr. DiGangi has published research on feline adoption, pregnancy detection and immunology. Dr. DiGangi is currently a clinical assistant professor at UF and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

Jonathan Dyce

Jonathan Dyce, M.A., VetMB, MRCVS, DSAO, DACVS
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
Affiliation: BioMedtrix

Dr. Jon Dyce graduated from University of Cambridge (UK) in 1989 and remained there to train as an orthopedic surgeon. In 1997, he joined the surgery faculty at The Ohio State University, where he is currently associate professor and head of small animal surgery, with primary responsibility for provision of the orthopedic referral service at OSU Veterinary Medical Center. His clinical interests include total hip replacement, revision surgery, corrective osteotomy and risk management in orthopedics.

Rachel Finney

Rachel Finney, CAWA
Capital Area Humane Society
Hilliard, Ohio

Ms. Rachel D.K. Finney is a certified animal welfare administrator with 10 years of experience in animal sheltering. Ms. Finney has degrees in nonprofit management, psychology, political science and sociology from Indiana University. She began working in animal welfare as the executive director of the Union County Humane Society in Marysville, Oho, and currently serves as the executive director at the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus. Ms. Finney operates under the philosophy that we should "never be afraid to do the right thing." Finney shares her home with her husband, two children, four dogs and two cats.

 

Anne Gemensky Metzler, DVM, M.S., DACVO
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Anne Gemensky Metzler is a professor of comparative ophthalmology and section head at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A native of Glen Dale, W.Va., she earned her B.S. from Wheeling Jesuit College and her DVM from OSU. Dr. Gemensky Metzler completed an internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists before joining Gahanna Animal Hospital for a year. She then completed a residency at OSU, where she stayed to join the faculty in 2000. Her clinical research interests include treatment of equine glaucoma and canine cataract surgery. Dr. Gemensky Metzler is also co-chair of the ACVO Examination Committee, president and treasurer of Omega Tau Sigma Grand Council, and OSU Gamma chapter advisor.
Annette Litster

Annette Litster, BVSc, Ph.D., FANZCVSc, MMedSci
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
West Lafayette, Ind.

Dr. Annette Litster is the director of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Purdue University and an associate professor at the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated as a veterinarian in 1982 and became a registered specialist in feline medicine in 2001 after successfully completing a Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2004 and a Master of Medical Science in clinical epidemiology in 2006. Dr. Litster has published and spoken nationally and internationally on a wide range of shelter medicine topics, including feline infectious diseases and canine vaccination protocols.

Sandra Newbury

Sandra Newbury, DVM
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
Madison, Wis.

Dr. Newbury has been a faculty member with the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California, Davis since 2006 and also serves as adjunct assistant professor of shelter medicine in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Newbury “saves lives and stomps out disease!” by focusing on partnerships among shelters, veterinarians and the community to decrease shelter intake and improve health, welfare and positive outcomes for homeless animals.

B.J. Rogers

B.J. Rogers, CAWA
ASPCA
Colchester, Vt.

Mr. B.J. Rogers works with shelters and municipalities in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., and manages projects in Alabama and Florida. Before joining the ASPCA, he served as CEO of the Humane Society of Chittenden County, Vermont’s oldest animal welfare organization. Previously, Mr. Rogers worked in human services as an executive director and community relations director, in higher education as an instructor and researcher, and in politics as senior campaign staff for a gubernatorial campaign. He is a longtime board member of the Vermont Humane Federation and the Advisory Council of the New England Federation of Humane Societies.

Small Ruminants

Thomas Craig

Thomas Craig, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM (Parasitology)
Texas A&M University, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
College Station, Texas

Dr. Thomas Craig earned his DVM from Colorado State University. He was a military veterinarian in Denmark and Slovenia, as well as a mixed animal practitioner Colorado, New Mexico and New Zealand. He is presently a faculty member in the Department Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University, where he conducts research and diagnostics, and teaches veterinary parasitology to veterinary students, graduate students, continuing education for veterinarians, and livestock owners. His research has been primarily associated with the epidemiology and control of internal parasites of grazing animals.

 

Margaret Masterson, DVM, M.S., DACVPM
The Ohio State University, Large Animal Services, Department of Preventative Medicine
Marysville, Ohio

Dr. Margaret Masterson is a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she spent two years in western Ohio working in a mixed-animal private practice. She then returned to OSU to complete a residency in clinical sciences. She earned her master's degree from OSU in 1989 and is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine. She has been at the university since 1989 and is an associate clinical professor in veterinary preventive medicine. She also teaches and practices at the OSU Large Animal Services Ambulatory Clinic in Marysville, Ohio. Dr. Masterson specializes in production of dairy cattle and small ruminants, including camelids.

Jeff McCutcheon

Jeff McCutcheon, CGP, PAS
The Ohio State University Extension, Morrow County
Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Mr. Jeff McCutcheon is an associate professor and extension educator in Morrow County, Ohio. He is co-leader of The Ohio State University's Sheep Team and a member of the Integrated Forage Management Team. His work with sheep producers in Ohio has led to several on-farm research projects looking at various aspects of pasture management and parasite control.

Paula Menzies

Paula Menzies, DVM, MPVM, DECSRHM
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

Dr. Menzies is a professor of small ruminant health management at the University of Guelph and a diplomate in the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. She is a clinician in the ruminant field service and teaches sheep and goat health management to DVM students. Her research activities include control of parasites, anthelmintic resistance, control of Coxiella burnetii, diagnosis of Johne’s disease in small ruminants, risk factors for Cysticercus ovis infection, and diagnosis of maedi visna infection. She has developed several health management programs for sheep and goats; and is developing a course for udder health of dairy sheep and dairy goats.

Katharine Simpson

Katharine Simpson, DVM, M.S., DACVIM
The Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Katharine Simpson obtained her DVM from Texas A&M University, prior to completing an internship and three-year residency in medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University, where she also obtained her master's degree. Following a three-year instructorship position at Oklahoma State, she became a clinical assistant professor in food animal medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University. She loves teaching and interacting with veterinary students. Her research interests include regional intravenous perfusion in cattle, GI disease in cattle, and urolithiasis in small ruminants.

Staff Development

 

Rob Amiet, Jr., R.Ph., MBA
Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
Columbus, Ohio

Rob Amiet is a pharmacist and compliance specialist with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. Mr. Amiet earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and a master's in business administration from the University of Dayton.
Mr. Amiet has been a practicing pharmacist for more than 40 years, having practiced in both community and hospital pharmacy. For the past 27 years, Mr. Amiet has practiced with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

Jennifer Brandt

Jennifer Brandt, LISW-S, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Jennifer Brandt provides veterinary professionals with communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills training to promote quality veterinary care and veterinary career success. Her professional counseling, consultation and mediation services offer applied learning opportunities to increase self-awareness, improve work/life balance, resolve conflict, foster veterinary team building and enhance veterinary team communication, while promoting a culture of superior client service that enhances veterinary client satisfaction.

Mary Brookings

Mary Brookings, RVT, CPhT
MWI Veterinary Supply
Goldthwaite, Texas

Mary Brookings is an inventory management consultant with MWI Veterinary Supply and has supported practices with inventory strategies since 2008. Mary has maintained her registered veterinary technician status in Texas since 1998 and her certified pharmacy technician status since 2008. She has worked in a variety of diverse practice settings for more than 10 years alongside surgery and internal medicine teams, as well as in rural practices where she was responsible for managing other team members, maintaining inventory and equipment.

Joshua Daniels

Joshua Daniels, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Joshua Daniels is a veterinary diagnostic microbiologist who currently directs the Microbiology Laboratory of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. His interests include clinical and diagnostic bacteriology, veterinary antimicrobial usage, and hospital infection control.

Gurdass Dass

Gurdass Dass, DVM, Ph.D.
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Dass has been in practice for more than 30 years and is the president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, the first sikh with a turban to hold this position.

David Goldberg

David Goldberg, D.O.
Ohio Physicians Health Program
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. David Goldberg is the medical director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program. He is board-certified in addiction medicine and family practice medicine. Dr. Goldberg is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and has more than 20 years of experience in addiction medicine.

Eric Green

Eric Green, DVM, DACVR (Radiology & Radiation Oncology)
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Green has been a professor at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center for the past 11 years. He attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Univeristy of Georgia. Dr. Green also did back-to-back residencies at the Univeristy of Wisconsin and is board certified in both radiology and radiation oncology. He is currently the service head for the Diagnostic Imaging and Radition Oncology Service. He has a special interest in oncologic imaging and the treatment of tumors with radiation.

Meghan Herron

Meghan Herron, DVM, DACVB
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Herron graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in zoology in 1999 and is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in small animal general practice for one year and also worked as a clinical instructor in the shelter medicine and surgery program at Ohio State. Dr. Herron completed a three-year residency program in behavioral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and later that year became board certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior.

Tim Kolb Tim Kolb, DVM
Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board
Columbus, Ohio

Technician

Maureen Anderson

Maureen Anderson, DVM, DVSc, Ph.D., DACVIM
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Affiliation: Vetoquinol

Dr. Maureen Anderson is a 2003 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). After spending some time in mixed animal practice, she returned to OVC to complete a residency and board certification in large animal internal medicine in 2008. Her graduate research focused on MRSA in horses and equine personnel. Since then, she has continued to work in the field of veterinary infectious disease control, particularly hand hygiene, and completed her Ph.D. in 2013 at the University of Guelph.

Mary Berg

Mary Berg, B.S., RLATG, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education
Lawrence, Kan.

Ms. Mary Berg received her B.S. in biology and microbiology from San Diego State University, an A.S. in laboratory animal science from Redlands Community College, and an A.S. in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College. She is a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians, from which she obtained her veterinary technician specialty in dentistry in 2006. Ms. Berg worked in research for more than 13 years and was the practice manager and dental specialist at Gentle Care Animal Hospital in Kansas for nearly eight years. Currently, she is the president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education and an instructor for Wright Career College.

Amanda Eick

Amanda Eick, RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior)
The Behavior Clinic
Wooster, Ohio
Affiliation: Ceva Animal Health

Ms. Eick is the veterinary behavior technician and practice manager of The Behavior Clinic in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. She is a graduate of the AAHA Distance Education Veterinary Technician Program and previously was educated as a historian and geologist by Ashland University. Currently, Ms. Eick is one of only 11 veterinary technician specialists in behavior. When not at work, she devotes her time to training her German short-haired pointers for competition in hunt tests and field trials.

Roger Hostutler

Roger Hostutler, DVM, M.S., DACVIM
MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets
Worthington, Ohio

Dr. Hostutler graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He then completed a rotating internship at Cornell University, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Ohio State in 2004. During his residency, he also completed a master's degree, evaluating the effects of calcitriol in cats with chronic renal failure. After his residency, Dr. Hostutler worked in a private practice in North Carolina for three years before returning to his home state of Ohio. Dr. Hostutler is currently an internist at MedVet's Worthington location, where he has been practicing internal medicine for the past seven years.

Chastity Ketchum

Chastity Ketchum, CVT, VTS (SAIM)
Sarasota, Fla.

Ms. Chastity Ketchum earned her A.S. in veterinary technology in 1997 and has been employed with BluePearl Veterinary Partners for 12 years, where she has been a team member of the small animal internal medicine service for nearly a decade. She has a particular interest in gastrointestinal disease. Ms. Ketchum obtained her veterinary technician specialty in small animal internal medicine in 2010. She lives in Florida with her two children and a 10-year-old Bichon Frise.

Catherine Langston

Catherine Langston, DVM, DACVIM
Animal Medical Center
New York, N.Y.

Dr. Langston graduated from Louisiana State University, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) and a fellowship in Renal Medicine and Hemodialysis at the University of California, Davis. She has been the head of the AMC Renal Medicine Service and Hemodialysis Unit since 1999. Her current clinical interests include treatment of chronic kidney disease, complications of hemodialysis and treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease. She is one of the conference organizers for the veterinary hemodialysis seminar, Advanced Renal Therapies Symposium.

David Liss

David Liss, B.A., RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM
Veterinary Training and Consulting, Inc.
South Pasadena, Calif.

Mr. David Liss is a double board-certified veterinary technician specialist in emergency/critical care and internal medicine with a diverse background veterinary medicine. He has been technician manager at two different 24-hour referral/specialty facilities in the Los Angeles area and has lectured at many conferences, both nationally and internationally. After publishing three chapters in an emergency and critical care nursing text,Mr. Liss was awarded the Veterinary Technician Educator of the Year award and the Southern California RVT of the Year award. He currently directs the veterinary technology program at Platt College in Los Angeles and works as an ICU technician.

Susan Orosz

Susan Orosz, DVM, Ph.D., DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian)
Bird and Exotic Pet Wellness Center
Toledo, Ohio

Dr. Susan Orosz received her Ph.D. in human neuroanatomy from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and her DVM from The Ohio State University. She is one of three Americans boarded in avian medicine and surgery in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Orosz was the section chief of the Avian, Exotic Animal and Wildlife Service of The University of Tennessee Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she developed the residence program and taught for 14 years. She then returned to Ohio and established the Bird and Exotic Pet Wellness Center in Toledo. She is past president of the AAV.

Rebecca Pentecost,

Rebecca Pentecost, DVM
Coldwater Animal Clinic
Coldwater, Ohio

Dr. Pentecost is a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She subsequently completed an internship and residency in food animal medicine and surgery with an emphasis in food animal surgery at Ohio State. Her professional interests include fracture management and minimally invasive surgery techniques in cattle. She currently works as a mixed animal general practitioner in private practice in northwest Ohio.

Hands-On Labs

Julie Albright

Julie Albright, DVM, M.A., DACVB
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Knoxville, Tenn.

Dr. Julie Albright is a 1995 graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned both a master's in animal behavior and DVM degree from the University of Tennessee. After completing a residency at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Albright became assistant professor of veterinary medicine and PetSafe chair of small animal behavioral research at the University of Tennessee CVM. Her current research interests include behavioral development and animal assistance interventions.

Mary Berg

Mary Berg, B.S., RLATG, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education
Lawrence, Kan.

Ms. Mary Berg received her B.S. in biology and microbiology from San Diego State University, an A.S. in laboratory animal science from Redlands Community College, and an A.S. in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College. She is a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians, from which she obtained her ceterinary technician specialty in dentistry in 2006. Ms. Berg worked in research for more than 13 years and was the practice manager and dental specialist at Gentle Care Animal Hospital in Kansas for nearly eight years. Currently, she is the president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education and an instructor for Wright Career College.

  William Hornof, DVM, M.S., DACVR
Sound-Eklin/Antech Imaging Services
Davis, Calif.
Thomas Klein

Thomas Klein, DVM
East Hilliard Veterinary Dental Services
Hilliard, Ohio

Dr. Klein is a graduate of Michigan State University and has practiced veterinary dentistry in the Columbus, Ohio, area since the late 1980s. He and his wife Sue have their general practice and Dr. Klein's dental referral practice in Hilliard, Ohio. He has worked on a variety of species and also provides general dental and oral neoplastic procedures, as well as endodontic and orthodontic therapies