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Small Animal I Speakers

Martha Cline

DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Friday, February 18

  • Unconventional Diets…For Cats!

  • Obesity Management in Small Animal Practice

  • Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs-Nutrition Tips & Pearls

  • Smart Diet Choices for Senior & Geriatric Pets

Dr. Martha Cline is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ and then returned to the University of Tennessee for a small animal clinical nutrition residency. She is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Nutrition). In 2013, she joined the staff at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals in New Jersey where she currently practices small animal clinical nutrition full time and is a member of the Specialty Advisory Board for NVA/Compassion First Pet Hospitals.

Dr. Cline is the past president of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN). She has lectured on topics surrounding veterinary nutrition at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Cline has also authored and co-authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in veterinary nutrition. In 2021, she served at the Chair of the AAHA Task Force for the Nutrition and Weight Management Guidelines. She is also the co-editor of the textbook “Obesity in the Dog and Cat.” In her spare time, she enjoys running with her English pointer, Dave. She also shares her home with her husband and two orange cats, Jake and Charles.

Jay Tischendorf


Friday, February 18

  •  Practical Immunology and Vaccinology for the Busy Professional

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes-If you Haven’t Heard of Chaga’s Disease, You Soon Will

  • Zoonotic Disease Awareness-What You Wish You Didn’t Have to Know But Absolutely Must!

Dr. Jay Tischendorf is a veterinarian and wildlife biologist with special interests ranging widely from anesthesia, cardiology, and dermatology, to One Health, emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses.  He works in the pharmaceutical industry and is the founder and director of the American Ecological Research Institute (–AERIE).  Dr. Tischendorf has a BS degree in Zoology from Ohio University and earned his DVM degree at Colorado State University.  With experience spanning field biology and scientific research, clinical practice, and service in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Jay has literally worked across the entire North American continent and in Central America and Canada as well.  He is certified as an Expert Animal Cruelty Investigator and serves as scientific advisor and trainer with the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA), the Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) at the University of Missouri, and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA).  Additionally he is Human-Animal Bond and Fear-Free Certified, as well as a member of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) Zoonoses Committee.  Dr. Jay previously served as adjunct faculty at the University of Great Falls in Montana and is a former wildland firefighter and US Marine.  He has ongoing research and consulting projects involving large carnivores, raptors, and reptiles.  Additionally, Dr. Tischendorf is among a small group of scientists qualified by the FAA as Airport Wildlife Biologists.  As such, he regularly consults with airports on wildlife hazard management and abatement.  He is also actively searching for the supposedly extinct ivory-billed woodpecker, teaches courses on animal immobilization, has provided volunteer veterinary care and support for spay and neuter programs on Native American Nations and other under-served communities, and leads an annual tracking and winter survival course in the Rocky Mountains.  He is a regular speaker at a number of veterinary medical and technical schools, conservation and ecological symposia, and veterinary and human medical conferences.

Craig Webb


Saturday, February 19

  • The Keys to a Correct Diagnosis in GI Disease

  • Getting Nutrition in to a Cat

  • Getting Crap Out of a Cat

  • FMT: What’s Coming Down the Pipeline

  • Lessons Learned From the Canine Liver

Dr. Craig Webb earned a PhD in Neuroscience while attempted to determine how cats think. Needless to say, this was a miserable failure, and so he turned his attention to trying to diagnose what was wrong with sick cats (and dogs). He still fails quite frequently, and so he’s learned the importance of teaching DVM students that it’s OK to say “I don’t know.” Besides spending a couple of decades with the Small Animal Internal Medicine group at Colorado State University, Dr. Webb was lucky enough to marry way above himself to the much smarter and better looking Dr. Tracy Webb. The two of them continue collaborative research efforts in stem cell therapy, inflammatory bowel disease, and the immunology of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases of dogs and cats.

Khursheed Mama


Saturday, February 19

  • Sedation for Dogs and Cats

  • Which Anesthesia Induction Agent Should I Use

Dr. Mama received her DVM in 1989 from Washington State University and then completed a large animal rotating internship at the University of Guelph. This along with her experiences during her senior year in veterinary school confirmed a passion of anesthesia. She pursued an anesthesia and critical care residency at the University of California-Davis and following its completion in 1993, chose to stay and work at UC Davis for 3 years before moving to Colorado State University where she has been a faculty member since 1996. She enjoys managing a diverse variety of species while also teaching DVM and graduate students and has pursued research interests directed at improving patient care and safety. She feels fortunate that as part of her job she has had the opportunity to advance anesthesia and pain management through continuing education for veterinarians in many different venues both nationally and internationally.

Aimee Brooks


Sunday, February 20

  • General Intro to Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

  • Thoracic POCUS-Respiratory Distress

  • Approach to Respiratory Distress

  • Tubes and Taps

Dr. Brooks received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then was a practicing ER veterinarian at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center in Waukesha, WI. Subsequently, she completed a residency at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and became board certified in 2014. She is currently an associate professor in small animal emergency/critical care at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include transfusion medicine, sodium/electrolyte abnormalities and fluid therapy, and point-of-care monitoring/ultrasound.

Brian Scansen

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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Sunday, February 21

  • Updates on the Staging & Management of Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

  • Updates on the Staging & Management of Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs (Continued)

Dr. Brian Scansen graduated with BS degrees in both oceanology and zoology from the University of Washington. He then graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State with DVM and MS degrees.  He completed an internship at The Ohio State University in small animal medicine and surgery and stayed for a residency in cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in interventional radiology and endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Scansen is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specializing in cardiology. He has been an associate professor of cardiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) and service head of cardiology and cardiac surgery at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 2015. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging, and minimally invasive therapeutics.