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Small Animal I Speakers

Garret Pachtinger


Friday, February 10

  • Trauma Without the Drama: Cased Based, Practical Approach to Trauma Part I

  • Trauma Without the Drama: Cased Based, Practical Approach to Trauma Part I

  • Cardiac Emergencies in the ER (CHF, Pericardial Effusion, Arrhythmias and MORE!)

  • Emergency Room Approach to Anemia Part I

  • Emergency Room Approach to Anemia Part II

Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC is a board-certified veterinary specialist in emergency critical care.  Dr. Pachtinger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.  He then pursued an internship at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he has also completed an emergency fellowship and residency at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. For 15 years he was a clinician at a large, multispecialty hospital outside of Philadelphia, Pa as a leader in the ER and Critical Care Unit.  During this time, he was also the hospital trauma center medical director, the ER specialty internship medical director and then the House Officer Program Director for BluePearl Veterinary Partners.  Dr. Pachtinger has been published in numerous veterinary journals, textbooks, and peer reviewed learning tools and is on the editorial board of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Dr. Pachtinger lectures throughout the world on emergency and critical care and is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for VETgirl, the number 1 online CE resource for busy veterinary professionals.

Amy Pike


Friday, February 10

  •  Feline Inappropriate Elimination-Forget the Litter Box and Focus on the Felines

Bio Coming Soon!

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.

Mark Acierno


Saturday, February 11

  • Help! Help! I Can’t Pee! (FLUTD)

  • Improving the Life of Feline Patients With CKD

  • Making Sense of the New UTI Antimicrobial Recommendations

  • That Darn Cat – If its Vomiting, That’s Not Normal (IBD, Lymphoma, Etc.)

Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an internal medicine residency at Tufts University. He is a professor at Midwestern University, a boarded internal medicine specialist and a founding member of the American College of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology. His research and clinical interests include hypertension, kidney disease and renal replacement therapies. Dr. Acierno is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters. In his spare time, Dr. Acierno enjoys scuba diving, climbing, and hiking Arizona’s desert mountains.

Stephen Galloway


Sunday, February 12

  • Small Animal Dentistry

  • Small Animal Dentistry

  • Small Animal Dentistry

  • Small Animal Dentistry

Bio Coming Soon!

Shane Gentry

Sunday, February 12

  • Behavior Wellness, Anxiety, Nutrition and Your Safety

  • What Training Methods Are You Using?

Bio Coming Soon!