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Small Animal I Speakers

Garret Pachtinger


Friday, February 28

  •  It’s More Than Just Salt and Water…Practical Fluid Therapy

  • Don’t Let Head Trauma Be YOUR Headache!

  • No Breathe…No Live! Respiratory Complications of Trauma

  • Effusion Confusion – Clinical Approach to Effusions!

  • Urine Trouble! Fact or Fiction Edition

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.

Ashlie Saffire

DVM, DABVP (Feline)

Friday, February 28

  •  Elevating Feline Healthcare

  • Claw Counseling/Alternatives

Bio Coming Soon!

Amy Pike


Friday, February 10

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

Dr. Pike is a native Arizonan and graduated from Colorado State University’s school of veterinary medicine in 2003.  Working as an Army veterinarian after graduation and taking care of the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment spurred her interests in behavior medicine. Dr. Pike completed a Residency program and became board certified in 2015. She is owner of the Animal Behavior Wellness Center and was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine for the sixth year in a row.

Dr. Pike speaks all over the world about veterinary behavior medicine, she has been published in numerous veterinary journals, she has conducted and published two scientific research studies, and is a contributing author in five clinical text books. She mentors 4 clinical behavior residents and is a clinical instructor for E-training for dogs and the Masters Program in Applied Animal Behavior at Virginia Tech.

Michael Jaffe


Friday, February 10

  • Canine Rehabilitation for the Small Animal Practitioner

Dr. Michael Jaffe is a 1991 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a 1-year companion animal internship and a 3-year small animal surgery residency at LSU-SVM where he also received his Master’s degree.

Dr. Jaffe practiced for 17 years in specialty surgical practice in Michigan and Arizona. He was also part of the founding faculty at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine and remained on faculty for 4 years. Dr. Jaffe is currently an Associate Professor and Service Chief of Small Animal Surgery at Mississippi State University CVM.

Dr. Jaffe earned his CCRP from University of Tennessee in 2017 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002.

Barden Greenfield


Saturday, March 1

  • Why Starting Anesthetic Dentistry at Age 1-1½

  • Dental Radiology 101…Honing In On What You Know and What You Don’t Know

  • Fractured and Discolored Teeth…What You Should and Shouldn’t Do!

  • Oral Tumors…Updates On The Latest Treatment Options

Barden Greenfield is a 1985 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) after completing a non-conforming dental residency in 2010.  He has a specialty dental practice in Nashville @ Your Pet Dentist of Nashville.  He previously owned a specialty dental practice in Memphis.

Dr. Greenfield is the Past-President of the AVDC serving on the board for 8 years and is currently the President of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.  He was the recipient of the prestigious AVDC Peter Emily Service Award in 2017 and AVDC President’s Award for Stewardship in 2020.  Dr. Greenfield is also a veterinary dental educator, lecturing both nationally and internationally.

Jeff Peck


Saturday, March 1

  • Surgical Management of Hip Dysplasia

  • Options and Decision Making in Canine Cruciate Disease

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Disorders

Bio Coming Soon!

Jeff Peck


Sunday, March 2

  • Patellar Luxation

Bio Coming Soon!

Adam Rudinsky


Sunday, March 2

  • Diagnosis of Chronic Enteropathy: Practical Approach and Diagnostic Stewardship

  • Irritable Bowel vs Inflammatory Bowel

  • Diets Galore

  • What’s New in GI Diagnostics

  • What’s New in GI Treatment

Bio Coming Soon!

Program Subject to Change