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Small Animal I Speakers

Garret Pachtinger

VMD, DACVECC

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

DVM, DACVVB

Friday, February 10

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

Bio Coming Soon!

Michael Jaffe

DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS

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.

Mark Acierno

MBA, DVM, DACVIM

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.

Michael Jaffe

DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS

Saturday, February 11

  • Treating Challenging Perianal and Perineal Disaeses in Dogs

  • Tips to Improve the Success of Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Perioperative Patient Vigilance

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.

Stephen Galloway

DVM, DAVDC, FAVD

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

  • Quarantine and Separation Anxiety

Shane Gentry is an expert trainer specializing in behavior modification with 13 years in business. Shane has completed 2 comprehensive certifications to ensure that the 8 week old puppy and the behaviorally challenged dog both receive the absolute best in training and behavior modification services.  With trainers covering The Crystal Coast, Triangle, Triad, and Charlotte, professional behavior care for your clients is simply a phone call away. What sets Sally Said So apart from all others in the behavior business is their willingness to be transparent and accountable. Gentry’s company is nearly 100 percent direct vet referred. At Sally Said So Professional Dog Training we take care of your dog’s behavioral health like you take care of their physical health.

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