Friday, March 1
Dr. Mollie Mesman earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in 2007, followed by a DVM degree from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After a small animal rotating internship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mesman then went on to complete her dermatology residency with the Animal Dermatology Clinic in Marina del Rey, California, from 2013-2016. She obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in November 2016.
As a board-certified veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Mesman started a dermatology referral service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2019 she moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and joined Southeast Veterinary Dermatology which became Animal Dermatology Clinic in 2022.
Dr. Mesman loves all things dermatology. She is wife to a veterinary internist and mother to four children, a Rat terrier, an itchy and allergic Pug, two kittens and eight chickens.
Friday, March 1
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Friday, February 10
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.
DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS
Friday, February 10
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.
DVM, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), CVJ
Saturday, March 2
Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist, as well as a certified veterinary journalist, based in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science degree as a University Honors Scholar in Animal Sciences from Colorado State University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Dr. Byers works as a teleconsultant in emergency/critical care and small animal internal medicine for VetCT. He is the Co-Editor of the textbook, Feline Emergency & Critical Care Medicine and the upcoming textbook, Canine Emergency & Critical Care Medicine. He has published chapters and articles in numerous textbooks and peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Byers also publishes a blog called CriticalCareDVM.com with goals to educate pet owners and promote the triad of care.
DVM, DABVP (C/F), DAAPM, CVPP
Saturday, March 2
Dr. Epstein received his DVM from University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in the Charlotte & Gastonia NC. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past-president of ABVP. He is certified by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM), is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, and is a past-president of IVAPM; he is currently President of the IVAPM Research & Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-Chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He is a recipient of the 2022 Viticus Small Animal Educator of the Year Award.
DVM, PhD, DACT
Sunday, March 3
I received my Bachelor of Science in 2004 and Doctor of Veterinary of Medicine degree in 2008, both from Louisiana State University. After a year in private practice at Delta Equine Center in Vinton, LA, I moved to upstate New York to continue my advanced training in Theriogenology. At Cornell University, I received a PhD in reproductive physiology and genomics, completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in equine reproductive immunology and residency training in comparative Theriogenology. There I investigated the equine trophoblast transcriptome and identified novel genes involved in equine implantation and placentation. This resulted in the identification of a key transcription factor that regulates trophoblast invasion and migration in the horse but is also required for human pregnancy. Following on that, my PhD studies identified early pregnancy origins of preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction in a mouse model. I achieved board certification with the American College of Theriogenologists in 2016 and stay involved with training future theriogenologists as a faculty member at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine as an Associate Professor of Theriogenology, where I have been for the past 7 years. Besides being a clinician, I have established an independent research program investigating mechanisms of pregnancy maintenance in the horse and mouse model organisms as translational biomedical research funded by the Theriogenology Foundation, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health.
VMD, DACVIM (SAIM), PhD
Sunday, March 3
Dr. Cynthia Ward received her VMD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency training at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in small animal internal medicine and a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia. Dr. Ward has been honored by numerous teaching awards and was named the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia. She achieved Emerita status in 2021. Dr. Ward is the founder and Director Emerita of the UGA Veterinary Diabetes Clinic. She has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. Dr. Ward is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine).