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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

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

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

Sunday, February 12

  • Periodontal Disease, Current Truths: Part I

  • Periodontal Disease, Current Truths: Part II

  • Oral Masses: The Things That Matter!

  • Everyday Oral Conditions

Dr. Stephen Galloway received his BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following military service, Dr. Galloway attended North Carolina State University and received his DVM in 1996. He pursued formal specialty training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Cornell and Colorado State Universities. He is 1 of 6 Diplomates of the American Veterinary Dental College with board-certification in both the Equine and the Small Animal Dentistry Specialties.

Dr. Galloway owns Animal Dental Care Specialists in Oakland, TN. He specializes in diagnostic and treatment services related to dentistry, orofacial surgery, upper airway endoscopy, and sinonasal surgery in small, large, and exotic species.

Dr. Galloway is a past-President of the TVMA and a past-President of the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He was named TN Practitioner of the Year in 2012 and received the TVMA Distinguished Service Award in 2017.

Sheryl Gamble

DVM, MS

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Sunday, February 12

  • This Isn’t Your Dog’s Heartworm Disease: A Look Into the Unique and Evolving Landscape of Feline Heartworm in the United States

  • A Review and Update on Canine Parvovirus

Sheryl Gamble is a Professional Service Veterinarian with Merck Animal Health (MAH).  She is an Auburn University triple alumnus with three summa cum laude degrees with a bachelor’s and Master of Science in Zoology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.  In all of her spare time, she is working on an MPH from the University of Iowa.

At Auburn she was an award-winning instructor of general biology and physiology in the College of Science and Mathematics.  She did a preceptorship at the San Diego Zoo in the pathology department.  At Auburn she was a recipient of the Clinical Achievement Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine, the Dr. Wilford S. Bailey Scholarship and the Deborah Harrington Memorial Award.  After graduating with her DVM, she was in full-time small animal private practice for two years.

Sheryl spent much of her career focusing on human health in the areas of vaccines, cardiology and oncology.  She is IBHRE Board certified in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy.   Sheryl is a member of the AVMA, AAIV and the SGVMA.  Outside of her corporate work, Dr. Gamble still sees veterinary patients on Saturdays. She is married with two kids, three dogs, three cats, two pigs, a horse, a pony, a donkey, four chickens, a fancy leopard gecko, and one fish.

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