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Small Animal II Speakers

Sheilah Robertson

BVMS, PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), CVA, MRCVS

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Friday, February 10

  • How Do We Screen, Diagnose and Treat Cats With Osteoarthritis?

Dr. Sheilah Robertson graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After working in mixed animal practice in the United Kingdom, she spent a year as a house officer at Bristol University where she stayed to complete her PhD. During this time, she became intrigued by anesthesia and pain management and pursued advanced training. She is board certified in anesthesia and in animal welfare in the US and Europe and holds a certificate in small animal acupuncture and shelter medicine. She spent many years in academia including time in Canada, and in the US. Her research interests are focused on the recognition and alleviation of pain in companion animals with an emphasis on cats. For the past 5 years she has held the position of senior medical director of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a large network of veterinarians dedicated to end-of-life care and in-home euthanasia. She is a courtesy Professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida.

Jerrod Johnson

DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), CCAPM, E-FFCP

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Friday, February 10

  • Finally, We Can Confidently Manage Feline OA Pain! My Clinical Experience With Solensia

Dr. Jerrod Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Cumberlands in 2007. In 2011, he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and is currently a partner and managing DVM for NVA Gateway Veterinary Management Group, LLC.

Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association. He is an Elite Fear-Free certified professional, a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and a member the International Association for the Study of Pain. He is also certified by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in companion animal pain management.

Dr. Johnson’s professional interests include soft tissue, orthopedic, minimally invasive surgery, and pain management, specifically the use of regional and local anesthesia to alleviate pain. He is passionate about furthering the future of the profession through mentorship and teaching.

Shelby Reinstein

DVM, MS, DACVO

Friday, February 10

  • The Squinting Cat: Herpes Until Proven Otherwise Part I

  • The Squinting Cat: Herpes Until Proven Otherwise Part II

  • Scratching the Surface: Diagnosis and Management of Corneal Ulcers Part I

  • Scratching the Surface: Diagnosis and Management of Corneal Ulcers Part II

  • The Clear View-An Update on Cataracts

Dr. Shelby Reinstein, DACVO is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the Owner & Founder of the Vet Vision Center in Lambertville, NJ.  After graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Reinstein completed her fellowship and residency in Ophthalmology at PennVet.  Dr. Reinstein has a passion for continuing education and recently published the Guide to Clinical Ophthalmology, a handbook for general practitioners.  She has been the ophthalmology consultant for VETgirl since 2013 and has provided over 50 hours of continuing education webinars, podcasts, and videos.

David Dycus

DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS (Small Animal)

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Saturday, February 11

  • Osteoarthritis Updates Part I: The COAST Approach to Diagnosis

  • Osteoarthritis Updates Part II: Thinking Outside the Box for Management

  • The Orthopedic Examination and How to Get a Diagnosis Quickly

  • Tips and Tricks to a Cruciate Tear Diagnosis and a Surgeons Thoughts on Stifle Braces

Dr. Dycus attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree, Auburn University for a small animal rotating internship, and Mississippi State for a combined surgical residency and Masters degree.

Dr. Dycus is frequently asked to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally. He has given over 200 continuing education lectures and taught over 125 laboratories. He has published numerous research articles and authored or co-authored several book chapters. He is the co-editor of the textbook: Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery. He was named by DVM360.com as one of the 10 veterinarians to watch in 2018. Dr. Dycus is a frequent contributor for updates in orthopedics to several veterinary websites and magazines. Dr. Dycus has also been featured on Sirius XMs Doctor Radio’s segment on Pet Health and Orthopedics. His passion for teaching has allowed Dr. Dycus to become a laboratory instructor for the CBLO, TPLO, extracapsular stabilization, medial patella luxation, angular limb deformity, and fracture repair. He is on faculty for AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen), and he is an orthopedic consultant for VIN (Veterinary Information Network).

Along with being a scientific reviewer for multiple journals, he serves on the editorial review board and is the associate editor (orthopedics) for Veterinary Surgery, the official publication of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons. He has previously held an appointment on the research committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Currently Dr. Dycus is on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a council member for the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE).

Dr. Dycus became a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2015. He is the director and chief of orthopedic surgery at Nexus Veterinary Bone and Joint Center where he has a focus on total joint replacement, complex and minimally invasive fracture repair as well as angular limb deformity correction, 3D implant printing, and arthroscopy. In addition, he is the medical director for Nexus Veterinary Specialists located in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute (VSMRI), an online veterinary rehabilitation learning platform.

Amelia White

DVM, MS, DACVD

Saturday, February 11

  • Effective Alternatives to Antibiotics for Canine Pyoderma

  • Diagnosis Canine Allergic Dermatitis – Which Allergy is it?

  • Treating Canine Allergic Dermatitis – What Works?

Dr. Amelia White is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Auburn University. She completed a three-year Dermatology residency and Master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2014. Dr. White became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014. She has authored or contributed to several abstracts, case reports, primary research, and book chapters. She teaches the integument and communications skills courses at Auburn University, and her interests include allergic skin and ear diseases, infectious diseases, and student mental health and wellbeing.

 

Amelia White

DVM, MS, DACVD

Sunday, February 12

  • Tips for Managing Canine Otitis Externa

  • Simplifying the Dermatological Approach to the Itchy Cat

Dr. Amelia White is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 followed by a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Auburn University. She completed a three-year Dermatology residency and Master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2014. Dr. White became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014. She has authored or contributed to several abstracts, case reports, primary research, and book chapters. She teaches the integument and communications skills courses at Auburn University, and her interests include allergic skin and ear diseases, infectious diseases, and student mental health and wellbeing.

Cheryl Greenacre

DVM, DABVP (Avian), DAVBP (Exotic Companion Mammal)

Sunday, February 12

  • Tips and Tricks for Working With Backyard Poultry

  • Medication Use in Backyard Poultry

Dr. Cheryl Greenacre is boarded in both Avian Medicine and Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee in 2001, she held a similar position at the University of Georgia for 10 years, and has been teaching avian and exotic animal medicine to veterinary students, interns, residents, and private practitioners for over 30 years. Dr. Greenacre’s service includes past Chair of UT IACUC, current Chair of the AVMA Avian Working Group on the Panel of Euthanasia, past Delegate representing the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) on the AVMA’s House of Delegates, and Past-President of the AAV. The second edition of her book titled, “Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery -A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners” is now available.

Erin Burton

DVM, MS, DACVP

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Sunday, February 12

  • Diagnostic Testing Associated With Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex: Part I-Disease Overview

  • Diagnostic Testing Associated With Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex: Part II-Diagnostic Testing

Dr. Erin Burton is the Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs for the University of Minnesota who aims to create inclusive and supportive experiences for her veterinary students in admissions, curriculum, and student affairs. Erin teaches primarily in the foundational sciences focusing infectious diseases and strives to connect these themes with the clinical relevance for her students using various outcome-based assessment tools. She is an expert in the Competency Based Veterinary Education (CBVE) Framework. Is currently serving on the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges CATALYZE Working group to develop tools for curriculum mapping and faculty professional development. She has also collaborated in the creation of workplace-based assessment tools for the UMN veterinary teaching hospital using the CBVE. Erin is currently board certified in clinical pathology but hopes in the coming years to also obtain certification in veterinary parasitology. Erin earned her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. She earned her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Missouri becoming the first to characterize the urinary microbiome in healthy dogs. She considers her biggest character flaw to be her unwavering devotion to Arizona State Football and hopes one day to cheer them on in a BCS Championship game. In her spare time, she loves to play competitive doubles badminton and has a killer drop shot. You can follow her on LinkedIn and her courses on Instagram at @gopher_vetdxlab.

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