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Small Animal II Speakers

Phil Bushby


Friday, February 18

  • HQHVSN, Access to Care, and the Challenge to the Veterinary Profession

  • Efficient Spay Neuter

  • Efficient Spay Neuter Surgeries

  • Unusual Spay Neuter Surgeries

Phil Bushby, a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois CVM, is a Board-Certified Surgeon who has served on the Mississippi State University CVM (MSU-CVM) faculty for 43 years. His established the MSU-CVM shelter program and is a frequent speaker on efficient spay/neuter. He was a member of the organizing committee for the shelter medicine specialty board, received the ASPCA’s Henry Berg Award in 2008, the AVMA’ s Animal Welfare A ward in 2012 and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Meritorious Service Award in 2015. He holds the Marcia Lane Endowed Chair of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare at Mississippi State University.

Uri Donnett

DVM, MS, DABVP (Shelter Medicine)

Friday, February 18

  • Medicine and Management for Feline Upper Respiratory Disease

  • Treatment and Management for Canine Heartworm Disease in the Shelter Setting

  • Best Practices for Canine Transport

Dr. Uri Don nett received his DVM from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and completed a Masters of Science in Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Iowa State University as well. Uri then completed an internship and residency in shelter medicine at Mississippi State University from 2015-2018. Uri has worked in academia from 2018-2021 as the Maddie’s Clinical Instructor in Shelter Medicine for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Shelter Medicine Program. Uri is now the Chief Veterinarian at the Dane County Humane Society in Madison, WI. Uri is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. His veterinary interests include high quality/high volume spay/neuter, other shelter surgery, transport programs, epidemiology, and infectious disease in the shelter setting as well as high-quality low-cost medical care for rural and resource­scarce shelters and communities. Uri has served on the board for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians since 2018.

John Berg


Saturday, February 19

  • Update on GDV

  • Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis

  • Splenectomy Made Easy

  • Gall Bladder Mucoceles and Salivary Mucoceles

Dr. Berg is a 1981 graduate of Colorado State University.  He completed a rotating internship at Cornell University in 1982 before returning to Colorado State for his surgery residency.  Following his residency, he spent a year in referral practice at South Shore Veterinary Associates, south of Boston, and joined the faculty of Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  He teaches and practices small animal soft tissue surgery and has a special interest in surgical oncology.  During his time at Tufts, he has twice received the Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as several other teaching awards.  He is the author of numerous original articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in soft tissue surgery and surgical oncology.  Dr. Berg served as the Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts from 1998 until 2011.  He is an ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology and an honorary member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology.


Sophie Dennison-Gibby


Saturday, February 19

  • Small Animal Thoracic Radiology

  • Small Animal Abdominal Radiology

  • When to Utilize Cross-Sectional Imaging in Small Animal Cases

Dr. Dennison is a British ex pat currently residing just outside of DC in northern VA. She has had a very varied career after graduating from Edinburgh and starting in mixed practice then ER in the UK. During this time Sophie was drawn to wildlife and conservation medicine, and was accepted for a marine mammal medicine and pathology internship and residency in the US before deciding on pursuing radiology.  She is a Badger-trained, board certified radiologist who became an ACVR diplomate in 2009. She has had some incredible research involvement with her broad experiences, working with world-renowned marine mammal experts and physiologists to document a syndrome of gas bubble disease like ‘the bends’ in live dolphins via ultrasound, and working with paleontologists helping to document the first known case of fungal airsacculitis in a dinosaur via CT. She is owner and founder of TeleVet Imaging Solutions, an independent teleradiology company that focuses on high quality reporting with clinically appropriate turnaround times, and has been providing services to GPs and specialists in small animal medicine and exotics as well as to zoos, wildlife facilities stranding networks and conservations medicine groups since 2010.


Khursheed Mama


Sunday, February 20

  • Breed Specific Considerations for Anesthesia

  • Anesthesia Complications and Their Management

Dr. Mama received her DVM in 1989 from Washington State University and then completed a large animal rotating internship at the University of Guelph. This along with her experiences during her senior year in veterinary school confirmed a passion of anesthesia. She pursued an anesthesia and critical care residency at the University of California-Davis and following its completion in 1993, chose to stay and work at UC Davis for 3 years before moving to Colorado State University where she has been a faculty member since 1996. She enjoys managing a diverse variety of species while also teaching DVM and graduate students and has pursued research interests directed at improving patient care and safety. She feels fortunate that as part of her job she has had the opportunity to advance anesthesia and pain management through continuing education for veterinarians in many different venues both nationally and internationally.

Sue Ettinger

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

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Sunday, February 20

  • What’s New in MCT Treatments  2022

  • Hemangiosarcoma Cliff Notes 2022: What You Need to Know

  • Canine Lymphoma 2022 for the Busy Practitioner

  • Feline Lymphoma 2022 for the Busy Practitioner

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and YouTube vlogger (video blogger).  A dynamic and engaging speaker, she was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year. She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Fidu, a teleconsulting company to bring together general practice veterinarians and boarded veterinary specialists. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC.

Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, she is most passionate about raising cancer awareness and has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis.  Dr Sue loves to use social media to help clients and veterinary professionals with cancer in pets, including her popular Instagram, YouTube channel, and Facebook page with over 42,000 followers.