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Small Animal III Speakers

Kate Baker

DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)

Friday, February 18

  • What Am I Looking At?  Simplify Your Life by Using the Cytologic Algorithm

  • Cytology Charcuterie: Amazing Cases From the Trenches

  • Hematology Case Discussions

Dr. Kate Baker grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and completed her DVM at the University of Tennessee in 2012. She then completed a rotating internship and Clinical Pathology residency and became board certified in 2016. Dr. Baker currently works as a diagnostic clinical pathologist and educator. She offers continuing education resources through her website, Veterinary Cytology Schoolhouse and personalized telecytology consultations through her online service, Pocket Pathologist. She lives on a small farm in Columbia, TN with her husband and two young children. They have three dogs (two chihuahuas and a cavapoo), a mini-donkey, a pygmy goat, and 30 chickens.

Cynthia Courtney


Friday, February 18

  • When Words Break Bones: Psychological Safety and Medical Error

Dr. Courtney is a small animal veterinarian practicing just south of Kansas City. She is a recovering toxic team member who draws on both experience and peer-reviewed research as she speaks, writes, and consults on productive approaches to conflict that improve performance and wellbeing. She has been recognized as a future leader by the AVMA, was WSAVA’s 2019 Next Generation Award winner, and Virginia Maryland’s 2021 Outstanding Recent Alumnus.

Sarah Moore

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Friday, February 18

  • Hands Off Neurology: Gait and Posture Hold the Keys

  • Neurologic Episodes: When It’s Not a Seizure

  • Once Seen, Never Forgotten: Interesting Cases in Medical Neurology

Dr. Sarah Moore is a professor of Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  She completed her residency in neurology and neurosurgery at North Carolina State University in 2009, and a post-doctoral research fellowship in neuroinflammation and spinal cord injury at The Ohio State University in 2011.  Her research focuses on the management of acute spinal cord injury in dogs and her clinical interests include spinal surgery and the developing new strategies for managing neuropathic pain in veterinary patients.

Karin Beale


Sponsored by:

Saturday, February 19

  • Tracking Down the Source of Pruritus in Your Canine Patients

  • Tracking Down the Source of Pruritus in Your Canine Patients (Continued)

Dr. Karin Beale graduated from the University of Florida with her degree in veterinary medicine and remained there for a residency in veterinary dermatology. She was on faculty
at the university for 4 years before leaving to found Gulf Coast Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy.

Dr. Beale is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She has lectured nationally and internationally on infectious conditions of the skin and ear and managing the allergic patient.

Greg Grauer


Sponsored by:

Saturday, February 19

  • Early Diagnosis, Staging and Management of CKD

  • Early Diagnosis, Staging and Management of CKD (Continued)

Dr. Gregory F. Grauer received his DVM from Iowa State University, then completed his postgraduate training (internship, residency, and master’s degree) at Colorado State University. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in small animal internal medicine.

After his postgraduate training, he became a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine for 7 years and then returned to the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University, where he served as professor and section chief of small animal medicine.

Dr. Grauer is professor emeritus of small animal internal medicine at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and immediate past president of the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS).

Laura Selmic


Saturday, February 19

  • Skin Masses: What Margins and When to Stage?

  • Pain in the Butt: Approach to Perianal and Anal Sac Masses

  • Creative Options For a Big Tumor On a Little Limb

Dr. Selmic graduated with a Bachelor’s in Veterinary Medicine from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. She completed a small animal surgery residency at Texas A & M University, followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at CSU. She is an ACVS and ECVS small animal surgery diplomate and an ACVS founding fellow of surgical oncology, and maxillofacial and oral surgery. She completed an MPH degree with focus in Applied Biostatistics following residency. Then she spent 5 years as a soft tissue surgeon at University of Illinois before she joined the faculty at the Ohio State University in 2018.

John Berg


Sunday, February 20

  • Resection of External Masses

  • Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

  • The Spay/Neuter Controversy

  • Perineal Urethrostomy and Episioplasty

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.