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Small Animal III Speakers

Kate Baker

DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)

Friday, February 28

  •  Clinical Pathology

  • Clinical Pathology – Continued

  • Clinical Pathology – Continued

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Peter Helmer


Friday, February 28

  • Common Diseases of Pet Birds

  • Common Diseases of Small Mammals

  • Common Diseases of Small Mammals – Continued

  • Use and Abuse of Common Medications in Exotic Animal Practice

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Sheila Carrera-Justiz

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Friday, February 28

  • It Walks Funny: Ortho vs Neuro

  • Frenchies & Why They Need a Neurologist

  • Fun Facts About Anticonfulsants

  • Babies! Puppy and Kitten Neurology

Sheila Carrera-Justiz is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida.  She completed her DVM at the University of Florida in 2005, followed by a rotating small animal internship at the University of Missouri and a neurology specialty internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.  She then completed a residency in Neurology at Tufts University and attained board certification in 2010.  She obtained the Neurosurgery Certificate of Training from the ACVIM in 2013.  She spent a few years in private practice in Los Angeles before returning to UF to teach.  Her professional interests lie in novel neurosurgical approaches, advanced imaging techniques and clinical teaching.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling.

Jason Pieper


Saturday, March 1

  • Dermatology

  • Dermatology – Continued

  • Dermatology – Continued

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Eli Cohen


Saturday, March 1

  • Radiology

  • Radioilogy

  • AI

  • AI

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Renee Schmid


Sunday, March 3

  • Back to Basics: Approaching Poisonings Correctly Right From the Start!

  • Top 10(ish) Toxins Affecting Dogs & Cats

  • Top 10(ish) Toxins Affecting Dogs & Cats Continued

  • Decontamination Methods of the Dog and Cat

Renee Schmid, DVM, DABT, DABVT, is the Manager, Veterinary Medicine and Professional Services and Senior Veterinary Toxicologist for Pet Poison Helpline/SafetyCall International. She has been with the organization since 2013.  Dr. Schmid graduated from Kansas State University with a BS degree in Agriculture/Animal Science as well as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

While at Pet Poison Helpline, Dr. Schmid has managed over 20,000 cases involving animal poisoning and has presented on various toxins and leadership at both state, regional and national conferences as well as national webinars.  Dr. Schmid has published scientific book chapters on the topics of thyroid supplements, diuretic drug intoxication, xylitol intoxication, general poisoning therapy, strychnine toxicosis, fluoride poisoning, Compound 1080 toxicosis, anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, cholecalciferol rodenticide poisoning, toxicities from human drugs – cardiovascular, poisonous plants: house plants and ornamentals, and considerations in the geriatric poisoned patient.  Dr. Schmid has also published peer-reviewed scientific articles on intermediate syndrome after suspected organophosphate poisoning in a dog, xylitol and mirabegron poisoning in dogs, as well as anesthesia induction in cats (Schmid et al. Suspected intermediate syndrome in a dog after organophosphate poisoning, JVECC. Schmid et al. Acute Hepatic Failure in a Dog after Xylitol Ingestion and Schmid et al. Mirabegron Toxicosis in Dogs: A Retrospective Study, both in Journal of Medical Toxicology.  Schmid et al. Comparison of anesthetic induction in cats by use of isoflurane in an anesthetic chamber with a conventional vapor or liquid injection technique, JAVMA).  Dr. Schmid also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for dvm360, is a peer reviewer for Merck Veterinary Manual, and represents Pet Poison Helpline in AAHA’s Veterinary Visionaries initiative.

Monica Tarantino


Sunday, March 3

  • Introduction to Senior Dog Care Programs

Dr. Tarantino is a small animal veterinarian with a focus on senior and geriatric pets. She has practiced canine and feline medicine for the past nine years where she worked in general practice and emergency medicine and ultimately as Chief of Staff at a 5 doctor practice in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Tarantino is also co-founder of the Senior and Geriatric Dog Veterinary Society and has a podcast called Senior Dog Revolution which focuses on helping pet parents with older dogs. In addition to her work on behalf of senior dogs, Dr. Tarantino has also co-authored two books, the New Vet Jumpstart Guide General Practice and Emergency Medicine Edition which focus on helping new veterinarians succeed in clinical practice.

Molly Brinkmann


Sunday, March 3

  • Bridging the Gap: How to Communicate More Effectively With Senior Dog Parents

Dr. Brinkmann attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015.  She completed an equine internship in Colorado where she continued to practice mixed animal medicine for two years.  After moving back to her home state of TN Dr. Brinkmann has practiced primarily in general small animal practice in the Nashville area over the last several years.  She now practices in Franklin, TN at Beauchamp Animal Hospital.  “Dr. Molly” has a growing following on social media which she uses to educate pet owners and provide insight into our world veterinary medicine.  Dr. Brinkmann believes strongly that educated pet owners make the best pet owners and we as veterinary professionals are responsible for much of that education because if we do not educate them the internet will.

Bruce Dell


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Sunday, February 20

  • The Role of Compounding in Contemporary Veterinary Practice

A pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience, Bruce Dell has practiced in many environments, including a 26 year military career (retiring from the United States Air Force), where he was the Chief Pharmacist at nine duty stations and served as the Pharmacy Consultant for three major commands.  A pharmacy graduate from Ferris State College in Michigan, he also holds a Masters Degree in Health Care Sciences from Central Michigan University.  Throughout his career, he has been an adjunct/associate professor at six pharmacy schools, a pharmacy residency program director and has been licensed in nine states.  As Director of Research, Development and Innovation with Covetrus, he oversees formula evolution and professional training.  He has given more than 400 educational lectures highlighting legislative issues and new veterinary therapeutics available through pharmacy compounding.

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